Food Fridays: Cottage Cheese Ice Cream
Looking for a summer treat that doubles as a nutritious snack? Try out this viral Cottage Cheese Ice Cream recipe!
If you’re craving ice cream, but don’t want all the added sugar, try making your own naturally-sweetened version at home using honey. Get the family involved and have the kids choose their own toppings and mix-ins – think chocolate chips, peanut butter, mango, toasted nuts, coconut, crumbled cookies. The options are endless!
As a bonus – did you know that just 1 cup of cottage cheese contains 23g? Having protein throughout your day (yes, this includes snacks!) can help manage your appetite and keep you satiated, not to mention it contributes to your daily protein intake goal!
Try this recipe out today and enjoy the warm weather🌝
2cups (16 oz)full-fat cottage cheese
Add cottage cheese, honey and peanut butter to a food processor or high-powered blender and pulse/process until smooth and creamy.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Add mixture back into the cottage cheese container or a loaf pan and place in the freezer for about 4 hours, or until hard.
Remove from the freezer, let thaw for 5-10 minutes, just until you can easily scoop it. Use an ice cream scoop to scoop into bowls and enjoy.
There are so many ways to get creative with this cottage cheese ice cream and create different flavours. Here are some ideas:
Chocolate: Add in 1/2-1 Tablespoon cacao powder or cocoa powder plus the chocolate chips or cacao nibs for a chocolatey treat!
Fruity: Blend in your favourite frozen fruit, such as strawberries, blueberries, bananas, mango or peaches for a fruity twist. You could also add a swirl of your favourite jam.
Nutty: Swap the chocolate chips for chopped nuts like almonds, pecans, walnuts or pistachios.
Spiced: Add a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom or pumpkin pie spice for a warm and comforting taste.
Coffee: Mix in a shot of espresso or a spoonful of instant coffee powder for a delightful coffee-flavoured ice cream.
Vanilla: Add vanilla bean paste from 1/2 – 1 vanilla bean pod or vanilla extract for vanilla goodness.
Strawberry cheesecake: Add some frozen or fresh strawberries and crushed graham crackers for a delicious strawberry cheesecake combo!