Pineapple Coconut Ice Cream Recipe

This pineapple coconut ice cream recipe is a great way to get a taste of the islands when you can’t actually visit.


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The ingredients in this recipe make this ice cream super creamy and decadent, but very easy to make. The creme fraiche, corn syrup and alcohol will keep the ice crystals small so the ice cream will be creamy.

Pineapple Coconut Ice Cream Recipe
Pineapple Coconut Ice Cream Recipe

THE SCIENCE OF ICE CREAM

There is more to ice cream than just freezing quality ingredients. The key is making it smooth and creamy, and there is a lot of science to making it smooth. Ice cream stays smooth while it is being churned, but then it is put in the freezer in order to harden and that’s when ice crystals form, ruining the smoothness.

Making ice cream requires a method and ingredients that prevent large ice crystals from forming. This is accomplished with an ice cream maker that keeps the mixture moving and freezes it quickly, and using certain ingredients that keep the ice crystals small.

THE ICE CREAM MAKER

We use a Whynter ice cream maker to make this pineapple coconut ice cream recipe. It makes the most incredible ice cream we have ever had – better than all the previous ice cream makers we have used. No messing with ice and rock salt or freezing the inner container. The Whynter ice cream maker churns the ice cream and freezes it quickly, keeping the ice crystals small.

It also helps if everything is cold. Make the mixture at least four hours before freezing it and thoroughly chill it. Let the ice cream maker run for fifteen minutes before putting the mixture in. Freeze a glass container to store the ice cream. And work quickly when the ice cream has finished churning.

Whynter ice cream maker
Whynter ice cream maker

THE INGREDIENTS THAT AFFECT THE TEXTURE

Some of the ingredients also help keep the ice crystals small so the ice cream stays creamy. In this recipe, the creme fraiche, alcohol and corn syrup are the keys to keeping the ice crystals small.

Creme fraiche is a cultured product, like sour creme, but with a much milder taste. The culture in it prevents ice crystals from forming once the ice cream has been churned and is hardening. We make creme fraiche in an Instant Pot from Horizon cream.

Corn syrup lowers the freezing point of water, making the ice crystals smaller and the ice cream smoother. We use Wholesome corn syrup because it is NOT a high-fructose corn syrup. Honey, and to some extent maple syrup, will do the same thing, so we use these for certain flavors.

Alcohol lowers the freezing point, making the ice crystals small. It also keeps ice crystals from forming as the ice cream hardens. Too much, however, and the ice cream won’t freeze. We use a Tablespoon of an 80 proof rum in this pineapple coconut ice cream recipe.

Pineapple Coconut Ice Cream Recipe Ingredients
Pineapple Coconut Ice Cream Recipe Ingredients

INGREDIENTS FOR THE PINEAPPLE COCONUT ICE CREAM RECIPE

One of the best reasons to make ice cream is so you know exactly what is in it. You will know that it contains nothing but the ingredients you put in. We use the best ingredients. Brands vary in quality, so we have listed what we used.

We use Horizon organic cream because we think their products taste better than any other dairy products. Just as important, Horizon is a certified B corporation that has committed to becoming carbon positive across their entire supply chain by 2025, which makes the ice cream sustainable. 

The sugar is Wholesome sugar, which tastes better and doesn’t come from growers burning the rainforest to plant it.

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pineapple coconut ice cream recipe

PINEAPPLE COCONUT ICE CREAM RECIPE

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Hawaiian
Keyword: coconut, ice cream, Pineapple, pineapple coconut ice cream
Servings: 8
Calories: 370kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Select a glass quart size container for storing the ice cream and put it in the freezer to chill.
  • In a small saucepan, bring cream and corn syrup to a simmer, stirring to combine.
  • Using a stand mixer with a whisk attachment on high, whisk together egg, egg yolk, sugar and salt for 2 minutes.
  • Lower the speed to medium and continue whisking while slowly adding the cream and corn syrup mixture.
  • Continue whisking and add the creme fraiche and rum.
  • Continue whisking and add the coconut cream and crushed pineapple.
  • Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  • Pre-chill the ice cream maker by letting it run for 5 minutes before adding the mixture.
  • Pour the ice cream mixture into the ice cream maker and make ice cream according to the directions.
  • Quickly transfer the ice cream into the glass container, cover, and put the container back in the freezer overnight to harden.
  • Store in the freezer for up to a week.

Nutrition

Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.004g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 987IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg
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Nutrition Facts
PINEAPPLE COCONUT ICE CREAM RECIPE
Amount per Serving
Calories
370
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
30
g
46
%
Saturated Fat
 
20
g
125
%
Trans Fat
 
0.004
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
6
g
Cholesterol
 
112
mg
37
%
Sodium
 
78
mg
3
%
Potassium
 
153
mg
4
%
Carbohydrates
 
24
g
8
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
23
g
26
%
Protein
 
4
g
8
%
Vitamin A
 
987
IU
20
%
Vitamin C
 
3
mg
4
%
Calcium
 
54
mg
5
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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INSPIRED WHILE TRAVELING

This is one of the things we discovered while traveling and recreated when we got back home. We researched the science and techniques behind the recipe and used tips from exceptional chefs. Then we used the best ingredients we could find to create this recipe. For more ideas, see our other posts about recipes inspired by travel.



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