Dairy Free Pineapple Whip

This frozen whip allows pineapple to shine, and is perfect for a hot summer day. Frozen pineapple is blended with just enough coconut milk (and banana) to make a lovely sorbet-like snack or dessert. Using only 2 or 3 ingredients (depending on how you choose to make it), it’s also very simple to make. It reminds me a little of the famous Dole Whip at Disneyland! Homemade Dole Whip? I don’t mind if I do.This frozen whip allows pineapple to shine, and is perfect for a hot summer day. Frozen pineapple is blended with just enough coconut milk (and banana) to make a lovely sorbet-like snack or dessert. Using only 2 or 3 ingredients (depending on how you choose to make it), it’s also very simple to make. It reminds me a little of the famous Dole Whip at Disneyland! Homemade Dole Whip? I don’t mind if I do.

Now that the hot weather has been sticking around consistently, I find my desire to cook in a hot kitchen lowering with every passing day. This simple little snack was made up the other day when we had reached our limit with the heat. I sautéed up a quick one-pan meal, and then blended this together for our dessert. We piled in front of a good movie (with a window AC pointed at us), and enjoyed a relaxing simple meal.

It was lovely.

Notes on ingredients:

  • I made it two ways to experiment. The first batch had banana, which lent a sweet creamy flavor and texture to the whip. The only downside was that the banana flavor competed a bit with the pineapple. For my second batch, I blended frozen pineapple JUST with the coconut cream, and it was really lovely too! The pineapple flavor really shined, although it wasn’t quite as sweet as the one with banana. Next time, we are thinking of using only half the coconut cream, and using pineapple juice for the rest of the liquid. Yum! I think that using some pineapple juice in the mix will allow the pineapple flavor to really come through even more
  • It goes without saying that the better tasting your ingredients are, the better this sorbet will be. Use a really sweet pineapple for best results. I got my frozen pineapple at Trader Jos, which are delicious. However, you can also make your own by freezing pineapple chunks!
  • This is the coconut cream that I used (I like it because it’s rich and creamy with no BPA or gums.)

Notes on equipment needed:

You will need either a high powered blender or a food processor. I used the food processor this time.

Other Easy Treats for a Hot Day:

Dairy-Free Pineapple Whip

Serves 2

  • 2 cups of frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup of full fat coconut milk or cream (plus more as needed)
  • 1 small banana, or half of a large one, optional (it’s even better if you use frozen banana chunks!)

1. *See notes above about ingredients* Place all of the ingredients into a high powered blender of food processor, and begin to blend. When working with frozen ingredients, it’s important to use high speed so that the equipment can handle the harder ingredients. Add more liquid, and scrape down the sides, as needed, until the mixture is completely smooth.

2. Serve right away, and enjoy!

Dairy Free Pineapple Whip
 
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups of frozen pineapple chunks
  • ½ cup of coconut milk or cream (plus more as needed)
  • 1 small banana, or half of a large one, optional (it’s even better if you use frozen banana chunks!)
Instructions
  1. *See notes above about ingredients* Place all of the ingredients into a high powered blender of food processor, and begin to blend. When working with frozen ingredients, it’s important to use high speed so that the equipment can handle the harder ingredients. Add more liquid, and scrape down the sides, as needed, until the mixture is completely smooth.
  2. Serve right away, and enjoy!

 

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Comments

  1. Nancy in Alberta says

    Yum! Trying this tomorrow (oops…today) with canned pineapple, coconut milk, and frozen bananas.

  2. Sharon Grant says

    I made the mixture and poured it into “freezie” rocket molds for my 3 year old grandson. One amazing thing – the popsicles hold up well even in hot, humid temperatures. They resist melting and dripping unlike those made with jello powder. To make different flavoured popsicles, I have used the same basic ingredients -coconut milk and banana, but have added fresh blueberries or strawberries . Chopped oranges and a little orange juice makes popsicles that taste like the commercial “Creamsicles”. We all enjoy this frozen treat on a hot day!

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