Dole Whip Recipe

Dole Whip Recipe

During our recent road trip, I finally got to try so famously Disney Dole whip. It tasted OK, nothing “wow”.  However, was very satisfying in 115 degrees F heat.

I was determined to come home and come up with my own version that tastes better. So I have embarked on what ended up a very long research trail…

What This?

Dole whip is pineapple-flavored soft-serve ice cream sold at Disney World, Disneyland and Dole plantation in Hawaii. Everyone seems to think and it makes only sense it is made with pineapples.

My Homemade Ingredients:

The name of this soft serve “whipped pineapple” makes it only logical to assume its ingredients – pineapple. Yet all the recipes I looked at online include coconut milk, honey or even vanilla ice cream. I’m sorry but that’s not a copycat dole whip. Coconut milk + pineapple = pina colada? Sure, sounds right. But how do you even make a copycat at home of pure sugar + chemicals? You can’t.

We tried homemade dole whip recipe 3 ways and stuck with the most simple one – just pineapple. Yep, you whip semi-frozen pineapple chunks and enjoy the most delicious melt in your mouth real pineapple whip. Coconut oil or even half a banana overpowered the pineapple so much and our entire family of 4 agreed unanimously – just pineapples!

Enjoy!

How to Make This Recipe

  1. Thaw frozen pineapple on a counter for 15 minutes in summer (if your house doesn’t have AC) or 20 minutes in colder months.
    You are looking for a defrosted semi-soft outer layer but still frozen inside the fruit. 
  2. In a food processor, add pineapple and process at high speed.
  3. Pause and scrape the walls with a spatula and add 2 tbsp of cold water at a time to help pineapple pieces move around.
    As long as the fruit is blending do not rush to add more water.
  4. Eventually, frozen pineapple pieces will turn into a pineapple whip because we whipped them.
  5. Serve immediately or freeze leftovers for a few hours but not longer.

Will Blender Work?

Unfortunately, even high-speed blender like Blendtec or Vitamix cannot make pineapple whip. Maybe Vitamix but I can’t vouch. Blender’s blades are not big enough to process frozen fruit without liquid. But even a small cheap food processor should work.

Dole Whip

Make Dole Whip at home with one simple ingredient. And Disney ingredients will blow your mind.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Dole Whip, Dole Whip Dessert, Dole Whip Recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 107kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 cups frozen pineapple chunks
  • Coldwater

Instructions

  • Thaw frozen pineapple on a counter for 15 minutes in summer (if your house doesn’t have AC) or 20 minutes in colder months. You are looking for a defrosted semi-soft outer layer but still frozen inside the fruit.
  • In a food processor, add pineapple and process on High, pausing and scraping the walls with a spatula and adding 2 tbsp of cold water at a time to help pineapple pieces move around. As long as the fruit is blending do not rush to add more water.
  • Serve immediately or freeze leftovers for a few hours but not longer.

Notes

The blender will not work for this recipe because its blades are not long enough to process thick liquid. You can buy a very affordable food processor, it is essential when cooking healthy.


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