Lightly sweetened and so delicious, Blender Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream. It’s everyone’s favorite ice cream. Made with just 6 real food ingredients, high protein, no processed sugars, and using a super simple method. The base has protein-packed cottage cheese, cocoa powder, maple syrup (or honey), vanilla, instant espresso, and sea salt. Then creamy peanut butter is swirled in too. This takes only minutes to prepare, requires zero eggs, and no fancy ice cream machine. You can’t beat this icy cold, creamy, and protein-packed treat. It’s delicious and so super simple.
It might be a tinsy bit on the early side for ice cream, but then again, maybe not. I heard it was 80 degrees in New York last week. That definitely seems like ice cream weather to me. And ever since I shared the banana ice cream cake last week, I’ve been in a major “I just want to make all the new ice cream flavors” state of mind.
But to be honest I hate photographing and working with ice cream. I mean, it’s melty, it can be tricky, you know. But some recipes are worth it. And even though I maybe shed a tear – or 5 – over this ice cream, I love it and am pretty excited to share it.
It’s simple. It’s delicious. And in my book, it’s very healthy. But you’d never guess.
Little fun fact about me? I’ve always loved cottage cheese (so does Creighton). I started eating it in middle school as a midday snack. My mom used to give it to me because of all the protein and fat that cottage cheese has. Of course, back in those days, we didn’t understand that high-fat foods can actually be very good for us. So for years and years cottage cheese has this “bad wrap”, but today it’s the trendy ingredient.
I love the Good Culture brand (and no, this is not sponsored). I will literally eat a bowl as a snack, or sometimes I’ll pair it with a banana. But I actually love it on its own the most. Every time I eat it I’m reminded of being a kid, which we know I love.
Anyway, point is, I enjoy cottage cheese a lot. When everyone on Tiktok started making cottage cheese ice cream, for once, I was excited to try a TikTok food trend.
But in my own way, with my own twist. A high protein, creamy chocolate peanut butter ice cream! LOVE, love love this creamy, peanutty ice cream.
This ice cream has just 6 ingredients: cottage cheese, cocoa powder, maple or honey to sweeten, vanilla (of course), creamy peanut butter, and then pink sea salt.
First, grab your cottage cheese. As I said above, I love the classic Organic Good Culture whole milk cottage cheese or their double cream cottage cheese. Both Creighton and I love these.
Add the cottage cheese, cocoa powder, maple or honey (either one is great, use what you prefer), vanilla, and a pinch of sea salt to a blender. Blend until completely smooth and creamy.
Next, swirl in the creamy peanut butter. Whole Foods brand organic salted peanut butter is my favorite.
Then freeze until firm, which takes 2-3 hours. And that’s it. Not one fancy, complicated thing about this. If you can make a smoothie, you can make this ice cream. I will say that scooping this out is a little tricky. It’s just really, really frozen. So take the ice cream out of the freezer for 10 minutes before scooping to help it soften a bit.
Every spoonful is rich, creamy, perfectly sweetened, and full of peanut butter. I love the rich flavor of the chocolate when paired with peanut butter and sea salt.
This tastes just like a peanut butter cup but is so much better for us! Oslo is obsessed and keeps asking for more!
Looking for other homemade ice cream recipes? Here are a few ideas:
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Blender Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream
Calories Per Serving: 281 kcal
Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
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- 1. In a blender, combine the cottage cheese, cocoa powder, maple/honey, vanilla, espresso powder (if using), and a pinch of sea salt. Blend until completely smooth. It's going to be the consistency of a melted chocolate shake.2. Drizzle in 1/2 cup of the peanut butter, pulse to swirl, don't fully combine. Then, pour the ice cream into a 9×5 inch loaf pan, drizzle over the remaining peanut butter as desired. Use a knife to swirl it through the ice cream. 3. Freeze for 2 hours, or until ready to enjoy. Let the ice cream sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes, then scoop and enjoy!