Summer treat: easy pineapple coconut ice cream
Summer is almost here!! 😍 I'm so excited about it! I got a new ice cream maker from Walmart a few months ago, and I've been trying different recipes trying to find a really good one & I finally found one!!! I tested it on my hubby & mother in law! We all love it! Creamy, dreamy, summer in a bowl! 😄👏🏼☀️
I LOVE the Walmart ice cream maker I have! It's so easy to use and doesn't take rock salt or hours of churning like the one my mom used when I was growing up. In my ice cream maker, this ice cream only takes 35 min! (That's not counting the chilling time for the mixture, though). It also comes with a container that has to be frozen for about 24 hours before use. I always keep mine in the freezer so it's ready to use whenever I want to make some homemade ice cream! So you'll need to start this recipe the day before!!
I got this recipe from another blog but ended up tweaking the recipe after making it a couple of times to get it just the way I like it! I linked the original recipe below.
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Pineapple coconut ice cream
adapted slightly from Let's Dish Recipes
*watch a video of me making this ice cream here!
3 cups fresh diced pineapple
1 can full-fat coconut milk
1 tsp coconut extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 T fresh lime juice
1/2 cup half & half or heavy cream
2/3 cup of sugar
I used this ice cream maker
*Read the instructions on your ice cream maker first! If you have the same ice cream maker as I do, you'll need to freeze the container for about 24 hours before you can use it! Mine also recommends chilling the ice cream mixture about 3 hours before as well! It really helps with the texture.
Dice pineapple into cubes so it will blend up easier. Squeeze the juice from about 2 limes, or as many as it takes, until you have 2 tablespoons of lime juice. Put all of the ingredients into a blender and blend on high for several minutes.
Strain the mixture to get out any fibers. This just gives the ice cream a creamier texture. (This is optional though. You can totally keep them in there if you'd like). Depending on your ice cream maker, pour the mixture into a bowl with a lid and let chill in the fridge for about 3 hours to get the best consistency. After it's chilled, pour the mixture into the frozen ice cream container and set it in your ice cream maker; attach the paddle, pop on the lid & set it to ice cream! Mine takes 35 minutes.
Once done, serve in bowls and enjoy! I keep the leftovers in my freezer in a freezer-safe container. If serving from the freezer, you'll need to let it sit on the counter to thaw a bit before serving because it gets rock hard.
If you make this ice cream recipe, I'd love to know what you think!!