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I have a recipe for a mascarpone substitute. How much does that recipe make? I need a pound's worth, so I don't know if that will be a enough or is too much.

Here is the recipe:

1 16 oz block of cream cheese,
1/2 cup sour cream,
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream,

Blend until smooth

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Your end result if you follow that recipe would weigh approximately 22 ounces, or 1 pound 6 ounces, or 1.375 pounds. (There are 16 ounces in a pound. Fluid ounce and ounce as a unit of weight are not exactly the same thing, but pretty darn close considering the ingredients you are working with, there are 8 fluid ounces in an American "cup", a "fluid ounce" of water weighs one ounce)

In the future if you have questions like this with other ingredients (particularly how much does a volumetric measurement [1 cup, or 1 Tablespoon] of an ingredient weigh in ounces), you might find this chart helpful: Master Weight Chart

Maybe this will help too: To make 1 pound of your recipe you would need 330g of Cream Cheese, 82g of Sour Cream and 41g of Whipping Cream.

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+1 for figuring out what was being asked (and for providing a good answer). –  Carey Gregory Dec 27 '13 at 5:13
    
@CareyGregory I hope my explanation is clear to the OP. –  Jolenealaska Dec 27 '13 at 5:23
    
It's worth noting that 82ml is almost exactly 1/3 of a metric cup, and 41ml is almost exactly 1/6 of a metric cup. If that's any help. –  David Wallace Dec 27 '13 at 5:52
    
In the US, a fluid ounce of water doesn't weigh an ounce. The US uses the Queen Anne fluid ounce, which is the volume of an ounce of wine, not water -- and wine is less dense than water. So a US fluid ounce of water weighs 1.04 ounces. In the UK, a fluid ounce of water does weigh an ounce. –  Mike Scott Dec 27 '13 at 12:15
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@MikeScott, Ok, whatever. An milliliter of heavy whipping cream doesn't weigh exactly a gram either. She's working with dairy products, not anthrax. –  Jolenealaska Dec 27 '13 at 12:47

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