This chocolate cream cheese combines real homemade cream cheese with delicious milk chocolate for a delectable treat that is easy to make at home!
Is there anything better than milk chocolate? Perhaps chocolate cream cheese – right? Chocolate is by far the most tempting, delicious treat and mixing it with cream cheese creates the ultimate dessert.
You’ll be happy to know that this chocolate cream cheese is so incredibly simple to make. With just a few ingredients and time, of course, you can make a lush chocolate cream cheese to enjoy on fresh fruit or even shortbread.
This cream cheese takes a little over one day, but most of that time is spent waiting (not doing any labor intensive work). It’s simply a variation of our regular homemade cream cheese (made with raw milk and the proper culture/rennet).
Chocolate Cream Cheese
If you scour the interwebs, you’ll find that there are many different variations of homemade (real) cream cheese. Some of these are made via Bonny Clabber, others by straining homemade yogurt a little longer for a thicker yogurt-cheese type of texture.
This avenue takes a different approach, using mesophilic culture and rennet. If you live in a community where artisan cheese is popular, you might be able to get these items in a local cheese store.
For most of us though, Amazon or Cheesemaking.com are the best routes for the necessary supplies. Once you pick up these items, you can use them for other cheese varieties too (Halloumi, or Monterey Jack).
Making this chocolate cream cheese is a simple twist on the regular homemade cream cheese. Instead of leaving it plain (as we have before), simply stir your chosen melted milk chocolate into the cheese.
Our best experience comes with using Bakers Premium Chocolate Dipping Bowls, sold in the grocer. Throw the bowls in the microwave at 20-30 second intervals and stir between to melt. Once melted, allow the chocolate to come to the same temp as the cream cheese to prevent the cheese from curdling.
Stir it in, or simply add to your KitchenAid and whip until your heart is content. Then serve with your favorite sliced fruit (hello — strawberries!) or enjoy smothered on shortbread. It’s delicious either way.
This cream cheese will keep for a week when properly stored in a covered container in the refrigerator.
Have you ever made cream cheese?
If chocolate isn’t your thing, try mixing in your favorite herbs and spices to make a lovely herbed cream cheese that you can spread on your breakfast sourdough bagels.
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