Cottage Cheese Ice Cream: The Snack Taking the Internet By Storm
It's healthy, it's simple, and it's likely going to be your fave snack this season.
The Secret Ingredient
Not everyone's a fan of cream cheese, but there's no denying how versatile it is. From lasagna to cake frosting, it's the secret ingredient in many dishes, but even we were a little shocked when we heard about how it can make for a creamy and healthy frozen treat.
In recent months, the secret got out as TikTokers showed audiences around the world how to make ice cream using the dairy product as a base. They explained how it not only makes for deliciously creamy ice cream, but explained how it comes together in minutes, is easy to customize, and contains over 50 grams of protein!
Since it's currently all the rage, we're sure you'd like to try it out, so here's our 2-ingredient recipe. It'll get you cooled down in no time!
Ingredients (for 2 people)
- 2 cups full-fat cottage cheese (if you're lactose intolerent, you can use lactose free cottage cheese)
- 2 bananas (mushed)
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 cup frozen fruit (optional)
- Using an immersion blender or food blender, mix the cottage cheese and honey until smooth.
- Add the banana. You don't have to add banana, but we feel it bulks out the ice cream and complements the creamy taste.
- If you're using frozen fruit, add it now. You can add anything you like, from chocolate chips, to a few dollops of peanut butter, to some swirls of strawberry sauce.
- Line a pan and pour in the mixture. Put it in your freezer for an hour as by this time, it should be frozen.
- Once frozen, let the ice cream sit at room temperature for 10 mins. before scooping and serving. Garnish with a sprig of mint, some chopped bananas, a handful of your fave berries or simply eat it as it is (it's tasty enough!)
- Make sure to keep leftovers in the freezer but don't freeze for any longer than a week.
You'll be able to enjoy the ice cream knowing it's actually kind of good for you! Cottage cheese is a low calorie food, with just over 100 calories in a cup. This recipe uses 2 cups which means in all, it's less than 300 calories - not bad for a creamy treat! We also use honey, which can be replaced by maple syrup, but we think the former is a healthy and more natural option.
Good to know: You can also make this recipe vegan, by using thick, non-dairy yogurt. Yum!
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Chef Tips and Tricks
Combine summer zucchini with leftover mashed potatoes for a delicious, savory treat!
- 5 Potatoes
- 1.5 Cup shredded zucchini
- 3/4 Cup shredded cheese
- 3/ Cup milk
- 1/3 Cup coriander, chopped
- 1/3 Cup basil, chopped
- Parmesan, to sprinkle
- Salt and pepper, to season
- Chop the potatoes in half, boil until very tender and drain.
- In a bowl, combine the potatoes and zucchini. Add the grated cheese, milk, coriander, basil, salt and pepper, and mix thoroughly.
- On a baking tray, spoon out the zucchini-potato mixture and form into balls.
- Sprinkle with Parmesan and grated cheese, and bake at 350°F for 15 minutes.
- When golden, remove from oven... and enjoy!