If you’ve ever had the pleasure of a soft serve Dole Whip you already know it’s an explosion of creamy frozen pineapple in your mouth! The first time we had the pleasure of tasting this tropical treat was at Walt Disney World in Florida. Its creamy melt in your mouth deliciousness isn’t heavy like dairy ice cream tends to be.
The best part is, you won’t believe how simple it is to make your own at home!
For the coconut cream, we prefer brands that are organic, unsweetened and without unnecessary additives.
4 Cups Pineapple
1 c. Coconut Cream (from a can of coconut milk, see directions)
2 Tbs Honey (Optional)
First and foremost, it really doesn’t matter what you use for pineapple, you can use canned chunks or slices or fresh pineapple, BUT, you’ll have to Freeze it solid first.
Refrigerate a can of coconut milk overnight, remove the top and scoop out the Coconut Cream that has formed on top. This is the best part and while you might not have a full cup measure, just add enough of the liquid to create 1 cup.
Combine the frozen pineapple, honey and the coconut cream in a blender, whipping quickly to create a smooth pineapple soft serve. If you want soft-serve swirl effects you can transfer the mixture to a gallon ziplock bag with a large swirl frosting tip attached to it, then squeeze it out into decorative containers.
The honey is entirely optional and only if you feel it needs a touch more sweetness. Most of the time this isn’t necessary at all, but it depends on the pineapple and your personal taste preferences.
Just a note of caution, if you opt to freeze the mixture, it will become a hard solid chunk again that will need to be re-blended prior to serving.
Drunken Disney Dole Whip Margaritas
2 1/2 cups frozen pineapple
1/2 cup tequila (4 ounces)
1/3 cup triple sec (about 2 3/4 ounces)
1 cup Half & Half (or Milk, or Coconut Milk)
Combine the frozen pineapple, tequila and triple sec together in a blender and whip until smooth. Add the half and half in, while blending, until you achieve the perfect texture and preferred thickness for your frozen Dole Whip Margarita!
We prefer these beachside or poolside with a heavy dose of sunshine!
This recipe serves 2 people if you want it to.
When choosing a fresh pineapple, look for one that has green leaves and a nice firm shell. When you squeeze it gently it should have a little give to it, much like squeezing a roll of (Scott) toilet paper. The pineapple should have a strong, distinctive sweet pineapple scent when you smell its bottom.
It’s imperative that you choose a ripe pineapple because although they will soften slightly once they’ve been picked, they won’t continue to ripen. To ensure a sweeter pineapple throughout, prop it upside down and leave it overnight.