Dole Whip at home- Get the recipe!

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Dole Whip is a Disney favorite!
Dole Whip is a Disney Favorite!

Ever wanted to recreate some of those delicious dishes and treats you ate while on property at Walt Disney World? Sometimes waiting for your next trip any amount of days is just too long to go without a Dole Whip!

What is Dole Whip?

Also known as Dole Soft Serve, this is a frozen dessert created by the Dole Food Company and was introduced to the Disney parks when Dole became the official sponsor of Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room (a tropical-themed attraction inside the Adventureland area of Disneyland and Walt Disney World) in 1986. Disney guests LIVE for this treat – it’s refreshing for a hot day in the parks and meets several special diets criteria, so many people can enjoy it. Did we mention it is very allergy friendly and most notably dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan?

In Walt Disney World, you can find Dole Whip at:

  • Aloha Isle in Adventureland at Magic Kingdom
  • Refreshment Port near the Canada Pavilion right as you enter World Showcase in Epcot
  • Pineapple Promenade during Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival
  • Tamu Tamu Refreshments in Africa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  • Pineapple Lanai at Disney’s Polynesian Resort
Find Dole Whip at Pineapple Lanai at Disney's Polynesian Resort in Walt Disney World.
Find Dole Whip at Pineapple Lanai at Disney’s Polynesian Resort in Walt Disney World.
Get regular version or try a blended version with another flavor of soft serve!
Try it as a blended version with another flavor of soft serve or enjoy it as a drink!

Over the last few years, Disney guests have even been gifted with several other spin-off variations from the original pineapple dessert including alcoholic floats, mimosas and margaritas, raspberry, lemon, lime and mango versions, swirls (dual-flavors), and upside-down cakes! Dole Whip’s fan-base has only grown since the release of these treats. So much so, that now you can find it’s own themed Ears, hats, shirts, jackets, and pins, among many other merchandise items located in Disney Parks shops. OK yes, admittedly, I have a Dole Whip hat!

Dole Whip is a favorite Disney treat!
Dole Whip is widely known as a popular Disney favorite!

Whenever I return home from a Disney vacation, the withdrawal sets in and I am constantly looking for ways to get a taste of the magic in between my trips. Anyone else feel this way? Enter my Dole Whip recipe! This is what I use to answer my cravings of my favorite Disney treat when I am miles away from the happiest place on earth (this, and booking my next trip). I love to surprise my kids with this when they least expect it too, because apparently Disney dependence runs in the family!

Kids and adults love Dole Whip!
Kids and adults love Dole Whip!

As a Dietitian, I can’t say no to recipes that are tasty AND easy. If you’re a Dole Whip die-hard like myself, try my recipe below. Let me know if it taste’s like the real thing! For me- it does just the trick!

DIY Disney Dole Whip

(Makes 3 servings)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen pineapple
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice (can be low fat cow’s milk, original soy milk, or unsweetened coconut or almond milk)
  • 1/16 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Scoop out with an ice cream scoop, or to get that “fresh from the Dole Whip machine look” squeeze through a pastry or plastic bag with an edge cut off.

Tip: Depending on the blender you use at home, more liquid than called for above may be needed to blend well. If this is the case, allow time to freeze before serving. For soft-serve that holds its shape longer, freeze the swirled dole whip at 15-20 minutes before serving.


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Jamie Lee McIntyre MS RDN CD-N is a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist and the Food and Nutrition contributor to The Kingdom Insider. She has BS in Dietetics, a minor in Psychology, and a MS in Nutrition Sciences. With over 11 years of nutrition and dietetic experience, Jamie Lee has helped clients manage and prevent chronic disease, control weight, cope with food allergies, and reach optimal wellness at various stages throughout the life cycle. Combining her passion for helping people through nutrition and her love of Disney, Jamie Lee visits the parks with her client base in mind and prioritizes staying up to date on the food trends, allergy-friendly offerings, dining plan options, plant-based menus and Mickey Check program throughout Walt Disney World. She believes the key to a great vacation is keeping a balance of indulgence and healthy eating, and that the Disney dining experience should be a fun and satisfying one for all guests! Jamie Lee is a Run Disney veteran and avid runner. Having grown up Disney, Jamie Lee is now continuing the cycle of creating magical memories with her husband and two small children through frequent trips to Disney Parks and Resorts!

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