Honeyed Cream Cheese

Honeyed Cream Cheese recipe from My Own Ideas blog #homemade #healthy #breakfast #gift(Used in this project: Circle Labels in Cosmopolitan style and Diamond Tags in Astor style.)

I’ve experimented with adding herbs and onions to cream cheese for a savory spread, but it didn’t occur to me to try a sweet mix. Inspired by the Panera cream cheese we had at a work meeting, I came up with my own honeyed cream cheese recipe. I plan to present it at our next meeting—just a little thank-you!

Honeyed Cream Cheese recipe from My Own Ideas blog #homemade #healthy #breakfast #gift

Honeyed Cream Cheese

Makes Approximately 48 Ounces.

• 32 ounces of fat free cream cheese (I prefer to use the un-whipped variety)
• 1 cup non fat Greek style yogurt
• 1 cup of your favorite honey (the darker, the better)

Honeyed Cream Cheese recipe from My Own Ideas blog #homemade #healthy #breakfast #gift

Begin by breaking out your hand-mixer with the whisk attachments, and whip all of the cream cheese for at least two full minutes—to fluff. I chose to add a bit of non-fat Greek style yogurt because it adds a bunch of protein, and would make the cream cheese spread a silky and more manageable from a jar; however, it is optional. Whip in the Greek style yogurt for another two minutes. Now, add a cup of your favorite honey to the mixture, and whip. Taste test the cream cheese at this time, if its not the perfect amount of salty and sweet—add a bit more honey, a tablespoon at a time.

The list of things you can add to the recipe is endless: raisins, peanuts, berries, juices, almonds, applesauce, walnuts, etc. I love adding flax seeds wherever I can because they are high in fiber, and provide antioxidants, as well as Omega-3 fatty acids. They work wonderfully in this recipe, both added on top, or mixed in. Another favorite of mine is to add a little bit of orange juice; any acid will cut the richness in a delicious and interesting way.

Honeyed Cream Cheese recipe from My Own Ideas blog #homemade #healthy #breakfast #gift

I wrapped a pretty piece of yarn around the neck of each jar to attach the tag. I also cut out a pretty piece of scrapbooking paper and adhered my label to it, in order to fit nicely in the lid of each jar. I stored the cream cheese in the fridge until the following week’s meeting, and brought a bag of bagel thins with it too.

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Zoe is born and bred in Portland, Oregon and recently moved to Orlando, Florida. She studied sociology and philosophy at University of Oregon, and is currently employed at a law firm. Presently, she devotes her time to being lost in the tropical vegetation of her backyard, sun-scorched bike rides, repurposing everything she can think of, quirky cooking, and promoting the creative lifestyle that she loves.


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