But when I saw a "cream of" recipe on Pinterest for how to make this from scratch, I knew I had to try it. Let me tell ya - it was easy to make, and we couldn't tell a difference between this and the store-bought version!
Here's what you need to make the mix:
- 1 cup dry, instant milk
- 3/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup bouillon cubes, crushed up
- 4 Tbsp. dried minced onion
- 1 tsp. dried basil
- 1 tsp. dried thyme
- 1 tsp. pepper
We made soup over the weekend, and of course, the recipe called for a "cream of" soup. So we mixed up 1/3 cup of the dry mix with 1 and 1/4 cup of water on the stove with heat, stirring until thick. Then, we used the soup as we normally would had it been canned.
Here's what it looks like, cooked up:
The best part of this recipe is that we typically all of the ingredients on hand to make it! Next time, I will double the ingredients listed above, just so I don't have to mix up the ingredients so often. There is enough dry mix for about six batches, and we've already made two. This is one homemade solution we'll definitely keep using.