Fruit Ice Cream recipe is a dairy free and healthy frozen treat. This no churn ice cream recipe is super easy and so refreshing.

Fruit ice cream in a bowl.
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There are only 3 ingredients in this ice cream recipe including water. It truly does not get any simpler than this if you love ice cream. Enjoy frozen fruit ice cream without much work. The kids also love Cherry Pineapple Popsicles, Orange Sherbert, and Homemade Gelato for another great treat.

Why We Love This Recipe

If you are looking for a dairy free ice cream recipe, give this a try. You do not need an ice cream maker or any of the traditional ingredients. Homemade ice cream is very easy, and you can leave the ice cream machine in the cabinet. I have been making Rolled Ice Cream Recipe, Peppermint Ice Cream and No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream for years as well.

What is fruit ice cream?

It is a delicious blend of fresh fruit with frozen banana being the base. They combine to create a creamy frozen treat without any dairy or eggs needed.

The ingredients are blended into a smooth mixture and then frozen for the best treat. Fruit ice cream is a tasty alternative to classic ice cream and something the entire family will enjoy.

This 3 ingredient ice cream is effortless. The ingredients are simple and there is hardly any prep work. You might also like Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.

Ingredients

Ingredients for Fruit ice cream-fruit and water.
  • Frozen Fruit. Any type of fruit based on your preference. We used strawberries.
  • Large Ripe Banana. This needs to be frozen.

Get the complete list of ingredients at the bottom of the post.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Change the fruit flavor. The recipe requires a frozen banana but you can change the other fruit. We used strawberries but other ideas include: blueberries, peaches, and raspberries.
  • Sweetener. If you prefer a sweeter recipe, you can add honey, agave, or maple syrup. We used ripe in-season berries so they were really sweet.
  • Coconut Milk. Instead of water, use coconut milk for a creamier base. You can also use almond milk. Either of these will create a creamy base while still being dairy-free if needed.
  • Banana ice cream. We like to use another banana as the second fruit option. Then add a few tablespoons of peanut butter and blend with a stand mixer. Toss in a handful of chocolate chips or cocoa powder, stir, and freeze.

How to Make Fruit Ice Cream

Fruit in blender.

Step 1. Blend the fruit in a blender or food processor.  

Mixture pureed until smooth.

Step 2. Add the water and blend on high speed until smooth.

Mixture spread into pan.

Step 3. Spread the mixture into a loaf pan.

Mixture frozen in pan.

Step 4. Freeze for several hours to firm up. Then serve and enjoy.

Toppings

  • Whipped Cream. Dollop a little on top for a decadent treat. You can use store-bought or make this easy homemade whipped cream.
  • Chocolate Syrup. Drizzle a little chocolate syrup on top for a tasty combination.
  • Sprinkles. Kids love it when I add a few sprinkles on top.
  • Chopped nuts. Try using walnuts or pecans on top.
  • Shredded Coconut. Just a little sprinkle goes a long way.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to store?

Cover the freezer-safe container with a lid if it has one. If not, cover tightly with plastic wrap to ensure freshness.

I also like to place parchment paper directly on top of the ice cream to prevent any ice crystals from forming.

How long will it last?

This fruit ice cream will keep covered in the freezer for up to 1 month. The entire family loves this so it rarely lasts long around here.

Fruit ice cream in a bowl.

Pro Tips

  • If you freeze the strawberry banana ice cream, allow it to sit at room temperature for 10 minutes to soften some before serving.  
  • This ice cream is best with fruits that are not too watery. Fruits with a high water content will change the texture of the ice cream once frozen.
  • Frozen fruit is best in this recipe. It helps it to combine into a creamier texture once blended.
  • You will need a good high-powered blender or food processor. This is needed to successfully blend the frozen fruit. If you do not have a high-powered blender, the fruit may need to be thawed slightly before blending.
  • Feel free to add a little extra water as you blend the ingredients. This might be needed if you see that it is not coming together easily. Just be careful that you do not add too much.
  • Don’t over-blend the ingredients. This should be blended until just combined. The texture will turn into a puree consistency if blended excessively.

More Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

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Fruit Ice Cream

4.70 from 10 votes
Fruit Ice Cream recipe is a dairy free and healthy frozen treat. This no churn ice cream recipe is super easy and so refreshing.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Freeze 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 120

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Frozen Fruit any type of your choice
  • 2 Large Ripe Banana frozen
  • 2 Tbsp Water
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Instructions

  • Place the frozen fruit and frozen bananas in a blender or a food processor.
  • Then add in the water.
  • Blend or process on high speed for a few minutes until the mixture is completely smooth.
  • You can enjoy the ice cream as is or you can move the mixture to a freezer safe container (like a loaf pan) and freeze for 2-3 hours to allow the ice cream to firm up if you prefer.
  • Then the ice cream is ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you freeze the ice cream, allow it to sit at room temperature for 10 minutes to soften some before serving.  
This fruit ice cream will keep covered in the freezer for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 120kcal, Carbohydrates 31g, Protein 1g, Fat 1g, Saturated Fat 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 1g, Sodium 7mg, Potassium 317mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 21g, Vitamin A 396IU, Vitamin C 8mg, Calcium 9mg, Iron 1mg

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