Enjoy Disney magic in your own kitchen with this Pineapple Dole Whip recipe. With just three ingredients and a blender you can enjoy a sweet frozen pineapple dessert in minutes! It's the perfect pick-me-up for any day that needs a little sparkle.
Disney Dole Whip
Each time we visit the Disney Parks, there a few treats we get every time. My top three snacks are the Mickey pretzel, a Mickey Rice Krispie treat, and of course, the famous pineapple Dole Whip.
This frozen pineapple dessert is easily the most popular snack there. It's worth waiting in line on a hot day for that cool refreshing flavor.
Did you know that you can make this tasty treat at home? Disney released a Dole Whip recipe a few years ago. So, now you can make a homemade soft serve in minutes that tastes just like the Park treat.
- Fun nostalgic appeal. Many people have fond memories of visiting the Parks and enjoying a pineapple whip with family and friends. Making this treat at home allows you to relive those magical moments.
- Easy to make all year long. All you need are three simple ingredients that can be found at most grocery stores. This makes it an easy dessert to whip up any time you want it.
- Refreshing and satisfying treat. The tangy pineapple flavor combined with the creamy texture of the ice cream makes it a delicious combo.
Love making Disney treats at home? Try these Mickey Mouse cake pops or this Jack Jack cookie.
What is a Dole Whip?
This frozen dessert is made with pineapple juice and soft-serve ice cream. It was first introduced at Disneyland in the 1980s. The creamy, tangy flavor is refreshing and satisfying on hot summer days.
What it Tastes Like
The light and refreshing dessert tastes like soft serve and fruit sorbet combined. The sweet and slightly tart flavor is honestly so delicious. This soft serve ice cream has come in six different flavors over the years: pineapple, orange, raspberry, strawberry, mango, and lime. But the pineapple dole whip is the most popular!
Where to Find the Treat
At Disney World you can find it at the Aloha Isle stand in Adventureland. You can also find it at the Marketplace Snacks kiosk in Disney Springs and in a few locations in Hawaii. It can also be found in various locations in Disneyland.
This easy copycat Dole Whip recipe only requires three ingredients to achieve a very similar taste.
- Vanilla Ice Cream - Use your favorite brand of ice cream or frozen yogurt.
- Frozen Pineapple Chunks - Set it out a couple minutes ahead of time, so they can thaw slightly. You can also freeze fresh or canned pineapple chunks ahead of time for this recipe.
- Pineapple Juice - We love keeping the small cans of pineapple juice on hand.
BruCrew Tip: Use the extra pineapple juice to make a pitcher of pineapple orange punch.
How to make Dole Whip
This easy Dole Whip recipe comes together in minutes. Add everything to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy!
- Place the ice cream, frozen pineapple chunks, and juice in a high power blender or food processor.
- Pulse until everything is mixed, and it is thick and creamy
- Spoon the frozen treat into a piping bag fitted with a large star tip. This will give you that tell tale Dole Whip look.
- Swirl the soft serve into cups or glasses and enjoy.
Make it a Float
- Add the pineapple whip to a large glass.
- Pour pineapple juice on top just like a float.
- Add a straw and a maraschino cherry and enjoy.
BRUCREW TIP: Want to make a boozy Dole Whip float? Add a shot of rum to it. It will taste just like the one you can find at the Marketplace Snacks kiosk in Disney Springs.
If you have leftovers, you can store it in an airtight container in the freezer for up to one week. Let it thaw for a few minutes before serving.
Tips and Tricks
- Disney's version is dairy free. You can use a dairy free ice cream or coconut or almond milk instead of the vanilla ice cream.
- Using a high powered blender will give you the best results. Frozen Dole pineapple can be hard to pulse. If you have a regular blender, let the frozen fruit thaw out slightly.
- Pulse the mixture in small bursts. Use a spatula to push the pineapple chunks to the bottom of the blender, then pulse again. Repeat until the mixture is thick and creamy.
- Add a splash of vanilla extract to give it a little more flavor. This is optional, but it does make it taste so good.
- The pineapple soft serve is ready to eat right away. But if you want to serve it in a swirl, freeze the mixture in a container for 30-60 minutes.
- Want that iconic swirl? Spoon the frozen pineapple whip into a disposable piping bag fitted with icing tip 1M and swirl the mixture into cups.
- Serve it with pineapple juice to make a fruity float. For a fun adult beverage, add a shot of coconut rum.
Frozen pineapple is recommended in the recipe because it creates a thicker and creamier texture. However, if you prefer to use fresh pineapple, cut it into small pieces and freeze before blending.
Pineapple is the traditional fruit used in a Dole Whip. But you can experiment with other fruits such as mango, strawberry, or peach. However, keep in mind that the flavor and texture may differ from the original.
Yes, you can make a dairy-free version by using a non-dairy vanilla ice cream or substituting the ice cream with coconut cream or coconut milk.
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*This post was first published May 2020. It was updated and republished May 2023.
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