Comida Latina, Dairy Free, Recipes, Sweets

Pineapple Soft Serve

March 8, 2016
Make homemade pineapple soft serve ice cream with three ingredients in ten minutes. No joke! And guess what? It's healthy too! Vegan and allergy-free!

I’m not sure when or why this idea first popped into my head. It might have been the ultra-fluffy hibiscus sorbet I made a couple years back or the ice cream-like quality of a freshly made frozen fruit smoothie but whatever it was, I’m now convinced that homemade soft serve is about the easiest, most delicious creation I’ve made in a long time.

Pineapple Soft Serve Recipe

First of all, it is guilt-free on all accounts. It is made from, count ’em, three ingredients, is vegan, gluten-free, and is ready to eat in about 10 minutes. I mean, what’s not to like? I’m a genius, right?!!!

Pineapple Soft Serve Recipe

Turns out there’s this place called Disneyland or Disneygalaxy or some such place and apparently they make this stuff called Dole Whip which after four minutes of intensive Google research turns out is pretty much exactly like the absolutely magical pineapple soft serve I just created!

Pineapple Soft Serve Recipe

Don’t tell my children I made such a discovery. They don’t need one more reason to hate my guts for being the only children on the planet who have not been to Disneyland. The fact that I’ve not ever been there either makes very little difference to them, by the way.

Pineapple Soft Serve Recipe

The reality that I’m not the culinary prodigy I thought I was should not deter you from making this silky, light as air ice cream. It is as easy as putting frozen pineapple in the food processor, adding a little coconut milk, and a touch of agave syrup for sweetness, blend it all up until smooth and eat!

Pineapple Soft Serve Recipe

You should eat the ice cream right away if you want that classic light-as-air soft serve texture. You can absolutely put it in the freezer and let it harden but eventually it will harden completely and be more like granita than ice cream; leave it out on the counter for 10-15 minutes to make it scoopable again.

Pineapple Soft Serve Recipe


Pineapple Soft Serve Recipe
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Homemade soft serve could not be easier. Three ingredients and ten minutes is all you need to make creamy, smooth pineapple soft serve ice cream. Vegan and gluten-free!
Serves: 4-6 servings
  • 1½ pounds (about 3½ cups) frozen pineapple
  • ¾ cup coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons agave syrup
  1. Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the blade attachment. Blend until smooth, scrapping down the sides as needed.
  2. If you want the soft serve look you can pipe into ice cream cones or dishes.Serve immediately as ice cream will melt quickly. If not eating right away, place in a covered container and freeze. Ice cream that is frozen for too long won't have the soft serve consistency but will eventually freeze solid.

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  • grace March 8, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    this is ingenious! what a simple yet really exciting treat. 🙂

    • Kate Ramos
      Kate Ramos March 8, 2016 at 4:30 pm

      Aww, thanks Grace!

  • Leigh Suznovich March 15, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    Um, yes please!!! Homemade Dole Whip!! I’m a bit of a Disney nerd, so I’m pretty excited to try this 😀

    • Kate Ramos
      Kate Ramos March 15, 2016 at 6:57 pm

      So you know it, Leigh? You’ll have to try this and tell me how it compares to the real stuff. 🙂

  • Cindy @ Hungry Love Cook May 17, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    My mouth is literally watering!! This looks amazing and so simple to make 🙂 I cannot wait to try it, I might even let it melt and add some rum lol

    • Kate Ramos
      Kate Ramos May 17, 2016 at 10:51 pm

      OMG that whole rum thing just about blew my mind!!