Almost Homemade Fruit Ice Cream Recipe

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Almost Homemade Fruit Ice Cream . . . this frozen soft serve treat starts with store bought ice creams. It is so refreshing on a summer day!

Almost homemade fruit ice cream. Add a variety of fruits to store bought ice cream for a yummy, fruity, refreshing soft serve treat!

 If you are looking for a super easy ice cream recipe, this is it. I grew up loving this totally refreshing and delicious summer treat. It has a similar taste and texture to homemade ice cream, but without the work.

Fruit ice cream that tastes like homemade soft serve. A yummy "almost" homemade ice cream recipe.

Almost Homemade Fruit Ice Cream - a delicious soft serve ice cream treat. So simple, just stir and freeze.

You don’t even need an ice cream maker for this recipe. Just stir all the ingredients together, then plop back in the freezer to set. A potato masher is pretty handy for smashing up the ice cream. So easy, so yummy! Just make sure you have a really large bowl. I’ve had this bowl for years and I adore it.

Almost homemade fruit ice cream - no mixer or ice cream maker needed. Starts with store bought ice cream and sherbet. A delicious soft serve treat!

We like this fruit ice cream best with both raspberries and strawberries, but you can use two bags of the same kind if you like. This makes a large batch, so it is perfect for having friends over. And of course it tastes better when you are sitting out on your deck relaxing. 😉


If you won’t be serving a large crowd, I suggest dividing the mixture up and freezing it in smaller containers.

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Almost Homemade Fruit Ice Cream Recipe

Yield: 20 servings

Almost Homemade Fruit Ice Cream Recipe

Almost Homemade Fruit Ice Cream Recipe

Quick and easy soft serve ice cream loaded with fruit.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes


  • 1/2 gallon pineapple sherbet, softened
  • 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 (10 oz) pkg frozen raspberries, partially thawed
  • 1 (10 oz) pkg frozen sweetened strawberries, partially thawed
  • 3 large bananas, diced
  • 20 oz can crushed pineapple with juice, chilled


  1. Combine all ingredients in a LARGE plastic bowl. Stir well until mixed. (I find that a potato masher works great at smoothing the lumps in the ice cream.)
  2. Return to freezer and freeze for 2-3 hours. Remove from freezer about 20 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 202 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 23mg Sodium: 46mg Carbohydrates: 36g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 29g Protein: 3g
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  2. mmm sounds good! Thanks for stopping by my blog-yours is great!

  3. This sounds really, really good!

  4. I’m pretty sure my mom makes this and it’s fabulous. (Only “pretty sure” because why would I need to get the recipe when I can just have her make it for me!)

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