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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

{Disney-Inspired Dole Whip}

If you are a regular reader, you'll know this story I'm about to tell. If not, well... you soon will.

Last summer, we went to Disney World. I never knew I wanted to go to Disney World... until I was there. The Bean and I (and our friends) had THE BEST DAY. It was true magic for us at The Magic Kingdom. Since that time, I've become a little obsessed about Disney. I've amassed a collection of Disney items, clothes, purses, and an unhealthy amount of earhats. People, I need HELP. We just LOVED it. You can read all about it in my post (it's a Magic Kingdom walk through guide with prices, etc).

We went in September. By November I decided to have a Disney themed party. This was a simple, little party, but believe me people, there WILL BE MORE. Well, speaking of more... I did just host this Alice in Wonderland party last week!

Then, for Easter, I made some Mickey Mouse Easter Egg Cookies. Because. I have no other reason.

The one thing I really wanted to try at The Magic Kingdom was the Dole Whip. I'd read so much about them! It is available at Aloha Isle in Adventureland. We finally got around to it mid-day. I just sat down to take a bite when Bean SPILLED EVERY DROP of it. I was upset. He was upset. Annoyance ensued. However, all was set right in the world, because we were at Disney! Who can stay  mad there? My friend Bobby went and bought me another. He didn't need to, but I was glad he did, because, hello yummy!

As soon ate it, I knew I'd make this at home. However, I found many, many recipes which all called for massive amounts of heavy cream. Oy. The actual Dole Whip is non-dairy and comes in a powder that they mix there. You can actually buy the powder. It comes in a HUUUGE 70 serving bag though.

I was surfing around the net when I stumbled upon this YouTube video by The Disney Diner. I liked her recipe. Simple. Good. Score.

So,  her's is what I decided to make. She has a full website of ALL KINDS of Disney treats! Shuffle on over there, Disgeeks and tell her I sent you! I know I'll be referencing it again!

Oh, did I forget to mention the Mickey Mouse silverware I now own?

The Dole Whip itself is a pineapple soft serve. You can actually get a Dole Whip in pineapple, vanilla, orange, or swirled. The BEST thing to get though, in my (any many other people's) opinion is the Dole Whip Float. That is the Dole Whip with a bit of pineapple juice poured over. Yummeh.

My friend, Steph, loved it SO much she wanted another. I can't wait to make this for her!

This is a light, refreshing treat that is so great for summer!

Give it a whirl...


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Dole Whip
adapted from The Disney Diner

4-5  cups Pineapple Sherbet (softened, but not melted)
1 (8 ounce) Tub Cool Whip (thawed)
4 tablespoons pineapple juice, chilled

In a mixing bowl, add the sherbet & cool whip. Mix together. Add pineapple juice. Mix again. Scrape down sides and make sure the cool whip is well incorporated. You can also use  food coloring to achieve a yellow look (like at Disney). I opted not to do this.

Pour into a 1 gallon zippered bag. Freeze for 2-3 hours. It will still be a soft serve consistency. Snip one corner and squeeze into serving dish.


OR... for a 

Dole Whip Float 

Recipe of Dole Whip
Pineapple Juice

Sweeten a bit of pineapple juice to your liking so it is not too sour for your Dole Whip. I used about a Tablespoon for 1 cup juice. You can use more or less to your personal taste.

Pour over Dole Whip.


If you have any Dole Whip left, place your snipped zippered bag into another zippered bag and return to freezer. It will freeze solid, but place on your counter for a few minutes to return to a soft serve-like state.


  1. Yes, please! I love Disney! I love pineapple! I **need** this! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. Will be making ASAP.

    As many times as I've been to Disneyland, I've never had a Dole Whip. I know, it's a crying shame. Does this recipe taste pretty close to the same?

    1. It's very yummy and close to the Dole Whip. I mean, it's been nearly a year (sob, sob) since my visit there, but from what I remember...

  2. THANK YOU FOR THIS. I didn't get one when we were just there and I'm kicking myself!

  3. Lisa (boobearsmama1)July 7, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    We are making this RIGHT NOW!!!! THanks, Tina.

  4. Tina, I've been to Disney about 8 times and I've never had a dole whip! Im making this now because it just sound to delicious not to try! Thanks for the recipe! -strawberryfielde

    1. Let me know what you think, Stephanie!

      (I just typed 'let me know what you tink'. Too much Disney brain? LOL.)

  5. I hope you all enjoy it! Post back and let me know what you think :)

  6. I can't wait to make this!! I think it's gonna be way better than my last Dole Whip experience... :/


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