Lilikoi (Passion Fruit) Ice Cream

July: National Ice Cream Month

Anyone who is passionate about passion fruit flavors will love lilikoi ice cream. This no-churn recipe only has 3 ingredients, the main one being passion fruit pulp. Lilikoi, as passion fruit is called in Hawaii, grows abundantly there and can be found all over the islands (it is also cultivated in California and Florida in the United States).

But in Texas where we live and in other places that do not have the fresh fruit readily available, we just look for the frozen pulp, defrost and use it in our recipes. The tart taste is balanced with the sweetened condensed milk and cream—and it reminds Islander of her beloved home state far away. Cool off this summer with a tropical treat and make no-churn lilikoi ice cream during National Ice Cream Month.



  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • ¾ – 1 cup passion fruit pulp, defrosted


Beat the cream until stiff peaks form. In a large bowl, mix the condensed milk with passion fruit pulp.

Fold the whipped cream into this mixture until smooth, being careful not to whip more air into it. Place in a loaf pan or freezer-safe container. Cover and freeze for at least six hours or overnight. Remove from the freezer. Let stand for a few minutes and scoop into cones or dessert dishes.


  • Optional: Boost the color of the lilikoi ice cream with a few drops of golden yellow gel color/food paste.
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