3-Ingredient Frozen Berry Whip

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Frozen Berry Whip is a refreshing, high-protein alternative to store-bought frozen desserts that is budget-friendly, made with real food, and only uses 3 ingredients.

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Summertime begs for fresh, frozen treats and minimal cooking. My health begs for treats that aren’t ice cream or popsicles, and my budget begs for something affordable.

So these days, we make Frozen Berry Whip. It’s a refreshing, high-protein alternative to store-bought frozen desserts that takes minimal effort and only uses 3 ingredients.

Get the recipe below (I won’t make you scroll through paragraphs of backstory and crap you don’t care about). But check below it for nutrition information, tips, and ways this recipe helps us save money and eat healthy.

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You can find variations of this recipe in many places, but this one is based on a dessert I found in the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook.

strawberry whip ingredients
3-Ingredient Berry Whip

A refreshing, high-protein alternative to store-bought frozen desserts that takes minimal effort, cost, and only 3 ingredients.

Based on a recipe from the Trim Healthy Mama cookbook

Author: Steph Jenkins
Ingredients
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 cup frozen berries (any kind!)
  • 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup (or to taste)
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy, stopping every now and then to scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula.

  2. Serve in a bowl and eat with a spoon. Don't share.

Recipe Notes

Storing Leftovers

You can refrigerate leftovers if you plan to eat them within 24 hrs. Otherwise, store leftovers in the freezer. Allow the berry whip to thaw overnight in the fridge and give it a good stir before eating. Or if you can't wait, scrape off little sheets of berry whip with a spoon like you work at a rolled ice cream shop.

Sweeteners

You can use your preferred sweetener for Berry Whip. THM's original recipe calls for a pinch of stevia. I use maple syrup and honey, and both versions are delightful. Make it work for you!

Popsicles

Scoop the leftovers into popsicle molds and store them in the freezer. Enjoy as a high-protein treat later. This may work for kids who don't like the berry whip by itself. 

Please note: The actual calories and nutrition of this dish depend on what ingredients you use.

This Recipe Is:

  • Gluten-free
  • Grain-free
  • Egg-free
  • Minimal ingredients (only 3!)
  • Naturally-sweetened
  • Inexpensive
  • Real food
  • Kid-friendly
  • High-protein (cottage cheese for the win!)
  • Takes 5 minutes to whirr together
  • Flexible – try any berry (or peaches) you have on hand (one reader said that they make it with ricotta cheese!)
blueberry whip ingredients
Use any kind of berries for Frozen Berry Whip!

How this Recipe Helps Us Save Money & Eat Healthy

  1. Because Frozen Berry Whip only uses 3 ingredients, it’s easy for me to ensure that we have all the elements in our kitchen.
  2. It’s made with all real food ingredients that our great-grandmothers would recognize.
  3. Cottage cheese is an inexpensive source of protein.
  4. Except for that narrow window each year when they are in season, frozen berries are usually less expensive than fresh.
  5. Since most of the sweetness comes from the berries, we only need a minimal amount of honey.
  6. We freeze the leftovers (try it in popsicle molds!), so nothing goes to waste.

(Go here for our budget-friendly berry hacks!)

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Should I Get a Food Processor?

First, this recipe.

I bought my first unbranded food processor for five dollars at a yard sale. It was a cheap plastic thing that lasted another five years of almost daily use.

If you have food allergies and are on a tight budget, I highly recommend a food processor. We were gluten-free and dairy-free for many years, and the food processor helped me whirr together allergy-free alternatives that otherwise would have cost a lot of money.

We use our processor to make:

When my yard sale find bit the dust, I got an 8-cup Black & Decker replacement. It works great and was far more affordable than my dream Cuisinart. It comes with a slicing & shredding attachment that I highly recommend. We use it to simplify prepping these veggies:

Peanut butter chocolate chip hummus bowl and spoon
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip “Dessert Hummus”

Kid-Friendly Idea

My kids enjoy berry whip, but it doesn’t replace ice cream. If yours feel the same way, try making this into popsicles as a healthier, high-protein frozen treat.

After a lot of research, we use these popsicle molds as a healthy balance between expensive stainless steel popsicle molds and that super cheap breakable nonsense at most grocery stores during the summer.

popsicle molds

Why Stop at Dessert?

When the ingredients include berries and cottage cheese, why limit FRozen Berry Whip to a healthy dessert? I eat it for breakfast, snack, and sometimes straight up for lunch.

Step-By-Step Photos:

Gather all 3 ingredients.

strawberry whip ingredients

Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy, stopping every now and then to scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula.

berries and cottage cheese in food processor
finished berry whip

Serve in a bowl and eat with a spoon. Don’t share unless you really like the person.

frozen berry whip

What You Can Do Now:

What kind of berry would you try with this recipe?

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