We first encountered Dole Whip during our honeymoon in 2005. Thankfully, we were able to recreate the magic at home!
Have you ever had Dole Whip? If not, you have been missing out. Dole Whip is a soft-serve like frozen dessert that’s made from pineapples. The Dole Plantation in Hawaii sells it, and there are also a few standalone stores in the Hawaiian islands that sell it.
My husband and I first had this frozen dessert during our honeymoon in 2005. When we returned, we learned that Dole Whip was also a thing at the Disney resorts. Our Disney-loving friends had been enjoying this treat, and we had no idea it was available on the mainland!
I’ve wanted to recreate the pineapple dessert for years, but I wasn’t able to find a recipe that seemed worthy. That is, until COVID hit. During the pandemic, several restaurants have been sharing their secret recipes so that those of us can enjoy them at home. This is one of those recipes.
I am happy to report that this recipe is spot on. While I wasn’t able to get my dessert as smooth and creamy as I wanted to (I still had frozen pineapple chunks), it tasted just like the real thing. If you’re able to pulse your mixture finer than I did, you can pipe these out into swirls like soft-serve.
The three of us really enjoyed this, and I think the next time I may add a layer of vanilla ice cream on the bottom. This was a great belated 15-year wedding anniversary celebration dessert!
Husband’s rating: 3.5 out of 5
Addie’s rating: 4.5 out of 5
My rating: 4 out of 5
- ½ cup (4 ounces) pineapple juice
- 2 cups frozen pineapple
- 1 large scoop vanilla ice cream
- Put everything into a high powered blender and and blend until smooth.
- If desired, put the Dole Whip into a piping bag and pipe it in a swirl pattern into your favorite serving container (glass, ice cream cone, etc).