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Açai Ice Cream: How to Make This Refreshing Frozen Treat

Açai ice cream is refreshing on a hot summer day! It’s also packed with antioxidants.

It’s also lower in calories and fat, making it a guilt-free alternative to traditional ice cream.

Check out the recipe below!

Hand holding an Açai Ice Cream Cone

Açai Ice Cream

Blend fresh berries, frozen açai pulp, and almond milk for this nutrient-dense ice cream.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 105 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 food processor or heavy duty blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 Frozen Bananas
  • One packet Acai Frozen Pulp  100 gram packs
  • 1 cup Strawberries
  • .25 cup Almond Milk Substitute with milk of choice
  • 1 cup Frozen Blueberries

Instructions
 

  • Gather ingredients
    Açai packet, frozen strawberries, blueberries, bananas, and almond milk.
  • Add all ingredients to food processor or heavy duty blender
    Acai ice cream in blender
  • Blend or pulse until desired consistency is achieved
    Açai Ice Cream in a glass bowl
  • Enjoy!
    Fingers holding an Acai Ice Cream Cone with trees in the background

Notes

Place açai ice cream in the freezer for ~15 minutes if your consistency is too smooth or enjoy a smoothie bowl. You can store the ice cream in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Keyword Acai Ice Cream

What is Açai?

Pronounced “Ah-sah-ee”, you can find this deep-colored purple berry in the palm açai trees in South and Central America.

Açai contains several nutrients, furthermore, it has more antioxidants than any other berry!

What Does Açai Taste Like?

Açai has an earthy, bitter taste which doesn’t make for great-tasting ice cream.

To achieve a sweet flavor and creamy texture, add other frozen fruits.

Health Benefits of Açai

Açai is an anti-aging superfood! Packed with antioxidants, açai protects our cells from “Inflammageing“.

“Inflammageing” refers to the chronic inflammation that occurs in the body as we age.

Chronic inflammation contributes to a variety of health conditions including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and dementia.

Açai Ice Cream

You’ll need a food processor or heavy-duty blender to make this simple recipe.

Add your ingredients and blend to your desired consistency.

If you blend too long, no problem! You can place the concoction in the freezer to get that ice cream texture.

A smoother consistency also makes for a great smoothie bowl.

Top your smoothie bowl with nuts, seeds, and fresh fruit.

Fingers holding an Acai Ice Cream Cone with trees in the background
Add açai ice cream to your favorite cone!

Ingredients

  • Bananas: Peel your bananas, cut them into slices or chunks, and freeze them in a freezer bag.
  • Blueberries: Freeze these antioxidant-rich berries for ice cream, smoothies, and muffins.
  • Strawberries: Cut the tops off these nutrient-dense berries and freeze them in a freezer bag.
  • Almond milk: This is a dairy-free milk option. Use the milk you prefer. You will use very minimal milk for this recipe.
  • Açai: Find frozen açai in your local grocery store.

Nutrition Information

Açai ice cream nutrition information per serving:

Calories 105, Fat 3.5 grams, Carbohydrates 18 grams, Fiber 5 grams, Protein 1 gram.

This recipe is dairy-free and gluten-free. Top with nuts, seeds, or nut butter for added protein.

Açai Ice Cream Recipe

Are you interested in more healthy desserts? Satisfy a Sweet Tooth with These Dietitian Designed Desserts!

Ready-to-Eat Açai Products

Açai Frozen Packets
Sambozan Pure Unsweetened Frozen Açaí Packet
Acai Roots Organic Acai Sorbet
Costco’s Açai Roots Organic Açai Sorbet
Member's Mark Acai Bowls
Member’s Mark Organic Açai Smoothie Bowls

Takeaways on Açai Ice Cream

Açai ice cream is a delicious and nutritious frozen treat.

I hope you enjoy it on a hot day this summer!

Did you try out this recipe? Let us know in the comments below.

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