I went and purchased a container of Friendship whipped cottage cheese, I'd never tried that type and figured it would give me the texture I was looking for. It was and it wasn't. it was still quite grainy... so I beat the crap out of it with my electric mixer. Then, as it was pretty loose I sat it in a few layers of cheesecloth in my mesh strainer over a bowl overnight.. by morning it was pretty solid.
After dinner, after various rounds of "mom, what'cha gonna do with that stuff in the fridge" I went ahead and mixed it up, Cannoli style.. I used about 3/4 up powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla and a few tablespoons of mini chocolate chips.
It was alright. No amount of sugar was going to remove that cottage cheese tang and too much sugar would have been downright nasty.
I think I'll stick with cottage cheese for breakfast with fruit though.