Recreate one of the most popular Disney treats at home with this copycat recipe for Pineapple Dole Whips! My first time trying a Dole Whip wasn’t at Disney, but at the Dole Pineapple Factory in Hawaii. I went with my Girl Scout troop in 8th grade and I always remembered the amazing pineapple treat we had, but it wasn’t until having another one as an adult at Disneyland that made me want to figure out how to make them.
Fast forward to a few days ago when 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 Pineapple Dole Whip that everyone loves at Disney World. Sure thing…it’s been on my to-do list for a really long time.
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!
Whatever you do….do not ruin the most amazing dessert by using cool whip! The original version at Disney is vegan…so let’s keep it that way. Don’t be tempted by the short cuts….an ice cream maker isn’t too expensive and will make this amazing dessert.
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.
Keep reading after the recipe for 10 more Disney Inspired Recipes from some amazing bloggers!
- 2 pineapples, peeled and cored*
- 1 lime, juiced
- 2 tbls agave nectar
- 1 1 /2 cups almond milk
- ½ tsp vanilla
- Blend pineapple, lime juice, agave nectar, almond milk, and vanilla in heavy duty blender or food processor until smooth. Pour into a bowl, cover, and store in the refrigerator until well chilled.
- 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.
- Note: *If you have VitaMix or BlendTec, use the pineapple core too! It adds lots of great nutrients!
Disney Inspired Recipes
Make sure to head over to the other 10 amazing Disney inspired recipes:
- Pineapple Dole Whips from Around My Family Table
- Mickey Mouse Strawberry Pastries from Pink Cake Plate
- Cheesy Bacon Potatoes Inspired by Chef Mickey’s from Brought to You by Mom
- Mickey’s Churro Cookies from As The Bunny Hops
- Peanut Butter & Jelly Milkshake (50’s Prime Time Cafe) from How Does Your Garden Grow?
- Chocolate Dipped Mickey Krispie Treat from Mom Endeavors
- Mickey Soft Pretzels from Liz on Call
- Cape May Cafe Breakfast Pizza from See Vanessa Craft
- Olaf’s White Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Marshmallows from It’s a Lovely Life!
- BB-8 Cupcakes from Desert Chica
- Churro Rice Crispy Treats from Cute as a Fox
I’ve updated this post, but wanted to keep my original picture in the post. Thanks for joining me on my journey! Originally published: Mar 22, 2012