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.
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?!!!
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!
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.
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!
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.
- 2 cup frozen Pineapple chunks
- 8 oz frozen Whipped Topping (like Cool Whip)
- 3 tbsp Honey or 2 tbsp Sugar
- 6 oz Pineapple Juice
- Blend all ingredients in strong blender or food processor until whipped.
- If mixture is too runny, add 1/4 cup ice and process further.
- Too look more like a creamy whip, transfer mixture to piping bag with star tip and pipe into cups.