Pineapple Coconut Ice Cream | 3 Clean Ingredients

The flavor combination of coconut and pineapple is just divine! Try this simple, clean eating Pineapple Coconut Ice Cream for a delicious alternative to store bought, processed ice cream.

The flavor combination of coconut and pineapple is just divine! Try this simple, clean eating Pineapple Coconut Ice Cream for a delicious alternative to store bought, processed ice cream.

Peanut butter and jelly.  Chocolate and almonds.  Berries and vanilla.  Lemon and mint. And, of course, pineapple and coconut.  Such great flavor combinations. Cuz I adore coconut. The flavor just sends me over the moon. And yes, when paired with juicy can’t resist pineapple, it’s the absolute best.

Add the words “Ice Cream” and you’ve got me listening. I just love pineapple and coconut.  Separately and, even better, together. I also love ice cream.  See where I’m going with this? Yup — pineapple coconut ice cream!  Genius! 

Side view of bowls of pineapple, coconut, open cans of coconut milk and a whole pineapple nearby.

This ice cream tastes just like a piña colada in a bowl.  It’s quite tasty.  And easy. You could also easily remove the pineapple from this recipe and make a deliciously creamy coconut ice cream. Just saying. Watch me make this pineapple coconut ice cream and see how easy it is to make!

Overhead view of a bowl of coconut milk and pineapple chunks being whisked and bowls of pineapple and coconut off to the side.

Is Pineapple Coconut Ice Cream Healthy?

Yes, this pineapple coconut ice cream is healthy. Because there are only 3 ingredients, you don’t have to worry about what you are eating. It’s not complicated to make which means you can have it any time you get a craving

This recipe calls for canned coconut milk, and I am sure to check the label as I shop. I buy coconut milk without preservatives, added sugar and additives. You may see guar gum – it adds more fiber (it’s used to thicken) and may help decrease cholesterol levels. So don’t worry if you see guar gum, it’s safe. 

Of course, too much of a good thing is always bad and guar gum is no exception. Some people can have bloating and digestive upset if they eat too much guar gum. 

As for the pineapple:

Overhead view of a tray of toasted coconut.

What Is In Pineapple Coconut Ice Cream?

Here is what you need to make this refreshing treat!

  • Full fat coconut milk: Use full fat coconut milk for a creamier ice cream
  • Pineapple: Use fresh pineapple chunks and be sure to save some for topping the ice cream in your bowl–>yum
  • Coconut flakes: Add them to the recipe and toast more for topping the dessert

As you can see, this pineapple coconut ice cream is clean eating all the way. A few simple ingredients make a delicious dessert that tastes ah-mazing!

Overhead view of pineapple coconut mixture in the food processor.

Does Coconut Milk Freeze Solid?

Yes, coconut milk freezes solid and that’s why it’s so terrific for this recipe. Coconut milk adds a creaminess as opposed to just a crystal-like consistency. So remember, full fat coconut milk is the way to go.

Overhead view of the scooper in the oblong dish if pineapple ice cream, with toasted coconut in a bowl beside it.

How to Store Pineapple Coconut Ice Cream

When we have leftovers of this ice cream (rarely!!), I store it in an airtight container in the freezer for up to a week. It’s best when fresh! You can also wrap plastic wrap over the top and cover with foil, but make sure it’s well sealed.

Close up side view of a bowl of pineapple coconut ice cream with a section of pineapple on the bowl side.

More Frozen Treat Recipes

I’ve got a lot of recipes on the blog you’ve got to try when you want a cold and refreshing treat!

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3.84 from 6 votes
Pineapple Coconut Ice Cream
Prep Time
8 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 8 mins
 

The flavor combination of coconut and pineapple is just divine! Try this simple, clean eating Pineapple Coconut Ice Cream for a delicious alternative to store bought, processed ice cream.

