This tasty ice cream is made with frozen fruit and cottage cheese for a healthy treat that is creamy and delicious! It only takes a few minutes to make this simple recipe!

cottage cheese ice cream

Cottage cheese has exploded in popularity lately, and for a good reason. It’s a versatile ingredient that adds a creamy flavor in texture while giving recipes a nice protein boost! As a vegetarian who is always looking for new ways to add more protein to my plate, I’m loving this trend! I’ve made cottage cheese oatmeal, cottage cheese overnight oats, and now I’m enjoying this cottage cheese ice cream!

What is cottage cheese ice cream?

This simple no-churn ice cream recipe means you don’t need an ice cream maker. All you need is frozen fruit, cottage cheese, and a powerful blender or food processor. That’s it! Blended together, the cottage cheese and fruit make a rich and creamy ice cream!

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Cottage cheese– I recommend using a 4% milk fat cottage cheese for the creamiest results. But I’ve also tested it with 2% cottage cheese, which worked well. I don’t recommend fat-free cottage cheese because it’ll make the texture icy instead of creamy.
  • Frozen berries- I used a mix of raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries, but you could also use strawberries or cherries.
  • Frozen banana– If you don’t want to use bananas, you can use frozen mangos instead. But a sweet, creamy fruit will give you a better texture than just berries.
  • Sweetener– I added a little honey for sweetness, but you can adjust the sweetener to your tastes.

How to Make Cottage Cheese Ice Cream


You can easily change the flavor of this recipe by switching up the fruit. Try using bananas, mango, and avocado for a creamy, tropical twist. Or add additional bananas and peanut butter for a sweet and salty combo. You can also get creative with toppings! Add a drizzle of chocolate or peanut butter on top. Enjoy it in a bowl with crushed cookies or graham crackers, or enjoy it in your favorite type of cone.

How to Store Cottage Cheese Ice Cream

Store leftover ice cream in the freezer. Allow it to thaw in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour before enjoying it. This will make it easier to scoop and will result in a creamier texture.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does whipped cottage cheese taste like? Once it’s blended cottage cheese tastes sort of like ricotta cheese or savory plain yogurt.
  • What can I eat with cottage cheese to make it taste better? This is one of the most common questions people ask about cottage cheese and this ice cream is the perfect way to turn your cottage cheese into dessert!
  • What can I mix with cottage cheese? Looking for more ways to use cottage cheese? Check out this list for unique things to do with cottage cheese.
  • Do I need a fancy blender? You do need a high powered blender to get the best results for soft serve ice cream. If you don’t have a powerful blender, make this recipe with a regular banana (instead of a frozen banana) for easier blending. Then transfer to the freezer for at least 30 minutes to allow the ice cream to firm up. For more tips, read this post on how to get the best results from your blender.
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cottage cheese ice cream

Cottage Cheese Ice Cream

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This tasty ice cream is made with frozen fruit and cottage cheese for a healthy treat that is creamy and delicious! It only takes a few minutes to make this simple recipe!


Units Scale
  • 1 cup cottage cheese (do not use fat-free cottage cheese)
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen berries
  • 1 frozen banana

  • 1 tablespoon honey


  1. Add the cottage cheese, berries, banana, and honey to a blender or food processor.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Enjoy it immediately as soft serve ice cream or transfer the ice cream to a loaf pan and freeze for 1-2 hours for a firmer texture.

  4. If freezing for longer or overnight, place the pan in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour to allow to thaw slightly. This will make it easier to scoop.

Keywords: cottage cheese ice cream