Easy, naturally sweet pineapple nice cream is made in five minutes with just a few ingredients. Originally published July 2018. Last updated August 2022.
You can have dreamy, dairy-free, frozen goodness in just five minutes and with only a few easy ingredients. Everything comes together in almost no time without any additional freezing, churning, or mixing required! The result is creamy, naturally sweet, and filled with juicy bits of pineapple--perfect for summertime enjoyment.
If you like making ice cream without a machine, try these recipes, too!
What You'll Need for this Recipe
You really only need two ingredients to make what is essentially homemade Dole whip like I first tried on Oahu. But I recommend two more to create a fully tropical vibe. Here's what you'll need to add to your grocery list.
- Coconut Milk
- Frozen Pineapple
- Ground Ginger
- Lime Juice
While you can make this nice cream with no ice cream maker, you will need either a food processor or blender. Just like my cherry & black sesame ice cream recipe, that's where the magic happens. Grab a small, preferably sealable container like a loaf pan or glass food storage and, of course, an ice cream scoop!
Easy How-to Video
For my fellow visual learners, I have a quick little video to help you bring this simple recipe to life!
How can I customize this recipe?
This recipe was inspired by Salt + Lavender's easy strawberry nice cream, which requires just two ingredients. You can tweak this to incorporate whatever ingredients you're feeling at the moment (I'm going to try cherry next!). This vegan pineapple ice cream has a nice, soft-serve texture immediately after making or can be frozen for an hour or so for more firmness.
I'm not lactose-intolerant or anything but have been off dairy milk for years now and was excited to find that this tropical pineapple nice cream tastes amazing when made with my favorite non-dairy milk. I've used both full fat coconut milk (the creamiest) and almond milk with good results.
Even more exciting is that there's no need to add any sugar to get sweet, sweet goodness from this recipe. Just frozen pineapple chunks, a bit of ginger, and lime provide ample flavor.
I know you'll love having such a simple low calorie treat in your rotation. And sharing is caring so make sure you pin my easy pineapple whip recipe for later and follow me over on Pinterest. Thanks for reading!
Dairy-Free Pineapple Nice Recipe
Tropical Pineapple Nice Cream
- 1 ½ pounds pineapple chunks frozen
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 13.5 ounce can coconut milk
- Add all ingredients to a food processor and process on high until smooth.
- As necessary, pause the food processor and scrape down the sides of the bowl a couple of times in order to ensure a smooth, uniform mixture with no big chunks. I recommend using a rubber spatula for this.
- Enjoy immediately as a soft-serve dessert or freeze for at least three hours for firmer scoops.
- If you decide to freeze the nice cream, it will need about 10 minutes to thaw before being scoopable.
- Keeps for about two weeks in the freezer.
Megan Rowsey says
Oh wow! I'm definitely going to try this! Hopefully my kids will like it and will eat an actual fruit. I've got some crazy picky eaters. Thanks!
Pineapple ice cream sounds amazing! I'm going to try this!
Leigh Suznovich says
This is so perfect and refreshing for summer, love it!!
I'm lactose intolerant and I'm always looking for alternatives to sorbet. This looks outstanding!
Thanks, Marcie! I hope you try this out.
Lashan Arceneaux says
Oh my yummmm!! This will help me stick to my diet.
Becca Wilson says
This looks like it would taste amazing. I’ve never made my own ice cream before.
It's so easy--you've got to try it!
This looks so creamy and good! I love making no-churn ice cream, but haven't tried a totally non-dairy version. I definitely need to try this!
Mila Buckley says
I love how creamy this batch looks - and just in time for summer!
JAYNE RAIN says
This vegan, gluten-free pineapple nice cream looks amazing. I happen to have all the ingredients in my pantry and can't wait to try this recipe out.
I love pineapple ice cream and I'm even more excited since it's a no churn recipe too.
Aaron Oliver says
This sounds delicious, and so easy to make! Perfect for summer!
This is such a simple recipe, and perfect for the summer heat!!
Adding the almond milk was a game changer - so creamy! I'm going to serve this with rum at my next get together.
Crystal DaCruz says
Wow this is genius! I always thought that making ice cream would require hours of freezing time! This was the perfect treat for my kids, it was delicious and they didn't have to wait for hours! Thanks for sharing!
Chef Mireille says
Being Caribbean I love anything made with coconut milk and this ice cream came out so creamy. I will be making this all summer long. Thanks for a great recipe!
I love anything with pineapple and I’m not too keen on dairy products myself so this is definitely going on my list of desserts to try this summer!
Pineapple and coconut are one of my favorite combinations, but the ginger in this nice cream takes them to a new level! I loved it --I will be making this again and again this summer!
Shanna Jones says
I loved this ice cream! And using coconut milk was perfect! This is now the ice cream that doesn't make me feel guilty while eating it. 🙂
Britney Brown says
It was 95 degrees last week and we made this nice cream to enjoy on the deck to cool down! I even made it again and brought to the poolside and it was SO good each time and so incredibly easy to make! Thanks for this awesome recipe!
I made this to use in an ice cream cake for my bestie's birthday. I should've doubled it to begin with because I ended up eating the first batch before I got around to filling the cake. It's so tart and sweet and perfect.
Immaculate Ruému says
This nice cream was so easy to make! I had almond milk at home, so I used it instead as you suggested and it was perfect! Sweetness with zero guilt!