This easy Copycat Disney Dole Whip recipe tastes just like the pineapple soft-serve sold at Disney’s theme parks — and it’s only 3 simple ingredients!
Homemade Dole Whip
Now you don’t have to take a trip to Disneyland or Walt Disney World for a taste of Disney Magic! With this homemade pineapple Dole Whip recipe, you can enjoy one of Disney’s most famous treats any time! It’s easy!
Believe it or not, my first visit to Disneyland was as an adult! I was invited with a group of bloggers on a food tour of Disneyland and it was an amazing experience.
On this trip, my friend Jennifer (who has been a Disney pro for years) insisted that we get the Dole Whip, and it did not disappoint! So much so that I find myself craving that smooth and creamy pineapple deliciousness…but we live in another state!
What is a Dole Whip?
Dole Whip is an iconic pineapple soft serve dessert served at Disney Parks. You can also get a Dole Whip Float, which is my personal favorite! They add pineapple juice so it is both a drink and a dessert.
Parent Tip: If you visit Disneyland during the summer, and find yourself getting a bit hot and tired, take a break in the Enchanted Tiki Room! The Dole Whip stand is right next to the Tiki Room, so you can get a refreshment and then sit down in the air conditioning to enjoy a quick show. This was my way to recharge on my visits!
This homemade Dole Whip is a spot-on copycat, made with simple, real ingredients. I hope you love it as much as we do!
Related: Check out this list of 10 Best Things to Eat at Disneyland!
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- 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
- 8 ounces pineapple juice
- 2 cups pineapple chunks
- Slice of pineapple
- Maraschino cherry
Kitchen Tools Used
- High powered blender (we bought our Vitamix refurbished and saved a TON of money!)
- Loaf Pan — This one comes with a handy lid for easier storage in the freezer!
You’ll also want serving glasses (we used small mason jars here) and a spoon. If making a float, a straw too!
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Freeze Time: 4-6 Hours minimum
This is a super easy recipe, with only 3 ingredients and taking just minutes to whip up! (See what I did there?) However, you will need to plan ahead because this is a frozen snack and will need a few hours to set up and be solid enough to serve.
Add two heaping scoops of ice cream, pineapple juice, and pineapple chunks to a food processor or large blender.
Blend until smooth, then pour the mixture into a loaf pan. A loaf pan is easy to scoop when you’re serving later, but if you don’t have one handy, you can freeze the soft serve in a gallon size freezer bag instead.
Freeze for 4-6 hours, or until solid enough to serve like ice cream. You can also freeze overnight.
To serve, scoop the frozen Dole Whip into a piping bag with a large star tip and swirl into a cup or parfait glass. Of course, you can always serve in scoops like ice cream, the swirl is just the way they do it at Disney.
Garnish with a pineapple slice, or your favorite fruit! A cherry on top, or even a strawberry or raspberry would look fabulous!
Make it a Float!
To make the delicious Dole Whip Float (my favorite), fill a glass about halfway with pineapple juice. Then pipe the soft serve into the cup (carefully so it doesn’t splash). Then top with your favorite garnish and serve with a spoon and a straw.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Dole Whip Dairy Free?
The official Dole Whip recipe is a closely guarded secret. I’ve seen reports that it is actually dairy-free, using a non-dairy creamer as the base.
Our recipe uses vanilla ice cream, but you can easily make this a dairy free dessert by using your favorite plant-based ice cream. I especially love oat milk ice cream and cashew milk ice cream, because they are the creamiest. Coconut milk ice cream would also be tasty because coconut and pineapple flavors play so well together!
Using a dairy free ice cream base also makes this recipe vegetarian and vegan.
Can You Use Frozen Pineapple?
Sure! You can use fresh, frozen, or canned pineapple to make this recipe. If using frozen, you want to make sure that you have a high powered blender than can handle the hard frozen fruit.
How Long Does Homemade Soft Serve Stay Good?
If you have leftovers, you can keep this frozen pineapple treat in the freezer almost indefinitely! That being said, the taste and texture will be the best in the first week. After that, ice crystals may begin to form.
Where Can You Find Dole Whip at Disney Parks?
Want to try the real thing? Here’s where to get a Dole Whip on your next Disney trip!
- Disneyland: Purchase a Dole Whip or other pineapple flavored treats at the Tiki Juice Bar, located in Adventureland.
- Walt Disney World: There are multiple locations in WDW that offer the Dole Whip, including Aloha Isle and Sunshine Tree Terrace, both in Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom Park. Other vendors include Tamu Tamu Refreshments in Animal Kingdom, Pineapple Lanai in Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Swirls on the Water in Marketplace at Disney Springs.
- Disney Aulani: The Hawaiian resort now offers this frozen treat too!
More of Our Favorite Disney Copycat Recipes
- Disney Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwiches
- Epcot Welsh Dragon Cocktail
- Gideon’s Bakehouse Sprinkle Funfetti Cookies
- Cinderella Cooler Mocktail
- Disney Hot Hot Summer Heat Cocktail
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Copycat Disney Dole Whip Recipe
- 1 Blender
- 1 Loaf Pan
- 2 scoops Vanilla ice cream
- 8 oz Pineapple juice
- 2 cups Pineapple Canned or fresh
- Combine ice cream, pineapple juice, and pineapple fruit in a food processor or blender.
- Blend until smooth, then pour into a loaf pan.
- Freeze until solid enough to serve like ice cream.
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