If you’re a Disney fanatic, Dole Whip brings sweet desire to your heart and tummy. The delicious pineapple treat is similar to soft serve and is a favorite among Disney enthusiasts young and old. Since it can only be snagged at a few locations around Disney World and Disneyland, I knew I had to find a recipe to recreate the treat.
Scouring the internet, I learned the most popular recipe for homemade Dole Whip consisted of lemon juice, lime juice, canned Dole pineapple with juice, heavy whipping cream, and sugar. Lots of sugar. On a mission to find a better alternative, I came across Detoxinista’s Pineapple Whip recipe and I was inspired.
I don’t have an ice cream maker and I was pretty impatient to haul my food processor out then wait for the treat to freeze, but I do have a pretty awesome immersion blender. Also, I was hungry. Really hungry.
Disclaimer: I’m the type of person to just throw things into my smoothie glass without being too particular with measurements. This is pretty good estimate of how much I used. I also use a HUGE cup, so you may have to make modifications,
- 1-1 1/2 cups pineapple, frozen then thawed
- 1/4-1/3 cup vanilla yogurt (I used a cup of Activia Light Vanilla)
- Lemon Water (I just used Propel Zero Lemon water)
- Honey (I used about 1 tbsp for a large cup)
- Optional: 1/4 cup rolled oats to make it a really filling meal
Notes: If you don’t have any yogurt around, you could use almond milk and squeeze a little lemon or lemon juice in instead. The yogurt just gives it a creamier taste. If you’re using oats, I recommend throwing them in a bowl and have them soak in a bit of lemon water for an hour to really soften them up. I did this before I went on my run, then came back to make my smoothie after a shower.
Throw your thawed pineapple, yogurt, honey, and oats if using them in a cup or blender. Fill blender or cup with lemon water until the ingredients are almost cover by the water.
Blend until smooth.
This was probably the absolute best smoothie I have made. Probably because I’m taken to Disney World and paradise when I drink it. =)