Mascarpone Cheese Recipe

      24 Servings


  • 2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice


  1. Pour heavy cream into a saucepan and heat over medium-high. Using a candy thermometer to check temperature, cook until it reads about 190°F, about 5 minutes. Stir with a silicone spatula while cooking to ensure the cream doesn’t scorch on the bottom of the pan.
  2. Stir in the lemon juice and continue to simmer at the same temperature, stirring continuously, for another 5 minutes. The mixture will thicken quickly and begin to bubble slightly, so reduce heat as needed.
  3. Remove from heat and let rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  4. Line a strainer with cheesecloth and set over a bowl. Pour the cooled mixture into the cheesecloth, making sure the cheesecloth stays in place. Cover the strainer with plastic wrap and let drain in the refrigerator for 8 hours, or overnight.
  5. After resting, put the finished cheese in a bowl and stir to loosen it up. Stir back in some of the whey that drained out if you like, to achieve the texture you want.



  • Any other whey can be saved and used in smoothies, batters, or scrambled eggs.
  • Store mascarpone cheese in the refrigerator for up to a week.


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Author: Megan Myers
Recipe Yields: 1 1/2 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 525 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 tablespoon
Servings Per Recipe 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 29
Calories 35

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 0g
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Megan Myers

About Megan

Megan is known for her commitment to eating local, fresh food and leading a well-fed life, as documented on her blog, Stetted. Around these parts, though, she's known for her commitment to phenomenal breakfast recipes.