5 Uses For Cream Cheese That Aren’t on a Bagel

Do you have a tub of cream cheese in your fridge? Well, there’s so much more you can use cream cheese for than simply on top of bagels or in cheesecakes. We bet you didn’t think of these uses.

Add to Cupcake Batter

Add a block of cream cheese with 1/2 cup sugar, one egg, and one egg yolk to your cupcake mixture after you scoop it into a cupcake tin. The cheesecake filling will make your cupcakes extra special.


Make Homemade Ice Cream

You can make homemade ice cream taste like frozen custard by adding in a block of cream cheese to the mixture.


Enhance Grits

Elevate your grits by stirring in a block of cream cheese, cut into cubes, after you remove them from the heat. This will make a creamy dish that serves as a great base for fried chicken or spicy shrimp.

Cake Frosting

Cream cheese frosting is the perfect addition to lemon or pumpkin cupcakes, banana bread, or red velvet cake.