Dole Whip is one of my most favorite things ever. I’ve been trying to make it at home for years and haven’t found anything that comes close to the tart, sweet, deliciousness that you find at Disney World….until now, that is.
I’m so happy, I finally figured out what it needed for the tartness to be just perfect. Buttermilk. It just needed a little buttermilk.
The best part is this recipe can be made two ways. One is super healthy, it only uses buttermilk, regular milk (or almond milk) and honey. It’s like a thick delicious Dole Whip Smoothie.
The other option if you don’t want it to be quite so healthy and you want it a little closer to the texture of ice cream, you can throw in a big scoop of vanilla ice cream and it makes it creamier.
Either way this is a fantastic copy-cat recipe and the closest I’ve gotten in the 10 years I’ve been trying to duplicate it.
My kids, even the picky ones are obsessed with this and love to pick it for a snack. I’ve never even given it to them with the ice cream in it and they gobble it up. I love that it’s such a healthy snack for them.
To make this Dole Whip, you do need a powerful blender or Magic Bullet. I have a Ninja. A Blendtec or Vitamix would also be able to do it. You could give it a try in a regular blender but you may need to add a little more liquid (I would suggest adding a tablespoon or two of extra regular milk)
Frozen pineapple can be a bit pricey. I found a large baq of frozen pineapple at Aldi’s for 3.99. In some cases it is cheaper to buy a fresh pineapple and cut and freeze it. You’ll just need to price compare the fresh and the frozen. Or if you are more concerned about convenience then I would definitely suggest just picking up the frozen bag.
Getting a picture of this delicious treat was tricky. It looks a little runnier then it is in real life. It was starting to melt by the time I was ready to take a picture. I still haven’t mastered the whole food photography part of blogging.
This Dole Whip recipe is fantastic. I always feel so refreshed and happy that I just had an awesome treat that was actually pretty darn good for me.
Oh happy day!!!
*And how cute is it that my son made me this bamboo leaf place mat at a summer camp he went to. He was so cute he told me that it is for when I take pictures of tropical recipes. So, of course I hurried and whipped him up some of this dole whip and took a picture of it on my new awesome handmade place mat.
- 1-11/2 cups frozen pineapple
- ½ cup buttermilk
- ¼ cup regular milk, almond milk or coconut milk
- 2-3 tsp honey, I just do a nice quarter-size squirt into the blender
- (optional, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream. If you choose to add the ice cream, cut back on the amount of honey you use.)
- Put everything into a powerful blender or Magic Bullet
- Blend on High Power for 1 minute or until everything is completely blended.
- You may need to stop halfway through blending and shake to free pieces that may be stuck.