Disney's Dole Whip {{Recipe}}

So this one time I went to Disney (last year) and experienced my first Dole Whip. It was almost as glorious and magical as Disneyland itself. Almost. Since that first taste I've been dreaming of Dole Whips ever since.

Last week we made another Disney trip, and I couldn't pass up another glass of the pineapple goodness.

Then I returned home and NEEDED a Dole Whip in my life. NEEDED (I blame pregnancy). So, I did what any pregnant lady would do. I researched how to make Dole Whips, marched right to the grocery store, collected all the necessary ingredients (five, to be exact - six if you don't have sugar on hand), and proceeded to make my own.

You can too. It's really, really easy, it just takes a little patience to allow the pineapple concoction to freeze up a bit.

*Disclaimer: While the homemade version is downright delicious, there is just something about the Dole Whips at Disney that cannot be duplicated. I think it's the Fairy Dust that they sprinkle into each glass before serving.

Disney's Dole Whip
Here's what you'll need:
2 - 20 oz cans of Doles crushed pineapple, with juice
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp lime juice
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream (did I forget to mention this isn't what one would call "diet friendly"? Whoops.)
Pine apple juice

Here's how it comes together:
1. Drain pineapples, reserve 2 Tbsp juice. Set juice aside.
2. Place pineapple, lemon juice, lime juice, reserved pineapple juice, and sugar into a blender. Blend until smooth.
3. Pour concoction into two 1-quart freezer bags. Store bags flat in freezer.
4. Freeze for 1 1/2 hours, or until slushy.
5. While waiting for pineapple concoction to become slushy, whip heavy cream until it becomes whipped cream.
6. In a large bowl, slowly add pineapple slush to whipped cream, until slightly blended.
7. Return to freezer, and allow to totally freeze.
8. Once frozen, scoop out like ice cream, add pineapple juice.
9. ENJOY!!

While it's not EXACTLY like Disney's, it's pretty darn close, and will be sure to satisfy your Dole Whip cravings until you can get to the park and snag one from the Tiki Hut.

Recipe adaptation from Sea of Savings


  1. Yum! I'm going to have to try making my own since I didn't get one while I was there.

  2. Oh yum! I love Dole Whips and could definitely go for one right now. That and maybe a Mickey bar too :)

  3. I'm seriously contemplating leaving work -- heading straight to the grocery store, and making one, NOW. Cannot wait to get my lips on a dole whip. This weekend, its happening. Thanks for doing all the hard (recipe testing) work!

  4. Oh, this looks so, so tasty! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Wahoo! I am going to make some of these pronto and dream of warm weather. Thanks friend.

  6. I think there's something in the swirl that makes it magical. I don't know. It's probably crack. LOL. While I love me a Disneyland dole whip, I do NOT love the looooooong lines so I might have to make this for myself!

  7. Oh my goodness, that sounds sooooo good! I definitely think I'm going to have to run to the store to get these ingredients and try this myself.

  8. Nathan and I were just talking about Dole Whips! Our best friends went to Disney World last March and told us that we absolutely have to try one of these. So, it’s on our list to do in May! And I am saving this recipe, too! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Yup, I'm the odd man out that I hated my dole whip. I couldn't even eat it all. I threw it away after a few bites. I'm willing to try a different combo, but the float with pineapple sucked. It always sounds so good too. The line does suck though. We get ours at Aloha Isle I do believe. But, hey anything for those pregnancy/Disney cravings yes!

  10. I've never had one of these, but they sound amazing! Mac and I might have to splurge and make these this weekend. YUM!

  11. Holy Cow! I'm pinning and making it SOON!


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