Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Dole Whip Copycat Recipe + VIDEO

Dole Whip is an iconic Disney dessert. Sweet, creamy, and made with real ingredients. Make this frozen pineapple treat for the perfect touch of magic on a hot summer day.

homemade Dole whip - frozen pineapple treat in a glass with straw

There’s no need to travel to Adventureland with this spot-on copycat recipe of the iconic Disney Dole Whip!

It’s been some time since I have visited Disney World and Disneyland, but even after all these years, there’s still one experience that I could never quite forget: The food and drinks.

The rides and attractions are wonderful, too, of course, but you’re talking to a foodie here. Of course the eats are going to be what I miss the most. It’s in my nature.

And as for my absolute favorite edible delight, the one I find myself thinking about again and again?

Dole whip.

homemade version of Disney Dole whipThere have been plenty of hot summer days where I would have gladly hopped on a flight (or soldiered through an awfully long car ride) just to march straight into Disneyland or Disney World's Adventureland and order one of these treats.

So you can only imagine how happy I was to discover that it’s possible to make a near-identical version of the frozen pineapple treat at home.

Well, maybe you can imagine it, because you’re right here, just like me, looking for a cure to your own cravings.

I promise this recipe will not disappoint!

What is a Dole whip?

The pineapple-flavored ice cream was created by Dole (the fruit company) in the 1980's.

However, it wasn't until Disneyland and Walt Disney World started to serve the frozen treat that it achieved its current cult-like fandom.

frozen pineapple dessert in a glass

Dole Whip Ingredients

While the "true" recipe used by Disneyland and Walt Disney World consists of flavored mixes, the recipe featured here hinges on using real ingredients.

As a result, it has a near-identical taste:

  • Frozen pineapple chunks, ideally Dole brand
  • Coconut milk (or dairy milk, if you prefer)
  • Sugar, for sweetness
  • Dash of lemon and lime juice
  • Small pinch of salt

creamy frozen pineapple smoothie

Is pineapple Dole whip dairy-free?

This recipe calls for coconut milk for creaminess and flavor. So, when made as directed, it will be dairy-free.

However, you can substitute the coconut milk for any milk (or milk substitute) of your choice.

Like many delicious frozen drinks, whipping up a Dole whip extremely fast and simple:

•Add all of the ingredients to your favorite food processor.
•Blend until ultra-creamy, about 3-5 minutes.
•Serve and enjoy!

Helpful recipe tips

  • It’s easy to turn this drink into a Dole whip float! Fill a glass half full of pineapple juice and then layer some Dole whip on top.
  • If you’d like a creamier whip, consider adding one small banana to the recipe. This will impact the taste (which is why it’s not included in the recipe) but it will make the whip have a thicker texture.
  • If you’d like the whip to be firmer, freeze it for 30 minutes after blending, then spoon out to serve.

Kitchen Tools to make this recipe:


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Disney Dole Whip Copycat

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Watch our video to see how easy a Dole Whip is to make!

Yield: 2

Disney Dole Whip

There’s no need to travel to Adventureland with this spot-on copycat recipe of the iconic Disney Dole whip! Made sweet, creamy, and with real ingredients, this frozen pineapple treat is the perfect touch of magic for any hot summer day.
prep time: 10 minscook time: total time: 10 mins
  • 2 cup frozen pineapple (ideally Dole brand)
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk (or any milk of your choice)
  • 3 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Pineapple slices, for garnish (optional)
  1. In a food processor, add frozen pineapple, coconut milk, sugar, lemon juice, lime juice, and salt. Blend ingredients until smooth and there are no more pineapple chunks, about 3-5 minutes.
  2. Serve Dole whip immediately in festive glasses with straws or dessert spoons. If you’d like whip to be firmer, freeze for 30 minutes, then serve.

titled image (and shown): Pineapple Dole Whip

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  1. Can't wait to try this recipe. I have tried lots of your recipes and have never had one that turned out bad

  2. Can a blender be used to make this?

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    2. It states using food processor, but either would work, I should think.

  3. I will definitely try this!!! It sounds delicious!! Do you have a recipe for a version of Universal's butter beer?? Thank you!!!

  4. What blender/food processor are you using in your video?

  5. can you freeze leftovers, and if so, would they become solid (so you need to thaw a bit before serving)? looks yummy!

  6. Definitely will try this looks delicious

  7. Do you include the juice (frozen) from the pineapple, or only the chunks?

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  9. Coconut milk from a refrigerated carton or thick, coconut milk from a can?

    1. Prob wouldnt make a difference. It says you can use any milk you want so i would use either one if i were you.


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