Frozen Fruit Ice Cream

Everyone’s favorite cold treat – ice cream!
Except you’re in charge of the ingredients, the sugars, and the flavors.
This recipe usually calls for an ice cream machine, but you can get away with two mixing bowls (metal preferred), and either a hand-mixer or a whisk with a lot of elbow grease.


  • 3 tsp gelatin
  • 1 1/2 cups water (used half at a time)
  • 1/8 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 cup muscovado sugar or sugar alternative (ie. stevia or monkfruit)
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen fruit and/or juice concentrate
  • 10 oz soft or silken tofu
  • 1/4 cup avocado or neutral oil
  • Alternatively, substitute 1 1/2 cups GFCF heavy cream for tofu and oil
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice, fresh
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Thaw frozen fruit/concentrate
  • Drain tofu
  • Add 3/4 cups water to saucepan and set over low heat
  • Add gelatin to dissolve, heat for 3 min
  • Mix in salt and sugar, stirring to dissolve
  • Remove from heat
  • In a blender, blend juice, tofu/heavy cream, oil, lemon juice, vanilla, 3/4 cups pure water and process until very smooth
  • Add gelatin mixture
  • Freeze in ice cream machine, according to manufacturer’s instructions
  • Alternatively, chill two mixing bowls (metal for best results), nest one inside the other, add the ice cream, and whip for 10 min (hand-mixer works best!). For more airy ice cream, chill in the freezer for 30 min, and repeat this 2 or 3 more times
  • Makes 2 pints.




  • GFCF – gluten free casein free
  • Soy Optional
  •  Dairy optional
  •  EF – egg free


  1. ddendoug

    how long do you freeze it before eating?

  2. progutz

    Made this today. Soooooo great!

  3. ikereybari

    can I make this with yogurt??

  4. progutz

    if you add yogurt, you get an even better consistency

  5. 392130silva

    Amazing tips…thank you

  6. zestamile

    I hope this works!

  7. bstprogrs


  8. ultimateaccp

    isn’t this more like a sorbet?

  9. gumblbrain

    i would read this when my vitamix breaks down

  10. bstprogrs

    I was skeptical about the tofu, but it works!

  11. gumblbrain

    any recommendations for an ice cream machine?

  12. ikereybari

    do you get the same consistency with fresh fruit?

  13. ultimateaccp

    it might be more liquidy at first. just takes longer to thicken in the freezer

  14. kellernoble

    This sounds amazing! Thinking about subbing almond milk

  15. leapdecsel

    I’m going to try this with the frozen mangos I got from Costco!!!

  16. kellernoble

    Costco has frozen mangos??

  17. ikereybari

    someone tell them

  18. olearratt

    shhh….ignorance is bliss

  19. bouhull

    hey man, costco has frozen pineapples

  20. olearratt

    “do you like pina coladas?”

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