Soursop Ice Cream with Grilled Spiced Plantains

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Preparation Time 20 minutes Total Time 3 hours (including freezing time)
Servings 8 Cost Per Serving $0.70
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2 cupsSoursop Pulp (about 1 whole soursop, peeled and seeds removed)
1 cupWhole Milk
1 canLow Fat Condensed Milk
1 tspPure Vanilla Extract
1 cupWater
2Ripe Plantains, peeled and sliced lengthwise in 1/4 inch thick slices
1 tbspBrown Sugar
1Fresh Squeeze of Orange Juice (about 1 tbsp)
1/2 tspGround Cinnamon
1/4 tsp eachGround Nutmeg and Ground Jamaican Allspice (Pimento)
1 tspGrape Seed Oil


  1. ​For the ice cream, add soursop pulp, milk, water, condensed milk, and vanilla extract to a blender and puree until smooth.
  2. You can strain out the fibers with a sieve if you prefer. 
  3. If you have an ice cream machine, add the mixture to the machine and follow the operator’s instructions. 
  4. If you do not have an ice cream machine, freeze the mixture in a glass container for 3 hours. Add frozen chunks of the mixture to a food processor, and puree until smooth. 
  5. For the spiced plantains, preheat grill to medium high. Brush some oil over the plantain slices and grill for about 4 minutes per side. Combine the brown sugar, orange juice and spices in a small bowl.
  6. Remove plantain slices from the grill and dress well in your spice and sugar mixture . Return to grill for about 2 minutes.
  7. Use as a topping for your ice cream.


  • ​Soursop, also known as graviola, is an excellent source of vitamin C. One cup of soursop pulp provides 77% of the vitamin C you need in a day. Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant, protecting healthy cells from damage by free radicals and strengthening the immune system. It is also required to form collagen, a protein needed for wound healing.
  • In cell studies, soursop extract has been shown to destroy liver and breast cancer cells. These findings have led to soursop supplements being advertised on the internet as a natural cancer cure. Some of these companies have been sued for making these claims as they are not supported by strong enough evidence.
  • Soursop supplements have not been tested in humans so we do not know whether they are safe. In high concentrations, soursop extract can affect the nervous system, leading to symptoms similar to Parkinson’s disease. It is always best to choose the whole food rather than the supplement. It is much more difficult to overdose on the compounds in the amounts that occur naturally in food.