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Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

Dole Whip

Dole Whip. The name conjures good feelings and memories in my mind. It’s a tasty pineapple treat that takes me right back to Disneyland, where I can almost hear the sounds of the Enchanted Tiki Room playing in the background. Ah, frozen pineapple goodness.

With summer just around the corner, I wanted to know if I could capture the delicious taste of Dole Whips at home— especially since I’m not near Disneyland! From what I could find, there are three official recipes, direct from the people who would know all about making Dole Whip. And I don’t know about you, but when I see different versions of the same thing, I want to try them all!

Dole Whip

And what fun would it be to try these by myself? These kind of things are always better to do with family and friends! Let’s make some Dole Whip!Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

Disney Parks “Frozen Pineapple Treat” recipe

Okay, so technically, Disney Parks calls this a “Frozen Pineapple Treat” but I think we all know what they’re really talking about. In the MyDisneyExperience app, #CookingWithDisneyParks released this tasty recipe. 

Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

All it takes is 3 simple ingredients. 

 – 1 Scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream

 – 4 ounces of Pineapple Juice

 – 2 cups of Frozen Pineapple

Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

I gathered the kids and their cousins, and together they helped measure the ingredients. I made sure to chill everything in the fridge and freezer ahead of time. Of course the pineapple juice has to be Dole. Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

Adding the frozen pineapple chunks to the blender and we’re almost ready to go. Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

Just a little bit of vanilla ice cream to finish this off. Keep in mind that the Dole Whip that is served inside the Disney Parks is dairy free, so this technically isn’t the same. We’ll just have to see how it tastes though— especially considering this is an “official” recipe.

Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

Not to make this an advertisement, but I adore my Vitamix Blender. It pulverizes solid chunks of fruit and blends everything smooth. After a couple minutes, I scooped everything into a piping bag in placed it in my freezer to firm up a little further until we’re ready to taste them all. Time to make the next treat!Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

Dole.com Dole Whip Recipe

Now if there’s one other group that you’d think would know how to make Dole Whip, it would be the people who created it in the first place. The good folks at Dole! 

Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

The kids are going to help me out with this recipe too. We’ll need 5 different ingredients. 

 – 1 cup ripe DOLE pineapple, chopped and frozen

 – 1 ripe DOLE Banana, peeled and frozen

 – 2-1/2 teaspoons of powdered sugar

 – 1/2 cup of unsweetened coconut milk

 – 1 teaspoon of lime juice

Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

There’s no dairy in this one, but those bananas have me a little worried. I don’t taste any banana flavor when I’m eating a Dole Whip at Disneyland, so I think this one is going to be a little off.Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

I refrigerated and froze everything ahead of time again to keep things from getting too warm and melting. I wasn’t thinking about refrigerated coconut milk, and how the fats would separate from the liquid. Either way, it will blend up just fine. Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

It goes in looking like this. Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

I agree Alli, that blender is really loud. This recipe has less liquid than the first, so it took a little bit longer in the blender. Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

But once it did combine, it’s looking like tasty soft serve. I scooped everything into a piping bag and put it into the freezer until I was ready to serve it. Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

Dole Soft Serve – Pineapple Flavored Mix

I remember when it used to be that Dole Whip outside of Disneyland was difficult to find. Now though it seems like it’s available at almost every self-serve frozen yogurt shop you see. But if you still want to make it at home, it’s super easy to find Pineapple-Flavored Soft Serve Mix from Dole! Packages of the dry mix can easily be found on Amazon.com for around $30, and it will make 72 servings!Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

While the recipes above use simple ingredients, the back of this package is a page out of a chemistry book. I’m sure it’s tasty though.  Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

The dry powder is mixed water in a 1:3 ratio. One part mix to 3 parts liquid. The package suggests water, though for a creamier end product, you could also include a little lactose-free milk. Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

A family friend loves Dole Whip so much that she asked for a soft-serve ice cream maker for Christmas. Once I found out, it was the inspiration for doing this whole Dole Whip comparison. 

 

The Dole Pineapple mix went into the soft serve ice cream maker and churned for 12 minutes until it was finally frozen enough to serve. Let’s see what we’ve got!

  

Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

Dole Whip Taste Testing

Now that we’ve got all three versions whipped up and chilled, we’re ready to conduct our taste tests.

Here’s the #CookingWithDisneyParks Frozen Pineapple Treat, made with frozen pineapples, pineapple juice, and vanilla ice cream. Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

And also the Dole Soft Serve Pineapple Mix, straight from the soft serve ice cream maker. Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

And finally the Dole.com DIY Dole Whip recipe, blended from frozen pineapples, bananas, and coconut milk. Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

Results

It should come as no surprise that the Dole Soft Serve Mix tastes just like what you can find at the Disney parks. Make a large batch, play some Tiki Room music, then close your eyes and imagine you’re sitting in Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room. Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

Our second favorite, and the much more easily accessible recipe, comes from #CookingWithDisneyParks. Their recipe doesn’t quite have the tang or mouth-feel of an original Dole Whip, but it does taste like a very good pineapple ice cream. This was a very good substitute. Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

As far as the Dole.com DIY Dole Whip recipe goes, in our opinion, it does not taste like a pineapple Dole Whip. The banana flavor is too strong for the pineapple to come through. The coconut does make it a delicious tropical treat, but it doesn’t taste anything like what you’d get at the Disney Parks. 

 

You know what it is good for though? Makeshift banana splits. Add some chocolate, strawberry syrup, and whipped cream for an awesome dessert. 

Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

Theresa’s got the right idea. Eating Dole Whip directly out of the frozen bowl. Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

And one thing you don’t get when you make Dole Whip at home yourself is what my family likes to call the “Void of Disappointment”. You know, when you get a nice big cup of delicious Dole Whip from Disneyland, only to discover that the inside is completely hollow! It’s such a bummer; looks can certainly be deceiving. However, if you make it yourself, you can have as much Dole Whip as you want (until you run out)! Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes


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Are you as big of a Dole Whip fan as we are? Have you tried any of the Do It Yourself Dole Whip recipes here or have one of your own? Sound off on what we think is the best treat at the Disney Parks!

Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

Dole Whip, Disney Taste Test! Comparing 3 Official DIY Dole Whip Recipes

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