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Just five ingredients come together to make this creamy, protein-packed Whipped Cottage Cheese Dessert layered with graham crackers and berries!

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Glass filled with graham crackers, whipped cottage cheese and mixed berries on top.

I’ve always loved cottage cheese – on a salad, in lasagna and even as a snack with canned peaches (I love a sweet/salty combo!).  However, I’ve slowly been using it more and more as a way to get more protein for myself and for the kids.

Some of my favorite ways to incorporate cottage cheese are in pancakes, in the dressing for a creamy pasta salad and even in dessert!  It almost reminds me of a no bake cheesecake, but with a healthier center!  Don’t knock it til’ ya try it…. 😉

Ingredients needed to make Whipped Cottage Cheese Dessert.

Ingredients Needed

  • Graham Crackers – You can use regular, chocolate, cinnamon or even gluten-free graham crackers.
  • Cottage Cheese – I recommend using a 4% fat cottage cheese so it is super thick and creamy!
  • Sugar or a Sugar Substitute – Sugar, monk fruit sweetener, Stevia, honey, etc.
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Berries – I like to use a combination of blueberries and strawberries.  Raspberries and blackberries are a delicious addition to the mix as well!

How to Make Whipped Cottage Cheese Dessert

First, you’ll add the cottage cheese, sugar or sugar replacer and the vanilla to a food processer.  Blend until the mixture is nice and smooth.  You can also try a blender if you don’t have a food processer.  

Whipped cottage cheese on a spoon.

Next, you’ll place the graham crackers in a resealable baggie and crush them with a rolling pin. 

Sweetened whipped cottage cheese in a small dish layered with graham crackers.

Finally, it’s time to layer the desserts!  Divide the crushed graham crackers between 4-6 glasses then add the whipped cottage cheese and top with berries.  Refrigerate for 4+ hours for a thicker dessert.

When serving, add a dollop of whipped topping and a sprig of mint for a little fancy flair!  

Glass of cottage cheese dessert.

Variations

  • Gluten Free – Simply use gluten free graham crackers (or skip them altogether) for a delicious gluten free treat.
  • Fruit Dip – Use the cottage cheese “cheesecake” layer for a healthy fruit dip.
  • Chocolate Lovers – Use chocolate graham crackers on the bottom and top with mini chocolate chips or chocolate syrup.
  • Sweet & Salty – Use crushed pretzels on the bottom for a sweet & salty combo.
Angled photo of whipped cottage cheese dessert with berries, whipped topping  and a sprig of mint and a container of cottage cheese in the background.
Close-up of whipped cottage cheese dessert with berries, whipped topping  and a sprig of mint and a container of cottage cheese in the background.
Layered dessert with fruit on top and a sprig of mint.
5 from 1 vote

Whipped Cottage Cheese Dessert

Author: Kelsey
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cool Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
6
Just five ingredients come together to make this creamy, protein-packed Whipped Cottage Cheese Dessert layered with graham crackers and berries!

Equipment

  • Food Processor

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 1/3 cup sugar or sugar substitute equivalent
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 graham cracker sheets crushed
  • 2 cups fresh berries

Instructions

  • Add the cottage cheese, sugar (or sugar substitute) and vanilla to a food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Scoop one heaping tablespoon of crushed graham crackers into each of six small glasses.
  • Divide the whipped cottage cheese mixture between the glasses.
  • Top with fresh berries.
  • Refrigerate 4+ hours before serving to set up.
  • Serve cold with a dollop of whipped topping, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 3.9g | Saturated Fat: 1.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.7g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 296mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 1.3g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 4.7mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 0.4mg
“Dance Around the Kitchen” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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  1. 5 stars
    This was delicious! Setup and tastes like cheesecake. Will definitely make again!