Homemade pineapple Dole Whip!
Do you know about the famous Disney Dole Whip?
The original Dole Whip recipe—a swirled pineapple soft-serve dessert—enjoys somewhat of a cult following, with long lines of up to an hour at every location where it is served. There’s even an app to tell hungry tourists how long they can expect to wait!
This popular frozen treat is only available at a few select locations, the most famous being Aloha Island near the Tiki Room in Disney’s Magic Kingdom. As it is so difficult to come by, I’ve only tried a real Dole Whip once in my life…
Based on that memory of a smooth, creamy, chilled pineapple confection with a slight lemon tang, I’ve come up with my own homemade version of the Disney favorite that can be whipped up in your very own kitchen.
(Side note: Apparently the demand for Dole Whips is so great that they are now starting to sell it at Six Flags as of this year, 2013. And a note to vegans: surprisingly, Disney’s Dole Whip is vegan. They recently reformulated the recipe, and the pineapple, mango, strawberry, raspberry, and orange flavors are all dairy-free and vegan.)
Dole Whip Recipe
Dole Whip Recipe
- 2 cups frozen pineapple
- 1/4 cup milk of choice (Try canned coconut milk for piña colada soft serve!)
- 1/16 tsp salt
- pinch pure stevia extract, or 2 tbsp sugar of choice
- scant 1 tbsp lemon juice
Blend all ingredients until smooth. Scoop out with an ice cream scoop, or squeeze through a pastry bag, yonanas machine, or a plastic bag with an edge cut off. (If your blender is not super-powerful like a Vita-Mix, you may need to add a little more liquid and then freeze a bit before serving, or churn in an ice cream maker.) For soft-serve that holds its shape longer, freeze the swirled dole whip at least 20 minutes prior to serving. Makes 3 servings the size of the pineapple whip in the photos.
Question of the Day:
Have you ever been to Disneyland or Disneyworld?
My favorite ride was always the Tower of Terror… but I was secretly terrified of it at the same time. I also loved Splash Mountain, the Peter Pan ride, the Haunted Mansion, and getting to meet Snow White and Pluto (hey, I was five years old!). Although I did love the soft-serve Dole Whip, my all-time favorite Disney food was definitely the cinnamon-sugar churros. Churros are high on my list of things to try and make at home… don’t be surprised if you see them on this blog someday!
Link Of The Day:
Another food with a cult following!