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From the ages of 5-10, I lived in Anaheim Hills, California. If you aren’t familiar with this area, I’ll tell you I lived 15 minutes from Disneyland. This is when my love of Disney was born. I could hear the fireworks each night as I laid in my bed. We went to the Park so often we could just go on one ride and leave. Dole Whip is a quintessential Disneyland treat, and I’ve been eating it a long time
When I was 10 I visited Hawaii for the first time. What a fantastic place! On the island of Oahu there is the Dole plantation, where you can see how pineapple is grown and harvested. They also serve Dole Whip there! Three years ago I had the pleasure of going to Hawaii again and got to taste that sweet treat on the island once more.
When I did my Disney College Program in 2010, my friends and I lived Disney Life to the fullest. One night, we decided to go to the Polynesian Resort (Now the Polynesian VILLAGE Resort…) and get Dole Whips and watch a movie on a laptop while sitting on the sandy beach of Seven Seas Lagoon. I’ll never forget seeing the castle in the intro of the movie and seeing the Magic Kingdom Cinderella Castle at the same time behind the laptop. Such a cool moment. And all with a Dole Whip in my hand.
What was this 1960? These images are so bad. Oh I remember. It was the Florida Humidity. Proceed.
It’s safe to say this treat has a special place in my heart. Because of this, since being away from Disney, I’ve tried and tried to recreate it to perfection. I’ve scoured Pinterest looking for a legit recipe, and have made many of the recipes only to be utterly disappointed. Most of them use pineapple chunks or pieces — real Dole Whip is perfectly smooth. Many of them have heavy cream in them — real Dole Whip is dairy free. I kept getting closer and closer to achieving what I thought was like the real thing, until! I found THE REAL THING available in a simple powder on Amazon! This is the Dole Whip they use at Disney Parks and in Hawaii. It’s not like the real thing. It is the real thing. So, if you are a Dole Whip lover like myself, or just someone who appreciates a delicious cool treat, Ta Da! And you’re welcome 🙂
Read on for the “recipe” (the bag it comes in is for a commercial machine, so if you have a regular ice cream maker like mine, I’ll help with the conversion) and the video!
If you would like your own Dole Whip at home, click this link to buy it! Also, if you don’t have an ice cream maker yet, I recommend the one I use, a Cuisinart (Affiliate)
(Note this is a large bag that makes LOTS of Dole Whip! Not just one batch!