This Homemade Pineapple Ice Cream is super easy to make without an ice cream maker. Thanks to the creamy frozen banana base this pineapple nice cream recipe is dairy free, vegan, and paleo. Add frozen coconut milk for a tropical piña colada twist.
To a food processor add frozen banana slices or chunks, frozen pineapple chunks and the frozen coconut milk cube.
Turn on the food processor and blend all ingredients until smooth. You may need to stop and scrape down the sides a time or two.
Serve right away for a creamy soft-serve texture. For firmer ice cream texture transfer to a container and freeze for 2 hours.
Serve topped with mint leaves and fresh pineapple chunks.
To make nice cream in a Vitamix I recommend using a tamper to push the frozen ingredients right into the blades. This also prevents the blender from overheating.
When using a Blendtec, I recommend the twister jar. It is specifically designed for blending harder/drier ingredients. The prongs in the lid ensure that the mixture inside doesn't get stuck and keeps moving into the blades.
*optional for a Piña Colada twist
** This recipe makes 1 generous portion (or 2 small ones). Simply multiply the ingredients to make more servings.