Today is national Dole Whip Day (🥳 yes this really a thing) I only found out about it on Instagram a few hours ago, luckily I’m crazy over Dole Whips so I already had the stuff to make a Pineapple Dole Whip on hand. This is EXACTLY like the one you’d get at the Enchanted Tiki Room in Disneyland – I’m not kidding when I say this is identical, and it’s so simple to do since you can buy the same mix Disneyland uses here. Being a passholder for the pass 2 decades, I’ve enjoyed so many Dole Whips a the Tiki Room, it’s mind blowing to be able to make this at home (short video of me making it on my Instagram). If you live outside the U.S. and can’t get the Dole mix, you can use my blender Dole Whip Recipe made with real pineapples .
Dole Pineapple took over sponsorship of The Enchanted Tiki Room in the early 70s. For a refreshment, you could purchase pineapple spears as you waited for your show to begin. By 1984, Dole had created the most amazing frozen dessert using their signature pineapple flavor – it’s like pineapple sorbet in soft serve form. Thankfully Pineapple Dole Whip replaced slices of pineapple in front of the Tiki Room, and today we have this delicious cultural icon to remember our trip to Disneyland with.
This is the exact mix that Disneyland uses: Dole Pineapple Soft-Serve Mix (purchase here)
I have a Nostalgia 4Qt Ice Cream Maker that uses ice + ice cream salt and a Cuisinart 2Qt Ice Cream Maker that uses a freezer bowl, both work great for making soft-serve and ice cream. The Nostalgia model is one of the cheapest ice cream makers on the market, and I like that it can make 4 Quarts of ice cream which is double the amount of most ice cream makers – it uses ice, so you don’t have to plan ahead to use it, and as long as you have enough ice + salt, you could make a 2nd or 3rd batch of ice cream which could be fun for parties. The Cuisinart 2 Quart model is probably the most popular ice cream maker, it’s more expensive compared to the Nostalgia model, but you don’t have to use ice cream salt with it, instead you place the freezer bowl into the freezer for 24 hours before using it.
You can find Dole Pineapple Juice at your local supermarket or purchase here
Use an extra large star tip with a piping bag to get that signature soft-serve look. After the Dole Whip is done churning, I place it into a pastry bag fitted with a tip and freeze it for about 30-60 mins so it gets a little firmer before serving.
Garnish with a Cocktail Umbrella so it looks just like the one from Disneyland