The first time I tasted fresh pineapple was at a wedding reception. I’d only had canned pineapple until that point. It was a whole new world! I loved it so much! I told my mom right then that I wanted fresh pineapple at my wedding reception. I didn’t get married in pineapple season, but there was fresh pineapple on the fruit platter at my December 30th wedding reception. Thank you, mom!
Nice cream, or blended up frozen bananas, is my all-time favorite healthy treat. It is truly healthy since it is just bananas (usually with at least a little cocoa powder, sometimes some nuts, etc). Fruit is the healthiest dessert. Some people don’t love bananas though, so here is the perfect alternative to nice cream. Any frozen fruit with a little plant milk will make a yummy, cold treat. This is just one of my favorite combinations. It’s super easy, too.
Process frozen pineapple in a food processor. A blender will do, but a food processor creates a better texture in this case.
Add a little coconut milk, and run the food processor until well-whipped. I’ll watch you whip! 🙂
Dish up and enjoy this purest-of-the-pure desserts. A little research made me learn that the Pineapple Dole Whip sold at Disneyland doesn’t even have any pineapple in it! Can you believe it? It is just a bunch of sugar, coconut oil, and chemicals, with a little pineapple juice powder for flavor. This is the REAL DEAL. Hawaii in a cup.
Do yourself a favor and keep frozen pineapple on hand this summer and a can of coconut milk in your cupboard (I but frozen pineapple at Costco and use it in green smoothies, too). When you’re hot, when you’re craving something sweet, when you need a unique dessert for guests, or a fun snack for kids, whip this up! Add a little paper umbrella for cute touch.
Real pineapple, real coconut, and nothing else!
- 2 cups frozen pineapple chunks freeze your own fresh pineapple, or buy it in the frozen fruit section
- 1/4 cup canned coconut milk
- a frozen banana or mango added is also a yummy variation
In a food processor, process the pineapple until it's chopped into fine pieces. You can use a blender, but it won't "whip" up quite the same.
Add the coconut milk and run the food processor for at least a full minute, until very smooth and light and fluffy.
Enjoy immediately! Add a sweetener of choice if you feel necessary, but I think it's delicious on its own.