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Cottage cheese is definitely having its moment in the sun. It seems like every time I open TikTok or Instagram someone is making something with
Let’s break down this new viral fad and evaluate if you should try it as a “healthier” alternative.
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cottage cheese ice cream?
Cottage cheese is ice cream made by blending
Surprisingly, although this is a new viral food trend, the concept behind this trend has been around for hundreds of years!
In fact, sugar-free, high-protein
This “ice cream alternative” is higher in protein and lower in calories, when compared to regular ice cream. This is true.
A ½ cup of vanilla ice cream has 137 calories and 2 grams of protein.
A ½ cup of 2% cottage cheese has 91 calories and 11 grams of protein.
Cottage cheese is an excellent source of casein protein, one of the two proteins found in dairy products, that helps keep you feeling full for longer periods of time. But, since ice cream is made from dairy, it also has casein protein, although not as much.
Depending on the type of
There are some downsides to consider when it comes to
Finally, depending on the type of sweetener, toppings, and other ingredients you add, you can make
While this would be divided between 4 servings in a typical recipe, you are still looking at an additional 130 calories and 30+ grams of sugar per serving. Regular ice cream has 14 grams for a ⅓ cup. This means that
Cottage cheese ice cream recipe
If you are interested in trying this trend (I don’t recommend it, just eat the ice cream) making
Blend 16oz of low-fat
Should you try it?
I am going to go with no on this food trend. If you want a healthier “ice cream” there are tons of pre-made options out there that taste pretty good. Making ice cream out of
My advice is, if you want ice cream, just eat the ice cream. Personally, during the summer we go out for ice cream occasionally in the evenings. It’s an activity that everyone enjoys and I eat a scoop with zero guilt. Food is meant to be enjoyed. If you like this new trend, go for it, but I think most people would agree it’s just not the same and isn’t all that healthier.