What to do with leftover mascarpone

Mascarpone is an Italian cream cheese – and it works really well in both savoury and sweet dishes.

So, if you’ve got a little left at the bottom of the pot, here are some great dinner and dessert options that will help you use it up.

What to do with leftover mascarpone

Recipes using mascarpone

How to use up leftover mascarpone

  • No-churn ice cream
    Whisk 150g mascarpone with 170g condensed milk and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract. Pour into a freezable container, fold in 1 tbsp of your favourite fruit purée, freeze for an easy ripple ice-cream.
  • Quick tiramisu
    Lightly soak 1/2 pack of sponge fingers in cold, strong coffee and a splash of Kahlúa or rum. Mix 150g mascarpone with 2tbsp icing sugar and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract. Break the soaked fingers and later alternately in individual glasses with the mascarpone, then dust with cocoa powder.
  • Extra creamy risotto. Stir 4tbsp mascarpone into risotto once it’s cooked to boost the rich, creamy texture.

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