Disney World is home to many magical things. I mean come on, it’s got The Magic Kingdom after all. In just a handful of select spots will you find one of it’s many treasures though. What is this treasure hidden in plain sight? The Dole Pineapple Whip. Many a guest have gone on epic adventures, and endured untold hardships to track one down. Haven’t managed to get your hands on on yet? No worries, the hunt is over.
The Dole Whip is a pineapple-flavored soft-serve frozen dessert sold only at Disneyland. The creamy, soft-serve confection is so good, it even enjoys it’s own cult-like following. Like, for real. As I mentioned, it’s only served at a handful of locations in Disney World, creating large lines, and long waits for the dreamy dessert. There’s even an app that let’s park guests know how long you can expect to wait for one swirled, frosty pineapple-y bite. But, with four hungry sons and a strict budget, I can’t just hop on down to Florida or across the ocean to the Dole Plantation in Hawaii to get my fix. Luckily for me, and for all of you, recreating this dairy-free soft serve at home couldn’t be any easier. Seriously 3-5 ingredients depending on your preference. If you’re going for the healthier version, omit the cool-whip or use fat free. Want one of Disney’s to-die-for Dole Whip Floats instead? Pour some chilled Pineapple juice into a glass and pipe (or dollop depending on how patient you can be) your pineapple whip mixture on top. See, super simple! And amazingly delicious.
Healthy Dole Pineapple Whips
recipe adapted from Heather Likes Food
2, 20 oz cans crushed pineapple
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp sugar
1, 8 oz container non-dairy whipped topping, thawed.
1. Strain the pineapple and reserve the juice. Freeze the pineapple chunks.
2. Puree the frozen crushed pineapple and the reserved juice with the lemon and lime juices and sugar until very smooth in a blender. A high-powered blender works best.
3. Add in the whipped topping and blend again, until everything’s smooth.
4. Spoon, or pipe, into glasses filled with pineapple juice for Dole Whip floats or enjoy it as-is.