Homemade Velveeta - Substitute / Copycat

"I'm submitting this in response to a request. I haven't tried it."
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Ready In:
2 pounds




  • Line a 8x4x2 - 5" loaf pan with plastic wrap.
  • In a blender, put 1/2 cup of the water, 3 tablespoons of the milk, 1/2 teaspoon of the gelatin. Whip until gelatin is dissolved.
  • Quickly add 1/2 lb of the cheddar to the hot mixture.
  • Whip until blended.
  • Pour into the prepared loaf pan.
  • Repeat this twice, until all ingredients are used.
  • Cover the pan with more plastic wrap and chill overnight before unmolding.
  • Keep cold and slice as needed.

Questions & Replies

  1. Okay. Found spot for questions. Is the milk in powdered form or liquid


  1. I have made this twice now, and it is fabulous! I love that I can control what I put in there, and I think it tastes way better than store bought. Thanks Connie, you made my week!!
  2. This has a good texture, but I could really taste the powdered milk-a flavor I just don't care much for. But it is an easy recipe and useful for cheese sauces, and I really like knowing what's in those cheese sauces! Thanks~
  3. Love this! Made it with sharp cheddar, monterrey jack and colby and it came out delicious. Next time, I will use the whole packet of gelatin, as we like a firmer cheese, but that is the only change I would make, and as that is based on personal preference only, this recipe is 5 stars!
  4. My kids live for mac & cheese and grilled cheese sandwiches made with Velveeta so I decided to try this DIY version and you know what? It's GREAT! They couldn't tell the difference and I like knowing what's going into their cheese product meals : )
  5. The way it is made tastes too cheddar-y for velveeta. I substituted colby for 1/2 of the cheddar and had success. I also tried yogurt cheese with it, which added a different, but pleasant flavor.


  1. Combined the three batches in a separate mixing bowl before pouring into the loaf pan.



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