Friends. I am about to share with you my all-time favorite food.
I’m going to be honest, I eat this about five times a week, no exaggeration. It is literally the best thing to come out of my kitchen.
Feast your eyes on my STRAWBERRY PIÑA COLADA ICE CREAM!
There’s no rum in it….although you certainly could if that’s your jam. But this baby is non-alcoholic.
It is seriously the most creamy, sweet, bowl-licking level-of delicious ever.
And you want to know a secret? It’s made from frozen bananas!
Yep, that’s right – there’s NO DAIRY IN IT!
AND NO SUGAR!! It’s completely natural.
I’m telling you, your taste buds are going to think you escaped to a lanai in Hawaii when you eat this. It is that good.
((And only takes 3 minutes to whip up!))
Now look, I know what you’re thinking…….but it’s bananas? How could it really be that good?
Well, friends…trust me, there is magic that happens in the freezer when you freeze and then blend bananas in the food processor. It becomes like the consistency of old-fashioned, ice cream-truck SOFT SERVE!
And I don’t have to tell you how incredibly healthy it is too. 😉
Gluten free, Paleo, Specific Carb Diet friendly, Vegan.
So grab your spoons and bring on the ice cream!
*One quick note: to get this gorgeous consistency, you’re really going to need a food processor. (Or a Vitamix will also work.) But a regular blender unfortunately just won’t do the trick. I use this Cuisinart Pro Classic food processor and absolutely love it.
Here’s What You Need: (Serves 1-2)
2 very ripe bananas, (read: with brown spots) sliced into coins and frozen
1 cup pineapple chunks, frozen
1/2 cup strawberries, frozen
1/4 cup coconut milk, cold
Optional: 1 tsp honey or 1 tsp liquid stevia (this is the brand (and flavor) I think is the tastiest!)
Optional Garnishes: (highly encouraged)
A cocktail umbrella 😉
A gob of almond or peanut butter (SCD use almond)
Chopped macadamia nuts (or cashews, almonds, peanuts, pistachios, etc)
Fresh pineapple or other fruit
A gob of Nutella
Food Processor (like my Cuisinart Food Processor) or a Vitamix
Silicone Spatula (to scrape the sides)
Peel and slice two very ripe bananas into coins and place in a ziptop bag. Freeze until solid, at least 4 hours. Preferably overnight. (PRO TIP: I buy bananas in bulk, let them get extra ripe and covered in brown spots, and then slice & freeze a bunch of them in individual baggies. That way, they’re ready to go when I want to make smoothies or nice cream!)
Add the frozen fruit to the food processor, and blitz until they form little pebbles.
After about 10-15 seconds, the chopped up fruit pebbles will stick to the side of the food processor, and the blade will have nothing to chop up. It is at this magic point, that you add the coconut milk to the food processor. Let that go for about 10 seconds.
Then, stop the food processor, and scrape down the sides, and then keep processing until it comes together and forms a creamy, soft-serve consistency. You’ll need to scrape the sides 2 or 3 times, to help the food processor out.
Lastly, drizzle in your sweetener of choice, and process for 30 seconds, to fully incorporate throughout. (Or omit and simply eat as is, it’s certainly sweet enough!)
Dish up this beautiful Piña Colada ice cream, sprinkle with your topping of choice (such as granola, raisins, shaved coconut, chocolate chips, honey etc.) and DIG IN!
Oh my gosh, words do not do justice to how dang delicious this ice cream is!
It is wild that you can get this incredible consistency from frozen fruit! It is literally like SOFT SERVE!
It’s melty, creamy, rich and filling. And the coconut milk really gives it this beautiful body that is mmm mmm mmm – just heavenly.
And the flavor – wow, wow, WOW! It tastes like vacation. The super sweet pineapple and rich coconut, with that intense sweetness from the ripe banana, all you need now is the rum!
And in case you were wondering my topping of choice, I like to add about 1/4 of fresh-ground almond butter…and make it a meal! Who says you can’t have ice cream for dinner!?
Do yourself a favor and MAKE THIS ICE CREAM!
I promise you, it will be the best decision you make all day!
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57 responses to “Piña Colada Ice Cream!”
