Cottage Cheese seems to be one of those foods that you either love or hate. If you love cottage cheese, you will love this sweet, healthy treat. If you hate cottage cheese, I encourage you to give Cottage Berry Whip a try because it doesn’t taste at all like cottage cheese. It tastes more like ice cream, especially if you use frozen berries.
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Cottage Berry Whip
The recipe for Cottage Berry Whip is so simple and easy that you can teach your children to make it for their snack. I first learned about Cottage Berry Whip when I followed the Trim Healthy Mama Lifestyle. It is delicious and very simple to make. It is a wonderful snack if you are trying to lose weight. However, children also love it and it is a great source of protein for growing children.
ingredients for Cottage Berry Whip
Cottage cheese is a very healthy, versatile food. As a cottage cheese lover, I can eat it plain, but here are a few other ways we use cottage cheese at our house. These ideas may seem foreign or weird, but as the old saying goes, “don’t knock it until you try it!”
- Topping for a lettuce salad
- Topping for baked potatoes
- Add it to smoothies for extra protein and creaminess
- Topping for canned peaches
- Cottage Berry Whip
Instant Pot Cottage Cheese
You can easily make your own cottage cheese in the Instant Pot! It is so easy! We eat so much cottage cheese, that I wrote about how to make cottage cheese in my Instant Pot.
In the past, I have tried to make cottage cheese on the stovetop with little success. It was time-consuming and complicated. The cottage cheese always turned out rubbery. However, I recently thought, “I wonder if I could make it in my Instant Pot” And sure enough, you can! And it is so simple! Check out this simple tutorial with only two ingredients!
You can use any berry you prefer. I like raspberry, strawberry, or blueberry equally. You can also use a combination of berries. Using frozen berries gives this snack a cold, ice cream like texture. However, you can use fresh berries as well. The texture will be softer, but it is still very delicious.
The vanilla rounds out the flavor of the dessert. However, if you don’t have vanilla or don’t care for vanilla, you can leave it out. The dish is still delicious without it.
You can use any sweetener of your choice. I prefer to use stevia because I like to keep my sugar consumption at a minimum. When you use stevia, you only need a tiny amount. You can also use other sugar alternatives such as swerve, monk fruit powder. If you prefer sugar or honey, those sweeteners work as well. You will just have to add and adjust the amount of each sweetener based on its concentration and your taste.
Heavy cream gives this recipe extra richness and deliciousness. We have our own milk cow, so we have an abundance of fresh cream that we skim from the milk each day. If your Cottage Berry Whip seems too dry, you can also use milk if you are not wanting the extra fat and calories.
Add-ins for Cottage Berry Whip
- Almonds – throw in a Tbsp of Almonds before the other ingredients and pulse. These add a salty crunch.
- Chocolate chips – pulse a few chocolate chips before adding ingredients for a chocolatey snack.
- Replace the sweetener with a half of banana.
- At the end, add granola (do not pulse) for a breakfast treat.
Additional notes about Cottage Berry Whip
- You can use a blender or a food processor. Both work well, however, I find that the food processor is easier to clean up and you can get more of the whip out of it.
- Add a little milk if the Cottage Berry Whip seems too dry
- Add a few berries as a garnish after you have whipped.
- Teach your school-age children to make this recipe! It is healthy and easy to make!
Cottage Berry Whip
- food processor
- 1/2 cup cottage cheese low-fat or regular
- 1/2 cup frozen berries strawberries, blueberries, and/or raspberries
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- sweetener, to taste Stevia, sugar, honey
- 2 tbsp heavy cream (optional)
- Place cottage cheese and frozen berries in blender or food processor
- blend for 30 seconds
- add vanilla and sweetner and heavy cream (optional)
- blend until well combined and creamy
- Serve and enjoy!
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