Dole Whip Recipe (Pineapple) + Video

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This Dole Whip recipe is our version of the iconic Disney dessert. Use real ingredients to make a sweet, creamy frozen pineapple dessert!

Recipes like Dole Whip

I love Disney copycat recipes like this Dole pineapple whip. I’ve shared quite a few of my Disney inspired recipes on the blog in the past.

Have you ever tried my Churros Bites? It’s so easy to make homemade with the official Disney Parks recipe that you can make them any time.

Our Disney Corn Dogs have a light and puffy breading flavored with a hint of sweetness and are fried to perfection!

Or, this Disney Monte Cristo Sandwich is my favorite thing to order every time I visit Cafe Orleans.

Dole Whip Recipe Ingredients

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

You will need to have frozen pineapple chunks, coconut milk (or dairy milk if you prefer), sugar for sweetness, and a dash of lemon and lime juice with a pinch of salt.

And, you can also use extra pineapple slices to garnish if you like. That’s everything you need.

As a note, if you want a less sweet Dole Whip, you can leave out the sugar. Or, you can use a sweetener like Stevia if you are watching your carbs.

Other Dole Whip Flavors

There are lots of different flavors you can make when you create this Dole Whip recipe.

  • Raspberry Dole Whip
  • Orange Dole Whip
  • Strawberry Dole Whip
  • Lime Dole Whip
  • Mango Dole Whip

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 it achieved its current cult-like fandom.

Do I need an ice cream maker for this recipe?

No, you don’t need to have an ice cream maker for this Dole Whip recipe. But, you do need a food processor to get the ingredients to a creamy consistency.

You may also be able to do it with a high powered blender.

How do I serve this?

You can either scoop it out of the food processor into a cup, or you can fill a pastry bag.

Piping it into the cup gives your Dole Whip the signature swirly soft serve look you get at Disney.

If you want that signature soft serve look, you will want to use a large, star-shaped decorative tip with your 16″ piping bag.

 But, it is delicious either way. Just serve it in festive glasses with either a straw or a long-handled spoon.

Why not try adding one of those little paper umbrellas to the top for a festive look.

Are Dole Whips vegan?

Yes, if you use coconut milk when you make this Dole Whip recipe, it will be vegan. According to Disney, all of the Dole Whip flavors are vegan and gluten-free.

Tips to make this Dole Whip recipe

  • 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.
  • Finally, if you’d like the whip to be firmer, freeze it for 30 minutes after blending, then spoon out to serve.
  • If you have leftovers, you can freeze them. You may need to defrost them for a few minutes to make them more scoopable.

More frozen treat recipes 

Finally, if you enjoyed this frozen treat recipe, here are a few more recipes that you might want to make soon.

Watch us make Dole Pineapple Whip

So, how do you make Dole Whip at home? If you want to see the entire recipe from start to finish, watch us make a Dole Whip in our recipe video. It couldn’t be easier.   

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Dole Whip Recipe (Pineapple) + 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 1 review
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Method Food Processor
Servings 2


  • 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)


  • 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.



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!

Originally published August 2018, updated and republished June 2023

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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. 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,

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