If you aspire to make ice cream at home, this is a protein-packed and easy way to do it. Break out the cottage cheese and add fresh strawberries, mango and more for a simple dessert that gets its sweetness from honey and fruit.
No churn necessary—this DIY ice cream can be made in a blender or food processor. Here’s how to make ice cream at home.
1 1/2 cups frozen fruit such as berries or mango chunks
1/2 cup frozen banana (about 1 small banana), diced
1 cup cottage cheese (fat level of choice)
1 tablespoons honey
2-3 leaves fresh basil or mint (optional)
- Combine frozen fruit in a food processor or high-speed blender and process until the mixture resembles a thick puree.
- Add the cottage cheese, honey and herbs (if using) and continue to puree until the mixture is thick and smooth.
- For soft-serve-style ice cream, serve immediately with an additional sprig of fresh herbs, if desired. Alternately, the ice cream can be frozen into a loaf pan for hard-scoop ice cream or frozen into molds for popsicles.
* Tip: For perfectly scoopable ice cream, allow loaf pan to thaw in the refrigerator for 2 hours before serving.