Dole Whip

Disney's famous Dole Whip copycat recipe! Frozen pineapple, vanilla ice cream, pineapple juice and a few flavor enhancers come together to make this delicious Disney favorite in the comfort of your own home!

Picture of a dole whip in a bowl ready to be eaten.

As a Disney fanatic, you can bet I've had my fair share of Sandwich with Dole Whips, churros and carrot cake. I mean, I’m obsessed with Disneyland, but I’ll be honest, the goodies are always my top priority :). And since it's not as easy as I'd like to get to Disney, I've started making some of my favorite Disney treats in the comfort of my home, starting with this delicious pineapple soft serve.

Are Dole Whips Only at Disney?

The famous pineapple-flavored soft serve frozen desserts have been sold pretty much exclusively at Disneyland and other Disney properties for years. But now you can get Dole Whips in the comfort of your own home using this easy recipe!

Disney actually released the recipe for their famous Dole Whip dessert, and today I’m sharing my little tweaks to that recipe along with some tips!

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What is a Dole Whip Made of?

  • Frozen pineapple: there is a reason why it is called "Dole" whip because the pineapple used in these is the Dole label. Dole's frozen pineapple is the best I've found, and is definitely sweeter and more flavorful than most other frozen pineapples. We have made these with other brands of frozen pineapple and there is definitely no flavor or sweetness missing. If you can't find Dole pineapple, I recommend you get a fresh, ripe pineapple and freeze it for this recipe.
  • Dole pineapple juice: To really enhance the taste of the pineapple, we also use pineapple juice. I like to get the little cans of 100% pineapple juice for this recipe.
  • Vanilla bean ice cream: plain vanilla ice cream works too, but we prefer the stronger vanilla flavor in vanilla bean ice cream. (The difference: vanilla bean ice cream uses actual vanilla beans, while plain vanilla ice cream uses vanilla extract or processed vanilla flavoring supplements)
  • Vanilla extract: this extract is optional but adds a nice complementary flavor enhancement to the pineapple.
  • Pinch of salt: salt is also optional, but I have found that only the smallest amount improves all the flavors and helps balance the sweetness of the bowler.

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Adjusting the sugar

Depending on the pineapple used, the sweetness of this manufactured Dole Whip needs to be adjusted. If necessary, add a tablespoon or two of powdered sugar or a little extra ice cream. Alternatively, if it is too sweet, add some lime juice or another pinch of salt.

Dole whip "tools"

  • Be sure to use a high powered blender or you may need to mix ingredients in batches at a slight sacrifice for Dole Whip consistency.
  • To get the classic swirl, you'll need one frosting bag and star tube tip. Transfer the contents of the blender to the bag provided with the tip and stir the cane whip into cups or bowls.

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Dole Whip

Disney's famous Dole Whip copycat recipe! Frozen pineapple, vanilla ice cream, pineapple juice and a few flavor enhancers come together to make this delicious Disney favorite in the comfort of your own home!

Course: Dessert

Food: American

Keywords: dole whip

Servings: 2 -4 servings

Calories: 108 kcal


  • 2 cups frozen RIPE pineapple (See Note 1)
  • 1/2 cup 100% Dole pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup vanilla bean ice cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/16 teaspoon (small pinch) of salt


  1. The fresher (and ripening) your pineapple, the better this dole bite! I like to cut a fresh, ripe, good pineapple and freeze it overnight for these dole whips.

  2. In a large, powerful blender, combine the frozen frozen pineapple, pineapple juice, vanilla bean ice cream, vanilla extract and salt.

  3. Blend until completely smooth. This requires a little patience! You need to stop and stir the blender a few times; Avoid adding extra liquid as it will water down the whip and it will not have the soft serve ice cream texture.

  4. OPTIONAL: Once smooth, immediately transfer the mixture to a frosting bag provided with a large star tip and "stir" the frozen yogurt into serving bowls or cups.

  5. Enjoy immediately.

recipe Notes

Note 1: use either Dole frozen pineapple OR use a ripe fresh pineapple. Chop it into bite-sized pieces and freeze overnight.

Nutrition facts in dole whip

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