Piña Colada Ice Cream


Hey all you vegans out there, this dairy free Piña Colada Ice Cream might be just what you're looking for on a hot summer day.  With a mere 3 ingredients (coconut milk, agave and pineapple), this simple vegan ice cream recipe will appeal to moms too.  I like the quick and easy dimension of the recipe and my boys love the flavor –they've been lapping it up all summer.

After I posted my Coconut Chocolate Chip Ice Cream recipe (which contains eggs) a few weeks ago, I had numerous requests for a vegan ice cream made with coconut milk, so it's high time I posted this.  Enjoy!

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  1. Place coconut milk, agave nectar and ½ cup pineapple in a vitamix
  2. Blend thoroughly until smooth and well combined
  3. Briefly blend in remaining ½ cup pineapple, leave the texture a little chunky
  4. Process according to the directions of your ice cream maker
  5. Serve

I hope you all enjoy this quick and easy, healthy frozen dessert recipe. I love that it meets the needs of of people on gluten-free and dairy-free diets. If you’re wondering how to make ice cream without an ice cream maker, see my quick and easy 2-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream recipe.

We arrived home from the Little League Regionals on Wednesday after our loss in the semi-finals of the tournament.  The boys had an amazing run, winning every game in their pool (my older son, age 12 plays on the team).  The boys played live on ESPN Tuesday night (the semi-finals) and lost by one run in that game.

Here is our team video which one of the dads on our team made:

If for whatever reason you aren't in the mood for ice cream but still want something cooling and tropical I have a scrumptious Piña Colada Protein Shake if you're in the mood for a high protein smoothie.

Here are more healthy ice cream recipes from other food bloggers:
Very Berry Breakfast Ice Cream from Shannon of Nourishing Days
Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free Strawberry Coconut Ice Cream by Ali of Nourishing Meals
Coffee Ice Cream (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free) from Shirley of Gluten Free Easily

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32 responses to “Piña Colada Ice Cream”

  1. Thanks for this recipe. I’m staying with my parents for the week and am trying to introduce them to my gluten free/ dairy free diet. I made this ice cream for us to have for lunch… and even made it with the baggie & ice method since we don’t have an ice cream maker.

    It was delicious! I loved it and my parents did too!

  2. I tried this once as the recipe says and once with Stevia “Nu Naturals Clear Stevia drops”. I used 10 drops and it was great. This recipe lends itself to Stevia because the fruit has some natural sweetness too…

  3. I just made this last week – the only difference was that i added a tablespoon of dark rum and some fresh lime juice…it was delish!

  4. Enjoy this great time in your kids lives. Nothing better than following their baseball games all over the country. Congratulations on a great season.

  5. Sounds yummy and non-dairy
    Is canned Coconut Milk different from the coconut milk in a carton?
    There are two kinds in the carton…one in the refrigerator next to milk and one on the regular shelf non-refrigerated. Which do you recommend?
    Thank you

    • I believe I have read Elana explain it before as the coconut milk in the refrigerator section are actually “coconut drinks” and not just pure coconut milk. I would imagine it is the same thing for the shelf stable version. My guess would to go with the canned version as it is straight coconut milk. :D

    • Just make sure you get Pure Coconut Milk and not a “coconut drink” “coconut water” or “coconut milk beverage”.

  6. I’m going to make this, put two scoops in a large glass, add a shot of Myers dark rum, and a big ole dollop of whipped cream because I’m not vegan! Happy Summer’s End!!!

  7. Is it possible to make this without an ice cream maker? Will it turn out o.k. if you just freeze it in the freezer without the ice cream maker? I hate to invest in one to just make this every now and then.

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