Dole whip is indescribably good: it's sweet, tangy, smooth, and hands down the best cold refreshment out there. Did you know how easy it is to make your favorite Disneyland treat at home? It is, and this recipe will help you do it perfectly!
I'm showing you how to make an authentic Dole Whip with and without an ice cream maker to recreate that amazing taste. For more information and inspiration about the wonderful treats available at Disney, give my Disneyland Food Guide a read!
🌟Why you'll love this recipe
Recreating Dole Whip that is authentic to the Disneyland Dole Whip was difficult because the original recipe contains many commercial ingredients you can't buy.
🧾Ingredients in this recipe
See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.
🍍Ingredients in Disneyland's Dole Whip
The ingredients at the park may surprise you, as the list is long and contains a lot of ingredients only available in commercial production.
You can actually purchase the dry Dole Whip mix, mix it with water, and run it through your ice cream maker to recreate the exact version you get in the parks.
Or, use the 2-ingredient version in this recipe post with ingredients that are easy to find in grocery stores.
📖Disneyland's 2020 Released Recipe
Another option if you don't have an ice cream maker is the use the method Disney shared with the world in 2020. Disney released an at-home Dole Whip Recipe that is not the real recipe they use in the parks, but a close dupe. These are the ingredients for the Disney recipe:
- 2 cups frozen pineapple (canned or fresh)
- 4 oz. pineapple juice
- 1 large scoop of vanilla ice cream
To make, blend the above ingredients then freeze it overnight in a sealed container to scoop or pipe.
Something to keep in mind is that the taste of this version will vary wildly based on the brand of vanilla ice cream that you use.
👩🍳How to Make This Recipe
The best way to achieve a smooth, authentic Dole whip texture is with an or ice cream attachment for your stand mixer. It's not possible to get the same smoothness any other way.
However, if you don't have an ice cream maker, you can still make a fantastic pineapple treat. I will show you how to make it whether or not you have an ice cream maker.
Continue with an ice cream maker
If you don't have an ice cream maker, skip to the next section.
Note: If you are measuring the temperature with an instant-read thermometer, it should be 40 degrees Fahrenheit. You can leave it in the refrigerator overnight if you like.
The texture is best when served immediately. Scoop it or pipe it with a star-shaped piping tip. It helps to chill your hand with an ice pack or under cold water to help keep it from melting the Dole Whip as you pipe it.
You can freeze it, but know that the texture will change as it hardens. You will end up with more of a pineapple icy than the soft-serve texture.
If you do want to freeze it, transfer it to a freezer-safe container, cover with parchment paper or a lid, and freeze.
Continue without an ice cream maker
Note: Another option is to freeze the mixture in mini ice cube trays.
The texture, in my opinion, is not as great or smooth as if you use an ice cream maker, but it's still delicious!
Yes, it's is a dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan dessert at Disneyland. You can make it dairy-free and vegan at home, too!
A high-speed blender will yield the best texture.
Yes. This recipe for dole whip contains no artificial flavors, preservatives, or dairy.
I achieve this by piping my Dole Whip from a bag with a star-shaped piping tip. It helps to chill your hand with an ice pack or under cold water to help keep it from melting it as you pipe it.
It was created by Dole Food Company, the sponsor of the Walt Disney Enchanted Tiki Room. This was the first refreshment they offered and is a whipped, soft-serve flavored like Dole pineapples. They now offer other flavors like raspberry and a swirl with the two flavors.
Find a new fun dessert recipe to whip up in your kitchen!
2-Ingredient Dole Whip
- 1 can pineapple chunks in juice 20 oz.
- 1 tablespoon sweetened condensed coconut milk
- Add the pineapple chunks with juice and the sweetened condensed milk to your blender. Blend until no chunks remain, about 30 seconds.
Continue with an ice cream maker
- Transfer to a container and chill in the refrigerator until it reaches 40 degrees Farenheit, or at least 4 hours. You can leave it in the refrigerator overnight.
- Add your chilled pineapple juice to the ice cream maker. Churn (stir setting) until it is the thickness of soft serve ice cream, 18-22 minutes.
- It is best served immediately*. Or, transfer to a container you can freeze, cover with parchment paper or a lid, and freeze.
Continue without an ice cream maker**
- Add it to a zipper bag, seal it, and freeze it flat. OR freeze it in mini ice cube trays. Once frozen, break it up into chunks, and blend it until smooth. The texture, in my opinion, leaves much to be desired.
- Scoop or pipe using a star piping tip.