I myself was itching for a Disney treat so I decided to make one from our HUGE catalog of Disney recipes! I’m excited to share the recipe — and the results!
Molly Makes a DIY Dole Whip
I decided to make Dole Whip for a few reasons: it’s iconic, it’s (kinda?) healthy, and it’s EASY. In fact it’s only FOUR ingredients. Considering I’m not the best chef, I figured I should start easy.
The recipe (which originated on the Dole website) calls for:
- 1 cup pineapple juice FROZEN in an Ice cube tray
- 1 banana, peeled and diced — also FROZEN
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup of Unsweetened Coconut Milk
- 2 1/2 teaspoons of powdered sugar
TIP: I didn’t have an ice cube tray, so I poured my pineapple juice in a Ziploc. I laid it flat in the freezer so it basically make a sheet. The point is to be easy for the blender to mix up — and the Ziploc bag trick worked!
Also, make sure the banana is diced up before frozen so it can also be easily blended. (I initially just froze a whole banana and realized too late my mistake. I told you I am not great at this.)
Once everything is frozen, it’s time to blend it! Add in the banana, pineapple juice chunks, powdered sugar, and coconut milk. I started with 1/4 cup so I could add if needed. You can always add more — but you can’t take away!
Turns out, I needed more coconut milk! It wasn’t blending super smoothly. I may have gone overboard because it ended up being more like a smoothie, not a Dole Whip.
But hey! I made this! WITH MY OWN TWO HANDS. (And a blender.) I feel so accomplished.
(I want to point out that I realize I sound like a pathetic human being who can’t cook. I can handle the basics pretty well — tacos, pasta, anything in my air fryer. I am a functional adult…who loves Buzz Lightyear and is scared of Ursula. But I digress.)
So how did it taste?!
NOT BAD!! Truthfully it was actually pretty good — it just didn’t exactly taste like a Dole Whip. (Which, TBH, I didn’t think it would ever taste as good as a REAL Dole Whip. Part of that joy comes from being in the Magic Kingdom.)
If I were to make it again, I would go less heavy on the coconut milk, and heavier on the pineapple juice. I think that will help make it more authentic.
But, the moral of the story is, I had FUN! I tried something new — and I will definitely do it again. I’m thinking a PB&J Milkshake from 50’s Prime Time Cafe is next. (PSST – make sure to follow AllEars on Instagram! I shared my cooking adventure there today!)
Now we challenge YOU to cook something from the Disney Recipe Catalog! Find your favorite — and hit the kitchen! We promise it’ll be fun — and tasty!! Plus, what a fun activity for the family to do together! Seriously, there’s no downside.
How are you bringing Disney Magic into your home right now? Let us know in the comments!