Do you want a healthy, balanced sweet treat that still feels indulgent? Or are you looking for a way to add more protein to your everyday diet? Do you love the taste of cottage cheese, but not the texture? Then this quick and easy whipped cottage cheese dessert is definitely for you!
Like most people, I love a nice sweet treat at the end of the day. Sometimes that comes in the form of a bowl of ice cream, a bar of chocolate or some delicious baked goods. But life is all about balance, and typical sugar filled and calorie dense desserts are not something I want to eat everyday (though they definitely fit into my diet, and should be enjoyed by everyone guilt-free in moderation!)
Whipped Cottage Cheese is such a great snack to have on hand. The possibilities for customising a humble pot of blended cottage cheese into your new favourite high-protein dessert are almost endless. And it only takes 3 ingredients, plus some extra toppings, and five minutes.
Creamed Cottage Cheese
Cottage cheese is really good for you. Not only is it full of protein and packed with nutrients, but it is low in calories. About 80% of the protein in cottage cheese is casein, which is slowly absorbed by your body, and is ideally consumed before sleep for muscle synthesis.
That makes cottage cheese the ideal evening snack. I love to finish my day with a sweet treat (alongside a cup of tea – ideally sweet vanilla rooibos) and this tasty creamed cottage cheese dessert with fruit and nuts is not only satisfying but also healthy and balanced. This cottage cheese pudding has 20 grams of protein, healthy fats and fibre as well as added vitamins and antioxidants, depending on what fruits and nuts you use as toppings.
How to Make Whipped Cottage Cheese
Making whipped or creamed cottage cheese is really easy. You simply add cottage cheese to a blender with a little vanilla extract and sweetener of choice, and blend until smooth.
You can whip full-fat or light cottage cheese.
I use this handy mini blender to whip my cottage cheese. It fits 300g of cheese perfectly, and it doesn’t take up too much space so I can keep it on my kitchen counter and always have it to hand.
I use honey as a sweetener for my cottage cheese dessert, but you can use agave, maple syrup, regular sugar or whatever sweetener you prefer.
You can serve whipped cottage cheese straight from the blender, but for very best results refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving. If I’m having cottage cheese for dessert I like to prep it before dinner.
Cottage Cheese Toppings
In the recipe card below I use my favourite version of Cottage Cheese Dessert – Raspberry, Pistachio and Honey. It has the perfect balance of texture and sweetness. For the ideal whipped cottage cheese you want a combination of 3 things – fruit (in this case, raspberries), some kind of flavour enhancer or sweetener (a drizzle of honey), and something crunchy (chopped pistachio). These are a few of my favourite combinations, but please leave a comment below with yours!
- Raspberries, honey and chopped pistachios
- Sliced strawberries, crushed shortbread and agave
- Sliced banana, a drizzle of peanut butter, and crushed digestive biscuits (Graham Crackers)
- Diced apple, cinnamon sugar and chopped hazelnuts
- Orange segments, melted chocolate and crunchy granola
- Blueberries, crushed Speculoos (Biscoff) and maple syrup
- Blackberries tossed in fresh lime juice and a little sugar with chopped almonds
- White chocolate chips, berry compote (or fruit jam) and chopped macadamia nuts
- Pineapple chunks, agave and coconut flakes
Serving and Storing
Once prepared, creamed cottage cheese can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for up to 3 days.
You can also freeze whipped cottage cheese to make cottage cheese ice cream. Let it thaw for 10 minutes before serving, and use the same kind of toppings to make a delicious cottage cheese ice cream sundae.
Try experimenting with different extracts or flavoured syrups – instead of vanilla essence try almond or a citrus extract. Flavoured syrups (like those designed for coffees) can be used instead of honey or sweetener.
Whipped Cottage Cheese makes a great high-protein sweet snack any time of the day. Serve it as dessert or a light breakfast. It is easy to transport so makes a great on-the-go breakfast for busy mornings.
If you want an added protein boost, you can stir in a scoop of your favourite protein powder to the creamed cottage cheese.
Use creamy cottage cheese as a topping for pancakes, waffles or french toast.
I hope you like this recipe as much as I do! Please leave a comment or tag me on Instagram @carrieskitchen_ if you make it!
More Sweet Treats
- Easy Peach Melba Sundaes
- No-bake Lemon Raspberry Tart
- Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies
- Blueberry Ricotta Toast
Whipped Cottage Cheese
- 300 grams cottage cheese
- 1 tbsp honey or sweetener of choice
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
For the topping
- 1 cup fresh raspberries
- 2 tbsp chopped pistachio
- 2 tsp honey
- Add the cottage cheese to a blender with a tablespoon of honey and teaspoon of vanilla essence.
- Blend until smooth.
- Spoon into bowls, then top with fresh raspberries and pistachio. Drizzle with honey to serve.