Thanks to Melissa’s Produce for supplying the fresh pineapple!
Every time I go to Disneyland, my first stop is always for a Dole Whip at the kiosk outside the Tiki Room. Dole Whips & The Tiki Room – two classics for Disneyland regulars! Since all the Parks are closed, and we are seeking distractions from home, our Disney friends shared the much sought after recipe for Dole Whips. It’s so simple the ingredient list is vanilla ice cream (1 scoop), frozen pineapple (2 cups) and pineapple juice (1 cup)!
Thanks to my friends at Melissa’s Produce, I had a delicious fresh pineapple on my countertop. I cut up my pineapple, and tossed it in the freezer. I decided to make two versions of Dole Whip – one with dairy, and the other without. The version we order at the Park is non-dairy, so I was surprised to see ice cream in their recipe. My daughter has a dairy sensitivity, so Dole Whips at the Park are perfect. My husband and I tried the dairy version, and it’s super easy to make.
Get your blender, and add in all the ingredients. That includes frozen 2 cups of pineapple chunks, 1 cup of pineapple juice and a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.
The consistency was nice and creamy! I spooned the Dole Whip mixture into a ziplock bag, and snipped the corner to create my own bag. This last step helped me sort of recreate the signature soft-serve swirl. Serve in a cup, and don’t forget to add a pretty tropical umbrella!
It definitely had more of an ice cream texture, with a nice bite of pineapple flavor. It doesn’t taste exactly like the theme park version but it tastes fresh and somewhat healthy. I’m sure the theme park version has a ton of preservatives.
Next, we worked on the non-dairy version. Two cups of frozen pineapple, 1/2 cup of unsweetened coconut milk and 1 tablespoon of agave.
This mixture had more of a smoothie consistency, icy, and had a nice blend of sweet and tartness too it. Yum!