Dole whip is my ambrosia of Disney snacks. It is the perfect combination of sweet, tangy, creamy and refreshing. When you’ve been walking around a crowded Disney park and just need a pick-me-up a Dole whip will get you ready for the hours to come. I’ve made two versions of dole whip at home in the past, pineapple and strawberry, and it is about the easiest item to make with only two ingredients. It is also easy to customize based on your preferences or those of your guests. Another benefit of the park original and the homemade version its dairy free which means @sarahemm can get #dolewhipwasted.
The best way to start this recipe is with a very ripe, fresh pineapple. If you’ve never prepped a pineapple don’t let the spiky beast scare you. Simply cut off the top and bottom and shave off the outer skin with a knife taking as little of the golden flesh with it as you can. Continue by cutting in slices and cutting the core out of each slide or cut down the sides as if slicing an apple. Freeze the pineapple overnight. Blend with coconut milk to your desired consistency and you’re done!
If you’re short on time store-bought frozen pineapple is great too! Look for golden pineapple or use Dole brand for the sweetest variety. As I mentioned above, you can use a variety of frozen fruits to simulate the growing variety of Dole Whips available in the parks. Current and past varieties include pineapple, strawberry, raspberry, lime, and lemon. In the parks and at home you can add pineapple juice (or pineapple Fanta!) to your dole whip to make it a float. For all you adults out there at Tamu Tamu in the Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World and Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at Disneyland you get your dole whip as a dark or coconut rum float.
|If you don't have a fresh pineapple to prep, frozen we be just fine!|
|Initial whip but needs more coconut milk...|
|Fully blended and smooth!|
- 2 cups of ripe, chopped, frozen pineapple
- 1/3 – ½ cup of coconut milk
- 1 banana, frozen, optional
- 2 tsps of powdered sugar, optional
Instructions: Add frozen pineapple to food processor or blender. Add coconut milk, blend until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the food processor bowl or move contents of blender around to ensure the mixture is smooth. Add a little more coconut milk or frozen banana if desired to improve consistency. Pineapple can be substituted for strawberries or raspberries 1:1; sugar can be added as desired for sweetness.
To add some additional decoration to your dole whip or float, don’t forget the paper straw, drink umbrella (#partyparsol), or maraschino cherry just like at the park. Savor your any-time snack and imagine you are swinging in a hammock on the beaches of the Polynesian Village Resort hotel at WDW or listening to the birds and flowers in the Enchanted Tiki Room. Say hello to Jose, Michael, Fritz and Pierre for me before they host the show!
Which variety are you going to try? Which is your favorite? Comment below!