Paleo Pineapple Blender Ice Cream

This ice cream really could not be easier, or have fewer ingredients.  It tastes great, and can be whipped up in no time, with some preparation!  I was visiting my friend Shannon last weekend and we talk alot about food.  Like ALOT.  She is so smart and keeps me up to date on all the science behind paleo.  But mostly we just talk about what we are going to eat for breakfast, then 10 minutes later what we are having for lunch, then 10 minutes after that, what's for dinner!?  She has 2 growing boys and it seems food is always on their minds as well.  I was blown away by some of the stuff her oldest son said, he's only 5 and he told me his favorite food is lettuce!  Seriously?  I was dishing him up some dinner and he told me he wanted his chicken on a big bed of lettuce.  Shannon and her husband have taught both their children to really appreciate their food and where it comes from, it was very inspiring.  Check out this post, Words of  Paleo Kid, on her site, Primal Peak.  I can only hope to teach my kid/s the way Shannon has, it was truly inspirational.  P.S. Also check out her post on the carrot cake we made, it was delicious!
Now back to the ice cream!  Before I left last week, I chopped and froze a pineapple that surely would have turned into a science experiment.  I also used a can of chilled coconut milk.  I usually keep a can or two in the fridge for these types of recipes, if you don't, make sure to put one in there 12-24 hours before you want to make this.
Note: I used a Vitamix to make this.  If you don't have a high speed blender, but have an ice cream maker, I would put all these ingredients into a food processor and process until you can't process anymore.  Then pop it into the ice cream maker.  

Paleo Pineapple Blender Ice Cream
Ingredients: 
1 Pineapple (chopped and frozen!)
1 can Coconut milk (chilled 12-24 hours)
Seeds of 1 Vanilla bean
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
Pinch of salt
Chocolate chips (optional, I used Enjoy Life)

Directions:
To remove the seeds of your vanilla bean, slice the pod lengthwise and then run the back of your knife down the cut side to remove the little black specs (seeds).
Combine all ingredients in your blender, turn on low/medium and using the tamper, actively push down the pineapple until incorporated.  Don't over mix!  The motor of your blender will turn this into warm soup.  Scoop out, top with chocolate chips, and enjoy!




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