As a kid, you loved foods that really had no place in your diet. Some of us even grew up with these same cravings. Fortunately, we also grew up to realize that its just not healthy to eat all the weird, chemical laden, tasty in an odd way, foods. Luckily, we also can whip up quite a number of these foods using healthier recipes.
I love making Velveeta-type cheese, because it melts like silk and has that tangy flavor kids seem to love. Unfortunately, the actual Velveeta cheese is a little too unnatural for me to feed to my family. I had to find an alternative that tasted just as good and had ingredients that I could pronounce. Here it is:
Homemade Velveeta-Type Cheese
Line a pan with plastic wrap, leaving enough to hang over so you can wrap that part over the top when finished. I used a square Tupperware style container
In a small dish, mix warm water and gelatin. Let stand for 5 minutes to soften.
Mix shredded cheeses, milk powder and salt in a food processor. Pulse to mix thoroughly.
Heat milk for 30 seconds in microwave.
Turn on processor and pour hot milk over cheese
Then add melted gelatin
Continue to process for 2 more minutes, or until mixture is smooth. Scrape sides of needed, but I didn’t find this necessary.
Scrape melted, smooth mixture into your prepared container (move quickly so it doesn’t cool and thicken too much)
Gently smooth top of cheese with a spatula and tap container a few times to help settle the melted cheese into the shape of the pan
Wrap excess plastic wrap up and over the top and smooth it out to make the top level.
Cool and slice or cube as desired. I chilled mine for an hour and the kids ate all of it immediately.
After mastering the perfect copycat Velveeta, try some of these other recipes.
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Homemade Copycat Twix Bars
From Steve's Kitchen
Homemade Copycat Cheez Its
From Divas Can Cook