Cottage Cheese Ice Cream Bars

5 from 7 votes

These cottage cheese ice cream bars are packed with protein. If you're looking for a popsicle treat that's creamy, fruity and delicious give them a try!

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Frozen Cottage Cheese Ice Cream Bars are my new favorite treat! You can make this copycat ice cream bars in four different flavors, each offering a delightful taste experience – Strawberry Cheesecake, Banoffee Pie, Pineapple Coconut, and Mixed Berry Breakfast. Simple to make, these ice cream bars are not just a delight to your taste buds but also a healthy addition to your day.

Frozen cottage cheese ice cream popsicles on a large tray: strawberry cheesecake, banoffee pie, pineapple coconut, and mixed berry breakfast pops; extra berries, granola, chocolate chips, and shredded coconut around.
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If you’re a fan of all things cottage cheese, then you have to give these a try. These frozen cottage cheese popsicle bars are inspired by this viral cottage cheese ice cream recipe. The secret ingredient, cottage cheese, brings a unique creaminess to the bars. Plus, it’s packed with protein, which can keep you feeling full and satisfied. And let’s not forget the fruit, adding not only flavor but also a bunch of valuable nutrients. Let’s dive right in and learn how to create these wonderful ice cream bars in your own kitchen!

Why you’ll love these frozen cottage cheese popsicles

  • Versatile flavors. Whether you go with tropical, creamy, classic cheesecake, or berry-licious, these frozen cottage cheese bars have something for everyone. And if you’re still looking for something more unique, be sure to check out the other ways to customize these ice cream bars below.
  • A healthier treat. Cottage cheese is an excellent source of protein, making these popsicles not only delicious but a much healthier option than many traditional frozen treats. The wholesome ingredients make this a nice afternoon snack on a hot summer day.
  • Easy no-bake dessert. With minimal prep time and a simple ingredient list, you can whip this up in the evening for a delicious treat to enjoy the next day. It’s a convenient and refreshing dessert that satisfies the sweet-tooth craving without turning on the oven.

Cottage cheese ice cream popsicles – 4 ways

Below, you’ll find my favorite four frozen cottage cheese bar flavors. Let these delicious combinations inspire you to create your unique creations at home. Feel free to experiment with different ingredients and let your creativity shine.

Four different flavored cottage cheese ice cream mixture in a silicone popsicle mold.

Ingredients for strawberry cheesecake cottage cheese bars

  • Frozen strawberries: For the best texture, use frozen strawberries. This will yield a rich and creamy cottage cheese dessert.
  • Cottage cheese: Use full-fat cottage cheese for a creamier and richer texture. Low-fat cottage cheese is not recommended due to its high water content. You might end up with an ice cube instead of an ice cream popsicle.
  • Milk: Milk helps to thin the cottage cheese mixture, making blending easier and creating a smoother consistency.
  • Maple syrup: A touch of maple syrup balances the tangy cottage cheese.
  • Vanilla extract: Vanilla helps to round out the overall flavor profile and create a more balanced frozen cottage cheese dessert.
  • Graham crackers: To complete the strawberry cheesecake flavor, graham crackers are added at the end for crunch and flavor.
Ingredients for recipe before prepping: 2 graham crackers, milk, vanilla, frozen strawberries, maple syrup, and cottage cheese.

how to make strawberry cheesecake cottage cheese bars

  1. Add all ingredients, except graham crackers, to a high-speed blender.
  2. Blend until completely smooth. Stir in crushed graham crackers with a spoon. Pour the strawberry cottage cheese mixture into popsicle molds. Insert sticks into each popsicle and freeze until solid.
2 image collage before and after blending ingredients for strawberry cheesecake pops in a blender.

After letting it freeze, you can enjoy the classic strawberry cheesecake flavors with a cottage cheese twist!

Frozen strawberry cheesecake bars on a tray with fresh whole and cut strawberries around.

Ingredients for frozen banoffee cottage cheese bars

  • Bananas: Adds a naturally creamy texture when blended, as well as a sweetness that complements the caramel and maple syrup.
  • Cottage cheese: Use full-fat cottage cheese for a creamier and richer texture.
  • Milk: Milk helps to thin the cottage cheese mixture, making blending easier and creating a smoother consistency.
  • Maple syrup: A touch of maple syrup balances the tangy cottage cheese.
  • Salted caramel: Adds a contrasting flavor to the sweet banana and maple syrup and brings in a depth of flavor. It also pairs perfectly with chocolate. Even though salted caramel is my top choice for this blended cottage cheese dessert, you can use regular caramel in a pinch.
  • Vanilla extract: Vanilla helps to round out the overall flavor profile and create a more balanced frozen cottage cheese dessert.
  • Mini-chocolate chips: Not only does this add chocolatey goodness throughout the frozen bars, chocolate chips also add a pleasant textural element giving a slight crunch.
Ingredients for recipe: caramel syrup, milk, chocolate chips, 2 bananas, vanilla extract, maple syrups, and collage cheese.

how to make frozen banoffee cottage cheese bars

  1. Add all ingredients, except the chocolate chips, to a high-speed blender.
  2. Blend until completely smooth. Stir in the mini-chocolate chips with a spoon. Pour the banana cottage cheese mixture into popsicle molds. Insert sticks into each popsicle and freeze until solid.
2 image collage before and after blending ingredients for banoffee pie pops in a blender.

