Best Blended Cottage Cheese Whipped Cream Dessert Recipe

This is the most delicious whipped cottage cheese recipe for a healthy breakfast, a sweet treat, or a perfect dip in minutes. It’s naturally sweetened with powdered cane sugar, flavored with fresh lemon juice, extra creamy with some added whipped cream, and a fantastic source of protein to add to your favorite dessert, including strawberry shortcake, crepes, and pie.

Bowl of whipped cottage cheese.

Make the most delicious whipped cottage cheese recipe for a healthy breakfast, a sweet treat, or a perfect dip in minutes. My homemade whipped cottage cheese is naturally sweetened with a little powdered cane sugar, flavored with fresh lemon, and extra creamy with some added whipped cream. This is the easiest of all cottage cheese recipes and a fantastic source of protein to add to your favorite dessert, including strawberry shortcake, crepes, and pie. Cottage cheese dessert is my new favorite way to enjoy protein and nutrition when I have a sweet craving.

How do you eliminate the chunky texture of cottage cheese curds?

If you like the taste of cottage cheese but are not a fan of its curdled texture, you are not alone. In my blended cottage cheese recipe, we quickly and easily blend it to a smooth consistency. The cottage cheese curds are no longer detectable, and it’s the perfect creamy base for your favorite toppings.

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Why You’ll Love This Whipped Cottage Cheese Cream Recipe

  • You only need a few simple ingredients.
  • It is super easy to make for an impressive result.
  • The flavor-rich ingredients make it taste amazing!
  • All the ingredients are easily digestible for a gentle tummy.
Bowl of whipped cottage cheese.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Here is everything you need to make the best-tasting cottage cheese whipped cream recipe:

Cottage Cheese: You can use fat-free cottage cheese or full fat cottage cheese. I recommend full-fat for the best-tasting cottage cheese filling and thickest texture. My favorite brand of cottage cheese is Daisy because it does not contain carrageenan. You can substitute cottage cheese with an equal amount of ricotta cheese, sour cream or Greek yogurt for a similar texture and flavor.

Powdered Sugar: Substitute with an equal amount of granulated sugar, or use a sugar substitute like stevia or erythritol for a lower-calorie option. You could also use 1 or 2 tablespoons of maple syrup. But the consistency will not be as thick.

Lemon Juice: The lemon juice gives the cottage cheese a tangy flavor similar to cream cheese. But you can also use lemon zest, lime juice, or orange juice as a substitute for lemon juice for a slightly different flavor.

Whipped Cream: If you prefer not to use whipped cream, you can omit it entirely or substitute with the solid portion of canned coconut cream for a dairy-free option.

Salt: Cottage cheese has a natural saltiness to it. You can omit the additional salt if desired.

Bowl of whipped cottage cheese.

How to Make My Whipped Cream with Cottage Cheese Recipe

Here are easy, step-by-step instructions to make sweet whipped cottage cheese:

Step 1: Blend the Cottage Cheese

In a high speed blender, food processor, or the chopper cup with an immersion blender, combine 1 cup of cottage cheese, 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, and a pinch of salt.

Blend the mixture until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides of the blender or food processor as needed.

Adding powdered cane sugar to cottage cheese in a blender.

Step 2: Fold in Whipped Cream (optional)

For an even lighter texture and creamy flavor, fold in 1/2 cup of whipped cream to lighten the texture of the mixture.

Spoon the cottage cheese into a small bowl and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.

Bowl of whipped cottage cheese.

Sweet Cottage Cheese Dip Recipe Notes

Texture: For best results scrape down the sides of the blender or food processor to ensure all the ingredients are well incorporated and avoid stray cottage cheese curds.

Sweetness: Adjust the amount of powdered sugar to suit your taste. You can add more or less sugar depending on how sweet you prefer the dessert to be.

Optional Ingredients: The addition of whipped cream is optional but adds a lightness to the texture of the dessert. Feel free to omit it for a slightly denser texture or substitute with coconut cream for a dairy-free option.

Flavor Variations: You can customize the flavor of the dessert by adding extracts such as vanilla or almond extract, or spices such as cinnamon or nutmeg.

Serving Suggestions

What can I serve whipped cottage cheese with?

