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3 Ingredient Dole Whip (Disney’s Recipe)

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Transport yourself to the enchanting Tiki Room ambiance right in the comfort of your own kitchen with this delectable 3-Ingredient Homemade Dole Whip Recipe, straight from the magical kitchens of Disney!

A homemade dole whip with paper umbrellas

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What is Dole Whip

Imagine the tropical breeze of Walt Disney World as you indulge in a Dole Whip, a quintessential Disney parks delight that offers a refreshing escape into a world of magic. This iconic pineapple soft-serve treat, known for its creamy texture and vibrant tropical flavor, stands as a symbol of Disney magic, captivating the hearts of visitors across Magic Kingdom and Disneyland park.

Originating from the lush landscapes depicted in the Tiki Room, Dole Whip brings a slice of paradise right to your taste buds. Its dairy-free dessert option ensures that everyone can bask in the joy it brings, making it a universal symbol of inclusivity and happiness within the Disney theme parks.

Renowned for being more than just a frozen treat, its aloha spirit and simple ingredients create a bridge to the cherished memories of Disney adventures, making Dole Whip a true artifact of Disney’s whimsical world

Pineapple Dole Whip Soft-Serve from the Tiki Juice Bar at Disneyland.

Where to Find Dole Whip

At Walt Disney World in Florida, Dole Whip can be found inside Magic Kingdom at Aloha Isle in Adventureland. If you are outside the parks, don’t worry, you can head to Pineapple Lanai at Disney’s Polynesian Resort for this delicious frozen treat.

At the Disneyland Resort in California, experience this magical treat at the Tiki Juice Bar or Tropical Hideaway in Adventureland inside Disneyland Park. You can also visit Tangaroa Terrace or Trader Sam’s at the Disneyland Hotel.

If embarking on a Disney Cruise, you can purchase an alcoholic version on most ships.

A pineapple Dole Whip soft serve from Pineapple Lanai at Disney's Polynesian Resort.
Dole Whip from Pineapple Lanai

Homemade Dole Whip Ingredients

*Ingredient amounts are located in the recipe card at the end of this post.

Diving into the enchanting world of Disney treats from the comfort of your own home has never been easier with this simple homemade Dole Whip recipe. Embark on a nostalgic journey to the Magic Kingdom with every creamy, refreshing bite of this iconic Disney dessert.

To whip up this magical delicacy, you’ll need just a few simple ingredients. Each plays a pivotal role in capturing the authentic taste and creamy texture that has made Dole Whip a refreshing treat beloved by visitors of Disney parks worldwide. 

  • Vanilla Ice Cream: The base of your Dole Whip, ensuring that creamy texture we all crave. 
  • Pineapple Juice: Adds that tangy sweetness, essential for the classic Dole pineapple whip flavor. 
  • Frozen Pineapple Chunks: For that intense pineapple taste and to keep the dessert wonderfully chilled. 

How to Make Dole Whip

[Step 1] Add the ice cream to a powerful blender, or food processor, like my Ninja.

Ice cream in a blender to make homemade dole whip

[Step 2] Measure the pineapple chunks and add them to the blender.

Pineapple chunks in a blender for Dole Whip

[Step 3] Pour in the pineapple juice.

Pineapple juice in a blender to make homemade Dole Whip.

[Step 4] Blend completely. You might need to stop the blender and push down the pineapple chunks a few times during blending.

A blender with ingredients to make Dole Whip

[Step 5] If desired, add the Dole Whip to a large piping bag with a large star tip and place in the freezer for 30 minutes and pipe into an ice cream dish.

Homemade Dole Whip with a paper umbrella

[Step 6] Serve with extra pineapple juice to create a Dole Whip Float.

Homemade Dole Whip Float with pineapple juice

Helpful Kitchen Tools

Dairy Free Dole Whip

By substituting traditional vanilla ice cream with alternatives like coconut or almond milk ice cream, you invite a tropical breeze into your kitchen without compromising on the creamy texture that defines the Dole pineapple whip. 

For a true Dole Whip experience reminiscent of the aloha isle in Disneyland park, ensure your blender is ready to smoothen the frozen pineapple chunks into the silky soft-serve ice cream you adore. The secret to achieving the coveted creamy texture with a dairy-free twist lies in the power of your blend and the quality of your alternative ice cream choice.

Embracing these dairy-free alternatives not only brings a piece of Disney magic into your homemade version but also caters to a wider audience, ensuring everyone can indulge in this frozen treat. 

