Sweet, juicy, and delightfully filled with sunshine, this easy Dole Whip recipe is going to make your summer ten times more delicious! This Disney copycat recipe only calls for six simple ingredients and takes under ten minutes from start to finish.
What’s in this Dole Whip Recipe?
Made with only six inexpensive ingredients like pineapple chunks and vanilla ice cream, you can now enjoy this Disney classic snack in the comfort of your own home and not break the bank. So, put on your favorite Disney movie, and get to blending!
- Pineapple Juice: Canned or bottled both work!
- Frozen Pineapple: You can buy frozen pineapple chunks or freeze your own fresh-cut pineapple or canned pineapple chunks.
- Vanilla Ice Cream: Adds creaminess and body.
- Granulated Sugar: Adds just a touch of sweetness to balance the acidity of the pineapple.
- Lemon Juice: Boosts the natural flavor of the pineapple.
- Kosher Salt: Balances out the flavors.
Pro Tip: Using canned pineapple chunks gives you the the juice and pineapple all in one container– just remember to freeze ahead of time!
Variations on Pineapple Dole Whip
Really, the list of variations with Dole Whip is pretty never-ending! Bananas, orange juice, strawberries, and coconut milk are all delicious add-ins to this simple recipe. You could also make this Dole Whip boozy by adding an ounce of dark or light rum, or even coconut rum!
This Dole Whip is made from just a few simple ingredients– pineapple, ice cream, sugar, and just a dash of lemon juice and salt.
The official recipe from Disney is, in fact, dairy free. For my version, I had the best results using ice cream as one of the ingredients, but you could certainly use dairy-free ice cream or even frozen coconut milk.
No. Sorbet does not contain any dairy products. This Dole Whip recipe is much closer to a sherbet or soft-serve ice cream.
The combination of the sweet, creamy vanilla ice cream and the acidic, fruity pineapple is the perfect balance of flavors!
This dessert is healthier than regular ice cream, but it is still high in fat and sugar. Enjoy Dole Whip in moderation.
Yes, but for only up to about 40 minutes. After that, it becomes too hard to really enjoy. Remember, you want to serve your dole whip while it’s nice and soft, so don’t forget about it in the freezer! This isn’t a make-ahead dessert, so I recommend making it as soon as you plan on serving it.
Make ice cream floats by adding scoops to lemon-lime soda or fruit juice.
Dole Whip Disney Copycat Recipe
- 4 ounces pineapple juice
- 2 cups frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 cup vanilla ice cream
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
- High Powered Blender (click for my favorite)
- Piping Tip Set (optional)
- Combine all ingredients in blender.4 ounces pineapple juice, 2 cups frozen pineapple chunks, 1 cup vanilla ice cream, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
- Blend for 3 minutes or until the pineapple mixture is light and airy.
- Serve immediately in individual cups.
- You can use a 1M pastry tip and piping bag to get that classic Dole Whip look.
- If you are not serving this right away you can store it in the freezer for up to 40 minutes and still be able to easily scoop or pipe into serving cups.
- Blend for longer than you usually would with a smoothie. The goal here is to make the pineapple mixture in the blender light and airy to reach the perfect dole whip consistency.
- As you’re blending, stop every few pulses and scrape down the sides. That way, you don’t end up with big chunks of pineapple in your smooth Dole whip!
- You can freeze your own fresh pineapple 24 hours in advance by placing cut pineapple on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. If not used, place pineapple in a Ziplock bag and remove as much air as possible.
- Try coconut milk instead of vanilla ice cream for a yummy substitute!