Welcome back to our homemade ice cream series! Today, we have prepared our fifth ice cream recipe for you. After indulging in a bowl of vanilla, banana chocolate chips ice cream, peanut butter banana, and cherry banana ice cream, you might be wondering what your next ice cream experience would be. Are you excited to try another flavor, one that is as delicious as the previous ice cream recipes and as easy to make as well? Now that you have become a pro at making homemade ice cream (give yourself a pat on your back, you are doing quite well!), why don’t we advance to a more tropical-flavored ice cream?
Think beaches, think sunsets, think of a vacation on an island. Think pineapple and coconut! Yes, you guessed it right! Today, we will be making a bowl of sinfully delicious pineapple coconut milk ice cream. Pineapple coconut milk ice cream is ridiculously creamy and delicious, and it tastes just like your favorite piña colada, but in a bowl!
The best part about homemade ice cream is the relatively few ingredients you need. And if you have tried the previous ice cream recipes we have shared with you, then you must already know that these ice cream recipes require only two ingredients. And today’s ice cream is not different; you only need pineapple and coconut milk.
Pineapples are super delicious tropical fruits; they are known for their unique taste and substantial health benefits. Pineapples boost the immune system, maintain respiratory health, aid in digestion, and strengthen the bones. They also reduce inflammation, alleviate the symptoms of cough and colds, and even help with weight loss.
Coconut milk, on the other hand, has a creamy texture and slightly sweet taste. It has gotten a bad rep for some time that it is bad for the health. It is actually not! Coconut milk is in fact considered a “miracle liquid” because its nutrient content helps build the body’s immune defenses and prevent diseases. It helps lower cholesterol levels, improves blood pressure, and reduce the risks of heart attack and stroke.
So, how can you make this delish frozen treat to beat the heat this summer? We’ll show you the way. But before making this ice cream, always taste the pineapple and ensure that it is sweet. It is even better that you use overripe pineapple.
Steps to make pineapple coconut milk ice cream
Things you’ll need:
- Pineapple (sliced and frozen) – 1
- Coconut milk – 1 cup
Single-Step Method: Combine the ingredients in a blender and blend
- Add the slices of frozen pineapple into the blender.
- Add 1 cup of coconut milk.
- Blend the ingredients well until you get a creamy mixture.
If you like a soft-serve consistency, then you can serve this mixture immediately. If you want a frozen icy consistency, then transfer the ice cream mixture to a container and freeze until it hardens. This healthy combination of nutrition of the fruits and irresistible appeal of ice cream is sure to be a winner to your family and friends, especially the kids!
Although this pineapple coconut milk ice cream is perfect on its own, you can add some toppings to enhance its flavor, such as toasted coconut or homemade hot fudge. This ice cream would definitely be a tropical treat however you serve it. It is 100% treat and 0% guilt!
Customize your pineapple coconut milk ice cream with just a few tweaks:
- Add one medium banana to 2 cups of sliced pineapple and ½ cup coconut milk. Blend the ingredients well together for a delicious twist to your ice cream.
- Blend together 1 pound frozen pineapple chunks, ½ cup unsweetened pineapple juice, ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon granulated sugar for a delicious pineapple whip.
- Combine one fresh pineapple (frozen overnight), 1 cup almond milk, and 1 tablespoon honey, and blend them together. Transfer to a bowl for immediate consumption, or freeze in a container and enjoy later!
- Combine one pineapple (chopped and frozen), 2 tablespoons maple syrup, and a dash of salt in a blender. Blend until you get a smooth and creamy mixture. Taste and adjust the sweetness or seasoning. Enjoy it soft, or freeze for an hour to firm it up.
- Throw 1 cup full-fat canned coconut milk, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, and ½ cup chopped and pitted dates into a blender, and blend for 30 seconds. Once you get a smooth mixture, scrape the sides and add 4 cups of frozen chopped pineapple. Blend again for 30 seconds. Serve immediately like frozen yogurt or freeze for 2 hours to harden it up.
- This pineapple coconut milk ice cream is paleo, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, plant-based, and allergy friendly.
- If you want a sweeter flavor, then you may add maple syrup or raw honey as per your preference.
- You may add in vanilla extract for a slightly different flavor.
- You may add roasted nuts or small chunks of pineapple to provide some texture to your ice cream.
- One medium-sized pineapple contains more than 700% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. How incredible is that?
- To enhance the creaminess of this ice cream, add one 13.5-ounce can of full-fat coconut milk.
- Pineapples are rich in bromelain, protein, carbohydrates, sugar, soluble and insoluble dietary fibers, vitamins A and C, beta-carotene, thiamine, vitamins B5 and B6, and folate. They are also abundant in minerals such as potassium, copper, manganese, calcium, sodium, and magnesium. It is indeed a very healthy ingredient!
- To freeze pineapples, peel, core, and cut the pineapple into chunks. Place a wax paper on a cookie sheet, and arrange the pineapples in a row on the sheet. Freeze the pineapples for about 24 hours. Remove the tray, and transfer the pineapples to a freezer-safe bag or container.
- For an even healthier touch to your ice cream, use homemade coconut milk. Homemade coconut milk can be obtained from either fresh coconut or dried coconut.
- A good skill to acquire is that of effectively and efficiently cutting and serving pineapple without creating a mess.