Philadelphia cream cheese – the original Philadelphia cream cheese dates back to 1872. In 1872, a dairyman by the name of William Lawrence made the first cream cheese in the world, which he branded as Philadelphia, Kraft tells us.
Nowadays, Philadelphia cream cheese is most often associated with cheesecake, but it’s very common to eat it on bagels too, on crackers and bread as breakfast food or snack between meals. And it’s quite often used in sweet cookery other than cheesecake recipes.
Sweet treats with Philadelphia cream cheese
Philadelphia cream cheese is used in savory bakery to make various treats that include so much more than cheesecake. Cream cheese frosting is a popular item, but other bakery foods can be just as easily made with cream cheese as an ingredient. For example, cakes and cookies.
Among the cream cheese desserts to make with Philadelphia product is pound cake. But since the list of choices is too large not to at least try to cook up another dessert, here are some absolutely-delicious options to consider whenever you’re not eating healthy:
- Nutella and cream cheese swirled brownies
- Cream cheese and lemon cake pops
- Soft batch cream cheese chocolate chip cookies
- Strawberry cream cheese fudge brownies
- Caramel cheesecake bars
- Mint chocolate cheesecake popsicles
- Scones with cream cheese frosting
- Blueberry cream cheese bread
- Cream cheese coffee cake
- Oreo chocolate chip cheesecake cookie bars
- Cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting
- Banana cake with cream cheese frosting
- Cream cheese bars
- Thin mint cookies truffles
- Cheesecake sandwich cookies
- Strawberry shortcake bars
- Strawberry cream cheese pop tarts
- Peanut butter cheesecake ice cream
- Oreo cream cheese brownies
- Cinnamon roll cheesecake
- Carrot and zucchini bars
Each of the recipes is relatively easy to make and only require ingredients easy to find at your local grocery store. Philadelphia cream cheese is from a popular brand and most supermarkets carry it, but if you’re big on cream cheese, you may want to consider cheaper options.
Most supermarkets that carry their own brands usually offer store branded cream cheese that is similar in quality to Philadelphia. The best recommendation that any baker would give is to try different store brands because the quality is different depending on the manufacturing process and whether there are any ingredients added – such as stabilizers or not.
The other cream cheeses on the market
If you can’t find reduced cream cheese at Food Basics or Walmart, which often sell it as low as $0.60 during sale events, your option is to search for cheaper brands. Both of these retailers carry a good assortment of cream cheeses, from whipped, regular to reduced fat, and flavored.
Cream cheese can also be made at home or you can purchase with coupons if you want a better price. It only takes three ingredients to make your own: milk, lemon juice or white vinegar, and salt. The homemade version will keep in the fridge for up to 10 days, but really, it’s so good served warm on a bagel or cracker that it never lasts that long.