Instant Pot Cream Cheese

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No more expensive, processed, junk. We’re making that fresh, creamy, delicious, spreadable cheese right at home without even breaking a sweat! Instant Pot cream cheese will be your go-to recipe when prepping for that Cheesecake #17!

So, if you’re looking to up your pressure cooking game from pressure cooker yogurt, try this easy (and quick) recipe for cream cheese! YUM!

Instant Pot Cream Cheese - The Fervent Mama: We're making fresh & creamy spreadable cheese right at home! Instant Pot cream cheese will be your go-to recipe when prepping for that Cheesecake Number 17 or any of your favorite cream cheese recipes. If you're a fan of cream cheese, this pressure cooker version is for you! #pressurecookercreamcheese #instantpotcreamcheese #instantpotrecipes

Truthfully, I had never made cream cheese. And if it wasn’t for the love of my pressure cooker, I probably would have never even attempted it. But with a few easy pushes of a button and a little bit of patience, you’ll be the talk of the town when you tell them about your kitchen endeavors!

Instant Pot Cream Cheese - The Fervent Mama: We're making fresh & creamy spreadable cheese right at home! Instant Pot cream cheese will be your go-to recipe when prepping for that Cheesecake Number 17 or any of your favorite cream cheese recipes. If you're a fan of cream cheese, this pressure cooker version is for you! #pressurecookercreamcheese #instantpotcreamcheese #instantpotrecipes

This Instant Pot cream cheese is just proof that these magic pots can do nearly everything. It’s a literal dump the ingredients, push the button, strain and store- recipe. It’s nearly foolproof and while I haven’t done a cost comparison yet, you can bet that this version is so much better for you!

Instant Pot Cream Cheese

Instant Pot Cream Cheese

Yield: Between 7-10 servings
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Fresh & creamy spreadable cheese right at home! Instant Pot cream cheese will be your go-to recipe when prepping for that Cheesecake #17 or any of your favorite cream cheese recipes. If you're a fan of cream cheese, this pressure cooker version is for you!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1.5 cups heavy cream, heavy whipping cream will not yield as many curds.
  • 3 tbs vinegar, fresh lemon or lime juice will work, but curds will be smaller.
  • salt, (optional) to taste

Instructions

  1. Pour all of the ingredients into your pressure cooker liner and gently stir.
  2. Close and lock the lid.
  3. Cook on LOW pressure for 5 minutes. If your pot does not have a LOW pressure option, try using the vegetable or rice setting. 
  4. When the timer beeps, unplug the pot. Let it perform a 10-minute natural release, and then perform a quick release of the remaining pressure.
  5. Gently stir. You should have a mixture of whey and curds- looking like curdled milk. 
  6. Line a fine mesh strainer with a cheesecloth and pour the mixture into the cheesecloth. 
  7. Let the mixture sit until it is cool to the touch and then squeeze the remaining liquid out. 
  8. The mixture should still be lumpy. If you prefer a smooth cheese, you can put it into a food processor or blender just until desired consistency. If you want to add salt to taste, now is the time.
  9. If the cheese is too dry, you can add some of the whey until it smoothes. 
  10. Place in the ice box in an airtight container. The cheese will solidify much more once it is cold. Instant Pot cream cheese will keep for about 1 week.
  11. Enjoy! 

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Instant Pot Cream Cheese - The Fervent Mama: We're making fresh & creamy spreadable cheese right at home! Instant Pot cream cheese will be your go-to recipe when prepping for that Cheesecake Number 17 or any of your favorite cream cheese recipes. If you're a fan of cream cheese, this pressure cooker version is for you! #pressurecookercreamcheese #instantpotcreamcheese #instantpotrecipes

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