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Have you Ever Tried Healthy Spinach Ice Cream?

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When I asked for an ice cream maker for Christmas to make healthier ice cream at home, I didn’t really have in mind a healthy spinach ice cream recipe. I mean, would you??!! All I was trying to do was avoid the corn syrup that is in almost every ice cream at the store, and save some money too.

Then I started making one of our favorite smoothie recipes, and realized that with just a little tweaking I could turn it into one of the healthiest and delicious ice cream recipes ever!

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green spinach ice cream with coconut sprinkles

This post is part of a Seasonal Summer Hop hosted by Cloches and Lavender (with a summery lemon wreath) and Decorate and More with Tip where several bloggers get together to share some summer ideas. You can find the rest of the ideas at the end of this post!

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So let me warn you….. this ice cream tastes nothing like healthy spinach ice cream. It tastes more like a pina colada specialty ice cream– because that’s what it is! My favorite part are the lightly toasted coconut sprinkles— I tend to go heavy on those….

When I have served it to guests before telling them what it was, they guessed cucumber instead of spinach. It doesn’t taste like cucumber though. Somebody else guessed avocado. That’s a good idea though! I may have to try one of those next!

What You Will Need to Make Healthy Spinach Ice Cream

Besides the food ingredients, you will need:

Okay, Let’s begin!

Start by making 2 batches of my Pineapple Banana Coconut Spinach Smoothie recipe.

nutribullet with green stuff in it

Add 1 recipe of vanilla ice cream mix (1.5 c. whole milk, 2.5 c. heavy cream, 1 c. sugar, pinch salt, 1 TBLSP vanilla). Whisk it all together.

green liquid

Then put it in your ice cream maker. It should make about 3 batches.

green ice cream in an ice cream maker

Empty the ice cream into a tub and put it in the freezer. Add another batch to the ice cream maker and mix it up, repeating until you use all of it.

homemade green spinach ice cream

Use a mini cookie dough scoop to fill a small sundae dish. (You may need to microwave the container for 20 seconds if it is too hard to scoop.)

pineapple, coconut, green ice cream

For an extra delicious touch, toast some coconut in a counter toaster, in the oven, or in a frying pan on the stove, being careful not to burn it.

toasted coconut on a pan

You may be surprised that the spinach ice cream tastes more like… banana!

green ice cream with toasted coconut on top

It is fun to let your guests guess what kind of ice cream it is.

green ice cream with toasted coconut on top

Who knew ice cream could be so healthy?!

spinach ice cream with toasted coconut on it

My favorite fancy “banana split” serving idea: Add a banana and some lemon or vanilla Pirouline Wafers along with the toasted coconut. Enjoy!

spinach ice cream with a banana and wafer

Delicious Spinach Ice Cream

Healthy Spinach Ice Cream

green spinach ice cream with coconut sprinkles
Easily make this healthy spinach ice cream using a Nutribullet and an Ice Cream Maker!
Liberty Brammer at B4andAfters.com
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 4 hours
Serving Size 30 servings


  • 2 bananas
  • 2 cups crushed pineapple from a can
  • 2 cup coconut water
  • 2 packed cups fresh spinach
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • Juice of a lemon or 4 tsp lemon juice (optional)
  • 1 tsp ginger optional
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • pinch sea or kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 TBLSP vanilla
  • 1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut optional


  • Put first 8 ingredients in a NutriBullet or blender. (It will take 2 or 3 batches to blend it all up.)
  • Blend well.
  • Then mix vanilla ice cream ingredients (last 5 ingredients) all together.
  • Whisk vanilla ice cream mix into the first Spinach mix, blending thoroughly.
  • Put it in your ice cream maker a batch at a time, and freeze.
  • Toast the coconut on a very cool setting in your toaster oven. Then use as a topping. Can also be served with fresh bananas or pirouline wafers.


This recipe makes about 3 batches of ice cream. It will taste more like banana than it does spinach!
how to make healthy spinach ice cream step by step

And here are all of the other Summer Ideas that I told you about!

Michelle has a simple easy patriotic wreath, if you are visiting us in order.

Cloches and Lavender

Decorate and More with Tip

B4 and Afters

Blessings by Me

The House on Silverado

Patina and Paint

step by step picture collage instructions for making spinach ice cream

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  1. What an unusual idea! I have never heard of spinach ice cream, but you certainly make it look not only appetizing, but beautiful too! Pinned!
    -Niky @ The House on Silverado

  2. No I would never think to use spinach in ice cream. Using it the way you did I get it now. Very creative and who doesn’t love ice cream during the summer.

  3. Liberty, no I would never have thought to make Spinach ice cream. I am intrigued. I certainly commend you for searching out healthier options for ice cream. Thanks for sharing.

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