Chocolate and Cottage Cheese Pudding is the Latest High-Protein Treat – Easy 4-Ingredient Recipe

Move over, Greek yogurt – there’s a new protein-rich star in the dessert world, and it’s cottage cheese. It seems like everywhere you look, people are finding innovative ways to incorporate this humble ingredient into their treats. So when I came across a recipe for Chocolate Cottage Cheese Pudding, I knew I had to try it. Not only is it incredibly easy to make with 4 ingredients, but it also delivers a creamy, decadent flavor with great health benefits. You can even use protein powder for an extra boost! It’s also easy to prepare in advance for an on-the-go snack. Here’s how to make chocolate and cottage cheese pudding.

Why cottage cheese?

Cottage cheese has taken the culinary world by storm, especially in the dessert world. Known for its high protein content and low fat profile, it provides a nutritious addition that does not compromise flavor or texture. Cottage cheese also contains several essential nutrients like calcium, vitamin B12 and riboflavin. Once mixed, it transforms into a smooth, creamy base, making it a healthy replacement for traditional high-fat pudding ingredients like heavy cream, sugar or whole milk. Watch the TikTok below:

Want more cottage cheese? Try it in Cottage Cheese Alfredo Sauce and Cottage Cheese Flatbread.

How to Make Chocolate and Cottage Cheese Pudding

When I first made it, I wanted to make sure it had the same texture and flavor as a store-bought pudding cup. And thanks to these tips, my first attempt went well.

1. Mix thoroughly

Use a high-powered blender or food processor to blend the cottage cheese until completely smooth, avoiding any grain.

2. Use quality chocolate

I firmly believe that good chocolate makes all the difference. So opt for high-quality cocoa or cocoa powder and dark chocolate to enhance the richness of the pudding.

3. Gradually sweeten

Taste as you go to achieve the desired level of sweetness without overpowering the chocolate flavor. You can also add natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup instead of sugar.

4. Cool properly

Refrigerate the pudding for two hours or more before serving. This allows the flavors to meld and the texture to firm up, resulting in the desired creaminess.

Do you like pudding? You’ll want to try our Banana Pudding Cups and Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding.

Chocolate and Cottage Cheese Pudding Recipe

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I loved that this Rachlmansfield recipe is gluten-free and also contains 15 grams of protein per serving. Plus, it only takes 5 minutes to prepare.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cottage cheese

  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup (or more)

  • 2 tbsp. cocoa powder (or cocoa powder)

  • 1 ripe banana

  • 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder, optional

  • Chocolate chips, melted, optional

Directions:

  • Total time: 1-2 hours

  • Yield: 1-2 servings

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

  2. Pour the pudding into a bowl or container of your choice, then add a layer of melted chocolate chips on top, if desired.

  3. Place in the refrigerator until the chocolate layer is thick and hardens (this usually takes at least 1 hour).

Storage Instructions

You can store your pudding in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. But it is best not to freeze cottage cheese, as this may alter the texture. Also remember to stir your pudding each time before serving to restore its consistency.


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