With just a few core ingredients, you can have the best lip-smacking keto cottage cheese dessert. A simple recipe that will not break your keto goals.
Just because you are following the keto diet doesn’t mean you have to avoid desserts. Today I will share a quick recipe made from cottage cheese and egg whites. I like things to be simple with no extra work, but the result to be incredible. This low-carb cottage cheese dessert comes out soft and smooth. Aside from being a fabulous dessert, it is also perfect for breakfast as it hearty enough.
There are many keto goodies on market shelves, but there is nothing better than homemade dessert, especially when you use qualitative and fresh ingredients. This keto cottage cheese dessert is excellent comfort food, perfect for taking away, for potlucks, family gatherings, or when you have to feed a big crowd. It is actually kind of become a staple when I need a quick and easy recipe.
What dessert can you have on a keto diet?
Nowadays, a keto diet is more and more often used by people looking for a healthy lifestyle. So, I am not an exception, and I am trying to bring my nutrition to a healthier level. Lately, I try to make more low-carb recipes and to share them with you.
A significant disadvantage of a keto diet is that it involves a considerable reduction of flour and sugar consumption, which means that you could not enjoy most desserts. However, this does not mean that you cannot make desserts that respect the ketogenic diet principles. Here are some dessert ideas with which you can fulfill your sweet cravings without damaging your ketogenic diet:
Easy and Delicious Flourless Almond Waffles
Keto Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips
Vanilla Panna Cotta with Raspberry Sauce
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What fruits go good with cottage cheese?
As I notice, cottage cheese is one of those products that people either love or hate. I always avoid cottage cheese just because I didn’t like how it looks. But once I discovered how to use it in various recipes, it becomes an indispensable ingredient in my refrigerator.
Cottage cheese is something similar to the ricotta and is a good source of protein and low in carbohydrates. So these nutrition facts make it widely used in versatile diets – keto diet, low glycemic diet, weight loss diet, and others.
Cottage cheese can be enjoyed in various ways – on its own, with fruit or berries, with nuts, in salads, on toast, for pies, cakes, and pancakes. I just adore healthy breakfast made from fresh farmers cottage cheese topped with some fruits or berries. And here is the question – What fruits pairs perfectly with cottage cheese? Any fruits or berries will work well, even frozen or canned ones. But there are a few of them that I like the most:
- berries ( blueberries, strawberries, raspberries)
- and of course, any kind of homemade fruit marmalades or jam.
Can you blend cottage cheese smooth?
Definitely, you can! The best way to whip cottage cheese is to use a hand blender or food processor. You must know that the more fatty cottage cheese is, the easier you will blend it.
How to make Keto Cottage Cheese Dessert?
Smooth, rich, purely delicious, packed with only healthy ingredients, this cottage cheese dessert will make your day.
Preheat the oven to 350 °F.
Using your food processor or hand blender, process 2 cups of full fat cottage cheese, ½ cup of cream, one tablespoon of cornstarch, and one teaspoon of stevia until smooth. Customize sweetener to your taste if desired. In a separate bowl, beat four eggs whites until they form stiff peaks. Bring gently together whites with cheese mixture.
Spoon the batter into molds. For this recipe, it will be easier to use silicone molds. Top with some berries ( both frozen and fresh will work well). Send the cottage cheese desert to the preheated oven for about 40 minutes.
Ensure you will not open the oven door while the cake is baking, as it may sink. After baking, leave it in the oven to cool completely with a slightly open door.
Do not worry if the cake got cracks. The dessert does not lose from its tase. Grab a spoon and dive in to enjoy!
Healthy Keto Cottage Cheese Dessert
- food processor
- 2 cups cottage cheese
- 1/2 cup cream
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp stevia
- 4 egg whites
- 1/2 cup berries
- Using your food processor or hand blender, process 2 cups of full fat cottage cheese, ½ cup of cream, one tablespoon of cornstarch, and one teaspoon of stevia until smooth. In a separate bowl, beat four eggs whites until they form stiff peaks. Bring gently together whites with cheese mixture.
- Spoon the batter into molds. For this recipe, it will be easier to use silicone molds. Top with some berries. Send the cottage cheese desert to the preheated oven at 350 °F for about 40 minutes.
- After baking, leave it in the oven to cool completely with a slightly open door.
Could one substitute almond milk for the cream?
Hey Audra, almond milk, if only unsweetened, is ok as a substitute. Let us know how it turned out
123 kcal per 100 grams?
Hi Julia, the indicated 123kcal is per serving, meaning that the whole keto cake would be 123kcal * 8 portions. If you are following a strict diet, and you need to keep track of the kcal, then please use your keto calculator to adjust ingredients & proportions according to your needs.
Hope you enjoy the recipe! We’d love to see a pic of your cake!
The dessert turned out liquidy for some reason (
Hi, Julia! I am sorry to hear that! Probably you should try another kind of cottage cheese. Or try to add less heavy cream.
Is the “cream” Heavy whipping cream?
Yes, it is a heavy whipped cream with a fat content of no less than 35%.
Can I use whole eggs in place of whites?
Theresa sure you can use whole eggs.
Could I sub lemon extract for the vanilla? I love the combination of lemon and blueberries.
Barb, you are free to substitute with any flavouring agent you love.
Can you substitute xanthum gum for the cornstarch? Or what other thickener can you use?
Hello Charlie, absolutely, feel free to substitute the cornstarch with xanthum gum. Use the same proportions, a 1:1 ratio. Or, you may use other natural thickeners such as potato starch or apioca starch. Hope I answered your question ❤️
can you freeze the leftovers?
sure you can freeze it.
Hi Nata … your recipe for Keto cottage cheese dessert sounds and looks easy and delicious… I am very anxious to try it … you mentioned that silicone molds worked the best for this dessert… did you mean a silicone loaf pan mold or silicone cup cake molds … thanking you in advance for confirming ..
Thank you for being interested in this easy and tasty recipe. Actually, you can use both, but I have used a silicone loaf pan mold.
If you want it portioned, you can use cup cake molds.
the dessert didn’t turn out, I did everything according to the recipe, but I got a liquid thing, what kind of cottage cheese do you use?
I have used homemade cottage cheese from our local farmers market.
Choose any dry type of cottage cheese, just make sure it is not watery.