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Trending Recipe: Strawberry Cottage Cheese Ice Cream


What's not to love about a viral snack? As soon as the trending, protein-packed cottage cheese ice cream surfaced, we knew we could make it even better with one simple addition: fresh berries. 

In our version of the viral ice cream, we rely on fresh strawberries for an extra boost of flavor and nutrition, but invite you to get creative and use our recipe as a base for exploring even more berry cottage ice cream combinations (we've listed some below for inspiration). 

This quick recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth and keep you feeling nourished with the high protein content of the cottage cheese. And while the recipe might feel indulgent, it's sweetened to your liking with a minimal amount of honey (or maple syrup). 

Hungry yet? Head to the kitchen to make your new favorite ice cream featuring fresh California Giant strawberries!

Strawberry Cottage Cheese Ice Cream


This quick and creamy recipe is a homemade, protein-filled alternative to traditional ice cream!


  • 2 cups (16 oz) full fat cottage cheese
  • ¼ cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, (some chopped)
  • ¼ cup chopped pistachios
  • Toppings of choice 


  1. Add cottage cheese, a handful of strawberries and your sweetener of choice to a food processor or blender.
  2. Once blended smooth, place in a freezer-safe container and fold in chopped strawberries, pistachios and any other toppings.
  3. Freeze for a minimum of 2 hours.
  4. Once frozen, leave on the counter 10-15 minutes to soften before scooping. Enjoy!

Get Creative!

Our recipe for viral cottage cheese ice cream serves as a base for your creativity! Explore berry cottage cheese ice cream flavors at your leisure and tailored to your taste buds. Looking for even more fresh berry cottage cheese ice cream combinations? Start with our favorites below!

1) Blueberry Cheesecake Cottage Cheese Ice Cream 

Adapted from our strawberry cottage cheese ice cream recipe, simply swap the strawberries for fresh blueberries and pistachios for crushed graham crackers. This tasty version of the viral dessert is extra fun to make, thanks to the colorful pop of deep purple/blue from the blueberries.

2) Raspberry Dark Chocolate Cottage Cheese Ice Cream

Another simple adaptation of our cottage cheese ice cream! Adding fresh raspberries in place (or alongside of) fresh strawberries and dark chocolate chunks makes for a dreamy, delicious, sweet treat. For even more fun, experiment with your preferred chocolate chunk and nut combinations. 

3) Blackberry Mango Cottage Cheese Ice Cream

Craving something more tropical? Fresh blackberries and mango complement each other well in this adaptation of cottage cheese ice cream. To create this refreshingly sweet recipe, simply omit strawberries and include 1/2 cup of both fresh blackberries and mango. 

What cottage cheese ice cream flavor combination are you looking forward to?

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