With Super Bowl just 2 weeks away – everyone is planning for parties and making appetizers.  But many are freaking out since Kraft has given us all a one-two punch.  First they announced a shortage of Velveeta cheese – then today we hear Kraft is recalling 1.77lbs of Velveeta because of bad labeling.

No worries!  I found a recipe on how to make your own Velveeta.  My foodie friend Neil tried it out first and says its easy and pretty delish.  So I had to give it a shot.  He was right!

nachos boys

I tested it out this morning with the guys… no complaints.  not sure if it was good or they just liked the idea of nachos before 7am.

nachos stuff

you need…

  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 1/2 tsp powdered gelatin
  • 8 ounces of cheddar cheese, finely shredded
  • 4 ounces of co-jack cheese, finely shredded
  • 1 tbsp nonfat milk powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup & 2 tbsp milk

Line a 4 x 5-inch loaf pan with plastic wrap, letting the excess hang over the sides.

In a small bowl, combine water and gelatin and stir. Let stand for 5 minutes.

Combine cheeses, milk powder, and salt in a food processor bowl.  Pulse to combine.

Microwave milk for 45 seconds. Slowly add hot milk through food processor tube then add the thickened gelatin mixture.  

Process for 1-2 minutes, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides of bowl.  Should come out perfectly smooth.

Quickly add to loaf pan. Remove any air bubbles with a spatula. Smooth surface of cheese. Cover with excess plastic wrap.

Chill for 3 hours or overnight. Slice as needed. 

Recipe Courtesy of BLOGHER.COM.

xo, Irma

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