Pineapple Mint Gelato

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Pineapple, mint, coconut, and lime are combined to create this Pineapple Mint Gelato. It is a refreshingly light and not too sweet frozen treat – as if your favorite mojito married itself to a bowl of ice cream.

You know those recipes that just kind of happen? I was making lunch for the kids, and scanning the fridge the way you do, when my eyes landed on a leftover jar of pineapple mint puree.

Pineapple Coconut Ice Cream

I love that pineapple puree so much. (I try to stash a portion of it in the freezer whenever I make it.) I use the puree to make these Pineapple Mojitos – and alcohol-free versions for the whole family too.

When I saw that jar waiting in the fridge, I started wondering how that puree might work as an ice cream flavor. Next, I remembered I had some coconut milk stashed in the pantry.

One thought led to the other and in just about 60 seconds, I had the mixture whisked together and churning in the ice cream machine.

Pineapple Mint Gelato

Remember the Ultimate Ice Cream Maker Review and giveaways I did last year? I compared so many ice cream makers and in the end, I’m still absolutely in love with my Breville Ice Cream Compressor. One of the coolest features is the pre-cool function.

The most popular question I get is whether it’s possible to make ice cream without a machine. The answer is YES. You can make ice cream without a machine. Find the full directions here!

You can pour in an almost room temperature mixture and the machine chilled it to -5 degrees in just minutes. I pressed start and the machine took less than half an hour to whip this gelato into a creamy light texture that was scoopable straight out of the machine.

In researching different ice creams and frozen desserts, the main difference I’ve found between ice cream and gelato is the intensity of the flavor. The flavor of this dessert is quite intense.

That said, whether you call it gelato or ice cream, you’re going to love this frozen dessert. A small serving of this gelato satisfies me and I love how refreshing the mint is in this gelato. It is like no ice cream I have made before.

Pineapple Coconut Mint Ice Cream

These are a few of my favorite ice cream storage containers: Extreme Freeze Reditainers (pictured above – technically disposable containers, so I can gift them without second-guessing it, but I also reuse them over and over), Tovolo Ice Cream Tubs, and these Rubbermaid Containers (these are ideal for layering add-ins and stirring in sauce swirls at the end).

Pineapple Mint Gelato Recipe

  1. Stir together the pineapple mint puree and the coconut milk.
  2. Pour it into the ice cream machine and freeze according to your machine’s directions.
  3. . Serve immediately or transfer to an air-tight container and store in the freezer until ready to serve.
  4. The gelato will be very firm after a few hours in the freezer.
  5. Rest at room temperature for about 20 minutes prior to serving.
Pineapple Coconut Gelato

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Pineapple Coconut Ice Cream

Pineapple Mint Gelato

Pineapple, mint, coconut, and lime are combined to create this Pineapple Mint Gelato. It is a refreshingly light and not too sweet frozen treat.
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Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 1/2 cup servings

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • Stir together the puree and the coconut milk. Pour it into the ice cream machine and freeze according to your machine's directions. Serve immediately or transfer to an air-tight container and store in the freezer until ready to serve.
  • The gelato will be very firm once frozen. Let it rest at room temperature for about 20 minutes prior to serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 227kcal · Carbohydrates: 62g · Sodium: 49mg · Potassium: 53mg · Sugar: 62g · Calcium: 11mg · Iron: 3mg
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{originally published 6/19/13 – recipe notes and photos updated 4/25/20}

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Mary Younkin

Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. Pam Kitchen says

    Hi Mary. I have not tried your pineapple mint puree but was wonder if chocolate mint would work. I have a big patch of it and would like to be able to use it. Any suggestions?