Mascarpone Cheese Recipe (How to Make Mascarpone)

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Mascarpone Cheese is a delicious and creamy Italian cheese used in such recipes as Tiramisu. Why buy it at the store when you can learn how to make Mascarpone Cheese at home! This Homemade Cheese Recipe is easy, cost effective, and SO DELICIOUS! We always have some of this Mascarpone Cheese Substitute on hand. 

homemade mascarpone cheese recipe

Mascarpone Cheese

Mascarpone is so easy to make at home! This perfect Mascarpone Cheese Substitute is a must make for any baker or cheese lover.

This Mascarpone Cheese Recipe is so easy to make and perfect for recipes like Tiramisu or Bruschetta. I love that this homemade mascarpone is cheaper than buying at the store and is made with ingredients you might already have in your refrigerator. This is the most approachable recipe for mascarpone, and I’m so proud of how it tastes.

We recently used this Mascarpone Substitute in our Tiramisu Cups and it was such a hit! No more searching the grocery aisles, or even going to multiple stores to find what you need. You can make this  Cheese in under 5 minutes at home. Whoop!

Learn How to Make Mascarpone at home with this easy Homemade Cheese recipe!

creamy mascarpone cheese in a bowl

spoonful of mascarpone cheese with strawberries

What is Mascarpone Cheese?

According to Wikipedia, “…is an Italian cream cheese coagulated by the addition of certain acidic substances such as lemon juice, vinegar, citric acid or acetic acid.” It’s creamy, thick,  and delicious. It’s not overtly sweet, but is great in desserts.

What kinds of recipes use Mascarpone Cheese?

It can be used SO many ways including Tiramisu Cups (of course!), as a whipped cream substitute, perfect as a pizza or soup topping, added into banana bread to make things extra creamy, or used in dishes like Chicken Marsala to thicken the sauce. You can use it in recipes from Chocolate Truffles to Creamed Corn.

Mascarpone cheese has such a delicate and great flavor, perfect for desserts. It’s used it all sorts of baking and dessert recipes, from tiramisu to fruit dip. I have always really liked Mascarpone as an ingredient…but it is really costly at the grocery store. This homemade mascarpone substitute recipe is SO easy…and I’m pretty sure you already have the ingredients in your refrigerator!

how to make mascarpone cheese at home - step by step

bowl of mascarpone cheese

Can I eat Mascarpone while pregnant?

You can! As always, check with your doctor for what is safe to consume while pregnant, but all of the ingredients in this recipe are pasteurized and none are ripened by mold, so in theory this recipe is a-okay.

What does Mascarpone taste like?

This Italian Cheese is silky, smooth, thick, and creamy. It’s slightly sweet and tangy, buttery and rich. We love this cheese!

What other homemade ingredient substitutions can you make?

We love this homemade mascarpone recipe. Homemade is what it’s all about, and we have tons of other homemade recipes ingredients too.

up close picture of homemade mascarpone cheese

homemade mascarpone cheese with a strawberry

If you’re looking for a creamy, dreamy, COST EFFECTIVE homemade recipe that will wow your friends and family while being SO practical at the same time, this homemade cheese recipe is for you! Whether you use it in unique recipes or  just dip some strawberries in it as an appetizer or dessert, I just know you’ll love its texture and flavor.

Watch the Video and see the recipe card below for full details on How to Make Mascarpone Cheese. Enjoy!

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