After letting it freeze, you’ll have an indulgent frozen treat with delicious banana flavors and a chocolate chip surprise in every bite.

Frozen Banoffee pie popsicles on a large platter with sliced bananas and chocolate chips around.

Ingredients for pineapple coconut cottage cheese bars

  • Frozen pineapple: Brings a refreshing and bright note to this frozen cottage cheese dessert while also adding natural sweetness. Use frozen pineapple to achieve a richer, creamier texture.
  • Cottage cheese: Use full-fat cottage cheese for a creamier consistency.
  • Coconut water: Elevates the tropical flavor of pineapple while helping to thin the cottage cheese mixture, making blending easier. It also pairs well with the richness of cottage cheese.
  • Maple syrup: A touch of maple syrup balances the tangy cottage cheese.
  • Vanilla extract: Vanilla helps to round out the overall flavor profile and create a more balanced frozen dessert.
  • Unsweetened flaked coconut: For a nice finishing tropical touch, stir in some coconut flakes for a wonderful chewy texture and refreshing flavor.
Ingredients for recipe in individual bowls: shredded coconut, coconut water, vanilla extract, frozen pineapple chunks, maple syrups, and cottage cheese.

how to make pineapple coconut cottage cheese bars

  1. Add all ingredients, except for the coconut flakes, to a high-speed blender.
  2. Blend until completely smooth. Stir in the flaked coconut with a spoon. Pour the pineapple-coconut cottage cheese mixture into popsicle molds. Insert sticks into each popsicle and freeze until solid.
2 image collage before and after blending ingredients for pineapple coconut pops in a blender.

After letting it freeze, you’ll have a refreshing cottage cheese ice cream bar with bright tropical flavors and chewy coconut texture.

Frozen pineapple coconut cottage cheese pops on a large platter with fresh pineapple chunks and shredded coconut around.

Ingredients for mixed berry breakfast cottage cheese bars

  • Frozen mixed berries: Use a blend of strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries to provide a burst of fruity flavors to the bars. The vibrant colors make these cottage cheese bars a show-stopper.
  • Cottage cheese: The tanginess of the cream cheese is balanced with the sweetness of the berries. Use full-fat cottage cheese for a creamier and richer texture.
  • Milk: Milk helps to thin the berry cottage cheese mixture, making blending easier and creating a smoother consistency.
  • Maple syrup: A touch of maple syrup balances the tangy cottage cheese and helps the berries with the sweetness.
  • Vanilla extract: Vanilla helps to round out the overall flavor profile and create a more balanced frozen cottage cheese dessert.
  • Granola: Complements the mixed berries and cottage cheese and gives these bars a breakfast feel.
Ingredients for recipe in individual bowls: granola, milk, frozen mixed berries, vanilla extract, maple syrups, and cottage cheese.

how to make mixed berry breakfast cottage cheese bars

  1. Add all ingredients, except the granola, to a high-speed blender.
  2. Blend until completely smooth. Stir in the granola with a spoon. Pour the berry cottage cheese mixture into popsicle molds. Insert sticks into each popsicle and freeze until solid.
2 image collage before and after blending ingredients for mixed berry pops in a blender.

After giving the bars some time in the freezer, you can enjoy a beautiful purple frozen dessert brimming with sweet and pleasant flavors of mixed berries and creamy cottage cheese.

Frozen mixed berry cheesecake pops on a large platter with fresh mixed berries around.

Tips for making the best cottage cheese ice cream bars

  1. Blend the cottage cheese well. Cottage cheese can have a slightly grainy texture, which may not be desirable in ice cream bars. Ensure you blend the cottage cheese mixture well until it is velvety and smooth.
  2. No popsicle mold, no problem. Fill small paper cups ¾ full, then cover with tin foil. Poke a popsicle stick through the foil and freeze until set. You can peel off the paper cup once frozen.
  3. Do a taste test before freezing. The sweetness can vary depending on the brand of cottage cheese and the ripeness of the frozen fruit. So, it’s best to taste the cottage cheese mixture before pouring it into the molds and adjusting as needed.
  4. Removing the bars from mold. The cottage cheese ice cream bars should easily release from the mold. If you’re having trouble getting them out, run the bottom of the mold under warm water for a few seconds to help loosen them.
  5. Add more liquid if needed. Some of these will be quite thick when blending. If you find you are left with chunks of frozen fruit, remove the blender from the power source and very carefully stir the contents of the blender with a long spatula to help everything mix evenly. If you are still have trouble, you can add up to ¼ cup additional milk (or coconut water for the pineapple version).
  • Try other comparable fruits. Instead of pineapple, try frozen mango to give that same tropical twist but with adifferent flavor profile. Or swap frozen cherries for strawberries for a cherry cheesecake version. There are so many different variations to these bars, so have fun with it!
  • Nut butter swirl. Add a swirl of your favorite but butter, such as peanut butter or almond butter, to the cottage cheese mixture before freezing for a nutty element.
  • Try other sweeteners. Swap maple syrup with other sweeteners like agave nectar, raw honey, or stevia.
  • Layered frozen delight. Enjoy all these flavors on one popsicle stick! To make multi-layered cottage cheese bars, make a single batch of one flavor and distribute equal amounts into each mold. Freeze until firm. Blend another flavor and add it to the first layer. Repeat for the rest of the flavors, allowing it to freeze until firm between the layers.
Cottage cheese ice cream popsicles on a tray with fresh and added ingredients.

