High Heels & Grills: Dole Pineapple Whips

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Dole Pineapple Whips

Fun fact about me: I am an avid Disneyland supporter. My whole family is! My first trip to Disneyland {that I can remember} was as a freshman in high school. I've gone back almost every year since, not including the year we went to Disneyworld instead. I guess that still kinda counts though. Zachary and I actually got to go to Disneyland twice this year and I absolutely loved it! Nothing will make me feel like I am 7 years old quicker, than walking through those magical gates. There's just something about that place that makes you want to skip and run and act like a child. One of my family's favorite rides there is Pirates of the Caribbean. It may not be the most "thrilling" ride in the world, but it's still so fun! It's always been my dream to eat at the restaurant inside of it someday. I might have to sell our first child to do so, but it might just be worth it! {I'm kidding.} For now, we'll just stick to eating at Pinnochio's Village Haus in Fantasyland and random vendors selling hot dogs and churros. My favorite food that I've ever had in Disneyland thus far though, would definitely have to be their Dole Pineapple Whips. They're to die for!

When I saw that Dole had posted the recipe for this on their website, I was ecstatic! It was a little different making them at home, since I don't have a soft serve ice cream maker, but they were still just as delicious!


Ice cream:
  • 2 cans (20 oz. each) crushed pineapple
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups whipping cream, whipped. {Here is a tutorial on how to whip whipping cream, just in case you've never done it before.}
  • Pineapple juice {As much or little as you want}
  • Sugar, to taste

  1. ICE CREAM: Drain crushed pineapple and reserve 2 Tbsp. Set aside.
  2. Place pineapple, lemon juice, lime juice, sugar and reserved juice in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. {Go just a little bit longer than you think you need to. Otherwise, your resulting ice cream will be lumpy. Sick.}
  3. Pour into a gallon zipped freezer bag and store flat in freezer until it becomes a slushy consistency. {About 1-1/2 hours.}
  4. In a large bowl, gently fold pineapple mixture into whipped cream until blended.
  5. Return to freezer until completely frozen. {About 1 hour.)
  6. JUICE:  {This part really isn't anything special, but I thought I'd let you know how we did it anyway.} Add enough sugar to your pineapple juice to make it sweet enough to your liking. {We also diluted it with a tiny bit of water, but it really just depends on how it tastes to you.}
  7. Scoop ice cream into a cup and fill the rest of the way with your juice.
  8. Sit back and relax and pretend you're riding Space Mountain.

We've had this yummy drink both in Disneyland and at the Dole plantation in Hawaii and I love it. I'm so glad I found this recipe, so I can enjoy them any day I want now!


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