Peanut Butter Banana Cottage Cheese Ice Cream is rich, creamy, and filled with dark chocolate chips in every bite! Not only is it delicious but this is high protein dessert couldn’t be easier to make!

The Best Peanut Butter Banana Cottage Cheese Ice Cream 

There’s only one possible combination better than peanut butter and banana – peanut butter, banana, and chocolate! It always hits the spot and the banana, peanut butter, and chocolate combo works perfectly in this high protein cottage cheese ice cream.

All you need are a handful of simple ingredients and a few minutes of prep time to make this fun spin on traditional ice cream. The peanut butter and banana give it the perfect sweet flavor while the cottage cheese keeps everything a bit higher in protein. If you’re a fan of the cottage cheese ice cream trend then you’re going to love this.

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cottage cheese ice cream ingredients in small bowls

Ingredients

Cottage cheese: you’ll need 16 ounces of cottage cheese for this recipe. I recommend whole milk cottage cheese for the best flavor and texture.

Banana: because they’re naturally sweeter, you’ll want to use a ripe banana with plenty of brown spots for the sweetest and most intense banana flavor.

Maple syrup: this adds the perfect amount of sweetness to the ice cream while not making things overly sweet. I include a suggested amount in the recipe but feel free to use more or less depending on how sweet you want things.

Vanilla extract: this adds a bit of delicious vanilla flavor to the ice cream. 

Peanut butter: I recommend using a creamy natural peanut butter without any added sweetener or oils if you can find it!

Chocolate chips: Last but not least plenty of dark chocolate chips are folded into the ice cream before freezing.

Variations 

  • Banana – I know some people don’t love banana and if that’s you, then you could leave it out completely. The banana does add a bit of extra creaminess to the ice cream so keep that in mind.
  • Maple Syrup – swap the maple syrup for honey if you prefer. Remember, you can use as much or as little of either as you like.
  • Peanut Butter – if you prefer not to use peanut butter you can swap it with almond butter or cashew butter which would both taste great.
  • Chocolate Chips – I like to use dark chocolate chips in this ice cream but you could use milk chocolate if you prefer.

How to Make Banana Peanut Butter Cottage Cheese Ice Cream 

Step One: Add all the ingredients, except the chocolate chips, to a high-powered blender. Then, blend on high until the mixture is silky smooth and creamy. There shouldn’t be any lumps or curds! 

Step Two: Next, transfer the ice cream mixture to a loaf pan, and stir in the chocolate chips. Then, sprinkle a few extra chocolate chips on top for good measure. 

Step Three: Cover the pan, and transfer it to the freezer for at least 3 to 4 hours or until the ice cream is set. 

Step Four: Remove the ice cream from the freezer, and let it sit at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes before scooping and serving. Enjoy! 

ice cream mixture before freezing in loaf pan with chocolate chips

Mix-Ins and Toppings

This ice cream is truly great all on its own but you add a few extra toppings if you want. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • Chopped strawberries
  • Coconut flakes
  • Crushed graham crackers
  • Chopped peanuts
  • Caramel sauce
  • Whipped cream

Frequently Asked Questions 

Why is my cottage cheese ice cream so hard? 

Cottage cheese contains quite a bit more water than heavy cream or milk, which is what traditional ice cream recipes contain. The water in the cottage cheese freezes in the ice cream causing it to become hard.

Cottage cheese ice cream won’t be as creamy as traditional ice cream but it is still delicious. I recommended letting the ice cream sit out for 15-20 minutes before serving to help it become a creamier consistency.

How does cottage cream ice cream taste? 

This recipe isn’t the exact same as traditional ice cream but it’s still quite delicious! It’s a great higher protein alternative and a fun sweet treat to end the day.

How should I store this recipe? 

Once set, you can store any leftover ice cream in the loaf pan, tightly covered with plastic wrap or a sealed lid. It will stay fresh in the freezer for up to two weeks.

frozen ice cream topped with chocolate chips in loaf pan being scooped with ice cream scoop

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I hope you give this Peanut Butter Banana Cottage Cheese Ice Cream a try! It’s sweet, nutritious, and so delicious! If you do give this recipe a try, let me know! Leave a comment with a star rating below. You can also snap a photo & tag @allthehealthythings on INSTAGRAM. Your reviews and ratings help support All the Healthy Things and make it possible for me to continue to create the recipes you trust and love.

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peanut butter banana cottage cheese cream in bowl with drizzle of peanut butter, chocolate chips, and spoon

Peanut Butter Banana Cottage Cheese Ice Cream

  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Freeze Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian
  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Freeze Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Ingredients

  • 16oz whole milk cottage cheese
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 heaping tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips, plus more for the top

Method

  1. Add all of the ingredients, except the chocolate chips, to a high-powered blender. Blend, on high, until silky smooth and creamy. There should be no lumps or curds in the mixture.
  2. Transfer the ice cream mixture to a loaf pan and stir in the chocolate chips then top with a few extra chocolate chips.
  3. Cover and transfer the loaf pan to the freezer to freeze for 3-4 hours until set.
  4. Remove the ice cream from the freezer 20 to 30 minutes before scooping and serving.
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