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Roasted Pineapple Ice Cream
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5 from 4 votes

Roasted Pineapple Ice Cream

Roasted Pineapple Ice Cream is a great summer treat. The tropical flavour of pineapple has been intensified by cooking and paired with a sprinkle of sweet, mellow spices to bolster the flavour further. It's a less common flavour I urge you not to miss out on.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Oven time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: World
Servings: 6
Calories: 265kcal


For the Roasted Pineapple

  • 300 g/ 10 ½ oz Fresh Pineapple (skin and hard core removed)
  • 2 tbsp Maple syrup
  • 1 ½ tbsp Hot water
  • ¾ tsp Ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Ground ginger
  • Pinch Ground allspice

For the Ice Cream Base

  • 4 Egg yolks (large, free range)
  • 70 g/ ⅓ cup/ 2 ½ oz Golden caster sugar
  • 1 Vanilla Pod
  • 200 ml/ ¾ cup + 2 tbsp Whole (full fat) milk
  • 200 ml/ ¾ cup + 2 tbsp Double (heavy) cream


For the Roasted Pineapple

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/ 350F/ GM4 and line a roasting tin with baking parchment
  • Slice the pineapple into rings approx 1cm thick and lay on the parchment
  • In a small jug mix the maple syrup, spices and hot water and pour over the pineapple
  • Toss the ingredients together with a metal spoon, cover with foil and roast for 45 minutes, turning the pineapple in the juices half way through the cooking time
  • When cooked, scrape the fruit and all of the juices into a wide jug and blitz with a stick blender until completely broken down - it should resemble apple puree
  • Cover and refrigerate

Make the Ice Cream Base

  • Put the milk into a medium sized pan (heavy based) over a medium heat. Split the vanilla pod and drop into the pan. Heat until warm
  • Whisk the egg yolks in a medium bowl for 2-3 minutes until thicker and paler
  • Pour the warm milk onto the yolks, whisking continuously
  • Pour the custard mix back into the pan and cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until the custard is thick enough to coat the back of the spoon
  • Take off the heat. Remove the vanilla pod. Scrape out the seeds and add back into the custard. Pour the maple syrup in and stir to combine
  • Pour the custard into a bowl or jug, cover with clingfilm (to stop a skin forming) and cool. Once cold, transfer to the fridge to chill overnight (or for at least 4 hours)
  • When ready to churn remove the clingfilm from the custard, pour in the cream and the pineapple puree and stir until thoroughly combined

Making the ice cream using an ice cream maker

  • Pour the custard into your ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer's instructions
  • Serve immediately or transfer the ice cream into a freezer-proof container, cover the surface directly with greaseproof paper or foil and store in the freezer. 

Making the ice cream by hand

  • Pour the ice cream into a suitable freezer-proof bowl, cover and put it in the freezer for 1-1 ½ hours. The sides should be beginning to freeze, but the centre will be soft and slushy
  • Remove from the freezer and, working quickly, use electric beaters to beat the ice cream until the ice crystals are uniform. Cover and place back in the freezer
  • Repeat this process 4-8 more times at 1 hour intervals - the better the texture will be the more the process is repeated
  • Cover the ice cream with greaseproof paper or foil and freeze for a further 3 hours or overnight
  • Remove from the freezer 10-15 minutes prior to serving to allow it to soften slightly


Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 179mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 152mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 746IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 1mg