Cottage cheese is an incredibly versatile ingredient that, while often associated with savoury dishes, can be transformed into the most delicious of desserts. If you’re wondering, “What desserts can I make with cottage cheese?”, it’s time to read on! Let’s take you on a sweet journey with a variety of ideas that will satisfy your sweet tooth.
Ideas for Cottage Cheese Desserts
Cottage cheese is the secret ingredient that can elevate your dessert game to a whole new level. Because cottage cheese has a subtle flavour, this makes it ripe for pairing with so many different ingredients to make some truly inspirational desserts:
Cottage Cheese Cheesecake
This is the best place to begin. Most people opt for cream cheese in their cheesecake desserts, but if you’re looking for a healthier option and one with a lot more protein, you can benefit from swapping the cream cheese with cottage cheese. You can create a healthier cheesecake by blending cottage cheese with eggs, some sweetener, and a tiny bit of cream cheese, and you can bake it to perfection, or you can try our No-Bake Pecan Cheesecake recipe that’s simple, sumptuous, light, and ready for consumption in as little as 20 minutes.
Cottage Cheese Dessert Cups
Cottage cheese with fresh berries (or your fruits of choice) and a little bit of chocolate make for a delightful and nutritious dessert cup, such as our Peach, Cherry, Chocolate and Cheese Dessert Cups.
Our Apricot and Cottage Cheese Crêpes have to be sampled to be believed and are a far more delectable dessert if you are fed up with the same old after-dinner treats.
Healthy Desserts with Cottage Cheese
We can go on and on about how versatile cottage cheese really is as, as you can see, there’s plenty of scope to incorporate this nutritious ingredient into your dessert recipes, even for those health-conscious individuals! Because cottage cheese is full of protein and calcium and is a great low-fat option for many, you can put this into almost any dessert recipe for that creamy goodness. So, what other desserts can I make with cottage cheese that are good for me? Here are just a few:
High Protein Fruit Salad
If you’re after something light for dessert, some cubes of cottage cheese with your favourite fruits and a little bit of honey for good measure is satisfying and nutritious. Our Salted Watermelon Salad recipe is an ideal option for those looking for filling yet light desserts.
If you’re really trying to watch your sugar intake after an amazing cottage cheese-filled main, you can’t go wrong with some of the amazing smoothies that work with cottage cheese. Our Cottage Cheese, Kale, Coconut Water, Banana & Chia Smoothie is exactly what you need, full of energy and all of the goodness in an easy-to-make smoothie. You will instantly feel the benefit!
Easy Cottage Cheese Dessert Recipes
Making desserts with cottage cheese is not just going to give you a delicious meal after your main course, but the right recipes are also incredibly simple to make. Most of us are pushed for time, so if you are looking for straightforward cottage cheese dessert recipes you can whip up in no time, here are some of our favourites:
(Lactose-Free) Cottage Cheese Chocolate Mousse
Lest we forget that chocolate, in the right form, is very good for us, our (Lactose-Free) Cottage Cheese Chocolate Mousse is made with our lactose-free cottage cheese, 70% cocoa powder, nutritional yeast, and an optional teaspoon of sugar which you can swap for stevia. Simple, sensational, and supremely tasty, it’s so incredibly easy to make. Once you’ve blended in all the ingredients, serve them up in bowls or jars and leave them to solidify in the fridge.
Our Protein Berry ‘Nice’ Cream
Full of quality protein sources and a handful of simple ingredients, including some honey, protein powder, and protein yoghurt for that extra dose of muscle-building goodness post-gym. With over 12.5 grams of protein and 100 calories per serving, it’s also incredibly easy to make. Blend all the ingredients together until smooth. All you need to do is put them in a loaf tin and freeze them for a minimum of two hours before serving. Extra points for making a huge batch that will last you months! An amazing dessert that tastes naughty, but is incredibly nice!
The Best Sweet Recipes with Cottage Cheese
We’ve all had that feeling after eating a meal that leaves us full to the brim, where we just want something a little bit sweet to satisfy our dessert cravings. With cottage cheese being a key part of your ingredient list, you can instantly make a number of healthy desserts with cottage cheese. Some of the best desserts made with cottage cheese may take some time, but they are absolutely worth it:
Peachy Cottage Cheese Angel Cake
A light-tasting dish that is full to the brim with cranberries, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds that add an extra dose of fibre, while also resulting in a scrumptious cake recipe that’s moist, flavourful, and will undoubtedly impress.
Cottage Cheese and Raspberry Pudding
If you’re looking for baking recipes with cottage cheese, this is at the top of our pile. If you want the classic pudding after your main, all you need is some Brancourts Cottage Cheese and a few extras from the baking cupboard, and you have the epitome of a post-dinner dessert that’s indulgent, sweet, and still full of the goodness of cottage cheese.
Hopefully, by now, you know exactly the answer to the question “What desserts can I make with cottage cheese?” When it comes to healthy desserts with cottage cheese, or anything incredibly sweet or indulgent, there are plenty to choose from. We love cottage cheese because it’s not just healthy, but it’s incredibly versatile, and it will always be an amazing base for the most delicious of desserts. From the simple to the complex, the sublime to the sumptuous, you will instantly elevate your dessert game with the right cottage cheese.
Brancourts’ Cottage Cheese is creamy, full of protein, and amazingly guilt-free, so it’s time to indulge yourself and make those upgrades your desserts have been crying out for!