A Healthy Summer Treat: Cottage Cheese Ice Cream



I know what you’re thinking … cottage cheese ice cream?! I can hear your thoughts, “Umm, gross!”, “NO, thank you!”, and “That’s not ice cream!”, etc. I’ll admit, I was a little skeptical at first too. Ice cream is my favorite treat and if Blue Bell is on the table, you’ll find me nose deep! But, my oldest has a pretty big sweet tooth and I’ve wanted to find alternatives that still provide the sweetness she feels her body needs. Is it Blue Bell? Not even close but it’s worth a try. I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome of this recipe. So, if you’re up for it, I think you’ll be satisfied with this summertime healthy treat!

I can’t take credit for creating this recipe but thanks to Eating Bird Food, I was able to create a few flavors to try. This recipe has apparently gone viral on Tis Tok, so it definitely is worth considering! There are only 4 simple ingredients needed, plus a blender or a food processor. I could barely believe how simple it was! My oldest daughter and I made two different kinds: peanut butter Nutella and chocolate chip.



  • 2 cups of full fat cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons of Nutella


  • 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips to replace the Nutella

** Add all ingredients, except chocolate chips, into your blender or food processor. Combine for a few minutes – or until it reaches a smooth consistency. Stir/fold in chocolate chips, if desired. In lieu of peanut butter or chocolate, you can sub in a fruit of your choice or cinnamon to easily change up the flavor a bit! Once you’re done, place in a sealed container and put into the freezer for 4-6 hours. Each batch should stay fresh in your freezer for approximately 1 week. **

I hope you enjoy this different, healthy treat this summertime! If you can’t bring yourself to try it out just yet, take a look at this post for some local Waco spots where you can find a frozen treat to help beat the heat. Be sure to tag us, @wacomoms, in your adventures of creating new flavors or checking out spots around town!

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Natalie is a born and raised Texan originally from Kerrville, Texas who is a hill country girl at heart. She graduated from Texas Woman's University with her master's in Counseling and is in private practice at Waco Psychological Associates as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Natalie married a Baylor bear and is blessed with two sweet girls, Hadley and Rylanne. We also have a son, Calvin James in heaven who was born in March of 2018 and is held near and dear to our hearts, daily! We love calling Waco, home. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors, good music, anything sport-related (former soccer player here), and making memories with family and friends. Feel free to follow her on Instagram @natpaigejones