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Whipped Cottage Cheese

This Whipped Cottage Cheese recipe is the healthy treat you never knew you needed! It has an ultra-creamy texture with flavor combinations that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. After one bite, you won’t even believe it’s cottage cheese! 

Whipped cottage cheese in a jar with toppings.

Chocolatey Smooth Cottage Cheese

Have you tried whipping cottage cheese before? I know there are a lot of trust issues with cottage cheese, but I promise, this whipped cottage cheese is on a whole new level. It’s creamy, rich, and the custard-like texture is on point! 

Using cottage cheese isn’t likely the first thing that comes to mind when whipping up a sweet treat. However, it’s actually quite a versatile ingredient! Blended cottage cheese provides a rich, creamy base for many desserts. It’s a healthy cheese that is sure to please!

Since this is super rich, you won’t need as much chocolate. A couple of tablespoons goes a long way! You can easily get 4-6 servings out of this and be completely satisfied. 

If you weren’t a fan of cottage cheese before, this recipe is your gateway to all that is holy. *cue the hallelujah chorus*

A jar of whipped cottage cheese with toppings on a gray marble surface.

​Why You’ll Love It

  • Equal parts delicious & nutritious! 
  • It makes for the perfect make-ahead recipe.
  • You can easily customize it however you wish!
  • Has the BEST texture and flavor.

Health Benefits of Cottage Cheese

Cottage Cheese is much more than a secret ingredient to yummy desserts. It also has a ton of health benefits! 

According to many health sources, cottage cheese is an excellent source of protein, calcium, vitamin B-12, and phosphorus. These nutrients are great for boosting your bone health, regulating your blood pressure, and more! even preventing certain types of cancer. 

Made with 3 Simple Ingredients

Cottage Cheese: Use a 16-ounce tub (about 4 servings). The fresher, the better!

Cacao Powder: Cacao powder gives this whipped cottage cheese that chocolatey flavor. 

Monk Fruit: I like to use powdered monk fruit because it is a zero-calorie, natural sweetener that doesn’t affect blood sugar.

Optional Additions

  • Chocolate Chips: I melted 2 tablespoons of stevia-sweetened chocolate chips, but use whatever chocolate you like!
  • Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is mixed and melted with the chocolate chips to make a delicious chocolate layer over the whipped cottage cheese.
  • Roasted Hazelnuts: Hazelnuts add a lovely crunchy texture to take this cottage cheese to the next level.

How to Make Whipped Cottage Cheese

The steps are simple, and I’m outlining them below but be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to view the full, printable recipe card. You can also check out my viral Instagram reel!

Whipped cottage cheese in a jar with a spoon dipped in.

STEP 1 COMBINE 

Place cottage cheese into a small food processor with the cacao powder and monk fruit, or your favorite sweetener. 

Pro Tip: Use POWDERED sweetener instead of granulated, or your whipped cottage cheese will come out gritty. 

Pulse for about 15-20 seconds to get it creamy, removing any clumps. You can always taste and see what more you’d like to add.

STEP 2 – CHILL

This dessert is best chilled, so I highly recommend chilling for 1-2 hours unless you’re in a time crunch! 

STEP 3 – ADD TOPPINGS & SERVE

You can serve this as is, but if you want to upgrade it, you can add some crushed roasted hazelnuts or a tablespoon or two of melted chocolate! Layer it up however way you want.

For the melted chocolate, mix the stevia-sweetened chocolate chips with some coconut oil. Microwave for 15 seconds, stir, and microwave again for 15 seconds. Pour it over the top, then let it chill so you can break the top chocolate layer with a spoon. 

ENJOY!

​FAQ

​What’s the difference between cottage cheese and ricotta cheese?

The main distinction between these two kinds of cheese is that ricotta cheese has a higher fat content than cottage cheese. Ricotta also contains more calcium, selenium, and vitamins A, E, D, and B2. 

Ricotta is the way to go if you’re looking for a low-carb option since it has fewer carbs. But cottage cheese is still the healthier option if you’re watching your fat content.

How can I eat cottage cheese if I don’t like the texture?

If you don’t like the texture of cottage cheese, blending it into a smoothie or other sweet treat is a great way to get all its nutritional benefits without having to eat it alone. 

Cottage cheese adds lots of protein, and the taste is similar to Greek yogurt, so it’s a great substitute. You can also use cottage cheese as a base for crepes, smoothie bowls, or oatmeal bowls.

Can you whip cottage cheese without a food processor?

You can, but you may not get the same fluffy, light texture that you would with one. A blender works in a pinch, but it takes quite a bit of time and effort to get the desired consistency. 

If using a blender, add milk or water 1 teaspoon at a time, and blend until you get the desired texture. 

A serving of whipped cottage cheese with toppings.

Recipe Variations

What’s great about this whipped cottage cheese recipe is that you can add or swap ingredients and enjoy it in many different ways. One of my favorite variations of this recipe is my version using blueberries. If you make it, let me know what you think!

Storage

Store your leftover whipped cottage cheese in an airtight container and pop it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours

Unlike regular cottage cheese, whipped cottage cheese doesn’t keep as well for long periods of time, so whip only what you plan to eat within the next 1-2 days.

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Yield: 2-4 servings

Whipped Cottage Cheese

A serving of whipped cottage cheese in a glass jar over a gray marble surface.

This whipped cottage cheese is on a whole new level. It’s creamy, rich, and the custard-like texture is on point! 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1, 16-ounce tub of full-fat cottage cheese
  • 2/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup of powdered monkfruit sweetener
  • crushed roasted hazelnuts (optional)
  • 1-2 tablespoons melted chocolate (optional, made with sugar-free chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon coconut oil)

Instructions

    1. Place cottage cheese in a small food processor with the cacao powder and monk fruit (or your favorite sweetener). *Be sure to use POWDERED sweetener instead of granulated, or your whipped cottage cheese could come out gritty.
    2. Pulse for about 15-20 seconds to get it creamy, removing any clumps. You can always taste and see what more you’d like to add.
    3. This dessert is best chilled, so I highly recommend chilling for 1-2 hours unless you're in a time crunch.
    4. You can serve this as is, but if you want to upgrade it, you can add some crushed roasted hazelnuts or a tablespoon or two of melted chocolate.
    5. For the melted chocolate, mix the stevia-sweetened chocolate chips with some coconut oil. Microwave for 15 seconds, stir, and microwave again for 15 seconds. Pour it over the top, then let it chill so you can break the top chocolate layer with a spoon. Enjoy!

Notes

Store your leftover whipped cottage cheese in an airtight container and pop it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

Unlike regular cottage cheese, whipped cottage cheese doesn't keep as well for long periods of time, so whip only what you plan to eat within the next 1-2 days.a

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