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Copycat Velveeta

I love the flavor of this creamy cheese, so much so that I thought it’d be great to make my own at a fraction of the price!
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You’ll Need:
12 oz Sharp cheddar cheese, grated (I used 8 oz Sharp & 4 ounces Mild)**
3/4 c very hot water
1/4 cup plus 1 1/2 tsp instant dry milk
3/4 tsp unflavored gelatin

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Line a small Loaf pan with plastic wrap set aside.

In a blender or food processor combine water, milk, and gelatin, whipping well until gelatin is fully dissolved. Add the cheddar cheese, whipping until very smooth. If using a blender, you must work FAST.

I recommend filling the blender with Hot water and then dumping it out before beginning (It blends so much easier if the dish is Hot!)

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Pour into prepared loaf pan, cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Slice as desired for grilled cheese sandwiches, munching, etc.

Yields about 1 pound

**Tips:
DO NOT USE Pre-shredded cheese. It contains an additive to prevent the cheese from “Clumping” which will also make your cheese have a “gritty” texture.

Alternative Recipe:

12 ounces Cheddar Cheese, grated
1 c. Milk (not low fat)
3/4 tsp Plain gelatin

Combine cheddar cheese and milk in a saucepan over low heat, whisking, once melted and smooth add gelatin, transfer to mixing bowl and beat with beaters for 2 minutes. Pour into prepared loaf pan.

This will keep in the fridge for about a week. (I’ve never had it last longer than that, we have teenagers!). This works well in most recipes, but it doesn’t melt perfectly smooth like the real Velveeta does!

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