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IS THERE A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE PHILADELPHIA COOKING CREME

princess.melody Apr 4, 2013 12:52 PM

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!

  1. jo_jo_ba Apr 4, 2013 01:24 PM

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

    1. pinehurst Apr 4, 2013 01:41 PM

      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. Becca Porter Apr 5, 2013 07:07 AM

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

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          Neena Dec 7, 2013 08:04 AM

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

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