FOOD

Cottage cheese ice cream is the latest viral food craze

Could the sweet alternative taste as good as the real deal?
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Crazy…or genius? TikTok has deemed cottage cheese the new hero ingredient – and its recently made its debut in ice cream form.

With four simple ingredients, creators on the platform claim this ‘healthy ice cream alternative’ bears the flavour of a traditional cheesecake-flavoured ice cream. 

WATCH: Viral cottage cheese ice cream. Article continues after video.

Traditionally used a spread, the soft-textured curd cheese is a great meal accompaniment.

This dessert recipe, however, uses the dairy product as a base where – with the simple addition of honey, strawberries, and graham crackers as a topper – it is then transformed into a sweet treat.

Making the rounds on social media, here we share the recipe to this viral sensation.

WATCH: How to make cottage cheese ice cream. Article continues after video.

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Ingredients

  • 500g (1 tub) of cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1/2 cup strawberries (can be fresh or frozen)(
  • 1/4 cup crushed graham crackers

Method

1. Scoop your cream cheese into a large bowl. Add your strawberries and honey.

2. Using a hand mixer, process the ingredients until fully blended. Add in the crushed graham crackers + extra strawberries and mix.

3. Place the mixture back into the cream cheese tub, or a tray, and cover. Place in the freezer and leave for a few hours.

4. Once frozen, remove your sweet treat and enjoy! 

TIP: Leave the mixture to thaw for a few minutes after removing from the freezer.

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