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Recipe Tips

  • If you want a purely authentic version, make sure to use your favorite non dairy ice cream. We like coconut milk ice cream and almond milk ice cream.
  • You’ll want to make sure that you use a powerful blender and blend thoroughly to avoid having pineapple chunks, unless that’s what you want 😉 The homemade Dole Whip will be really thick.
  • The recipe below is for 1 serving. I tripled it when I made it and it was more than enough for the 5 of us. 
  • I probably would only double the recipe next time, as it was hard for the blender, even my powerful Ninja, to get all of the pineapple chunks.
  • If you want your treat to have the to have the look of the standard swirl of the soft-serve that you can purchase at Disney, add your Dole Whip to a large piping bag, fitted with a large star tip. Place the piping bag in the freezer for about 30 minutes, then swirl in an ice cream dish.
  • You can also make my favorite, a Dole Whip Float, by adding it to a tall milkshake glass and adding some reserved pineapple juice!
  • To take it up another notch, add a cute paper umbrella or a fun paper straw. If you’re going to make this at home, you’d might as well go for the gold!
Blended Dole Whip

Frequently Asked Questions

What ingredients do I need to make homemade Dole Whip?

To make homemade Dole Whip, you’ll need frozen pineapple chunks, coconut milk (or another liquid base), sweetener (such as sugar or honey), and optionally, a splash of lime juice for extra flavor.

Can I use fresh pineapple instead of frozen for homemade Dole Whip?

While fresh pineapple can be used, using frozen pineapple chunks yields a creamier texture and helps achieve the signature consistency of Dole Whip. If using fresh pineapple, it’s recommended to freeze the chunks beforehand.

Is homemade Dole Whip suitable for vegans and those with dietary restrictions?

Yes, homemade Dole Whip can easily be made vegan-friendly and suitable for various dietary restrictions. Simply use a dairy-free liquid base such as coconut milk, and choose a sweetener that aligns with your dietary needs, such as agave nectar or maple syrup.

Can I make homemade Dole Whip ahead of time?

Yes, homemade Dole Whip can be made ahead of time and stored in the freezer until ready to serve. Keep it in an airtight container, and let it thaw for a few minutes before scooping or blending again for a smoother consistency.

Can I add other flavors to homemade Dole Whip?

Absolutely! While pineapple is the classic flavor, you can experiment with adding other fruits or flavors to customize your Dole Whip. Try adding frozen mango, strawberries, or even a splash of coconut rum for a tropical twist.

Can I make homemade Dole Whip ahead of time?

Homemade Dole Whip swirled in a dish

Yes, homemade Dole Whip can be made ahead of time and stored in the freezer until ready to serve. Keep it in an airtight container, and let it thaw for a few minutes before scooping or blending again for a smoother consistency.

Final Thoughts

As we round off this magical culinary journey, it’s clear that whisking up a batch of homemade Dole Whip is more than just about creating a refreshing treat—it’s about bringing a piece of that ineffable Disney magic into the comfort of your own home.

By following this simple recipe, you’re not just making a dairy-free dessert that’s adored across the Disney parks; you’re weaving a bit of the Walt Disney World enchantment, the aloha spirit of Aloha Isle, and the iconic Dole Whip swirl into your everyday life.

With just a few simple ingredients, this homemade version of the Disney parks classic allows you to relive the joy of Magic Kingdom, Disneyland Park, and every Disney theme park from your kitchen. So, I urge you, invite the magic in. Share this homemade pineapple Dole Whip recipe with your loved ones and let the creamy texture, combined with the heartwarming Disney magic, unite you.

Here’s to the unforgettable memories and the communal joy that only a true Dole Whip, crafted lovingly in our own homes, can bring. Cheers to crafting your own Disney treats and sprinkling a little Disney magic into every day!

Blended Dole Whip in a blender

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A homemade dole whip with paper umbrellas

Homemade Dole Whip

Yield: 1 Serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Bring the Tiki Room right into your own kitchen with this Homemade Dole Whip Recipe released directly from Disney!

Ingredients

  • 1 Large Scoop of Ice Cream (About 1/2-3/4 Cup)
  • 1/2 Cup Pineapple Juice
  • 2 Cups Frozen Pineapple Chunks

Instructions

  1. Add the ice cream to a powerful blender, or food processor, like my Ninja.
  2. Measure the pineapple chunks and add them to the blender.
  3. Pour in the pineapple juice.
  4. Blend completely. You might need to stop the blender and push down the pineapple chunks a few times during blending.
  5. If desired, add the Dole Whip to a large piping bag with a large star tip and place in the freezer for 30 minutes and pipe into an ice cream dish.
  6. Serve with extra pineapple juice to create a Dole Whip Float.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 761Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 118mgCarbohydrates: 156gFiber: 7gSugar: 144gProtein: 7g

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Anthony Allen

Sunday 3rd of January 2021

My kids love the recipe a lot. Thank you!

Mindy

Saturday 9th of January 2021

I'm glad you liked it!

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