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Tropical Papaya Ice Cream (Vegan Papaya Nice Cream)

You don’t need an ice cream maker to treat yourself to this delicious homemade Tropical Papaya Ice Cream Recipe! Simply grab your food processor or blender and a few ingredients. You'll have a healthy, refreshing ice cream dessert in minutes that is completely vegan and made with natural sweeteners!
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 254kcal
Author: Capri Lilly

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Large Ripe Papaya, cut into cubes and freeze (about 2 cups)
  • 1.5 cups Frozen Pineapple
  • 1 cup Frozen Mango
  • 1 13.5 oz can Coconut Cream
  • 1/4 cup Agave Syrup (or 5 dates, soaked for 30 minutes)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  • Add the ingredients to the food processor. Add the thick part of the coconut cream and reserve the liquid. Blend the ingredients in a food processor or high-speed blender until smooth.
    If the mixture is too thick, add a bit of the reserved liquid from the coconut can until you reach your desired consistency.
  • Transfer the mixture into a metal loaf pan or freezer-safe container.
  • Serve immediately for a soft-serve consistency, or freezer until firmer, approximately 2-4 hours. (If using a loaf pan, place a piece of parchment paper over the surface of the nice cream, then wrap the pan in plastic wrap to prevent ice crystals from forming along the top.)
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Make sure to use ripe papaya.

You can tell it is ripe when the green flesh of the papaya has turned yellowish, orange, or red, and soft to touch.

Frozen vs Fresh Papaya For This Ice Cream Recipe

I recommend slicing and freezing the papaya in an airtight container the day prior to making this ice cream. If you use all frozen fruit, you can enjoy the ice cream right away as soft-serve ice cream. If you are not using frozen papaya, once you have your ice cream mixture transferred into a container, transfer it in the freezer to set for at least 2-4 hours.

Scooping the Nice Cream

If you freeze the nice cream, allow it to sit out at room temperature for about 5-10 minutes. This will make it easier to scoop out. 

Storing Your Nice Cream

This Papaya Nice Cream can be kept in the freezer for up to 2 weeks. Be sure to cover it with a lid or plastic wrap to avoid ice crystals forming along the top.

Nutrition

Calories: 254kcal