Homemade Velveeta Cheese


Homemade Velveeta Cheese

Who wants to buy Velveeta at the store when you have cheese recipes like this?

Homemade Velveeta Cheese
Homemade Velveeta Cheese

This recipe for Homemade Velveeta Cheese is absolutely delicious, and it actually has cheese in it! Ever wonder what is even in Velveeta? You don't have to second guess your cheese choices when you make your Velveeta yourself. Some have criticized Velveeta for not being "real cheese," because, well, it doesn't have cheese in it. But this recipe does!

Why buy expensive Velveeta cheese when you can make your own? Here is a simple, homemade cheese recipe that tastes better than the real deal. Our recipe has four simple ingredients, and it is easy to make. This freshly-made cheese recipe is as good as it gets. Save some money and try making a simple cheese recipe like this one here.

Slice it up and put it on a sandwich or turn it into a warm and satisfying queso that the whole family will love.

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Preparation Time30 min

Chilling Time1 hr



  • 1/4 ounce packet of unflavored gelatin
  • 6 tablespoons of dry milk powder
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 16 ounces mild cheddar cheese, shredded

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  1. Line a mini loaf pan with plastic wrap.

  2. Place the gelatin and dry milk powder into a blender.

  3. Pour the boiling water over the top and pulse to combine.

  4. Add the cheddar cheese and puree the mixture until smooth.

  5. Working quickly, pour the cheese mixture into the prepared loaf pan.

  6. Smooth the top with a spatula.

  7. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

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Im not really sure what is in Velveeta cheese but it is made by Kraft so its got to be goo ingredients right? I just know that processed cheese is not tolerated by people with IBS so I have avoided it. I am glad to see that the ingredient list for making this is very small and I can replace the ingredients with vegan choices.

I made this...turned out great. $9.00 a box now at the store. I can make my husband fav. now Cracker Barrel Macaroni and cheese or Kraft (not powdered UG)

Wow $9 a box now? That is ridiculous!

I read this carefullly. Instructions mentioned "whipping cream" but I don't see it in the recipe???????

Hi! It looks like this part of the "notes" section was incorrectly copied over from a different recipe. Thanks for point this out! The change has been made. -Toby, Editor, AllFreeCopycatRecipes

I'm glad to know the process and recipe that said, practically speaking I buy a two pound loaf of Velveeta at my local warehouse employee owned super market for $4.88. A pound of cheddar is around $3.70. I buy both often. The Velveeta is for 'melting' recipes. Throw in the cost of gelatin ..etc, what have i saved? Whats the point?

I would definitely rather use this than the processed stuff at the store, and I like that it's made with only 4 ingredients. However, it's probably easier to just use real cheese! Velveeta is good for melted sauces, but you can make an easy and delicious sauce with shredded cheese, corn starch, and milk.

This recipe was great! I liked it even more than actual Velveeta because the consistency was more similar to real cheese, not like Velveeta's rubbery texture.

If you're looking for a Velveeta substitute this is worth a try. But I'm skeptical of using real cheese to make something that's supposed to taste like processed cheese...

Didn't taste like cheese, nor did it taste like Velveeta. Wouldn't bother making.


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