Making DIY Velveeta allows you to use your favorite cheese blend. Growing up we always had Velveeta cheese in our house. I wasn’t a fan of the cheese, my older sibling ate it by the slice. To this day you’ll find Velveeta in the refrigerator of my childhood home. Oddly enough, I had the urge for queso as it was made in the past. After I made it I realized that fantasy is better than the truth, the queso was rather blah.

DIY Velveeta

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I didn’t know that instead of purchasing the chemical filled highly processed cheese, you can make your own! The technique is simple:

Make your Own DIY Velveeta Cheese
Nutrition Information
  • Serving size: 1 oz
  • Calories: 7.5
  • Fat: .6 g
  • Saturated fat: .5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0
  • Sugar: 0
  • Sodium: 12mg
  • Protein: .75
  • Cholesterol: 2 mg
Make your Own DIY Velveeta Cheese Author: Bodynsoil Prep time: 10 mins Total time: 10 mins Serves: 16 oz
  • 1 cup Boiling Water
  • ¼ ounce Powdered Unflavored Gelatin Packet
  • 6 tablespoons Powdered Milk
  • 1 pound Shredded Cheese (we suggest a blend of Colby Jack; Cheddar and Swiss)
  1. Blend ¼ packet powdered gelatin with powdered milk in a blender and mix until combined
  2. Add 1 Cup of boiling water and puree until smooth
  3. Immediately add the cheese to the blender and puree until completely smooth scraping down the sides of the blender with a rubber spatula.
  4. Transfer cheese mixture to prepared mold lined with plastic wrap, and cover.
  5. Chill in the refrigerator 12 hours or overnight to fully set.


That’s it, easy peasy homemade Velveeta cheese. The recipe will keep for a month in the fridge, according to it’s originator Iron Chef Michael Symon.

Do you like Velveeta or have tried to make your own? What cheese blend do you think your family would love and what have you tried? Which recipe using Velveeta do your family love?



2 Responses to Make your Own DIY Velveeta Cheese

  1. prashant thomas

    that’s too bad… u need cheese to make cheese 🙁

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