Talk about a home delivery that I love to see on my doorstep: A box full of high-quality, freshly picked, tree-ripened strawberry papayas straight from Jamaica from Martha’s Best. These papayas are beyond good. I had to quickly make this Tropical Papaya Gelato because I was tempted to eat every papaya in the box as is (which I already did with one of the boxes). So easy to slice in half, spoon the seeds out, and scoop out the flesh, bite by bite. Nature’s perfect snack. And nature’s perfect gelato apparently…
I wanted to make sure that I kept the beautiful flavor of these papayas and wanted to use as little as ingredients as possible, keeping it a healthier dessert option, packed with tons of papaya’s nutrients and goodness.
This easy-to-make gelato only uses 3 ingredients with the option of possible add-ins: Coconut cream, maple or agave syrup, and papayas. That’s it, folks. Blend them together in a high speed blender and freeze it. In a matter of minutes you have a true-to-nature gelato that hits the spot. You’ll feel like you’re on a tropical island.
And the fact that you don’t need an ice cream maker takes this recipe to stellar status.Print
Tropical Papaya Gelato
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 10 mins
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- 3 Martha’s Best papayas, deseeded and cubed
- 14 oz. can coconut cream (I get mine at Trader Joe’s)
- 2–3 Tbsp. maple or agave syrup (add more if preferred)
- 1/3 c. shredded coconut
- 1/2 c. pineapple chunks
- 3 Tbsp. macadamia nuts or almonds, roughly chopped
- Throw everything into a high-speed blender until smooth. Place into a metal loaf pan, cover, and freeze until set.
- Fold in the add-ins last before freezing if you want.
- Serving Size: 1/4 portion
- Calories: 352
- Sugar: 27g
- Sodium: 36mg
- Fat: 22g
- Fiber: 6.2g
- Protein: 3.4g
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Can you use coconut milk instead of coconut cream? I live in Canada and haven’t seen it in my usual grocery store, but I have coconut milk!
Yum!! I love gelato, but I don’t think I’ve ever had papaya gelato!! Looks delicious!
Fabulous recipe! I love strawberry papaya!!
Great recipe, thanks so much for sharing!
Ana @ Ana's Rocket Ship
Now I feel rubbish cause the shops are shut and I want a papaya!
Christine (The Raw Project)
This looks divine, such a sweet and refreshing treat. Thanks!
loove this!! so yummy
i’ve never had a papaya before! isn’t that sad?
So it sounds like you will NEED to buy a box of Martha’s Best papayas and see what you have been missing 🙂 They are seriously so good!
This looks delish!! Could you sub any fruit for this….maybe peaches?
Sure as long as you like the flavor combo of peaches and coconut 🙂
Simple yet so delicious!
My favorite: simple 🙂 Hope you like it!