Homemade Mascarpone Cheese

Homemade Mascarpone Cheese

When it comes to cooking, I sometimes wish we were abroad. All I had to do was to decide the recipe for the day/week and run to the nearby grocer and pick up the ingredients. Sadly, That's not the situation in India. Sometimes it's so difficult to get certain ingredients. Especially for nomads like


  • 500 ml whipping cream (36 %)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice fresh


  • Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a wide skillet/.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low so the water is barely simmering.
  • Pour the cream into a medium heat-resistant bowl, then place the bowl into the skillet.
  • Heat the cream, stirring often, to 190 F.It will take about 15 minutes of delicate heating.
  • Add the lemon juice and continue heating the mixture, stirring gently, until the cream curdles.Do not expect the same action as you see during ricotta cheese making.
  • All that the whipping cream will do is become thicker, like a well-done crxe8me anglaise.It will cover a back of your wooden spoon thickly.You will see just a few clear whey streaks when you stir.
  • Remove the bowl from the water and let cool for about 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, line a sieve with four layers of dampened cheesecloth and set it over a bowl.
  • Transfer the mixture into the lined sieve.
  • Do not squeeze the cheese in the cheesecloth or press on its surface (be patient, it will firm up after refrigeration time).
  • Once cooled completely, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate (in the sieve) overnight or up to 24 hours.


Note: whipping cream has to pasteurized (not ultra-pasteurized)(I used Amul Fresh Cream 25%)
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