Cottage Cheese Ice Cream
You only need 6 simple ingredients to make this Snickers inspired cottage cheese ice cream recipe. Plus, this version has over 24g of protein per serving!
I saw this simple ice cream recipe going viral on TikTok and knew I had to give it a try. The texture is thick, creamy, and absolutely delicious. I was blown away by how good this cottage cheese ice cream tastes. It’s the perfect Healthyish swap for sugary ice cream. And with a Snickers twist, you’re going to fall in love with this easy dessert recipe.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
This version adds EVEN MORE protein by adding healthy, protein packed, peanut butter powder versus regular creamy peanut butter. Plus, the peanut butter powder has less fat too.
This recipe comes together in under 10 minutes, and you don’t even need an ice cream maker. Simply buzz the cottage cheese, maple syrup, and peanut butter powder together in a food processor. Fold in the chopped pitted dates and add to a freezer friendly, sealable container. Top with crushed peanuts and a drizzle of chocolate and you’re ready to freeze.
What’s great is that you can customize this recipe any way you like. I’ve seen people make strawberry cheesecake, banana, chocolate and more. There are so many delicious combinations, so you can really get creative with it.
Ingredients Needed for Snickers Inspired Cottage Cheese Ice Cream
Cottage Cheese – This recipe calls for 16 ounces, full fat cottage cheese to achieve the smooth texture and to capture all the protein gains. I used Good Culture Full Fat Cottage Cheese for this recipe.
Maple Syrup – This recipe calls for ¼ cup maple syrup. You can use honey instead if you prefer.
Peanut Butter Powder – This recipe calls for ¼ cup PBfit Peanut Butter Powder. I did not test any other powders in this recipe.
Pitted Dates – For this recipe, you’ll need 3 pitted dates. Chop them into small pieces as these will act like the “caramel” from a traditional Snickers.
Peanuts – This recipe calls for crushed peanuts as a topping. Just like you’d see in a Snickers.
Chocolate Wafers – This recipe calls for two tablespoons of melted dark chocolate wafers. I use Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Wafers because they melt so well.
How to Make Cottage Cheese Ice Cream
Add the cottage cheese, maple syrup, and peanut butter powder to the food processor. Buzz until smooth and creamy, no lumps. Fold in the chopped pitted dates, and add to a freezer friendly, sealable container. Spread smooth.
Top with crushed peanuts and a drizzle of dark chocolate. Freeze overnight or for at least 4-5 hours. Thaw before scooping. Enjoy!
How to Serve
In a bowl: Option to serve this ice cream in a bowl with some of your favorite toppings. Although the crushed peanuts and chocolate are pretty good on their own.
In a waffle cone: You can easily serve this ice cream in a waffle cone for some extra flavor.
As a sandwich: Add a scoop of this ice cream in between two of your favorite cookies for the ultimate tasty treat. Chocolate chip, peanut butter or snickerdoodles would all tastes amazing.
How to Thaw
If you freeze the ice cream overnight, you’ll need to let it rest at room temperature for 15-20 minutes before scooping.
If you freeze for 4-5 hours, you’ll only need to let it rest at room temperature for 5-10 minutes before scooping.
Store extra ice cream in a freezer safe, sealable container for up to two weeks.
Cottage Cheese Ice Cream
- 1 food processor
- 1 freezer safe, sealable container
- Add the cottage cheese, maple syrup, and peanut butter powder to the food processor. Buzz until smooth and creamy, no lumps. Fold in the chopped pitted dates, and add to a freezer friendly, sealable container. Spread smooth.
- Top with chopped peanuts and a drizzle of melted dark chocolate. Freeze overnight or for at least 4-5 hours.
- Thaw before scooping. Enjoy!