Mascarpone Cheese - Substitute - Homemade

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

An Italian cream cheese, which is used in many things, especially Tiramisu can be found in many specialty stores as well as many good supermarkets. It usually comes in a flat tub. It is quite expensive, so this is an inexpensive substitute.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whip regular cream cheese in a mixer, until soft.
  2. At a slow speed, mix in about 2 tablespoons sugar per cup of cream cheese, and fold in a touch of whipped cream for airiness.


Most Helpful

Thank you for this! I don't even know where to look for mascarpone cheese in my area and others have said it is very expensive. SO, this was a great substitution to use in recipe#317906. Whipped the cream cheese for about 5 minutes in my KAM and then added the sugar. Thank you again!

MommaEllen January 11, 2009

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