Nutritional Facts of How To Make Cream Cheese At Home, Calories in How To Make Cream Cheese At Home

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How many calories does one tablespoon of homemade cream cheese have?

One tablespoon (15  grams ) of homemade cream cheese gives 86 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 16 calories, proteins account for 12.4 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 42 calories.  One serving of homemade cream cheese provides about 4.3 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

1 tbsp of  Cream Cheese At Home, Carbohydrates 4 g, Protein 3.1g, Fat 4.7g

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Is homemade cream cheese healthy?

Yes, this is healthy, but restrictions apply to some.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. Milk and Low Fat Milk : 1 cup of milk provides 70% of the Recommended Daily Allowance of Calcium. Milk promotes strong bones. The Calcium in Milk helps to protect your teeth against gum disease and keeps your jaw bone strong and healthy. Milk is low in carbs and therefore does not raise blood glucose levels. However diabetics must consider including low fat milk as advised by their dietitian only so as to avoid any fluctuations in blood sugar levels. Protein is another key nutrient which milk is rich in - 8.6 g from a cup. So all those looking to build protein stores can add milk and its products like curd and paneer to their diet. One cup of Milk gives 10 grams of carbs.  Low fat milk has lower fat and the same benefits of milk

2. Fresh Cream : 1 tbsp of Amul fresh cream (15 gm) provides around 37 calories, out of which 34 calories are from fat (22 calories result from saturated fat), 2 calories from carbs and 1 calorie from protein. Till late, saturated fat was always looked upon as that evil fat which would lead to high cholesterol levels and strokes. Offhand, studies have revealed no such association. In fact, fats will keep you full for a long time and avoid bingeing and weight gain. However, the proportion of cream and the way you use them in cooking is of great importance to maintain your waistline. You can add about a tsp of fresh cream once in a while to your meals, especially coffee, to enhance the taste. Moreover, the use of cream cuts down on bitterness of the coffee, so you won’t add any sugar to your coffee. Addition of sugar will anyways cause more harm to your body. But, try not to add fresh cream in bulk frequently. Also remember that with any kind of diet to stay fit and healthy, you need to follow a good exercise plan on a daily basis. 

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have homemade cream cheese  ?

 Yes, but use small amounts as milk used is full fat.The proportion of fresh cream and the way you use them in cooking is of great importance to maintain your waistline. You can add about a tsp of fresh cream once in a while to your meals, especially coffee, to enhance the taste.

Can healthy individuals have homemade cream cheese  ?


homemade cream cheese is high in

  1. Phosphorous Phosphorous works closely with calcium to build bones. 
  2. Calcium : Calcium  is a mineral that makes bones stay strong. Required from kids to adults.


Value per tbsp% Daily Values
Energy86 cal4%
Protein3.1 g6%
Carbohydrates4 g1%
Fiber0.1 g0%
Fat4.7 g7%
Cholesterol11.4 mg3%
Vitamin A114.3 mcg2%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.1 mg1%
Vitamin C2.4 mg6%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)4.3 mcg2%
Calcium153 mg26%
Iron0.2 mg1%
Magnesium14.4 mg4%
Phosphorus93.3 mg16%
Sodium13.7 mg1%
Potassium75.9 mg2%
Zinc0 mg0%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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