Homemade Disneyland Dole Whip

In Week 3 of the Day in the Life: Katie Shelters At Home series, guest author and amateur botanist Katie reminisces on her glory travel days thanks to Disney and BuzzFeed.

Less-isolating times…my first Dole Whip at Disneyland in December 2017.

This week of sheltering-in-place was all about blending.

I made smoothies almost everyday thanks to a smoothie delivery offer both my sister and I got sucked into (…check out my Revive referral link for 60% off your first box!). My roommate also forwarded me a BuzzFeed article with a homemade Dole Whip recipe that the Disneyland app generously shared with the world. Between this and the chocolate chip cookie recipe revealed from DoubleTree for the first time (lemon juice, what?!), companies are stepping it up to help us bring a small part of the travel experience home. 

homemade dole whip ingredients
Note: No fresh pineapples were harmed in this experiment

The Dole Whip recipe itself is quite simple:

1 big scoop of vanilla ice cream

4 ounces of pineapple juice

2 cups of frozen pineapple

ice cream in homemade dole whip
Normally don’t eat plain vanilla ice cream so need to think of other uses for this now

I drained the juice from a can of pineapple and then froze the pineapple chunks. Then, you just throw everything into the blender and let it rip. I’ve been using a nifty Vitamix that my friend Haines is loaning to me (since he lives with my cousin who already has one). To get the blend nice and smooth, I had to add a little bit of milk because it sounded like the Vitamix was going to die with all the frozen pineapple chunks. 

homemade dole whip recipe
Turns out there’s a ‘Frozen Desserts’ setting I could have used. Oh well. 

The BuzzFeed article recommends putting the blended Dole Whip into a plastic bag, cutting a hole, and piping into a bowl to get that signature (i.e. Disney-perfect) swirl. As you can see, I don’t think I’ll be working at Disney any time soon.

homemade disneyland dole whip
Dole Whip turds swirls

This homemade Dole Whip definitely does not replace a trip to Disneyland or Disney World (or Hawaii), but overall it seems like a pretty healthy frozen treat for the upcoming summer months!

Fun fact: Hawaiian pineapples inspired Mary’s deconstructed ice cream cone abstract art, which inspired her Covid-19 fundraiser (which you should check out).

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    April 21, 2020 at 10:19 AM

    omg this looks so delicious! it’s still not summer in chicago but hopefully it will be soon so I can try this!

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