Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Teal loop. Today we are sharing some of our favorite summer recipes.
What’s cool, a little sweet, a little tart, and floats? Why, it’s none other than Walt Disney World’s most iconic dessert, the legendary Dole Whip Float.
When I wrote about making Dole Whips at home almost a year and a half ago, I actually was embarrassed to share it because it was so ridiculously easy. Apparently I’m not the only one who wants to get my Dole Whip fix at home… And when I shared that my copycat recipe was low calorie, gluten free, fat free, vegan, requires two ingredients, and tastes exactly like the real thing, you guys really freaked out.
Since then I’ve gotten emails from people from all over the world who’d tried my recipe at home and loved it, which is simultaneously very flattering and very humbling (shout out to the two readers in Serbia and Kosovo who sent me thank you emails!).
The question I’ve gotten about this recipe is if it can be done with a blender instead of the Dole Yonanas Ice Cream Maker that I featured in my post. So I figured I’d do some experimenting and I’m delighted beyond words to say… I did it. Not just did it, I got it pretty darn close to the real deal.
Now I will share that when it comes right down to it, the better tasting Dole Whip comes from the Dole Yonanas Ice Cream Maker. And no, I’m not being paid to say this, getting free goodies, and this isn’t a sponsored post. The simple fact is it’s easier, faster, and the overall texture and quality of the Dole Whip is much better and much truer to the real thing.
That said, you’re not going to turn your nose up at the blender version if you choose to go that route. It’s still cool, creamy, and oh-so-refreshing.
So now, you literally have no excuse to not make this at home. It’s still totally healthy, allergy and special diet friendly, inexpensive, and fast. You’re just a bag of frozen pineapples and a blender away from reliving one of the best parts of the Magic Kingdom.
Dole Whip Float – Aloha Isle
Recipe type: Drinks
Inspired by the Dole Whip Float at Aloha Isle, Magic Kingdom
- 1¼ cup frozen Dole brand pineapple chunks
- ½ cup water or Dole brand pineapple juice
- ½- 1 cup fat free whipped topping, if desired
- Dole brand pineapple juice
- Remove frozen pineapple from the freezer and allow to sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes or until slightly softened (do not totally thaw!)
- In a blender add pineapple chunks, water or pineapple juice (I prefer pineapple juice), and blend until creamy. If mixture is too watery, add more pineapple. If mixture is too thick, add water a tablespoon at a time until desired texture is reached.
- If desired, using a spatula, fold in the whipped topping for a creamier, slightly less tart version (do not mix with the blender!).
- Scoop ice cream into a tall glass, poor chilled pineapple juice over the ice cream. If a shot of rum falls in too, I won’t judge.
- Serve immediately.