Dole Whip Fix: Make Your Own DIY Disney Treat at Home With Two Recipes

No need to go without this treat while Disney World is temporarily closed. Here's are two recipes—one dairy-free—for making it at home.

Oh, Disney, how we miss you.

It’s April, and we should be enjoying the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival right now. Terrific topiaries, anyone?

Kermit Topiary Wdw F&g Fehr 2020

Kermit Topiary, 2020 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival (Courtesy Brooke Fehr)

What would you be doing if you could visit Walt Disney World today? It’s usually hot this time of year in O-Town, so maybe you wish you were hurling yourself down Humunga Kowabunga at Typhoon Lagoon.

Or it’s possible you’d like to join the Rebellion in Rise of the Resistance in Galaxy’s Edge. (Here’s a cool virtual ride to enjoy for now!)

Rise of the Resistance Ride, Walt Disney World

Rise of the Resistance (Courtesy Walt Disney World)

It might also be fun to search out all the Hidden Mickeys at the most recent attraction to open, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway!

Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway (Courtesy Walt Disney World, Matt Stroshane, photographer)

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway (Courtesy Walt Disney World, Matt Stroshane, photographer)

But if you ask me, the thing I’m missing the most are those snacks.

From Mickey Pretzels and Mickey Bars to Casey’s Corner hotdogs, I could sure use a Disney snack fix right now.

You too? Well, you’re in for a treat, then.

Because today, we’re sharing a DIY recipe for the most beloved Disney treat of them all…


Dole Whip and Fresh Pineapple

Dole Whip and Fresh Pineapple at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom (Courtesy Brooke Fehr)

Dole Whip and Fresh Pineapple at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom (Courtesy Brooke Fehr)

Read on to learn how to whip up a little magic at home, using just five simple ingredients.

Homemade DIY “Dole Whip”

This recipe that we found on Epicurious offers a non-dairy version of the tropical treat—similar to what you’ll find at Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

Servings: 4


  • 4 cups frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 4 fresh pineapple wedges (optional)


Process frozen pineapple, coconut milk, banana, and salt in a food processor until very smooth. Divide among glasses or cups and garnish with pineapple wedges, if using.

Tip: If you aren’t keen on the flavor of banana, leave it out. It’s mostly there to lend sweetness and creaminess. If you prefer a sweeter mix, add powdered sugar to taste (we’d start with 4 tablespoons.) Also, we achieved the best results from a food processor, but you can use a blender if you’re in a bind and this is a Dole Whip emergency. Don’t worry. We totally get you.

Bonus: Disney’s Frozen Pineapple Treat Recipe

Knowing that we’re all jonesing for a little pixie dust and a whole lot feel-good comfort these days, Disney continues to fill that space with by offering recipes to make at home on the Disney Parks Blog and the My Disney Experience app.

Cooking With Disney Graphic

(Courtesy My Disney Experience App)

Here’s another take on a Dole Whip-type treat that Disney shared recently on the MDE app, “inspired by the refreshing flavors of Adventureland.”

Servings: 4


  • 1 big scoop of ice cream (we like vanilla)
  • 4 ounces pineapple juice
  • 2 cups frozen pineapple


Add pineapple, ice cream, and juice to a blender. Start blending at low speed and increase to high speed. Blend until smooth.

Using a piping bag with a star tip to create a classic swirl, or scoop into bowls.

Tip: And oh, hey, if it’s five o’clock, feel free to splash a little rum over the top for the grownups among you. We won’t judge.

So here’s to staying home and doing our part to keep everyone safe. And while we’re at it, we’ll just be over here, throwing a virtual Dole Whip meet up at the Tiki Room we’ve made in the garage.

Categories: Food & Drink, Where Orlando