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There are so many reasons why I love pineapples. They are delicious and a wonderful way to stay hydrated during hot days. You can eat them in so many different ways ranging from juice, served with a fresh fruit salad or even grilled. You can’t go wrong with pineapple since it is so incredibly versatile, but since it is summer, there is only one way to go. No-churn pineapple ice cream. It reminds me so much of the virgin pina colada I had as a kid during a summer holiday in Greece, so I kept the pictures quite retro.
While I do love traditional ice creams and think they are very delicious, I do want instant gratification after long days. What is more gratifying than making a creamy no-churn pineapple ice cream at home, within a matter of 5 minutes? Sounds too good to be true but all it requires is some frozen fruit. That is why I tend to keep a batch of frozen bananas since they are the perfect base for soft, melt in your mouth ice creams.
These days a lot of supermarkets offer smoothie packs or single fruit in the frozen food aisle, and while that is a great alternative if you do not have all too much space in your freezer, I would advise you to check the fresh food section. You should do this especially if your local store has a habit or selling fruits at discounted prices if they are about to expire.
Here’s the thing with fruit on offer. Not only is it cheaper but it is also perfectly ripe, and that is what you need for frozen desserts or smoothies in general. So next time you walk past that significant amount of discounted bananas or berries buy a whole lot of them and freeze them at home.
And by a lot I mean it. Look at the craziness that I commit at times, exhibit A and B. Do I get weird looks? Sure. Do I care? Nope. I am saving money and getting delicious fruits at the same time that I turn into the delicious smoothies and dessert. #NoShame. And frankly, even if you are self-conscious enough to care what people might think about you when you are pushing around a shopping cart with an estimated 100 bananas, look at this creamy goodness and tell me it’s not worth it. So deliciously sweet with a silky, melt in your mouth texture. You won’t believe this is only made of fruits.
This three ingredient pineapple ice cream is not only delivering in taste and texture, but it also beats pretty much any frozen dessert when it comes to how quickly it is made. All it takes are a few minutes of patience while you watch your frozen fruit being processed to a temptingly silky ice cream, right in front of your eyes. The only thing you have to make sure of is that you have frozen fruit at hand. With the mentioned tip of only buying fruit in bulk when it gets discounted that should not be an issue, even for a smaller budget. Do you have any tips on saving while shopping without sacrificing treats? I would love to hear about them because I refuse to sacrifice a single meal and love to treat myself, a lot.
Creamy No-Churn Pineapple Ice Cream
- 500 g pineapple cleaned and frozen - about 1 pineapple
- 500 g bananas cleaned and frozen - about 4 bananas
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- Prep the pineapple by cutting off the skin and slicing it into chunks. Peel and slice the banana. Freeze the fruit for at least 5 hours. If you use already frozen fruit, you can skip this step.
- Place all the ingredients into t a food processor and let it run at highest speed for a few minutes. The frozen fruit will turn into a loose, crumbly mass. Stop the processor and push the fruit down. Turn it onto high speed and repeat this process until you have a very smooth and silky soft ice cream.*
Kristy c says
After googling homemade ice cream recipes , I came upon your post. This is just what I needed; thank you for sharing! My boys and I have been totally sweet treat each week . Looking forward to trying this one out over the weekend
Wow! Looks like a good. I’m pinning to try.
Sarah Bailey says
I have never tried making my own ice cream but it is something I would love to do one day and no churn is definitely the way I would need to go, so I am pinning this for later use!
Jessica Taylor says
I just shared this with my mom because she LOVES anything pineapple! Such a great treat to cool off with this summer!
Heather Johnson says
Pineapple is my favorite flavor of sherbet. I would totally love this no churn pineapple ice cream recipe!
Corinne & Kirsty says
I have never made ice cream in my entire life. But it would be so cool to try! this recipe is perfect and your photography is amazing! xx corinne
Churning is my least favorite part of making ice cream. I’m beyond excited that I came across this recipe where I don’t have to churn it! I love how simple and healthy the ingredients are!
Churning is testing my patience as well but it sure is worth the home made ice cream. Can’t beat this one though. Tastes like the real thing and takes only a few minutes. – Love, G. ?
This looks amamzing !! I am always on the hunt for organic and natural deserts and this is perfect for summer !! #guiltfree
colleen wool says
This recipe looks so delicious and easy to make. I cant wait to try it.
YES! I love pineapples so much, so I’d gobble this right up. It looks refreshing!
Ali Rost says
Oh my goodness, this looks so good! In fact, my husband bought himself a brand new grill for Father’s Day and has been itching to cook anything and everything. Pineapples will be next on his list (this will be new for us). I’m such a fan of banana ice cream and can’t wait to give your version a try! ps: Your food photography is beautiful!
Helene Cohen Bludman says
It looks so delicious and refreshing. And just three ingredients, wow! I can’t wait to try this!
Denay DeGuzman says
I love no-churn ice cream! In fact, I just made two different batches today. I love that there are so many awesome recipes and add-ins that make each batch tasty and unique. I would love to try your recipe for Pineapple Ice Cream. I know it’s destined to become a family favorite!
You’re so right. There’s endless variations to this recipe and they’re all amazing. ? – Love, G.
I’ve been freezing the left over ripe bananas my daughter doesn’t eat too. Great advice on the discounted fruits, I am going to use it! Bet that lemon juice adds a bit of sass in the mix right?
It does. It also cuts a little bit through the sweetness and adds preserving properties so it doesn’t change colour in case you want to store it in the freezer for a few days. I’ll add that info to the recipe card. – Love, G.
Oh goodness I bet this tastes absolutely amazing! I’d be tempted to stick some coconut cream in it too! ?
What a wonderful idea! – Love, G.
Wow!! This dessert is so yummy..Will surely try it out this weekend.
I love pineapples so much, especially in summer! This ice cream looks so delicious and creamy, omg!!!
It is VERY creamy. – Love, G. =D
Hey Sharonoox says
Pineapple ice cream sounds like a perfect dessert for summer! I’ve never tried pineapple ice cream before but this looks good that I might want to try making it. Thanks for the recipe!
Ophelia Tang says
This looks delicious. I want to make this asap. Thanks for sharing.
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Blair villanueva says
I would definitely enjoy this dessert because i lovr ice cream and pineapple. Perfect for this summer!
Can i also add a little mango with it?
Any frozen fruit can be added to this. Mango is a great choice because it has this really amazing, melt in your mouth soft texture when frozen. I got a separate recipe for mango sorbet: https://thegreedyvegan.com/mango-sorbet-without-added-sugar/ Can highly recommend it if you love mangoes. – Love, G. ?
I love that this recipe only takes 10 minutes to make with frozen fruit! Love pineapple desserts too, especially those Dole Whips they make at Disney!
Never had the pleasure to try a Dole Whip at Disney World but I was told this is a good alternative for it. – Love G.
Elizabeth O says
I love pineapples but I don’t recall eating real pineapple ice cream that has the flavor fully blended in. This looks delicious.
This looks so good!
This looks soooooo goood! Omg I have to try this ASAP. Pineapple is my weakness so sign me up on this recipe ?
looks so amazingly delicious and so super easy to make too..yumm
I served this at a Pirates of the Caribbean themed dinner party and added some white rum. It was delicious.