If you're craving a tropical treat to beat the heat, look no further than this delicious Coconut Pineapple Lime Ice Cream recipe. Combining the creamy richness of coconut milk with the tangy sweetness of pineapple and the zesty kick of lime, this homemade ice cream is a tropical paradise in every scoop. In addition to its irresistible taste, this recipe is easy to make and can be customized to suit your preferences.
To make this mouthwatering Coconut Pineapple Lime Ice Cream, you'll need the following ingredients:
- 2 (14 ounce) cans coconut milk
- 2 cups pineapple puree (you can use fresh pineapple or canned)
- Up to ½ cup sugar
- Pinch of salt
- Zest of one lime
- ½ cup toasted coconut
- In a bowl, mix together the coconut milk, pineapple puree and salt. Freeze according to ice cream maker instructions.
- During the last five minutes of churning, pour in the toasted coconut and lime zest.
- Pour the finished ice cream into containers and freeze for at least an hour before serving or overnight. Freeze any remaining ice cream in an airtight container.
Tips and Variations
How can I make a creamier texture?
For a creamier texture, use full-fat coconut milk. However, if you prefer a lighter version, you can use light coconut milk or a combination of coconut milk and almond milk.
Can I use other fruits?
Experiment with different tropical fruits like mango, passion fruit, or papaya for unique flavor combinations.
Salt and ice cream
Add a pinch of salt to enhance the flavors and balance the sweetness.
Can I add alcohol?
For an adult twist, add a splash of rum or coconut rum to the mixture before churning.
Can I strain the fruit?
If you prefer a smoother texture, strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve before churning to remove any fruit fibers.
Is this recipe considered vegan?
Yes! This recipe is dairy free and vegan.
Can I add more coconut?
To intensify the coconut flavor, toast the shredded coconut before using it as a garnish.
How do I serve the ice cream?
Serve the ice cream in chilled bowls or cones for an extra refreshing experience.
Are there gluten free ice cream bowls?
The cute ice cream bowls you see are from Edward & Son's. I found them at my local Sprouts. They are gluten free and only 10 calories a piece and get rave reviews each time I serve them. I love that they are small enough that I can fill them and it's considered one serving size of ice cream.
What if I don't have an ice cream maker?
No problem! Just follow these directions:
- In a blender, combine the coconut milk, pineapple chunks, lime zest, lime juice, sugar, and vanilla extract.
- Blend the mixture on high speed until it becomes smooth and creamy.
- Taste the mixture and adjust the sweetness or tartness by adding more sugar or lime juice as desired.
- pour the mixture into a shallow dish and place it in the freezer.
This recipe was developed for Edward and Son's. I was compensated with Edward and Son's product and a giveaway for readers. My opinion of the product is my own.