My cottage cheese whipped cream is an excellent way to add protein and a creamy texture to a sweet or savory dessert, breakfast, or snack. It can be added inside or on top of cottage cheese filled crepes with fresh fruit or berries, with oatmeal, on pancakes or waffles, as a fruit dip, with strawberry shortcake, in place of ice cream on pumpkin pie, apple pie, or chocolate cake, or as a creamy spread on french toast or bagels. Creamy cottage cheese tastes amazing, topped with mini chocolate chips, crushed graham crackers, or a drizzle of honey. You can add cocoa powder for chocolate cottage cheese.

You can also enjoy a savory whipped cottage cheese by omitting the whipped cream and powdered sugar and adding a savory seasoning such as garlic powder, onion powder, hot sauce, Italian seasoning, fresh dill, fresh herbs, red pepper flakes, black pepper, olive oil. You can enjoy it as an appetizer or dip with savory toppings for fresh veggies, pita chips, and bell peppers.

Refrigeration: Store the whipped cottage cheese dessert in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.

Separation: Due to the nature of cottage cheese, the mixture may separate slightly upon refrigeration. Simply stir or blend it again before serving to restore its creamy consistency.

Freezing: While it’s possible to freeze the dessert, the texture may change upon thawing, becoming slightly grainy. It’s best enjoyed fresh, but if you do freeze it, let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight and then blend or mix it well before serving.

Layering: If you’re making a layered dessert, such as a yogurt parfait, assemble the layers just before serving to prevent the mixture from becoming too watery.

Flavor Intensity: The flavor of the dessert may intensify slightly upon refrigeration, so keep this in mind when adjusting the sweetness or other flavors.

Can I use low-fat or non-fat cottage cheese?
Yes, you can use low-fat or non-fat cottage cheese, but keep in mind that the texture may be slightly different from using full-fat cottage cheese. It may be less creamy and slightly grainy.

Can I use fresh fruit instead of powdered sugar for sweetness in whipped cottage cheese?
Yes, you can use fresh fruit to sweeten the dessert instead of powdered sugar. Blend fruits like bananas, berries, or mangoes and adjust the sweetness to your liking.

Can I make cottage cheese whipped cream ahead of time?
Yes, you can make the dessert ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator. However, it’s best to add any toppings or garnishes just before serving to maintain their freshness and texture.

Can I use this whipped cottage cheese as a frosting for cakes?
Yes, it can be used as frosting on top of sheet cakes. But I don’t recommend frosting the sides of a layered cake with it.

Bowl of whipped cottage cheese.

Cottage Cheese Whipped Cream

Gluten-Free diet-friendly recipe
This is the most delicious whipped cottage cheese recipe for a healthy breakfast, a sweet treat, or a perfect dip in minutes. It's naturally sweetened with powdered cane sugar, flavored with fresh lemon juice, extra creamy with some added whipped cream, and a fantastic source of protein to add to your favorite dessert, including strawberry shortcake, crepes, and pie. 
5 from 10 votes
Servings 8
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup powdered cane sugar
  • 1 cup whipped cream

Instructions
 

  • In a high speed blender, food processor, or the chopper cup with an immersion blender, combine 1 cup of cottage cheese, 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, and a pinch of salt.
    Blend the mixture until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides of the blender or food processor as needed.
  • OPTIONAL:
    For an even lighter texture and creamy flavor, fold in 1/2 cup of whipped cream to lighten the texture of the mixture.
    Spoon the cottage cheese into a small bowl and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.

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Notes

Texture: For best results scrape down the sides of the blender or food processor to ensure all the ingredients are well incorporated and avoid stray cottage cheese curds.
Sweetness: Adjust the amount of powdered sugar to suit your taste. You can add more or less sugar depending on how sweet you prefer the dessert to be.

Nutrition

Calories: 65kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 3gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 83mgPotassium: 34mgFiber: 0.001gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 62IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 0.03mg
Keyword cottage cheese, cottage cheese filling, whipped cottage cheese
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11 Comments

  1. This is such a good replacement for my previous whipped cream recipe! Can’t wait to try it out on some of my next projects!

    1. That’s awesome, Emma! I think you will have a lot of fun enjoying it as a dessert or a snack 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    I hope you love this recipe as much as I do!! I’m about to add some to the top of a strawberry cake for my daughter’s birthday dinner tonight 🙂

5 from 10 votes (5 ratings without comment)

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