Julie's Fake Mascarpone Cheese - Homemade Substitute

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

One day I needed Mascarpone cheese to go with some berries and I looked in 3 of our 4 small towns and none was to be had so I came up with this easy version. For the flavor I used vanilla but lemon would do. This came out to only 545 calories for the whle batch.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 ounces neufchatel cheese
  • 12 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla


  1. Using an electric hand mixer, cream the cheese slightly then add all the remaining ingredients. Beat 1 or 2 minutes watching carefully so that the texture thickens slightly but not turning to butter.
  2. Yield is about 1 and 1/3 cups.