The Dole Whip is a staple in Adventureland at Disney Parks. You can find them on both coasts at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. There are fan pages and t-shirts all dedicated to Dole Whips. In a post Disney depression one weekend, I set off to make my own pineapple custard treat at home. Here are the recipes I use to recreate this popular snack.


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Enjoying a Dole Whip as much as she can! Photo credit: TravelingMom Rebecca Darling

Raise a hand if you love Dole Whips! This simple and iconic treat sold exclusively at Walt Disney properties is a mix of ice cream and pineapple. You will find yourself waiting in a long line at Aloha Aisle for one of these treats, and it is worth every minute.  I know people who have more than one per day, because they love them so much.

TravelingMom Tip: If you aren’t in Magic Kingdom and still want a Dole Whip, head to the Polynesian Resort and you can get them there are well. 

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Make your own Dole Whip at Home photo credit: TravelingMom Dia Adams

While these recipes may not be the exact flavor a Dole Whip lover lives for, it will satisfy your cravings. This is also a fun addition if you have a Disney Movie Night or Birthday Party. Bringing a little bit of the parks home is all part of the Disney magic.


Frozen Dole Whip Smoothie


  • 1/2 C coconut milk
  • 1/2 C sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 C frozen pineapple ( use Dole brand in the freezer section)


Mix in Blender on high until semi-smooth. Pour into glass and enjoy


Dole Whip Ice Cream

You will need an ice cream machine to make this recipe


  • 1 quart Pineapple Juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups whipping cream
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups milk


Mix all ingredients together and add into your ice cream maker. Follow ice cream maker directions. Once frozen serve immediately or put it in freezer

You can also make this a Dole Whip Float by adding chilled pineapple juice once you serve.

For a more adult version of this classic treat add a little dark rum to your Dole Whip. Just enough to add a little kick.

No matter how you enjoy your Dole Whip you can now recreate this treat at home with these simple recipes.