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How to store frozen cottage cheese bars

The best way to store frozen cottage cheese bars to avoid freezer burn is in the popsicle mold in the freezer. But you can also remove them from the molds, wrap individually in plastic wrap, and place in an airtight container.

How long will frozen cottage cheese bars last in the freezer?

Frozen cottage cheese ice cream bars can last in the freezer for up to few months, but I recommend consuming them within two weeks for the best quality and taste.

Frequently asked questions

Can I use any type of cottage cheese for these dessert bars?

Low-fat cottage cheese is not recommended due to its high water content. You might end up with an ice cube instead of an ice cream popsicle, so it’s best to stick with full-fat cottage cheese for this recipe.

How long do I need to freeze the cottage cheese ice cream bars?

The freezing time will vary, but generally, it’s best to freeze the bars for at least 8 hours or until they are firm and solid. Blending them in the evening and freezing overnight is a safe option.

Can I make the cottage cheese bars without added sweeteners?

Yes, if you prefer a less sweet version, you can omit or reduce the amount of maple syrup added to the bars and rely on the natural sweetness of the fruits. However, remember that the sweetness tends to be more muted in frozen treats. So if you omit the sweetener entirely, you may find the cottage cheese ice cream bars lacking in flavor.

Collage of 4 different popsicles with extra ingredients for each.

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to dive into these delicious frozen cottage cheese ice cream bars. Grab your ingredients, unleash your creativity, and indulge in the incredible flavors that await you. Once you make these frozen cottage cheese popsicles, you’ll be hooked!

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Frozen Cottage Cheese Ice Cream Bars

These cottage cheese ice cream bars are packed with protein. If you're looking for a popsicle treat that's creamy, fruity and delicious give them a try!
5 from 7 votes
Servings 6 servings
Course Dessert
Calories 110
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
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Total Time 10 minutes
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Ingredients
  

Strawberry Cheesecake

  • 1 10-ounce bag frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • ½ cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 graham cracker sheets crushed

Banoffee Pie

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon salted caramel or regular caramel
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips

Pineapple Coconut

  • 2 cups frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • ½ cup coconut water
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup unsweetened flaked coconut

Mixed Berry Breakfast Pops

  • 1 10-ounce bag frozen mixed berries
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • ½ cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup granola

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients except the last ingredient from any of the flavors to a high-speed blender and process for 1 to 2 minutes, or until completely smooth. Stir the last ingredient into the blender using a spoon.
  • Transfer the mixture to a popsicle mold, then add wooden sticks, or the sticks that come with your mold.
  • Set in the freezer for at least 8 hours, then remove from mold. If you are having a hard time getting the pops out, you can run the mold under warm water for a few moments to help loosen them.

Notes

Each recipe makes about 6 ice cream bars.
*Nutrition label is for the strawberry cheesecake recipe only.
Storage: Freeze cottage cheese bars for up to 2 months in the popsicle molds to avoid freezer burn. Or wrap them individually in plastic wrap and keep in freezer-safe bags. 
Tips:
Blend the cottage cheese well. Cottage cheese can have a slightly grainy texture, which may not be desirable in ice cream bars. Ensure you blend the cottage cheese mixture well until it is velvety and smooth.
No popsicle mold, no problem. Fill small paper cups ¾ full, then cover with tin foil. Poke a popsicle stick through the foil and freeze until set. You can peel off the paper cup once frozen.
Do a taste test before freezing. The sweetness can vary depending on the brand of cottage cheese and the ripeness of the frozen fruit. So, it’s best to taste the cottage cheese mixture before pouring it into the molds and adjusting as needed.
Removing the bars from mold. The cottage cheese ice cream bars should easily release from the mold. If you’re having trouble getting them out, run the bottom of the mold under warm water for a few seconds to help loosen them.
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Nutrition

Calories: 110kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 8mg, Sodium: 150mg, Potassium: 171mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 88IU, Vitamin C: 28mg, Calcium: 76mg, Iron: 0.4mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

Cuisine American
Course: Dessert
5 from 7 votes (7 ratings without comment)

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