Dole Whip Recipe (Pineapple) + Video

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This Dole Whip Recipe is our version of the iconic Disney dessert. No need to travel to the parks for this treat. Use real ingredients to make a sweet, creamy frozen pineapple whip!

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Learn how to make Dole Whip right at home with just a few simple ingredients!

Dole Whip Recipe

I love Disney copycat recipes, and nothing is more iconic than this Disney Dole Whip recipe!

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

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

Recipe Video

See how to make Dole Whip in your own kitchen by watching the video in this post!

Looking for more easy frozen treat recipes to make at home? You’ll love no-churn ice cream in strawberry and peach flavors!

I also have an incredible Wendy’s Copycat Frosty that tastes just like the real thing. Or, cool down with a Dreamy Orange Creamsicle Shake.

holding bowl of frozen pineapple over blender

How To Make Dole Whip

You only need a few simple ingredients to make this iconic Disney treat!

  1. Combine frozen pineapple chunks, canned coconut milk, sugar, citrus juices, and a pinch of salt in a high-powered blender or food processor.
  2. Blend until smooth, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Spoon into glasses and add pineapple slices for garnish!

You can easily swap the coconut milk or regular dairy milk in this Dole Whip recipe.

And for a sugar-free Pineapple Dole Whip, swap in your preferred sweetener (like Stevia) or leave out the sugar entirely!

holding measuring cup of coconut milk over blender with pineapple

Tips for Making Pineapple Dole Whip

  • Freeze it first! Pop the mixture in the freezer after blending for about 30 minutes, then spoon into glasses. This gives your pineapple Dole Whip a firmer texture.
  • Make it extra creamy. Add one small banana to this Dole Whip recipe. It will affect the flavor, but your pineapple whip will also have a thick, creamy texture.
  • Try a Dole Whip Float. Fill a glass halfway with pineapple juice, then layer some pineapple whip on top.
  • Use a powerful blender. Not all blenders and food processors are created alike, and that will affect how long it takes to make this homemade Disney Dole Whip recipe.

    Be sure your machine is powerful, in good working order, and has sharp blades.

    Otherwise, you’ll end with up tiny chunks of fruit no matter how long you blend the mixture!
adding sugar to blender with pineapple and coconut milk

Serving Suggestions

While you are free to scoop your frozen treat right into glasses, you will need a pastry bag to get that iconic swirl.

Fit a large (16-inch) piping bag with a large, open star decorator tip. Then, rotate your wrist while you pipe the mixture into each glass.

Add a long-handled spoon and dig right in!

For a more festive look, use themed cups or add little paper umbrellas on top.

citrus juice in measuring spoon over blender with pineapple whip ingredients

Other Dole Whip Flavors

There are lots of different flavors you can make with this Dole Whip recipe! Simply add extra fruit or freshly squeezed juice, or swap the pineapple out entirely.

  • Raspberry Dole Whip
  • Orange Dole Whip
  • Strawberry Dole Whip
  • Lime Dole Whip
  • Mango Dole Whip
blending pineapple whip

Disney Dole Whip Recipe FAQ

Are all Dole Whips vegan?

Yes — if you use full-fat coconut milk to make your pineapple whip, it will be vegan.According to Disney, all of the Dole Whip flavors served in the park are vegan and gluten-free.

Can I use ice cream instead?

The original Disney Dole Whip recipe was made with vanilla ice cream, so yes. Just keep in mind that the consistency will be a bit different and it will no longer be vegan or dairy-free.

Does Dole Whip freeze well?

Yes! You can make this Dole Whip recipe up to a month in advance! Leftovers freeze well too.Store in an airtight container or directly in a (sealed) piping bag for easy serving. Then, snip open the frozen one and drop it right into a second piping bag fitted with a decorating tip. Easy peasy!

glass of homemade dole whip with pink polka dot straw

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Dole Whip Recipe (Pineapple Disney Copycat) + Video

Donna Elick
This Dole Whip recipe is our version of the iconic Disney dessert. Use real ingredients to make a sweet, creamy frozen pineapple dessert!
5 stars from 5 reviews
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Method Food Processor
Servings 2

Ingredients
 

  • 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)

Instructions
 

  • 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.
  • 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.

Video

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 227cal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 26mg | Sugar: 34g | Fiber: 2g | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
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Originally published August 2018, updated and republished June 2023

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22 Comments

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

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

  4. This looks amazing! We always loved having these at Disney and now I can have one anytime I want. I've been looking for new recipes to serve friends and family when things start opening up more. Thanks for sharing!

  5. 5 stars
    This is very good! I like this better than the recipes that call for ice cream because this is more like a sorbet.

    1. That creamy texture is what Dole Whip is known for, Julie! I’m so glad you like the recipe.

      TSRI Team member,
      Becca

  6. 5 stars
    I would like to thank you for all the wonderful recipes. There are so many of them that I don’t know what to try first.

    1. Hi Karin,
      There are a lot to choose from ๐Ÿ™‚ When you pick one, let us know, I am excited to see which one you choose first. Have a great day!
      TSRI Team Member,
      Holli

  7. 5 stars
    This Dole Whip recipe is an absolute winner! So easy to make and incredibly delicious. Thanks, Donna and Chad from The Slow Roasted Italian! ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒŸ

  8. 5 stars
    donna’s recipe was a breeze to follow! I added a splash of rum for a little kick, and it turned out fantastic. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿน

  9. 5 stars
    I couldn’t believe how close this was to the restaurant version! My family loved it. A must-try recipe. ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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