Dole Whip Recipe - Bring Disney to your Kitchen! (2024)

This homemade pineapple Dole Whip recipe is a simple and delicious dessert your whole family will love. It’s so easy to make the popular Disney treat at home!

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The famous Disney Dole Whip

The original Dole Whip recipe is a swirled pineapple soft serve dessert that tastes like a cross between pineapple frozen yogurt and creamy vanilla ice cream.

It enjoys somewhat of a cult following, often with long lines of up to an hour at locations where it is served.

There’s even an app to tell hungry tourists how long they can expect to wait.

This classic frozen treat is only available at a few select locations, the most famous being EPCOT and Aloha Island near the Tiki Room in Disney’s Magic Kingdom.

As it is so difficult to come by, I’ve only tried the real thing a few times in my life.

Based on these memories of a chilled, smooth, fresh pineapple confection with a slight lemon tang, I’ve come up with my own Disney copycat Dole Whip recipe that you can whip up in your very own kitchen. It only takes five minutes to make!

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Dole pineapple whip ingredients

Here’s what you need: frozen pineapple, milk of choice, your go-to sweetener, a tiny pinch of salt, and a tablespoon of lemon juice. That’s it!

There’s no Cool Whip, no pineapple juice, and no condensed milk in these homemade Dole Whip ingredients.

You can use either chopped fresh or canned pineapple. Just be sure to drain the can of pineapple fully. Freeze the pineapple before blending.

For a dairy free and vegan Dole Whip, opt for a plant based milk, such as almond milk, oat milk, or coconut milk, or use nondairy creamer or coconut cream.

My favorite way to make pineapple Dole Whip is with canned coconut milk, because it will yield the thickest, creamiest results and make you feel like you are in Hawaii! Feel free to use whatever milk you wish.

The sweetener of choice can be regular sugar, date sugar, pure maple syrup, honey, or pretty much any neutral all purpose sweetener. If you want to make added sugar free Dole Whip, options that work include erythritol, xylitol, or stevia.

Use leftover pineapple to make Pineapple Muffins or a Pineapple Pie

(Watch the step-by-step pineapple whip recipe video, above)

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Where to find the dessert

You can find original soft serve Dole Whip at Disney theme parks, including the refreshment outpost at EPCOT, the snack shack in Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, and at Aloha Island in the Magic Kingdom.

The nondairy pineapple dessert is also available at the Dole Pineapple Plantation, which began as a fruit stand in 1950, on Oahu in Hawaii.

Apparently the demand for Dole Whips is so great that they’ve begun to sell cones and floats at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor amusem*nt parks.

Some restaurants, ice cream shops, and other places outside of Disneyland and Disney World around the United States sell Dole pineapple whip now too.

And starting in April of 2023, packaged Dole Whip is available to purchase in the grocery store freezer aisle. Flavors include pineapple, strawberry, and mango.

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Vegan Dole Whip recipe

Surprisingly, the beloved Disney dessert is vegan. They reformulated the recipe a few years ago, and the pineapple, mango, strawberry, raspberry, watermelon and orange flavors are all gluten free, trans fat free, and vegan.

This homemade version can also easily be made vegan if you use your favorite dairy free milk. For a low fat and low calorie option, try almond milk.

There are naturally no eggs in the recipe.

Next on my list of Disney recipes to recreate at home is their cinnamon sugar churros. Do not be surprised if you see a recipe for them here someday soon!

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How to make pineapple Dole Whip

Start by gathering all of your ingredients. Make sure the pineapple is frozen before proceeding with the recipe.

Throw all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor, and blend until smooth.

Scoop out with an ice cream scoop. Or transfer the whipped mixture to a pastry bag fitted with a star tip, and squeeze or pipe out to create a beautiful swirled result.

For swirly soft serve that holds its shape longer, freeze at least twenty minutes prior to serving. The recipe makes around two or three servings.

If you have any leftovers, store them in the freezer in an airtight container for up to three months. Thaw before serving.

While the blender is out, try this Avocado Ice Cream

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If you prefer a low carb frozen treat, try Lemon Sorbet or Keto Ice Cream.

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Dole Whip

This Disney copycat homemade pineapple Dole Whip recipe is a delicious and easy dessert your whole family will love.

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Prep Time 5 minutes minutes

Total Time 5 minutes minutes

Yield 3 servings

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Dole Whip Recipe

  • 2 cups frozen pineapple
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice or canned coconut milk
  • 1/16 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sweetener of choice
  • 2 1/2 tsp lemon juice


  • Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth. Scoop out with an ice cream scoop, or transfer to a pastry bag and pipe out for swirly soft serve. If you want the Dole Whip to hold its swirled shape longer, freeze twenty minutes before serving.

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What are the ingredients in Dole Whip at Disney? ›

Disney Dole Whip Ingredients

Believe it or not, there are only four ingredients in Dole Whip – pineapple juice, soft-serve mix, water, and sugar. That's right, you read that correctly! Disney Dole Whip is actually dairy-free and vegan-friendly (more on that later)!