Categories: Sweets
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: pineapple and coconut ice cream, pineapple coconut ice cream, pineapple coconut ice cream recipe
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 177 kcal
Author: A Sweet Pea Chef
Ingredients
  • 2 13.5-oz cans full fat coconut milk
  • 1 cups fresh pineapple chunks (plus more for topping, see below)
  • 1 cup coconut flakes unsweetened, plus 1/4 cup for garnish, if desired
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped fresh pineapple for topping
Instructions
  1. Combine coconut milk, fresh pineapple, and coconut flakes in a large mixing bowl. Pour into a Ziploc bag and freeze for about 3 hours.

  2. Break the frozen mixture into pieces and blend in a food processor.

  3. Put in a freezer safe container and freeze overnight (or 3-4 hours at least)

  4. Remove from the freezer and enjoy!

  5. Top with toasted coconut flakes, if desired. (To toast coconut flakes: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place coconut flakes evenly over a baking sheet lined with parchment paper in the oven for approximately 15-20 minutes. Every 5-7 minutes, check on the coconut and toss. Careful not to burn the flakes. Once evenly golden, remove from oven and set aside to cool.)

Nutrition Facts
Pineapple Coconut Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cups)
Calories 177 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Sodium 9mg0%
Potassium 194mg6%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 42IU1%
Vitamin C 35mg42%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

32 thoughts on “Pineapple Coconut Ice Cream | 3 Clean Ingredients

  1. 4 stars
    Loved this Lacey! I love the simplicity of this recipe for it does NOT lack on flavor! I also had a few of my clients give it a try and they also loved it! I can’t wait to try some dinner recipes now. Thank you! 🙂

  2. I’m making it right now. It’s taking long to set in my ice cream machine and I’ve never had that issue with other recipes or flavor. I just took a little to taste coz I just realized there’s no sugar in it, I’m not tasting any sweetness. I make ice cream ALL THE TIME. I hope this one doesn’t disappoint.

  3. 2 stars
    Pretty disappointing. It seemed to good to be true without sugar and cream in the recipe. And guess what, it tastes more like a sorbet and it needs cream and sugar..

  4. I followed the recipe to the letter…even refrigerated the batter overnight to ensure chilled start. Poured it into my frozen ice cream canister (was in the freezer two whole days). After 30 min., the ice cream was still in liquid form???? What can I do to salvage these expensive ingredients? Perhaps cook it in a sauce pan until hot, then add 3 egg yolks (tempered) and cook until it coats the back of a wooden spoon? I am at a total loss, here. I noted that another person had the same problem.

    Help???

  5. 5 stars
    I’ve been looking around to recreate Hagan Daz pineapple coconut ice cream!!! A pint is almost $4!!! The only thing I’d do different next time (and there will definitely be a next time) would be to soak the coconut flakes. Mine were a dry dry dryyyy. Other than that, I am in heaven!!! Thank you!!

  6. 2 stars
    Made this with actual cream of coconut and it turned out terrible because there is no sugar in it. If making definitely add sugar or use the can like the author which has added sugar in it. Blech-total waste of time and ingredients, really disappointing

  7. I’ve just made this recipe! First time making ice cream and it was very easy. The only thing I’m noticing right away is that my finished product is not sweet! Is that how it should be or did I forget an ingredient like sugar? If I do want it sweet like the Thrifty ice cream do I just add sugar?
    Thank you for this recipe.

  8. Hi! thanks for sharing this easy recipe. I used 2% fat milk and 1/3 fat coconut milk… and my ice cream not set.

  9. 5 stars
    Hi Lacey. I have a question on the amount this recipe yields. How many ounces are made in this recipe above? Thank you!

  10. Had this recently and it was absolutely the most outstanding ice cream I have ever tasted – I am now craving it daily! Will be making it this weekend – DELICIOUS!!!!

  11. Made this today in search of a reprieve from the 100
    + heat. This was delicious! Cool, tropical and not too sweet or heavy. Just what you need on a steaming hot day. My family loved every bite!

    1. As kids we used a can in a can and rolled it back and forth. Takes a long time but it is worth it.

      We used a regular coffee can in a large coffee can. Ice and salt in the outside can, ice cream mix in the inside can with the lid on and tin foil around it so it didn’t leak.

  12. Pina colada ANYTHING is my kryptonite! This sounds divine, thanks for sharing. Now, to find the ice cream freezer we registered for 9 years ago. LOL 🙂

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