Submitted by poemomm on September 6, 2007 - 7:33am
Average: 4.6(9 votes)
Makes 4 c
This cream cheese actually tastes like cream cheese, feels like it, and looks like it. The secret is in the probiotics. Use it for awesome cream cheese, or serve with Bagels and Lox (see my other recipes).
4 cup Macadamia Nuts
water to cover
¼ cup probiotic powder, any brand
Place mac nuts in blender. Cover with juuuuuuuust enough water to come up to level with the nuts. Add the probiotic powder. Whir in the blender until absolutely smooth (this may take about 10 minutes, so make sure your blender doesn’t get too hot). THe consistency should be like cold cream.
Place in a mesh bag/cloth napkin and Twist until the bag is sealed. Place in a collander and put a weight on the top (I use a plate with a can of something) and put in a very warm place (Like your dehydrator or the radiator) for at up to 48 hours. Refrigerate.
Note: Depending on your taste, you may want to use less probiotic or ferment for less time. Our house is only about 60 degrees F, so it takes 48 hours to taste right.
Also please note: This fermented cream can be used as the starter in place of the probiotic for your next batch. I’d use fresh every 6 batches or so.