TikTok Is Using Cottage Cheese In So Many Creative Recipes
Posted On April 21, 2023
It’s no secret that TikTok’s foodie community isn’t afraid to create some truly wild snack recommendations, like Fruit Roll-Up ice cream bites or fried cheese-covered pickles. That’s why you might be surprised to learn the treat that’s been all over #FoodTok lately doesn’t contain a mix of ingredients that make no sense together, or require you to follow an overly confusing recipe, either. It’s cottage cheese. No, seriously.
Though it’s definitely not the strangest snack to go viral on the platform, the cottage cheese trend is still pretty divisive. Many of the videos about cottage cheese begin with some sort of disclaimer like, “don’t knock it until you try it,” or “I’ve never been a fan of cottage cheese until…,” which means if you’re hesitant to hop on the trend, you’re probably not the only one. That said, it seems as though the ingredient has gained a lot of new fans since the trend took off, so it can’t be that bad, right? In fact, the hashtag #cottagecheese has gained over 200 million views as of April 20, so it looks like the curdled milk product is finally getting its redemption arc.
The tag is filled with tips on how to incorporate it into meals without making it taste, well, gross, and has recipes for just about every mood, from cottage cheese toast to cottage cheese ice cream. Yup, you read that right. Cottage. Cheese. Ice. Cream.
TikToker @feelgoodfoodie shares her tips on how to give your cottage cheese ice cream a strawberry cheesecake flair, but there are plenty of other flavor combos you can try, too, like banana cream and cookies and cream. To turn the cheese into a dessert, all you have to do is whip a tub of cottage cheese with a sweetener of your choice, like chocolate chips, peanut butter, or strawberries in a blender or food processor, then store it in the freezer until it’s nice a cold.
One of the most viral cottage cheese recipes on the platform is for avocado cottage cheese toast, which is the brunch…