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.
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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.