This homemade pineapple Dole Whip recipe is a simple and delicious dessert your whole family will love. It’s so easy to make the popular Disney treat at home!
The famous Disney Dole Whip
The original Dole Whip recipe is a swirled pineapple soft serve dessert that tastes like a cross between pineapple frozen yogurt and creamy vanilla ice cream.
It enjoys somewhat of a cult following, often with long lines of up to an hour at locations where it is served.
There’s even an app to tell hungry tourists how long they can expect to wait.
This classic frozen treat is only available at a few select locations, the most famous being EPCOT and Aloha Island near the Tiki Room in Disney’s Magic Kingdom.
As it is so difficult to come by, I’ve only tried the real thing a few times in my life.
Based on these memories of a chilled, smooth, fresh pineapple confection with a slight lemon tang, I’ve come up with my own Disney copycat Dole Whip recipe that you can whip up in your very own kitchen. It only takes five minutes to make!
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Dole pineapple whip ingredients
Here’s what you need: frozen pineapple, milk of choice, your go-to sweetener, a tiny pinch of salt, and a tablespoon of lemon juice. That’s it!
There’s no Cool Whip, no pineapple juice, and no condensed milk in these homemade Dole Whip ingredients.
You can use either chopped fresh or canned pineapple. Just be sure to drain the can of pineapple fully. Freeze the pineapple before blending.
For a dairy free and vegan Dole Whip, opt for a plant based milk, such as almond milk, oat milk, or coconut milk, or use nondairy creamer or coconut cream.
My favorite way to make pineapple Dole Whip is with canned coconut milk, because it will yield the thickest, creamiest results and make you feel like you are in Hawaii! Feel free to use whatever milk you wish.
The sweetener of choice can be regular sugar, date sugar, pure maple syrup, honey, or pretty much any neutral all purpose sweetener. If you want to make added sugar free Dole Whip, options that work include erythritol, xylitol, or stevia.
Use leftover pineapple to make Pineapple Muffins or a Pineapple Pie
(Watch the step-by-step pineapple whip recipe video, above)
Where to find the dessert
You can find original soft serve Dole Whip at Disney theme parks, including the refreshment outpost at EPCOT, the snack shack in Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, and at Aloha Island in the Magic Kingdom.
The nondairy pineapple dessert is also available at the Dole Pineapple Plantation, which began as a fruit stand in 1950, on Oahu in Hawaii.
Apparently the demand for Dole Whips is so great that they’ve begun to sell cones and floats at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor amusement parks.
Some restaurants, ice cream shops, and other places outside of Disneyland and Disney World around the United States sell Dole pineapple whip now too.
And starting in April of 2023, packaged Dole Whip is available to purchase in the grocery store freezer aisle. Flavors include pineapple, strawberry, and mango.
Vegan Dole Whip recipe
Surprisingly, the beloved Disney dessert is vegan. They reformulated the recipe a few years ago, and the pineapple, mango, strawberry, raspberry, watermelon and orange flavors are all gluten free, trans fat free, and vegan.
This homemade version can also easily be made vegan if you use your favorite dairy free milk. For a low fat and low calorie option, try almond milk.
There are naturally no eggs in the recipe.
Next on my list of Disney recipes to recreate at home is their cinnamon sugar churros. Do not be surprised if you see a recipe for them here someday soon!
How to make pineapple Dole Whip
Start by gathering all of your ingredients. Make sure the pineapple is frozen before proceeding with the recipe.
Throw all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor, and blend until smooth.
Scoop out with an ice cream scoop. Or transfer the whipped mixture to a pastry bag fitted with a star tip, and squeeze or pipe out to create a beautiful swirled result.
For swirly soft serve that holds its shape longer, freeze at least twenty minutes prior to serving. The recipe makes around two or three servings.
If you have any leftovers, store them in the freezer in an airtight container for up to three months. Thaw before serving.
While the blender is out, try this Avocado Ice Cream
Homemade Dole Whip recipes
If you prefer a low carb frozen treat, try Lemon Sorbet or Keto Ice Cream.
Dole Whip Recipe
- 2 cups frozen pineapple
- 1/4 cup milk of choice or canned coconut milk
- 1/16 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp sweetener of choice
- 2 1/2 tsp lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth. Scoop out with an ice cream scoop, or transfer to a pastry bag and pipe out for swirly soft serve. If you want the Dole Whip to hold its swirled shape longer, freeze twenty minutes before serving.View Nutrition Facts
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