Most Disney enthusiasts have heard of the Dole Whip, the lite and creamy dairy-free refreshing goodness that is served at Disney Parks around the world, and one of the most popular snacks at the Disney Parks. Many of those enthusiasts (myself included) have tried to replicate the wonderful concoction at home with the attempt to bring a little of the magic home while they are not present at the most magical place on earth.
I have tried various recipes involving heavy whipping cream, half and half, sugar, Dole crushed pineapple, Dole pineapple juice, and etc., but I never could seem to replicate the amazing dessert. Until one day while searching for recipes I happened to find Dole Pineapple Soft Serve Mix. I immediately added this to the cart and purchased the mix.
After anxiously waiting, the mix came in and I proceeded to follow the instructions on the package. Dole calls for the use of a soft serve ice cream maker, but unfortunately I did not have one so I settled for popsicle molds. The instructions on the back of the package basically assumes you will be using the full contents of the mixture, but I did not want to make that much at one time while only having popsicle molds. The directions state that 1 and 2/3 Tbsp of dry mix makes 1/2 cup of soft serve. After doing some conversions I ended up with approximately 1 cup of mix for every5 cups of water which was perfect tofill the popsicle molds I purchased. I found that using a blender is much easier that using a whisk like the instructions on the package suggests. I filled the molds with the liquid and put them in the freezer overnight.
Waiting until the next day for the popsicles to freeze was a challenge for me, and being truly excited I went to the freezer the first thing the next morning and tried the popsicle (not a great breakfast I know), and I was immediately transported to Disney World ,one of my favorite places on earth, and the first time I tried a Dole Whip. In my opinion it tasted exactly like the stuff served in the Disney Parks, and I believe it’s close to the exact mixture they probably use. I have linked the product below for all you Dole Whip fans out there.
Bonus Tip:Replacing the water with coconut milk makes a creamier and I believe closer representation of what is served in the parks.
- 1 Cup –Dole Pineapple Soft Serve Mix
- 5 Cups – Your Favorite Non-Dairy Milk (Coconut Milk is best)
Blend in mixer until the mixture does not appear lumpy. Makes Approximately 12 popsicles.
Update: By my estimates, you should able to get about 84 popsicles per bag which equate to 34 cents a popsicle. One bag lasts quite a long time as we are still on our first bag and it’s been several months since our purchase.