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Dragon Fruit Whipped Cottage Cheese

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This gorgeous dessert made with cottage cheese and dragon fruit powder (pink pitaya powder). Ready in under 5 minutes, this easy whipped cottage cheese recipe is perfect as a healthy Valentine's day dessert, a fun breakfast idea (make it a breakfast bowl!), or snack for the whole family.

Low-carb, high in protein, gluten-free, and sweetened without any refined sugar.

pink healthy valentine's day dessert of whipped cottage cheese with dragon fruit powder

If you're looking for easy dragon fruit powder recipes, this one is a must-try!!

Whipped cottage cheese

If you're new to Babaganosh, you might not know about my love of whipped cottage cheese yet. Whipped cottage cheese is simply cottage cheese that you puree in a food processor to get rid of the lumps and curds to make a smooth, fluffy, rich texture that I am absolutely in love with.

dragon fruit whipped cottage cheese on a spoon

If you haven't tried it yet, I really urge you to give it a try!!

You get all the high-protein, low-carb cottage cheese goodness with a rich, smooth, decadent texture that feels and tastes like a rich dessert instead of a healthy cottage cheese snack. I typically whip up cottage cheese as soon as I get back from grocery shopping and place it back in the same container, so that I have it waiting for me anytime I get a snack attack.

Please tell me I convinced you?! Here are some of my favorite whipped cottage cheese recipes:

And now I am so excited to share with you this pink whipped cottage cheese recipe made with pink pitaya powder. This one was fun to make because, LOOK HOW PINK!! 

whipped cottage cheese blended with dragon fruit powder

Related recipe: Blueberry Delight

Ingredients:

This simply recipe has just 2 main ingredients:

→ 2 cups cottage cheese - any kind! Use low-fat, fat-free, 4% fat, salted, unsalted - your choice!! I strongly prefer the unsalted one for sweet cottage cheese recipes, but if you like that sweet & salty combo then go for the regular salted kind! 

→ 1-2 tablespoons pink dragon fruit powder (pitaya powder) - this is the one I use. It is a powder made from dehydrated pink pitaya fruit (dragon fruit), a fruit loaded in nutrients and antioxidants. The powder itself has a deep magenta color when it is in the bag and is an awesome way to add a little color, joy, and antioxidants to your food!

We use it in pancakes, yogurt, oatmeal, on top of ice cream, and of course, blended with cottage cheese. It doesn't have too much flavor on its own, just a slight hint of sweetness (which is natural, from the fruit!).

The only downside of dragon fruit powder is that after it is stored for a few months it can get a little clumpy from moisture. That is totally OK though! It is actually perfect for this recipe because you will be blending it with cottage cheese and breaking up the clumps. So if you have unused dragon fruit powder and don't know what else to do with it, *this* is the perfect recipe for it!!

Optional ingredients:

→ 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey - I like a little extra sweetness in my cottage cheese to make it taste like a dessert!

→ whipped cream for serving - I say 'optional,' but... is it really?? Whipped cream is NEVER optional in my world!! It is so good on top of these cottage cheese desserts, giving it a fluffy wonderful texture when you dip your spoon in, and a little more sweetness.

Make it:

To make this recipe, simply combine 2 cups of cottage cheese and 1 tablespoon of pitaya powder in a food processor and blend.

cottage cheese and dragon fruit powder in a food processor

Add a bit more pitaya powder, if you want a deeper pink color, and add a sweetener of your choice if you want more sweetness.

pink whipped cottage cheese in a food processor

The great thing about this recipe is that you can taste and adjust to your liking. 🙂 I make mine with just a little maple syrup, take my portion out, and then blend in more maple syrup for my husband.

Important tip:

Do NOT make this in a high-powered blender, such as a Blendtec or a Vitamix!! I tried it once and it totally liquified the cottage cheese!! It was still delicious, but not the smooth pudding effect I was going for.

A basic small food processor, such as this one, is perfect for blending cottage cheese.

pink whipped cottage cheese dessert with whipped cream on top

Serve it:

I serve mine simply with some whipped cream on top and a sprinkle of dragon fruit powder, but here are a few fun ideas for this recipe:

  • Add fresh fruit on top, such as sliced strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, or dragon fruit
  • Drizzle chocolate sauce on top
  • Drizzle with a chocolate sauce
  • Add sprinkles - chocolate or rainbow sprinkles would look gorgeous here!!
  • Make it a parfait, by layering granola, fruit, and cottage cheese (you can even blend some cottage cheese without the pink powder at first, take some out, and then add the pink, to make a layer of white cottage cheese to go into this parfait!)
  • Blend in a packet of gelatin and let it set in the fridge for a couple of hours. Full disclosure: I do NOT like this with gelatin, I prefer the fluffy texture versus the set jelly-like texture. But one reader who makes my pumpkin whipped cottage cheese on the regular says she loves adding gelatin. So... worth a try? Maybe?

However you decide to serve this, I really hope you give this recipe a try!! If you end up making it, please take a picture and tag me on INSTAGRAM or FACEBOOK. You can find me at @babaganoshblog on both. I love seeing your creations!

Other fun recipes to try:

If you enjoyed this recipe, let me know with a comment and a star rating below. And don't forget to share it on Facebook and save it on Pinterest for later!

dragon fruit powder dessert with whipped cream on top
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Dragon Fruit Whipped Cottage Cheese

A fun, healthy cottage cheese dessert (or snack!), this pink whipped cottage cheese with dragon fruit powder is super easy to make in 2 minutes, is high in protein, low-carb, and loved by the whole family!!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Author: Kate
Cost: $1.50 per serving

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fat free cottage cheese or use any kind, see notes
  • 1 tablespoon dragon fruit powder (pink pitaya powder) or more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or more to taste
  • whipped cream for serving

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients to a food processor, and pulse until combined. Then process until smooth and pink. Give it a taste, and add more maple syrup or dragon fruit powder, if you like!

Notes

  • Use any kind of cottage cheese that you like - fat-free, low-fat, 4%, salted, or unsalted. I prefer the unsalted kind!
  • Use any sweetener you like - maple syrup, honey, sugar, agave syrup, or a keto-friendly sweetener such as monkfruit sweetener
  • Serving suggestions:
    • Add fresh fruit or berries
    • Drizzle with chocolate sauce or a berry sauce
    • Add sprinkles (chocolate or rainbow sprinkles, anyone?)
    • Make it a parfait, by layering granola, fruit, and cottage cheese
    • Blend in a packet of gelatin and let it set in the fridge for a couple of hours. Full disclosure: I do NOT like this with gelatin, I prefer the fluffy texture versus the set jelly-like texture. But one reader who makes my pumpkin whipped cottage cheese on the regular says she loves adding gelatin. So... worth a try? Maybe?
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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Dragon Fruit Whipped Cottage Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 195 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 746mg31%
Potassium 310mg9%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 23g46%
Calcium 194mg19%
Iron 1mg6%
* The nutritional information shown here is just an estimate and not meant to be used as dietary/nutritional advice. Please consult a nutritionist for exact nutritional information based on the exact ingredients you use.

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