How do you use Dole Whip mix? ›

  1. Fill clean bucket with 6.75 quarts of cool water for DOLE SOFT SERVE®
  2. Add one bag of DOLE SOFT SERVE® mix while stirring with a wire whisk.
  3. Stir until completely dissolved.
  4. Pour mixture into soft serve machine.

Is Dole Whip really dairy-free? ›

Dole Whip (also known as Dole Soft Serve) is a soft serve dairy-free frozen dessert created by Dole Food Company in 1984. Prior to 2023, when Dole Whip began to be sold at retailers, Dole Whip was served at Disney theme parks and Dole Soft Serve was sold elsewhere.

Where is the best Dole Whip in Disney World? ›

However, one of the greatest spots to enjoy Dole Whip at Disney World is at the Polynesian Village Resort, which offers the frozen treat at several locations. At Pineapple Lanai, grown-ups can order a Dole Whip with a rum floater, while floats and regular Dole Whip are also served.

What flavor is Disney Dole Whip? ›

The Disneyland® Resort

From the classic DOLE Whip® Pineapple Soft Serve at the Tiki Juice Bar to the flavorful Chile-Mango Whip at The Tropical Hideaway, there are many tempting ways to indulge around Disneyland® Park and Disneyland® Hotel.

What is Dole Whip soft serve made of? ›

Ingredients: Sugars (sugar, dextrose), Maltodextrin, Stabilizers (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, locust bean gum, guar gum, karaya gum, pectin, cellulose gum, xanthan gum), Coconut oil, Citric acid, Colour (dehydrated blackcurrant, caramel colour, carrot extract), Natural flavour, Modified food starch, Mono and ...

What makes Dole Whip so good? ›

The dairy-free dessert is made from a pineapple-flavored dry mix (dried pineapple juice and the key to all silky smooth soft serve: stabilizers) that's combined with water and pumped out of a soft-serve machine.

What is the ratio of soft serve mix to water? ›


Add one packet of soft serve mix to two quarts of water (use a container that holds more than two quarts).

Is Dole Whip better for you than ice cream? ›

A Dole Whip can be a healthy dessert choice. Since it is made with pineapple, it adds in some fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It is also lower in calories than your traditional ice cream. That being said, it does have a decent amount of sugar added, and something to be mindful of.

Who invented Dole Whip? ›

Dole Whip was created at the Dole Technical Center in San Jose by food scientist Kathy Westphal, who started working at Dole right after graduating from UC Davis.

What is a loaded Dole Whip? ›

Loaded Dole Whips. Jungle Cruise Dessert Bowl – Dole Whip with blueberries, strawberries, and mandarin oranges topped with coconut caramel sauce, crushed plantains, dried hibiscus, and toasted coconut.

Is Dole owned by Disney? ›

As of 2022, Dole has a brand licensing arrangement with The Walt Disney Company for fruits and vegetables branded with Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars fictional characters to encourage produce consumption among children, such as using stickers on bananas.

Does Dole Whip taste like coconut? ›

While the flavor is pineapple, I also get a sense of coconut or just a general creamy tropical flavor along with it that I love. It's perfectly sized to be a refreshing afternoon treat or a light dessert.

Is Dole Whip only sold at Disney? ›

The Dole Whip actually is sold elsewhere outside Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and the Dole Plantation, including at other regional amusem*nt parks and restaurants, but the idea of it being sold at some local hole-in-the-wall drive-in restaurant sort of ruins the allure for me…so let's try to not think about that!

How much does Dole Whip cost in Disney? ›

Swing by the Tiki Juice Bar in Disneyland and enjoy a Dole Whip: a frozen treat made from pineapple soft serve. Dole Whip desserts are $6.49 while a Dole Whip Float is $7.29, according to the Disneyland website.

Is Dole Whip at Disney vegan? ›

Are Dole Whips vegan? Yes, the fruit flavors are vegan as long as they're Dole. The vanilla flavor is not vegan as it contains dairy. You can find Pineapple Dole Whips at both Aloha Isle in the Magic Kingdom and Pineapple Lanai at the Polynesian Resort, Pop Century and Disney Springs.

Does Disney World Dole Whip have dairy? ›

The Pineapple DOLE Whip® is synonymous with a Disney vacation, and the good news is that the regular fruit flavors are dairy-free. However, if you choose to have your treat with the "swirled" option, it will be combined with vanilla soft-serve which contains dairy.

Is Disney Dole Whip ice cream? ›

Dole Whip tastes creamy from the coconut milk, and refreshing from the pineapple. It typically has the consistency of soft serve ice cream or sorbet. You can also see this from this video who uses the exact same machine as Disney.

How is Dole Whip different than ice cream? ›

A Pineapple Dole Whip is a fruity frozen confection with a soft serve consistency, except it's not ice cream, it's entirely dairy-free.


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