Mascarpone Recipe

Mascarpone is one of the easiest cheeses to make!

Mascarpone is one of the easiest cheeses to make. Its subtle flavor makes it a versatile ingredient for both sweet and savory dishes. Pat it on a slice of butter cake and top with sliced strawberries for a quick, no-fuss dessert, or simply add garlic and herbs to transform it into a savory spread. 

Mascarpone Recipe

Jun Jun de Guzman
Mascarpone is one of the easiest cheeses to make!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Sauces, Spreads, Dip
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 1/2 cups


Mascarpone Ingredients

  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 Cup powdered milk
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  • Mix heavy cream and powdered milk in a saucepan. Heat mixture over low heat, stirring continuously, until temperature reads 180°F on a candy or digital thermometer. Turn off heat. Transfer mixture to a mixing bowl.
  • Add half of the lemon juice and stir continuously using a whisk or metal spoon. When mixture starts to coagulate, add remaining lemon juice and mix well. Cover bowl and refrigerate overnight.
  • Transfer mixture into a bowl lined with a clean, damp piece of muslin or cheesecloth. Take the cloth’s edges and twist into a tight ball, removing excess liquid to firm up mixture. Refrigerate overnight.
  • Transfer mascarpone into a container and refrigerate until ready to use. Consume within 3 days.
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