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IS THERE A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE PHILADELPHIA COOKING CREME

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It's pretty "hot" item being advertised. I used it and not bad but I know we don't need to break our wallet for the price of this if we could just mix a few ingredients to achieve the same texture and results. Someone mentioned in another blog that we just mix sour cream and cream cheese, and gently heat over low heat with chopped green chiles until the cream cheese is smooth. Have you guys tried this before? If so what would be the ratio? Any suggestions for the subtitute of this? Thanks!

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  1. cream cheese + enough milk to thin. You could use sour cream to thin also for a tangier taste

    1. Princess, if your local supermarket has a Latin foods section, look for a can of "media crema". Nestle and other makers market it. It's cheap where I am (the NE U.S.A.) but we have a sizable Hispanic population.

      1. I thought it was a sub for creme fraiche basically. Heat stable sour cream like product...

        1. I would also like a recipe for the garlic Philly Cooking Cream. I have checked 5 grocery stores and none of them sell it.

          1. I just wish I could still get it. My Kroger used to carry it but not anymore. Not sure why they stopped. I loved the different flavors.

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            1. re: Janee1941

              homemade creme fraiche from cream and buttermilk is useful. i usually make some when any cream is getting old, first scalding and cooling cream. it gives it extended life.

            2. Yes, I have made it myself because I can no longer find it in stores. I used: 8oz sour cream, 6 oz whipping cream, 6 oz white wine, whatever spices you like (powered garlic, various herbs, etc). It reduces when cooked. I also did another version using 8oz softened cream cheese instead of the sour cream. Both were delicious!