Desserts

Viral Cottage Cheese Ice Cream

If you're looking for a high protein dessert then you must try this Viral Cottage Cheese Ice Cream. It comes together with just a few ingredients and taste just like cheesecake ice cream, but it's actually healthy!

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a loaf pan that is filled with strawberry cottage cheese ice cream and topped with strawberries and graham crackers.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Viral Cottage Cheese Ice Cream tastes just like strawberry cheesecake ice cream!
  • It’s a high protein desserts that’s made with simple and healthy ingredients.
  • Even if you don’t like cottage cheese, you will love this recipe!
  • An easy and delicious way to add more protein into your diet.
  • It’s creamy, sweet and tangy- just like cheesecake.
  • The cottage cheese is blended until smooth and creamy, so no weird textures.
  • Check out my healthy fudge bars for another great healthy dessert recipe.

Ingredients And Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Viral Cottage Cheese Ice Cream. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.

I highly recommend using a high quality cottage cheese for best results. Not only will this enhance the flavor, but it will also be a higher quality protein. I actually used low fat cottage cheese and it worked great.

Add in a sweetener of choice, I prefer using maple syrup because it’s a unrefined all natural sweetener, however you can use honey, agave or date syrup. Even cane sugar, brown sugar or monk fruit sweetener will work!

Fresh strawberries are going to naturally sweeten the mixture and also give that lovely pink color. You can also use frozen if preferred!

For more flavor and texture, I adding in peanut butter, but I think i’d prefer cashew butter or almond butter instead! You can make it nut free also by using sun butter or oat butter.

all the ingredients that you need to make this viral cottage cheese ice cream in individual containers.

How To Make

ONE: In a food processor or blender, add in the cottage cheese, maple syrup, strawberries, and peanut butter. Blend until smooth and creamy.

TWO: Pour the mixture into a loaf pan. I mixed in strawberries and topped it off with more strawberries, and then sprinkled with graham crackers before freezing till firm, about 4 hours.

THREE: When ready, scoop and enjoy!

a bowl that is filled with three scoops of the cottage cheese ice cream.

Tips And Tricks

Use a high quality cottage cheese for best results. I used low fat and it worked great!

Feel free to make it your own by adding in your favorite toppings such as oreos, peanut butter, chocolate, banana, or any other fruit!

Use a blender or food processor to combine all the ingredients.

For easy clean up, I added some parchment paper to my loaf pan, but this isn’t necessary.

Keep it covered to prevent freezer burn.

How To Serve And Store

Serve this Viral Cottage Cheese Ice Cream once it is firm enough and has an ice cream consistency, about 4 hours. Serve with fresh fruit, peanut butter, almond butter or your favorite ice cream toppings.

Store in an airtight container with a lid, and place in the fridge! Enjoy within 30-60 days.

a spoon taking a bite of the cottage cheese ice cream.

Taste And Texture

Viral Cottage Cheese Ice Cream tastes like strawberry cheesecake ice cream. It’s sweet, slightly tangy and delicious! NO, it doesn’t taste like cottage cheese!

The texture is just like ice cream, it’s smooth and creamy!

Frequently Asked Questions

Does it taste like cottage cheese?

Surprisingly no! So even if you don’t like cottage cheese, you will love this recipe!

Whats the best combo?

I’ve only tried it with strawberries and graham crackers, but i’m sure it would taste amazing with chocolate, oreos, peanut butter, banana or any of your favorite ice cream flavors/toppings!

Which cottage cheese is best to use?

The original creator used Good Culture, but I used Knudsen low fat and it worked great!

Other Recipes You May Like

If you make these Viral Cottage Cheese Ice Cream, I would really appreciate a comment and rating down below, under the recipe card. Don’t forget to take a picture and tag me over on InstagramTiktok or Pinterest!

Viral Cottage Cheese Ice Cream

If you're looking for a high protein dessert then you must try this Viral Cottage Cheese Ice Cream. It comes together with just a few ingredients and taste just like cheesecake ice cream, but it's actually healthy!
4 based on 4 reviews
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PREP TIME:
5 minutes
COOK TIME:
4 Hours
TOTAL TIME:
4 hours, 5 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

Cottage Cheese Ice Cream

  • 2 cups of cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter, cashew butter or almond butter. sub sunflower butter or oat butter for a nut free option
  • 1.5 cups fresh or frozen strawberries

Toppings

  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/4 cup crushed graham crackers

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

6 servings

Directions

  1. In a food processor or blender, add in the cottage cheese, maple syrup, strawberries, and peanut butter. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour the mixture into a loaf pan. I mixed in strawberries and topped it off with more strawberries, and then sprinkled with graham crackers before freezing till firm, about 4 hours.
  3. When ready, scoop and enjoy!

Notes

  • Use a high quality cottage cheese for best results. I used low fat and it worked great!
  • Feel free to make it your own by adding in your favorite toppings such as oreos, peanut butter, chocolate, banana, or any other fruit!
  • Use a blender or food processor to combine all the ingredients.
  • For easy clean up, I added some parchment paper to my loaf pan, but this isn't necessary.
  • Keep it covered to prevent freezer burn.

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I had the same problem as I froze it overnight and it’s impossible to scoop. After thawing it’s icy rather than creamy. But I do love the flavour as I love peanuts butter (didn’t use the strawberries). If you only freeze 4 hours does that mean you have to eat it all? Or can you re-freeze it?

Hi Sharon! Yes, freeze it only for 4 hours if you want to enjoy it “fresh”, otherwise you do need to let it fully defrost for a few hours otherwise and it should return to a creamy texture, it just takes a while. That can be a problem with these viral recipes.

I really wanted to try this recipe because I’m trying to increase my protein intake, and I said I could try with adding cottage cheese to my diet. First of all, I’m not new at cooking, and follow the recipe as described but didn’t turn out well. The texture was great as soon as I finished blending, the taste not my favourite (I don’t think strawberry-peanut butter is the better option but that’s a personal opinion). The issue is that I made it at night so at the following day it was impossible to scoop it out of the container. It was hard like a rock. Not ice-cream texture at all! I had to transfer the container to the fridge but the texture was ruined.

Hi Maria, I’m sorry you didn’t like the flavor, you can also add a different nut butter. However, as stated in the recipe: to achieve the perfect texture only let it freeze for 4 hours. Leaving it in overnight will then need to be thawed on the counter for a couple hours to make it scoopable.

I don’t even like cottage cheese but this really surprised me, it was creamy and so good

I was so hesitant to try this but OMG so good!!! Will for sure make again