Do you want a taste of the tropics but an airline ticket to an exotic country is out of your reach? Why not send your tastebuds on an adventure with these delicious tropical ice cream recipes? You’ll want to add these to your collection of recipes with fruit!
What are the benefits of making ice cream at home?
Making homemade ice cream is as easy as making a low-calorie mug cake. It can also be less fattening if you make a homemade sorbet – tastier than a spoon of sugar free jam for sure!
Tropical ice cream recipes
Tropical fruit sorbet
- 2 pounds of tropical fruit
- 1 cup of granulated sugar
- A cup of water
- 1 large egg in its shell
- 1-4 tablespoons of lemon juice
Step by step
- Syrup: bring the sugar and water to a simmer over a medium-high heat. The sugar must dissolve completely. Stir one or twice. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
- Blend the fruit with half a cup of cooled syrup until the fruit is completely liquified.
- Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer.
- Gently lower a washed and dried egg, in its shell, into the sorbet base. The sugar levels of your sorbet are perfect if you see a roughly 1-inch round of shell above the liquid. Add more cooled sugar syrup if you see less, and more fruit juice if you see more.
- Stir in 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Add more if you need to.
- Chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
- Churn the chilled base in an ice cream maker until it reaches a thick smoothie consistency.
- Freeze the sorbet in a freezable container for at least 4 hours or until hard.
If you don’t have an ice cream maker, pour the base into a wide dish, and stir it up every half hour or so as it freezes, to break up the ice crystals. It will be less smooth but still delicious!
Tip: Freeze the ice cream making bowl before.
No-churn Tropical ice cream –with 4 easy ingredients
- 2 cups of cold heavy whipping cream
- 1 ¾ cups (a 14-oz can) of sweetened condensed milk
- ½ tsp of vanilla essence
- 1 cup of tropical fruit puree of your choice
- With a mixer, beat the cream until it forms peaks. Be careful not to over whip.
- In another large bowl mix the condensed milk and the vanilla together.
- Gently fold in the cream with a spatula. The mixture should remain light and aerated.
- Mix in the tropical fruit puree.
- Pour the tropical ice cream mixture into an 8×5-inch bread loaf pan, an insulated tub or paper containers. Freeze for 5-6 hours.
Tropical fruit puree ideas: Mango, pineapple, passionfruit, banana, and papaya, are a great choice for flavoring your homemade ice cream.
Non-dairy substitutes for tropical ice cream
All the non-dairy substitutes can be substituted cup for cup.
- Heavy cream can be substituted with coconut cream.
- Condensed milk can be substituted with sweetened condensed coconut milk.
Tropical fruit ice cream (See also: Recipes with fruit) can be served with a fruit crumble or a granadilla fruit cheesecake. It would also be delicious served in ice cream sandwiches, squished between fruit cookies. Take the sorbet or tropical ice cream out of the freezer 5-10 minutes before serving. Make these easy and delicious recipes for any special occasion!