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thank you for the link up! Hugs and love xox
ooh! This looks amazing!
thank you so much Rachel! oh my gosh it was! Hugs and love xox
But do you also like caught in the rain ice cream?
hahahahha oh my gosh yes! and I’m not into yoga! hahah Hugs and love xox
And you do have half a brain… you have a whole brain, for that matter.
hahah thank you 🙂
Making banana “nice” cream is my jam too! It’s the reason I bought a food processor. The blender just wasn’t cutting it for me. Literally 😅
isn’t it just delicious!?! hahah true! a food processor makes all the difference! thanks Ang for stopping by! Hugs and love xox
No dairy or alcohol!! Wow I’m all in! I am allergic to bananas though. Isn’t that bananas. Almost the perfect treat for me! Enjoy sounds amazing 🤩
I’ve made nice cream without bananas before because I didn’t have bananas. I used a frozen fruit mix and just blended it until smooth! I think it was a strawberry-peach mix 🙂
yes! it’s more of a sorbet consistency – but still delicious!! Hugs and love xox
thanks Lisa! oh no!! that IS bananas! You could always sub the bananas for extra pineapple – or even freeze coconut milk in an ice cube tray and use that! Hugs and love xox
So here it gets even better…allergic is my life, lol 😂. I have learned to very much accept it. I am very allergic to coconut too, tree nuts, and I will spare you the list. It is so long, let’s just say I don’t eat at potlucks. I carry and Epi-pen and Benadryl on my person. The joys of our human frailties 🥰
oh no!!! i’m sorry that you have to deal with that, Lisa. well, i promise, just blending the frozen fruit is amazing too! it’s so refreshing! if you can add a splash of milk or yogurt, that would be delicious too! or sunbutter! 🙂 Hugs and love xox
Strawberry daiquiri (because of the strawberries) meets pina colada. Tbh I haven’t used my blender since moving because we don’t have enough storage in our kitchen. I’m tempted to get a food processor now!
yes! oh my gosh this is definitely a reason to dust it off and bring it out of storage! i hope you do! 😉 thanks for stopping by! Hugs and love xox
Very nice post thank you so much
thanks so much . Hugs and love xox
Looks so tasty. Love the idea of pineapple with the strawberries and bananas with nut butter!
thank you so much! oh my gosh this was absolutely delicious! and you’re right – the nut butter makes it so delicious! Hugs and love xox
OH. MY. GOODNESS. God bless you, girl! That looks divine, truly! Plus, it is so hot out, definitely need to give this a try! Thank you!
Hi Eleanor! hahaha thank you so much – oh my gosh it is phenomenal. i think you know why i eat it so often! it’s literally amazing! i hope you do ! Hugs and love xox
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thank you Tonya for the link up! Hugs and love xox
thank you so much!! Hugs and love xox
I love these kinds of desserts. A great way to finish off a meal, and getting in an extra serving of fruit. 🙂 Yum!
thanks Sharlene! oh my gosh it was phenomenal! i agree! glad you stopped by! Hugs and love xox
Oh my! That looks sooooo yummy and the weather here is perfect for a cold pina colada!
hahah thank you so much! oh i agree — it’s “fruity tootie frozen drink” weather for sure! Hugs and love xox
It looks SO good.
haha thank you so much! oh my gosh it was!!! Hugs and love xox
No dairy or alcohol!? Well, I’ll try it, but I won’t promise to enjoy it! 😂
Just teasin’. Anita and I often pick up bananas (you know, they are the most consumed fruit in America now?) and when we have them on hand I usually have a quick shake for breakfast using a Cuisinart stick-mixer and Ensure. But we will try freezing some per your recommendation. Thanx!
hahah too funny! oh how interesting, i didn’t know that! but i certainly believe it! yum! i hope you enjoy! Hugs and love xox
hahah thanks JB!!! oh my gosh, that’s exactly what I say when I eat this!!! Hugs and love xox
You are welcome.
You would not believe how excited I was to see this pop into my email! Several weeks ago, a friend suggested I make strawberry banana ice cream, but I didn’t know HOW I was going to do it … until your wonderful post! 😂 Thanks Caralyn, I will be making this one for sure!
oh my gosh yay!! i’m so glad, Makayla! yes! seriously, once you have this, there’s no going back hahah I literally eat this just about every day in different forms (you can use different fruit combos — just always make sure to use at least one banana for that beautiful soft serve consistency!) Using frozen cherries or peaches is another really delicious combo! 🙂 ENJOY!! Hugs and love xox
Haha, I’ll make sure I control myself! 😂 oooh, cherries or peaches would be delicious! Thanks Caralyn! 🤗
Yes!!! hahahh too funny 🙂 hope you enjoy it! Hugs and love xox
That sounds amazing. We may have to try this out
Thank you so much! Oh my gosh it was!!! Hugs and love xox
Frozen bananas are such a favourite of mine. I’m giving this one a go. It looks and sounds delish. 😊
Hi Em! thank you so much! oh gosh, yes! aren’t they so great and versatile?! I hope you love this as much as I did! Hugs and love xox
OMG! I love Pina Coladas (reminds me of being on holiday somewhere exotic and drinking cocktails in the swimming pool. And ice cream is my number one weakness! Here you have created a combination which should be illegal! <3
Haha yes! Oh this is definitely vacation in a bowl! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs and love xox
thank you so much!! oh my gosh it was! Hugs and love xox
thank you Jim! Hugs and love xox