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!
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.
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.
Step 2 – Blend until ultra creamy, about 3-5 minutes.
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.
Homemade Dole Whip
- 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.
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.