Delicious Dessert: Disney’s Dole Whip
Disney World is one of my favorite places to take the kids but not for the reasons you may think. Two Words: DOLE WHIP.
To DIE for!
Those of you who have had one, know what I’m talking about. Those of you who have not - you don’t know what you’re missing.
I could make the trip to Disney just for one of these bad boys! There is nothing like the sweet, fresh taste of pineapple, pineapple juice and ice cream after a long, hot day of walking around in the park. If you like pineapple, this treat is a MUST have! In fact, it is SO good, that I often crave one on a regular basis. If you are at Disney or planning a trip there, be sure to put stopping by the Aloha Isle snack bar on your itinerary. The specialty here is pineapple soft serves and Dole whip floats - this is the ONLY place in Disney World (I have not yet been to Disney Land so I can’t help you there) to get them. However, I have heard that they can also be found outside the Magic Kingdom at Disney’s Polynesian Resort. Aloha Isle is located in Adventure Land right across from the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse.
Apparently, I am not the only one who is a huge fan of this supremely scrumptious treat. There are plenty of people out there who have tried to create their own version of the infamous Disney Dole Whip. If you want to make your own Dole Whip, there are a few versions of the recipe floating around that will keep you satisfied until your next visit to see the Mouse .
Dole Whip Recipe:
2 cans (20 oz. each) DOLE Crushed Pineapple
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/3 cup sugar
1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
Drain pineapple; reserve 2 tablespoons juice. Set aside.
Blend the pineapple, lemon and lime juice, sugar and reserved pineapple juice until it is smooth.
Freeze about 1-2 hours.
Stir the pineapple slush into the whipped cream and freeze. Serve when completely frozen.
If you have an ice cream maker there are two options below:
Another Dole Whip recipe
1 quart Dole pineapple juice
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 cups heavy whipping cream
3 cups sugar
Milk or water (varies by desired consistency)
Mix the pineapple juice and sugar, making sure that the sugar is dissolved, then add the cream and vanilla.
Pour the whole mixture into you ice cream maker. For a thinner consistency add water to the fill line, or for a creamier consistency add milk.
Follow the instructions for your ice cream maker, which should generally just be to turn it on and let it do it’s work.
You can serve it as is or put it in the freezer to harden up a bit.
However, if you are serious about your Dole Whips and own an ice cream maker (like I do), you can now order the mix directly from the supplier here! It comes with instructions for both home and commercial ice cream makers. I will be ordering a bag soon and trying it out myself. (UPDATE 6/24/09 - Read my firsthand experience with Disney’s Dole Whip Mix. Here I give you some tips to modify the mix recipe for the best possible Dole Whip!)
Here’s a video of the creation of this creamy delight with the Dole Whip mix you can order!