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Old 04-05-2010, 03:21 PM   #1
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Mystery Ingredient - Powdered Cream Cheese?!?

Has anyone here ever heard of powdered cream cheese? If it exists, surely someone on this board has heard of it. I was watching this video on YouTube and this lady made a simple "cheesecake" using graham crackers/butter for the crust and simply coconut milk and "powdered cream cheese" for the filling. It was then topped with cooked berries and let set in the refrigerator for a few hours. Here's the video:



Like seriously, where can I get cream cheese powder haha. I googled and came up with nothing. I know this recipe is very simple, but I have got to try this lol. I'd probably throw some lemon juice in there for a bit of tang or something. Thanks a ton for the help.

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Old 04-05-2010, 04:22 PM   #2
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The video person refers to cheese powder. No mention of cream cheese powder. A search of the internet yields a lot of cheddar powders and cheese sauce powders.

Frankly, I can't imagine using powdered cheese of any kind in place of the real thing other than for the novelty value.

Can't say that pie looked very appetizing.
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Old 04-05-2010, 04:32 PM   #3
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Powdered cream cheese for your bomb shelter

Food Storage: Cream Cheese Powder, American Family Supply - 2.50 lbs, Cherubim Food Provisions

I agree with Andy that the pie looked pretty sad.
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Old 04-05-2010, 05:37 PM   #4
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Haha yeah, I know the recipe looks like an epic fail. It just might be. I have what I consider to be a really tasty no-bake cheesecake recipe but I guess I was looking for something I could do very fast and for cheaper. I love graham cracker crusts and berry toppings and coconut milk so I figured that recipe might come out alright with a few tweaks of my own. I guess I should stick to the real thing, though =P

To potentially redeem myself, here's my own no-bake cheesecake recipe:

-7 T butter, melted in microwave
-2 cups crushed graham cracker crumbs
-1/4 c white sugar
-3 8 oz packages cream cheese, softened
-2 cans sweetened condensed milk
-juice of 3 small to medium sized lemons or 2 large lemons (you can add the juice of up to 4 lemons to add extra lemon flavor)

directions:
-mix together butter, graham cracker crumbs and white sugar until consistency matches that of wet sand
-pour into 9 x 13 baking dish and press the crust down all around with the bottom of a glass
-let crust set in freezer while you make the filling
-for filling, cut cream cheese into chunks and soften at room temperature or in the microwave for 2 x 25 seconds on high
-add sweetened condensed milk and lemon juice to the softened cream cheese and mix together with a hand mixer for about 2 minutes, until smooth
-pour filling over top of pie crust and let set in the refrigerator for 5-6 hours or overnight
-any pie filling goes very nicely over top this cake after it has set up
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:34 PM   #5
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Powdered cream cheese rocks!

I used powdered cream cheese this weekend in my frosting for a groom's cake and it turned out AWESOME! The guests said it was the best cake they had ever eaten. I even tried a very small amount DRY and it has the same mouth feel as cream cheese. I would recommend it highly to use dry when you need a cream cheese flavor without the added moisture.
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:14 PM   #6
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I used powdered cream cheese this weekend in my frosting for a groom's cake and it turned out AWESOME! The guests said it was the best cake they had ever eaten. I even tried a very small amount DRY and it has the same mouth feel as cream cheese. I would recommend it highly to use dry when you need a cream cheese flavor without the added moisture.
Okay--when I saw the subject line, my response was "EWWW!" However, I have powdered milk, powdered soy milk, powdered buttermilk all of which I use for baking. I've never seen powdered cream cheese. Where does one get it?
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Yeah, where? Sounds like something I'd like to keep on hand for flavoring sauces. I'm sure I've never seen it or I probably would have grabbed some.
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I'm intrigued too!
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:56 PM   #9
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I get my powdered soy and buttermilk at the Bulk Barn here in Canada (I get my pwdr milk in the States--so much cheaper), but I have never seen powdered cream cheese at the Bulk Barn (or at Price Chopper in NY for that matter). I have seen the yucky yellow fake cheese for mac and cheese at BB, but never powdered cream cheese. Is this a secret ingredient only available to professional chefs through restaurant supply houses?
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:45 PM   #10
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I ordered mine online from Firehouse Pantry......I think that was the name. I Googled powdered cream cheese and that's what I got.

Here is my frosting recipe:

1/2 c. butter, room temp
1 (8oz.) cream cheese, room temp
1 tsp. vanilla
1 lb. sifted confectioner's sugar
1 c. powdered cream cheese (I sifted it as well)
2 TBL meringue powder
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