Yesterday, I received an email in my inbox from one of my best friends requesting that I quickly (apparently she had a deadline) come up with a little healthier version of the Dole Whip that everyone loves at Disney World. I’ve only been to Disney World once when I was really little and so I have idea what this tasty concoction actually tastes like. I haven’t seen it at DisneyLand…maybe it’s there, I don’t know. Anyway, I’ve heard from a few people that it’s really good.
All the recipes that I came across call for canned pineapple. Why? Why not real, fresh, sweet pineapple?!?! And I took out the sugar and used a little agave nectar instead. It’s healthier and a low glycemix index food. I used my VitaMix to make most of this dessert; however, a BlendTec or food processor would work and an ice cream maker is needed!
For such short notice, I think I did okay. Not the best picture, but the kids were on top of me begging for their drinks and licking the counter where it spilled a little. I could not keep those little ones away from it. That is the downfall of blogging and making yummy new treats. Those darn kids…they just don’t understand a photo shoot and getting a great picture.
- 2 pineapples, peeled and cored*
- 1 lime, juiced
- 2 tbls agave nectar
- 1 1 /2 cups whole milk, half & half, or heavy cream
- ½ tsp vanilla
- Blend pineapple with lime juice and agave nectar in heavy duty blender or food processor until smooth. Pour into a bowl, cover, and store in the refrigerator until well chilled.
- In blender or processor, process cold cream and vanilla until thick and creamy. Add in pineapple mix and blend well.
- Pour into ice cream maker and follow manufacture's instructions for making ice cream. When it's done, place in a freezer safe container and allow it to harden for an hour or two before serving.
- *If you have VitaMix or BlendTec, use the core too! It adds lots of great nutrients!