Be honest: who wants to wait in an hour-long line in the scorching sun just to get an overpriced Disneyland Dole Whip when you can make one at home? The last time I got off the Jungle Cruise ride in the park, I was sad to see the line curled up like Python’s body (IYKYK) for a Dole Whip wait that was totally out of the question. As much as I wanted to indulge in this super refreshing tropical treat, I dreaded throwing a heat-induced tantrum before I even took a bite if I had to endure another Disney line.
Do not misunderstand me. A creamy Dole Whip is definitely It’s worth the wait, but what if we told you that you no longer need to test your patience to fulfill your pineapple ice cream dreams? Plus, don’t we all wish we could snack on this dreamy dessert year-round without having to shell out the cash to pay an expensive park entrance fee?
Fortunately, in the latest episode of Alt Baking Bootcamp, nutritionist Mia Rigden, CNS, showed us how to make this four-ingredient dairy-free Dole Whip recipe in the comfort of your own kitchen, without having to stand in line at a busy amusement park for hours on end. Goodbye, expensive park tickets… Hello, the best summer dessert ever!
Why are we *so* obsessed with this Dole Whip recipe?
Let me be the first to say that you will never be too old to indulge in a Disney-style treat like this dreamy, creamy recipe from Dole Whip. TBH, it ticks all the boxes when it comes to the perfect summer dessert: refreshing, fruity and full of tropical paradise vibes. Check, check and check. Plus, not only does it taste like your childhood favorite ice cream, it’s made with just four ingredients and comes loaded with an abundance of health benefits.
For starters, this delicious soft serves without milk and can be made with all vegan products. And for that iconic Hawaiian vacation twist, it features pineapple in two ways – both in juice form and frozen chunk form – for maximum tart, tropical flavor. Trust us, nostalgia will be activated instantly on the first lick. Additionally, pineapple, which is the only source of dietary bromelain (a digestive enzyme that breaks down food) is also known for its hydration, gut health, and immune support benefits. TL; DR? This pineapple loaded recipe is a win, win.
As if that wasn’t enough, this treatment features a secret ingredient that Rigden adds for a special flavor and anti-inflammatory benefit. Unlike a traditional Dole Whip recipe, this version includes a small piece of ginger that adds flavor and acts as a powerful antioxidant that helps reduce inflammation, swelling, and pain. Trust us: the delicate spice flavor of ginger pairs perfectly with the tart and sweet pineapple. Finally, to achieve the perfect ice cream consistency without any fancy ice cream equipment, Rigden shares his pro tips for making it at home in the episode.
Ready to get in line (or lack thereof) to discover your new favorite dessert? Find the complete DIY dairy-free dole whip recipe in the video above as you follow these instructions.
Vegan Dole Whip Recipe
Makes 2 servings
1 cup vegan vanilla ice cream
2 cups frozen pineapple chunks
3/4 cup pineapple juice
1/2 inch ginger, peeled
Pineapple slices, for garnish (optional)
1. In a blender, add vanilla ice cream, pineapple juice, pineapple chunks and ginger. Beat on high speed until smooth and creamy.
2. Place it in a freezer-safe container for 20 minutes. Then transfer the ice cream to a piping bag to squeeze into a cup or bowl.
3. Decorate with pineapple slices.