Pineapple nice cream is a sweet treat that just about everyone can enjoy on a hot day! This recipe is vegan, dairy free, and allergy friendly!
When you went dairy free, what was something you missed? Cheese? Milkshakes? Ice cream?
Sure, there are lots of great flavors of dairy free ice cream available, but there’s also a really simple way to make dairy free ice cream at home, and it’s healthy, too!
Have you heard of nice cream? There are a couple of easy recipes on my site – this blueberry version and this healthy chocolate ice cream. It’s such an easy way to enjoy ice cream without any dairy or nuts or coconut.
Most of you probably know all about nice cream already, but in case you don’t, let’s talk about the basics!
What is nice cream?
Nice cream is ice cream made with a base of frozen bananas in the food processor. The frozen banana slices become super creamy and delicious once they are processed.
You can add all kinds of other fruits and other ingredients to the banana base to make many different flavors of dairy free ice cream.
It’s also possible to make this recipe in a high-powered blender like a Vitamix, but if you don’t have that, a food processor works really well.
When you first start blending the bananas or other fruit up, it will be super loud, and then the bananas will start to break down. They will become little ice pellets, and then they will slowly start to come together and become creamy.
Be patient, and in a few minutes you will have a delicious, healthy, flavorful batch of pineapple nice cream!
We like to top this frozen dessert with toasted coconut, but it’s also so refreshing without any toppings. You could add some frozen berries to this mix to make a different flavor – I think strawberries would be a delicious addition!
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Pineapple Nice Cream
The perfect refreshing treat to enjoy on a hot day! Pineapple nice cream is easy to make in just minutes!
- 2 cups frozen banana slices
- 2 cups frozen pineapple
- 2 Tablespoons toasted coconut optional
Place the frozen bananas and frozen pineapple in the food processor and blend on high speed until it becomes creamy.
It will take a few minutes, so be patient! Top your nice cream with toasted coconut or any other toppings you desire!
Can you store nice cream in the freezer?
I find that when you try to freeze nice cream, it gets very hard, because it’s made entirely of fruit. If you try this, you will have to let it thaw quite a bit before you can eat it. It’s best eaten right after making it.
I love these!
Oh my gosh……such a good idea. I’m allergic to bananas….bummer but I’m going to send this onto my daughters. I’ve told them to follow you, so hope they are. :) I’m waiting on your printed book to come any day now. Excited, so I can be more prepared when my allergy girls come to visit. :)
Thank you for buying my book! You could probably make sorbet with pineapple and another fruit that works for your dietary needs.
This looks like absolute paradise! I’ve loved banana nice cream ever since I got a Vitamix 5 years ago, but never thought to add pineapple! It looks sooo creamy and tropical!
Thank you, Julia!
I have never tried this in a blender. I’ve always used our Yonanas gadget – which works okay except there is always waste of at least 1 banana that is still stuck in the machine. Also a few gizmo parts to clean up.
Question: Do the bananas have to be super ripe when they are frozen? The Yonanas thing strongly recommends very ripe / over ripe bananas – perhaps because they will be softer/mushier? If I could just use regular bananas I would make this more often….
They need to be ripe, but overripe isn’t necessary.