Prepare to dig into these delicious chocolate covered ice cream bites featuring our Everyday Seed Butter and cottage cheese.
I'm sure we've all seen the cottage cheese ice cream recipe floating around the internet. I gave it a try, but was disappointed. Maybe my recipe wasn't the best, or perhaps I froze it for too long. I wanted to create a recipe that was straightforward, not time sensitive, and original.
When I was younger, I loved eating Nestle's Dibs, which are chocolate coated ice cream bites. Since cottage cheese ice cream can be a bit hard/icy, I figured it'd be perfect to hold up to a chocolate coating. So, we upgraded traditional 'Dibs' to be an everyday, healthy indulgence that's packed with protein and good-for-you fats.
Just blend the seed butter, cottage cheese, honey, and vanilla until smooth, freeze 'em up, and then dip 'em in melted dark chocolate and coconut oil.
Chocolate Coated Ice Cream Bites
We took cottage cheese ice cream and upgraded it to a healthier Nestle Dib that you can enjoy every day.
Depending on the size of your ice cube tray, each bite packs 5+ grams of protein.
½ cup Everyday Seed Butter: Sunflower with a Pepita Crunch
¼ cup honey
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1-2 tablespoons coconut oil
Crispy Rice Cereal
Ice Cream Base
Prepare Ice Cream Mixture
In a food processor, combine the seed butter, cottage cheese, honey, and vanilla extract. Blend the ingredients until smooth and well combined.
Taste the mixture and adjust the sweetness or vanilla flavoring if desired. It should taste good as-is!
Transfer ice cream mixture to an ice cube tray. Freeze overnight, or until fully frozen.
Make the Chocolate Coating
In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil. Microwave the mixture for 30 seconds, then stir.
Continue microwaving in 15-second increments, stirring each time, until the chocolate chips are completely melted and smooth.
Coat the Ice Cream Bites
Remove ice cream cubes from cube tray. It helps to run warm water on the backside of the tray, then whack the cubes out by tapping the tray upside-down on a sheet tray or plate.
Toss the cubes into the chocolate mixture, making sure each cube is fully coated. Use a fork to lift each coated cube out of the chocolate, allowing any excess chocolate to drip off. Sprinkle your desired garnish immediately, before the chocolate hardens.
Place the coated ice cream bites on a parchment paper-lined plate or container.
You can enjoy the ice cream bites immediately, or for a firmer texture, place them back in the freezer for an additional 30 minutes to 1 hour.