cream cheese


Definition of cream cheese 

: a mild soft unripened cheese made from whole sweet milk enriched with cream

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Add in cream cheese and pulse until mixture holds together, about 30 seconds. Abigail Wilt, ajc, "3 no-bake cookie recipes you'll love," 10 July 2018 Ab-Fab Artichoke Crab Dip Serves 12 ¼ cup light/reduced-fat cream cheese2 wedges light and creamy swiss cheese One 14-oz. Lisa Lillien,, "Hungry Girl Shares Her Recipe for a Creamy Crab and Artichoke Dip," 9 July 2018 Beat the cream cheese, whipped cream, powdered sugar and vanilla in a bowl with a hand mixer until fluffy. Jennifer Mcclellan, USA TODAY, "6 colorful July 4th recipes to make your party sparkle," 3 July 2018 Made with buttery piecrust, it’s filled with a vibrant summer berry compote that includes strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries, as well as a dash of sweet cream cheese. Allison Steele,, "Pop-Tart or Toaster Strudel? No need to pick a side," 24 May 2018 Place cream cheese and cheese wedges in a large microwave-safe bowl. Lisa Lillien,, "Hungry Girl Shares Her Recipe for a Creamy Crab and Artichoke Dip," 9 July 2018 Sometimes called Italian cream cheese, mascarpone is a specialty of Lombardy, Italy. New York Times, "A Guide to Soft Fresh Cheeses: Cottage Cheese, Mascarpone and More," 26 June 2018 This is a dip that combines the briny, sour goodness of pickles with indulgent cream cheese — all balanced with the pungent bite of sweet onion. Emily Spicer, San Antonio Express-News, "Pickles meet cream cheese for an addictive summer dip," 21 June 2018 Primarily made with cream cheese and cucumbers, benedictine is perfect for snacking on a hot day: crisp, cool, delicious. Jeffrey Lee Puckett, The Courier-Journal, "10 fun (and weird) facts about Louisville you probably didn't know," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of cream cheese

1583, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cream cheese was in 1583

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English Language Learners Definition of cream cheese

: a soft white cheese made from milk and cream

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Kids Definition of cream cheese

: a soft white cheese made from whole milk enriched with cream

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