Sweet, creamy, and made with real ingredients, this spot-on Disney Dole Whip copycat is the perfect touch of pineapple-flavored magic for any hot summer day.

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About Homemade Dole Whip

It’s been some time since I could visit the Magic Kingdom, but even after all these years, there’s still one experience that I could never quite forget:

The food and drinks.

The rides and attractions are wonderful, too, of course, but you’re talking to a foodie here. Of course the eats are going to be what I miss the most. It’s in my nature.

And as for my absolute favorite edible delight, the one I find myself thinking about again and again?

The iconic Disney Dole whip.

There have been plenty of hot summer days where I would have gladly hopped on a flight (or soldiered through an awfully long car ride) just to march straight into Adventureland and order one of these drinks.

So you can only imagine how happy I was to discover that it’s possible to make a near-identical Dole whip at home. Well, maybe you can imagine it, because you’re right here, just like me, looking for a cure to your own dole whip cravings.

I promise this recipe will not disappoint!

How to make Disney Dole Whip from scratch at home.

So, what is Disney Dole whip?

Dole whip is a pineapple-flavored ice cream that was created by Dole (the fruit company) in the 1980’s. However, it wasn’t until Disneyland and Walt Disney World started to serve Dole whip that it achieved its current cult-like fandom.

What is dole whip made of?

While the “true” recipe used by Disneyland and Walt Disney World consists of flavored mixes, the recipe featured here hinges on using real ingredients for a near-identical taste:

  • Frozen pineapple chunks, ideally Dole brand
  • Coconut milk (or dairy milk, if you prefer)
  • Sugar, for sweetness
  • A dash of lemon and lime juice
  • A small pinch of salt

Is pineapple Dole whip dairy free?

This recipe uses coconut milk for creaminess and flavor, so when made as directed, it will be dairy free.

However, you can substitute the coconut milk for any milk (or milk substitute) of your choice.

Easy recipe for homemade dole whip.

Notes & tips for pineapple Dole whip:

  • You’ll also need a trusty food processor for this recipe. I bought the Ninja Blender System almost 10 years ago and it hasn’t failed me yet!
  • It’s easy to turn this drink into a Dole whip float! Fill a glass half full of pineapple juice and then layer some Dole whip on top.
  • If you’d like a creamier whip, consider adding one small banana to the recipe. This will impact the taste (which is why it’s not included in the recipe) but it will make the whip have a thicker texture.
  • If you’d like the whip to be firmer, refrigerate it for 30 minutes after blending, then spoon out to serve.

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How to make Dole whip

Like many delicious frozen drinks, whipping up a Disney Dole whip extremely fast and simple:

Step 1 – Add frozen pineapple, coconut milk, granulated sugar, lemon juice, lime juice, and salt to your favorite food processor.

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Step 2 – Blend until ultra creamy, about 3-5 minutes.

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Step 3 – Serve and enjoy!

This post first appeared on The Slow Roasted Italian website (where I am a monthly contributor) and has been syndicated here.

Disney dole whip made with real ingredients.

Recipe Details

Homemade Dole Whip! Sweet, creamy, and made with real ingredients, this spot-on Disney Dole Whip copycat is the perfect touch of pineapple-flavored magic for any hot summer day. | HomemadeHooplah.com
3.86 from 27 votes

Homemade Dole Whip

10 mins prep
227 kcal
Yields: 2 small glasses
Sweet, creamy, and made with real ingredients, this spot-on Disney Dole Whip copycat is the perfect touch of pineapple-flavored magic for any hot summer day.

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • In a food processor, add frozen pineapple, coconut milk, sugar, lemon juice, lime juice, and salt. Blend ingredients until smooth and there are no more pineapple chunks, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Serve Dole whip in festive glasses with straws or dessert spoons.

Nutrition

Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 262mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 80.6mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1.7mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I'm not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy

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8 comments

    • Jean Uhlenkamp

    This is one of my favorites. Has anyone tried it with frozen strawberries? I would appreciate any tips to make this variation.

    • Sylvie

    This didnt taste right but maybe because i used frozen pineapple. I wouldnt add salt and go low on the juices because the whip tasted salty.

    • Gregg

    Food processor or blender? Both recipes say food processor and the picture shows a blender. Since this is a texture recipe this is really important. Food processors usually dont make very good smooth drinks.

    Also on the historic side Dole is considered basically the poster child for colonialism. Really bad stuff.

    Dole whip tastes good though and I appreciate the recipe.

    • Jannette berends

    I’m going to try this, just ordered the ingredients. Never heard of the dole whip until tonight. I didn’t know ananas can be frozen.
    Thank for that anyway.
    And I have a hint. The rest of the lemon and lime can be cut in small pieces, frozen and then used in cola as tasty ice cubes.

    • Ku’u Aloha

    Just for educational purposes, Dole whip is not actually a Disney thing, but was invented at the Dole pineapple plantation in Hawaii. (The Dole Family came to Hawaii in the 1820s as Christian missionaries and later founded a business empire on pineapples, sugarcane, and other tropical fruits.).

    • wilhelmina
    • 5 stars

    This is every bit as incredible as the original!

    • Barbara
    • 5 stars

    I am so excited to try this out! I have lived an hour and a half away from WDW all 29 years of my life, and have gone numerous times in my years since childhood and into my adult life. In 3 months, I will be moving to a new state and won’t get to do my WDW trips every other weekend! I’m so glad to have found a recipe to fill in the dole whip void.

    • Rachel Kirk
    • 5 stars

    OMG I loooooove Dole Whips! Heading to Disneyland next month and I’m so going to make this to keep the excitement up in our house! yay!