Have you heard of Cottage Cheese Ice Cream yet? It’s a creamy, satisfying, and healthy dessert option- perfect for any time of day!
Why You’ll Love This Healthy Cottage Cheese Ice Cream
Packed full of protein. This recipe started to trend because, well… it’s cottage cheese, blended and then frozen, which means it’s out of the box as an ice cream base, but that’s not the only reason – it packs a serious punch of protein. We’re talking about 12 grams per serving, and this is for a dessert/snack!
Easy to make. It’s simply just blending cottage cheese with a sweetener and fruit (if desired), folding in any toppings, and freezing for a few hours.
The flavor possibilities are endless. We’re covering three of my favorite flavors, but this just scratches the surface of how many flavor combinations you can make. Start with the cottage cheese ice cream base and start experimenting!
It’s more than a dessert. As the recipe only calls for cottage cheese and optional extras, you can enjoy it as a quick, high-protein snack or even a refreshing breakfast. Who would have thought of having ice cream for breakfast? Begin with the simple base and layer it with granola and freshly cut fruit to make parfait-style healthy ice cream breakfast. If you have kids, they will think you’ve gone crazy, and that it’s a special day when you hand them a bowl for breakfast.
Cottage Cheese Ice Cream Recipe
15 ounces whole milk cottage cheese
¼ cup honey
Peanut Butter Chocolate
¼ cup peanut butter
¼ cup chocolate chips
½ cup fresh strawberries
¼ cup crushed graham crackers
Banana Cream Pie
1 ripe banana
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Place the cottage cheese, honey, and any other ingredients in a high-powered blender or food processor and blend until it’s silky smooth.
Fold in the topping ingredients of your choice.
Transfer the mixture into one or multiple freezer-safe containers of choice and freeze for at least 3-4 hours. Allow to thaw for 15 minutes before scooping.
Use full-fat cottage cheese. Whole cottage cheese contains more fat, adding richness and creaminess to the ice cream. It also has a higher protein content than reduced-fat or fat-free cottage cheese, making it an excellent option for those seeking to increase their protein intake.
Blend in some ingredients. Depending on the flavor you’re making, you may enjoy some of the ingredients being mixed into the base for a flavored cottage cheese ice cream with chunks of additional topping folded in before freezing.
Rest on the counter before scooping. Because cottage cheese can become icy when frozen, you’ll want to take the chill off from the freezer. You’ll get a cleaner, smoother scoop and it will taste more like ice cream.
Stir occasionally. To make sure that your cottage cheese ice cream doesn’t get icy, once you’ve placed it in the freezer give it a good fold every 30 minutes. Cottage cheese has a good amount of water, so once you freeze it that water will also freeze. Keep it creamy with this quick step.
Storage: Allow it to freeze for about 3-4 hours before dipping for the best texture. After that, you can freeze your ice cream in an airtight container for up to 2 months.
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