Pineapple strawberry nice cream is a refreshing summer treat that requires only three ingredients! This is so easy to whip up, and it’s a light and delicious snack or dessert. Top this frozen treat with homemade granola for a little crunch, or enjoy it plain.
We’ve been really into making easy fruit ice cream or “nice cream” over here lately – it’s a favorite summertime dessert. It’s an easy way to get everyone to eat more fruit, and it feels more fun than a smoothie.
We love chocolate nice cream, which has bananas, and we also love this no churn cherry sorbet, which is banana free! I know that bananas are a pretty common allergen, and can be related to a latex allergy.
One thing that I really like about making ice cream this way is that it’s so easy to control the allergens. If you don’t have a brand of frozen fruit that you trust, you can buy fresh fruit, chop it up, and freeze it. Using freshly frozen fruit can improve the taste as well! Sometimes I find that frozen berries are a little too tart.
Since some of you have mentioned your need to avoid bananas, I decided to try another banana free frozen treat. This pineapple strawberry nice cream was a favorite over here! I loved eating it with some buttery coconut granola on top.
If you’d like to use a different berry, you can easily do that. Go ahead and use raspberries, blueberries, or black berries if you like! If you use blackberries, you may notice some seeds in the final product.
If your child has allergies to certain fruits, you can customize these kind of recipes to suit your specific needs. Try mango instead of pineapple, or peaches, or even melon! Use any berry or cherry that you like. This will still turn out well, as long as you have a good food processor that will blend the fruit smooth.
Step by Step Instructions
- Place all the fruit in a food processor and let it sit for about 10 minutes so that it slightly thaws.
- Use the high speed setting to puree the fruit until it reaches a smooth, creamy consistency. Stop the food processor and add the maple syrup, then puree again until it’s smooth and combined.
I find that the texture of banana free nice cream is a little lighter than the versions that contain bananas. Sort of like the difference between ice cream and sorbet. This is smooth, refreshing, and icy!
Store leftover nice cream in the freezer. It should stay fresh for up to a month. Just allow a bit of time for it to thaw before serving again. It will be frozen solid if you refreeze it.
Watch the video below to see how easy it is to make this nice cream:
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Pineapple Strawberry Nice Cream (Banana Free).
- 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 2 ½ Tablespoons maple syrup
- Place the frozen pineapple and berries in the food processor. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes so it thans slightly.
- Process on high speed until the fruit starts to break down.
- Add the maple syrup, and scrape down the sides. Continue to blend until it is smooth and creamy.
- Serve immediately. Top with granola, dried berries, or coconut flakes if desired.