Disney Dole Whip is a famous treat
Dole Whip is a soft-serve pineapple dessert with swirls that taste like a mix of creamy vanilla ice cream and pineapple frozen yogurt.
It has a somewhat cult-like following. There are often long lines up to an hour in places where it’s served.
This frozen classic is only available in a select few locations. The most famous are EPCOT, Aloha Island, and the Tiki Room at Disney’s Magic Kingdom.
It is hard to find, so I have only tried it a few times.
To recreate this Disney Dole Whip in your kitchen, I have created my recipe based on the memories of a smooth, chilled pineapple dessert with a lemony tang. This recipe only takes 5 minutes!
Dole pineapple whip Ingredients
You’ll need frozen pineapple, your favorite milk, a teaspoon of salt and lemon juice, plus a pinch of sweetener. That’s it!
These homemade Dole Whips ingredients don’t contain Cool Whip, pineapple juice, or condensed milk.
Use either canned or fresh pineapple. Drain the pineapple can completely. Blend the frozen pineapple.
Use plant-based milk such as oats, almonds, or coconut for a dairy-free and vegan Dole Whip. You can also use coconut cream or non-dairy creamer.
Coconut milk in cans is my favorite for making pineapple Dole Whip. It gives the creamiest and thickest results and makes you feel like you’re in Hawaii! You can use any milk you like.
You can use regular sugar, honey, maple syrup, or any other neutral sweetener. You can use erythritol or stevia to make Dole Whip without added sugar.
Find the dessert
Dole Whip original is available at Disney theme park locations, such as the EPCOT refreshment kiosk and the Typhoon Lagoon Water Park snack shack. It’s also sold at Aloha Island at the Magic Kingdom.
Dole Pineapple Plantation in Hawaii, which started as a fruit stand back in 1950, also offers a non-dairy dessert.
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor has begun selling cones and floats of Dole Whips.
Dole pineapple whip is now available in restaurants, ice cream shops, and other locations outside Disneyland and Disney World.
In April 2023, Dole Whip will be available in a packaged form in the freezer section of grocery stores. Flavors available include pineapple, mango, and strawberry.
Vegan Dole Whip Recipe
The beloved Disney dessert, a favorite among many, is vegan. The recipe was reformulated a few decades ago. Pineapple, orange, watermelon, mango, strawberries, raspberries, and strawberry flavors are gluten-free, trans-fat-free, and vegan.
You can make this homemade version vegan using your favorite dairy-free milk. Almond milk is a great low-calorie and low-fat option.
Cinnamon sugar churros are next on my list to recreate at home. You may see a recipe here for them soon.
How to make pineapple Dole whip
Gather all your ingredients. Before you begin, make sure that the pineapple has been frozen.
Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth.
Use an ice cream scoop to scoop out the mixture. Transfer the whipped mixture into a pastry bag with a star tip and squeeze out or pipe to create beautiful swirls.
To get a swirly soft serve that keeps its shape, freeze it for at least 20 minutes before serving. This recipe yields two to three servings.
Store leftovers in the freezer for up to 3 months in an airtight container. Thaw the frozen food before serving.
2 cups frozen pineapple
1/4 cup coconut milk or milk of your choice
1/16 tsp of salt
Sweetener of your choice, 2 tbsp
Lemon juice, 2 1/2 teaspoons
Blend or process all ingredients until smooth. Pour out using an ice cream scoop or transfer into a pastry bag to pipe out a swirly soft serve. Freeze the Dole Whip for 20 minutes to keep its swirled form.