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.

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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.

Simply Banana Blueberry Whip

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.

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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 :)

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Unlike the original recipe, I didn’t think a full cup of milk was necessary all the 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.

I would not recommend using a blender for this recipe unless you have something like a Vitamix or Blendec. Most smaller blenders require a lot more liquid than this recipe requires.

Update: A Facebook commenter mentioned that this Pineapple Whip would also be great to make in a Yonanas Dessert Maker, if you first freeze the milk in an ice cube tray.

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 add honey, maple syrup or stevia to your liking.

 

Pineapple Whip – Soft Serve-like Frozen Dessert

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Makes 4-6 servings

Pineapple Whip – Soft Serve-like Frozen Dessert

A healthy alternative to soft-serve made with frozen pineapple and almond milk (+ your choice f healthy sweetener). This frozen summer dessert is raw, gluten-free, paleo with vegan-option.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. Peel, core and cut one fresh pineapple into chunks. Freeze chunks in a ziploc bag for at least 24 hours.
  2. Place frozen pineapple chunks in a food processor together with 1/2 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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Recipe adapted from Detoxinista

 

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Are you hanging on onto summer with frozen desserts like me?

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6 Responses to Pineapple Whip – Soft Serve-like Frozen Dessert

  1. I love dole whips, and I bet this tastes just like them- but healthier! I love when I can make healthy versions of my favorite treats.

    • Regina says:

      I am so with you Faith! Isn’t awesome when you can keep enjoying something you love without having to feel guilty :)

  2. I love pineapple and this recipe could not get more easy! Love the simplicity and that I can eat it guilt free. Thanks so much for sharing. :)

    • Regina says:

      It is super easy indeed! Sometimes I feel weird sharing something so simple but I am always glad when I can give healthy inspiration :)

  3. Jacquee says:

    Why have I not tried this Dole Whip? Summer is synonymous to simple in my mind, so please don’t feel weird sharing quick and easy treats like this. I LOVE them!!

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