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No churn fruit ice cream on top of a sugar cone against a white background.

Fruit Ice Cream (Dairy-Free Option)

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  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes to 12 hours
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings 1x


Learn how to make fresh fruit ice cream with just five ingredients and no churning for a sweet, cold treat that’s refined sugar-free and easy to make!


Units Scale
  • 1 large or 2 small (about 125 to 150g) ripe bananas, fresh or frozen
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups (180 g) fresh fruit such as peaches, mango, banana, or soaked pitted dates (equivalent to 1 cup pureed fruit)
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream (see notes for dairy free option)
  • 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup honey, maple syrup or agave nectar (adjust for desired sweetness)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Optional Mix-Ins:

  • Chopped Nuts
  • Sprinkles
  • Ground cinnamon


  1. Line a 9×5 or 2-quart freezer container with parchment paper. Place in the freezer while making the ice cream.


Prep Tip – It’s best to whip the cream in a chilled bowl.

Substitutes – Canned peaches or mango (in juice) or frozen and partially thawed fruit may be substituted for fresh fruit. Texture and sweetness of the ice cream will vary depending on type of fruit used.

Dairy Free Version – Place 1 can coconut cream and 1 can full fat coconut milk in the fridge to harden/solidify for 12-24 hours. When ready to make the ice cream, remove the thickened coconut cream (top portion) of each can into the bowl of a stand mixer and discard the coconut water portion (about 1 ¾ cup to 2 cup solid portion). In a stand mixer or a large bowl using an electric hand mixer, whip the thickened coconut cream until creamy and smooth. Then add fruit puree, honey or maple syrup and vanilla. Mix until fully combined. Taste and adjust to desired sweetness. Put in the freezer and stir about every 25 minutes, until firm enough to eat. Before serving, especially if ice cream has been in the freezer for 8 or more hours, get it out to soften about 15 minutes before eating.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Chill Time: 4 to 12 hours
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 3/4 cup (2 small scoops)
  • Calories: 206
  • Sugar: 14.3 g
  • Sodium: 12.8 mg
  • Fat: 14.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.2 g
  • Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 1.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 45.2 mg