Healthy Ice-Cream

4.55 from 24 votes

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This 3 ingredient healthy ice-cream will blow you away. Not only is it incredibly delicious, it’s packed with protein and totally healthy! 500 grams of ice-cream yields 60 grams of protein due to the cottage cheese that we use in here. I’ll be honest, I do NOT like cottage cheese on it’s own but once it’s incorporated, whipped, or mixed into a recipe it’s an absolute game changer for me. This recipe is incredibly viral and inspired by my friend Lainie Kates @lainiecooks_ on Instagram as she shared this incredible creation with the world. The possibilities for flavors are endless so I hope you give it a try! This recipe makes for the perfect dessert or even post workout treat.

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Protein Ice-Cream

Healthy Ice-Cream

The possibilities for flavors are endless so I hope you give it a try! This recipe makes for the perfect dessert or even post workout treat.
4.55 from 24 votes
Servings: 2 people
Author: The Modern Nonna
Prep Time: 5 minutes


  • 500 grams full fat cottage cheese (do not use low-fat) , one medium tub
  • fruits of choice, I used 7 strawberries + 1/4 banana
  • drizzle sweetener of choice, to taste , I used maple syrup


  • Add all of the ingredients to a food processor or blender. Alternatively you can add them to a bowl and use a stick blender to blend it all as well.
  • Make sure to measure with your heart and add as much or as little sweetener as your heart desires. I used 2 tablespoons of maple syrup but I am leaving that up to you.
  • Pour it back into the cottage cheese container or a freezer safe container with the lid. I like to stir it every hour until frozen or to your liking.
  • If the ice-cream becomes "icy" you can re-blend it after it's frozen for the perfect texture if you wish. You can also enjoy it soft-serve as well.
  • Enjoy as is for the perfect protein pack treat!



Please use full fat cottage cheese as low fat will become too icy. 
If you don’t like cottage cheese, this is the perfect treat for you as you won’t be able to taste it!
Feel free to use any fresh fruits of choice. You can make this any flavor you enjoy. 
You can use honey, maple syrup or agave. Use any sweetener you like and taste and adjust. 
Be sure to stir it once every hour so that ice crystals don’t form or you can leave it and re-blend after frozen. 
I left mine for 4 hours but keep an eye on it. Leaving it too long can result in an icy texture so you will have to wait for it to thaw a bit. 
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I am more commonly known as “The Modern Nonna” on social media where I create easy home cooked meals with a modern twist. I was born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria and learned how to cook at the best culinary school in the world – my grandma’s kitchen. I lived in Greece on the Island of Crete with my parents for a while and then moved to Toronto, Canada when I was in grade 5. I started to really cook and experiment with food 11 years ago when I was 21 years old. Everything I currently know is a reflection of some part of my life…

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