Strawberry Cheesecake cottage cheese ice cream

We Tried Cottage Cheese Ice Cream and You Should Too

Looking for a delicious and healthy dessert that you can make in 20 minutes? Try out the new TikTok trend: cottage cheese ice cream. It’s weirdly satisfying to any sweet tooth and packed with nutrients. We picked a strawberry cheesecake flavor, but you can always customize it to your tastes.

This strawberry cheesecake cottage cheese ice cream is easy to make with minimal tools, completely customizable, and packed with nutrition.

10 min. Prep
10 min. Cook
20 min. Total
20 Servings




cottage cheese

Blend the cottage cheese until creamy (and don’t throw out the container just yet). You could use a food processor, blender,

, hand immersion blender, or even a whisk if you’re ready for an arm workout.



Add 1 tablespoon sweetener of choice and blend again. I used Stevia, but honey is another great option. Taste the mixture and add more sweetener if you’d like. 


cottage cheese

Add in diced strawberries and mix gently by hand with a spatula or spoon. I mixed continuously for 2-3 minutes until the cottage cheese turned a light pink color from the strawberries. 


graham cracker

Crush half of the graham cracker sleeve into fine crumbs, crush the other half of crackers into small-medium sized pieces.


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graham cracker

Add in all graham crackers into the strawberry cottage cheese mixture and stir until well combined.


Do one last taste test to check the sweetness level.


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For ease, simply dump the mixture back into the original cottage cheese container and freeze for 2-3 hours, stirring every hour.

To be completely honest, I was super skeptical about this trend. Cottage cheese has a naturally salty taste and I just couldn’t imagine how it would work in a sweet dessert. But after seeing a TikTok from @maxiskitchen and watching her make a Strawberry Cheesecake flavor, I decided to give it a try. And I went from “skeptic” to “lover” in about 2.3 seconds.


Healthy strawberry cheesecake ice cream 🍨 . Thank you @lainiecooks_ for recipe inspiration! Soo delish! . Blend:▪️16 oz. Full Fat Cottage Cheese▪️3 Strawberries▪️1/4 Cup Maple Syrup▪️ . Mix in:▪️3 Graham Crackers, crushed▪️2 Strawberries, diced small▪️ . 1️⃣ Blend together the cottage cheese, strawberries and maple syrup until creamy and then mix in the graham crackers and diced strawberries 2️⃣ Transfer into a container, cover and freeze for 3-5 hours stirring every hour to break up icy spots; enjoy! (Note: if it is left in the freezer longer it may become too hard so 3-5 hours is the sweet spot!) . ⏲5 minute prep time + 3-5 hour freeze time . #healthyrecipes #healthydessert #easyrecipe #tiktokfood #icecream #cottagecheese

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The cottage cheese ice cream came out super smooth and creamy with a texture that reminds me of soft serve or even frozen yogurt. The combination of the strawberries, graham crackers, and stevia made for the perfect balance of sweetness to complement the natural saltiness of the cottage cheese.

Not only is it easy to make, but it’s also dorm-friendly, making it an ideal recipe for college students. As long as you have a tool to blend the cottage cheese until it’s creamy and whipped, you can make this recipe with basic utensils around your dorm like bowls and spoons. I also decided to experiment and put some of the cottage cheese ice cream in the refrigerator. The result was still delicious, just a little softer than the frozen version. The graham crackers did come out a bit soggy, so if you’re not into that, try sprinkling some more crushed graham crackers on top as soon as you scoop it into a bowl. 

When I tasted the finished product, I truly was blown away by how much it tasted like real strawberry cheesecake, with the added bonus of high protein and less fats and sugars. Cottage cheese is an unusual but great choice for those who want to keep a healthy lifestyle without compromising on dessert time. 

If you are looking to add a new dessert to your routine, I definitely would recommend giving this cottage cheese ice cream a chance. Making this recipe only took about 20 minutes and truly tastes amazing. I am still in shock at how much it tastes like the real thing. The best part about this recipe is that you can easily customize it to fit your taste preferences, whether you enjoy a flavor like Strawberry Cheesecake or something more decadent like Chocolate Mocha. Either way, with the added benefits of cottage cheese, you can feel good about indulging in this delicious treat.

If you liked this article, check out another TikTok trend we reviewed: How to Make Candied Grapes.