Making Disney's Pineapple Dole Whip

Having some fun at home making a delicious Dole Whip! 

The Disney Parks are closed right now but you can still create a little magic at home. Disney released their Pineapple Dole Whip recipe so you can whip one up for yourself. It's been years and years since I visited Disneyland, I was seven, and I didn't have a Dole Whip there. But I've had several before and I loved the way they tasted. If you like pineapple, then you'd like Dole Whips, no question. This recipe uses just three ingredients and you'll need a blender or food processer.

The recipe calls for one big scoop of vanilla ice cream, four ounces pineapple juice, and two cups of frozen pineapple. Blend ingredients together, pour into a cup and enjoy.  I followed the recipe exactly, but I had some problems. The frozen pineapple was too frozen and chunky to blend very well in my blender. There's some flaws to this recipe and it took a while and a couple of tries to get it right. I also noticed that four ounces of juice wasn't enough. 

The flavor was not quite right, either, so I added more pineapple. In order for it to blend, I had to dump everything out of my blender onto a cutting board and chop up the pineapple. I ended up using 16 ounce of pineapple juice, two scoops of ice cream, and four cups of pineapple, before I was happy with the way it tasted. This gave me over a pint of Dole Whip, so my whole family could enjoy it. 

I had my flavor right, but the texture and thickness wasn't correct. The recipe fails to mention you need to freeze it in order for an ice cream like thickness. I had more of a thick milkshake. After freezing for about fifteen minutes, it still wasn't thick enough. But I was impatient and wanted to take photos in my yard anyway of it. I came back inside and wasn't satisfied with my photos. By then some of the mixture in the freezer was a little more frozen, so back I went outside for more photos. Finally, I decided to just freeze my Dole Whip mixture overnight, and then it would be more set up and I could take more pictures then.

The next day it was hard as a rock. I left it on my counter for twenty minutes to melt just a little bit. Then I found my pastry bag with a star tip and started putting the Dole Whip inside the bag. I was going for a soft serve swirl situation like the original Dole Whip. It was super messy and when I tried to squeeze it out into my bowl, nothing really came out. By then, I had a sticky mess, so I just scooped some into my bowl and did a little swirl thing with a spoon. By then, I was kind of over it, but at least I was happy with the way it looked and tasted. Then I went back outside for some more photos, of course!  

This is what my Dole Whip looked like with only freezing it for fifteen minutes or so. Not set up at all, but makes a good smoothie or shake. 

After freezing for about an hour, this is what it looked like. 

And finally, take three! I was happy with my Dole Whip after freezing it overnight. It was more like ice cream and tasted just like the Dole Whips I've eaten before. 


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