A healthy alternative to soft-serve made with frozen pineapple and almond milk (+ your choice of healthy sweetener). This frozen summer dessert is raw, gluten-free, paleo with vegan-option.
Can you believe we are at the end of August already? Around here there are already trees with yellowing leaves!
Personally, I am still in denial. I am absolutely not ready for summer to be over. Part of hanging on to summer is me having frozen desserts All.The.Time.
If you have been reading along for a while, you will know how much I love ice cream. In an attempt to satisfy my cravings with a healthier alternative I discovered banana whip at the beginning of summer – which is just frozen banana chunks whipped up in a food processor to a soft serve-like consistency.
I am not the biggest fan of plain banana flavor so I usually add another frozen fruit for a different flavor profile. In this post I added some frozen blueberries.
When I came across this Pineapple Whip via Pinterest I knew I had to try it. This whip is also based on processing frozen fruit chunks but with the addition of almond milk and sweetener.
Apparently it taste similar to Dole Whip that is served in Disneyland and Disney World but since I have never been I cannot compare it. However, even without comparison I thought this dessert was absolutely amazing!
Even my family members who are usually skeptical of my ‘healthier’ treats exclaimed their love for this Pineapple Whip
Unlike the original recipe, I don’t think a full cup of milk was necessary every time. It all depends on the size of your pineapple. Therefore I start with just 1/2 cup and add more as needed to achieve a smooth consistency in the food processor.
Also gauge the sweetener when making this dessert. If your pineapple is really ripe and juicy, you might not even need to add any additional sweetener. Taste the whip once it is processed and then add honey, maple syrup or stevia to your liking.
- 1 pineapple, peeled, cored, cut into chunks and frozen (6.5-7 cups)
- 1 cup almond milk, or coconut or soy milk
- sweetener to taste, like honey, maple syrup or stevia
- Peel, core and cut one fresh pineapple into chunks. Freeze chunks in a ziploc bag for at least 24 hours.
- Place frozen pineapple chunks in a food processor together with ½ cup of almond milk. Process for a few minutes until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Add more milk as needed to achieve a smooth consistency.
- Taste the pineapple whip and add sweetener to your liking. If my pineapple isn't sweet enough, I will add about 1 tablespoon of honey but maple syrup and stevia will work too. Process once more to incorporate the sweetener.
- To achieve a soft serve look fill the pineapple whip in a piping bag or ziploc with a corner cut off and pipe into serving bowls in a swirling motion. Serve right away.
Recipe adapted from Detoxinista
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