This homemade pineapple coconut ice cream is smooth, refreshing and a great treat.
My favorite thing about making homemade ice cream, is how few ingredients you need. This pineapple coconut ice cream has only 3 ingredients. Frozen pineapple, frozen bananas, and coconut milk. Dairy-free ice cream!!!
The pineapple is loaded with nutrients, antioxidants and other helpful compounds, such as enzymes that can fight inflammation and disease. Pineapples are low in calories but rich in vitamin-C , manganese , thiamine, beta carotene, vitamin B6, riboflavin, folate, zinc, potassium, copper. (read more about — Pineapple And It’s Amazing Health Benefits)
Coconut milk comes from the white flesh of mature brown coconuts, which are the fruit of the coconut tree. The milk has a thick consistency and a rich, creamy texture. It also has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Coconut milk contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which researchers have linked with weight loss. MCTs, stimulate energy through a process called thermogenesis, or heat production. (Read more about — Coconut Milk : Dairy Alternative)
So, this homemade ice cream is really yummy on its own, with lots of health benefits. I think it would also be good topped with toasted coconut and some chocolate chips. Yuuummmmm. Definitely, a tropical treat however you serve it! If you like a more soft-serve texture, serve it up immediately. If you like a more icy formed texture, put it in a container and freeze until it hardens up a bit. This takes about 20-30 minutes.
Ingredients for Ice Cream
2 cup pineapple
1 medium banana
1/2 cup coconut milk
If your pineapple and banana are not frozen, freeze until solid.
Place your coconut milk in the freezer for a few minutes.
Place frozen pineapple chunks, banana, and coconut milk in a food processor.
Pulse until ingredients begin to combine.
Blend until smooth and creamy.
Serve immediately as soft-serve ice cream, or freeze 20-30 minutes for more firm texture.
This soft serve ice cream is super healthy – no added sugars, and it is dairy-free, vegan, raw, paleo, and gluten-free.
(You may also love this recipe — Homemade Chocolate Banana Ice cream)