If your algorithm is anything like mine, you've been seeing a LOT of recipes starring cottage cheese. None more popular than the viral cottage cheese ice cream!
I was one of the early adopters of the cottage cheese trend because I love how it lends a creamy and tangy flavor to desserts. I hope you enjoy browsing this collection of various flavors of cottage cheese ice cream recipes so you can find the perfect one for you!
Not only are these recipes naturally sweetened with fruit and natural sweeteners like maple syrup and honey, but they're also packed with protein, making them the perfect treat for anyone looking to fuel their body with wholesome ingredients.
What makes these recipes truly special is their unique taste and how few ingredients they require. Most only use 3 or 4 ingredients! In my opinion, each bite of these healthy ice cream recipes tastes like a slice of creamy cheesecake!
My Cottage Cheese Ice Cream is Too Salty -- What Do I Do?
To reduce the saltiness of your cottage cheese, try rinsing it under cold water before using it in your recipe. Start by placing the cottage cheese in a fine-mesh strainer or colander and running cold water over it. Gently stir the cheese while rinsing, to help remove as much salt as possible.
Be sure to drain the cottage cheese thoroughly before using it in your recipe, to avoid adding excess water to your ice cream.
Cottage cheese is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of desserts. Some classic examples are cottage cheese pancakes, cottage cheese cheese cake, cottage cheese mousse, fruit and cottage cheese parfaits, cottage cheese muffins or banana bread.
Cottage cheese ice cream has a unique taste and texture compared to traditional ice cream. Since it's made with cottage cheese, it has a tangy and slightly savory flavor that sets it apart from traditional ice creams. It will probably remind you more of frozen yogurt or cheese cake! The tangy flavor is often balanced with natural sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, or fruit, giving it a pleasantly sweet taste.
Cottage Cheese Ice Cream makes a healthy swap for traditional ice cream recipes. Cottage cheese is a good source of protein so you can eat less and feel satisfied! Cottage cheese ice cream recipes are typically lower in sugar and calories as well. Cottage cheese ice cream will be higher in sodium than traditional ice cream so that is something to consider if you're keeping your sodium intake low.
Cottage cheese ice cream does have a slightly tangy and savory flavor that is characteristic of cottage cheese. However, this flavor is usually balanced with natural sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, or fruit, giving it a pleasantly sweet taste. If you're concerned about the flavor of cottage cheese coming through then I would pick a recipe that calls for a lot of berries and add extra sweetener.
The amount of protein in cottage cheese ice cream can vary depending on the recipe and serving size. On average, a half-cup serving of cottage cheese contains around 14 grams of protein, while a half-cup serving of ice cream typically contains only 2-4 grams of protein. So, cottage cheese ice cream will generally have a higher protein content than traditional ice cream.
Whether you're a fan of classic vanilla or prefer more adventurous flavors like Strawberry Cheesecake or Peanut Butter Snickers, this round-up has something for everyone! So dust off your blender and get ready to whip up a batch of healthy and delicious cottage cheese ice cream!
Cottage Cheese Ice Cream
Soft Serve Cottage Cheese Ice Cream (Sweetened with fruit)
More Cottage Cheese Recipes
Berry Cottage Cheese Ice Cream
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cottage Cheese Ice Cream
Vanilla Banana Cottage Cheese Ice Cream
Chocolate Chip Cottage Cheese Ice Cream
3 Flavors of Cottage Cheese Ice Cream
2 Ingredient Cottage Cheese Ice Cream!
Snickers Inspired Cottage Cheese Ice Cream
Strawberry Cheesecake Cottage Cheese Ice Cream
Blender Chocolate Peanut Butter
Blackberry Cheesecake Cottage Cheese Ice Cream