Dairy-Free Dole Whip (Disneyland Copycat)- daniellewalker.com

This Dairy-Free Dole Whip is a great way to say “happy official start to summer”! A few weeks ago Ryan and I took the kids to Disneyland to celebrate the end of the school year and the pre-launch of my latest book, Food Saved Me. It was a trip that was originally planned pre-covid, so we were all very excited to finally be there. Disneyland is one of our favorite places, and some of my fondest memories involve this magical theme park – from date nights with Ryan in college, first introducing Asher to the happiest place on earth, and most recently, watching Kezia’s face light up at seeing Mickey and Elsa! And on this trip, we finally tasted a Dole Whip next to the Tikki Room for the first time ever! 

When creating recipes for my 5th cookbook, I knew I wanted to re-create a Whole30, dairy-free and sugar-free version of this recipe and I am thrilled to be able to share this sneak peek! 

Pineapple Whip is like a mixture of soft-serve ice cream and sorbet. The original recipe is frozen fruit, ice cream, fruit juices, and sugar…a LOT of sugar. This paleo and Whole30 compliant Pineapple Whip contains only 6 simple whole ingredients and no added refined sugars! It’s a refreshing treat for a hot summer day that will help you stay cool.  

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Ryan’s top 5 recipes 

When I was testing this recipe for my 5th cookbook, I asked Ryan to taste test it for me. He immediately called it “heaven in a bowl” and practically asked me to make it every night during the second half of quarantine. Ryan then declared this his absolute favorite recipe and it’s 1 of the 5 recipes he deemed worthy of learning to make himself!  He claims this recipe can make any bad day turn into a good day, each bite brings a fresh smile, a new perspective and literal happiness. I find it hilarious that after all the recipes I have tested over the years, this extremely simple recipe was the one that got the biggest stamp of approval from Ryan! 

The ingredients

This recipe for Dairy-Free Dole Whip calls for just 6 very simple ingredients. Bananas, pineapple, coconut cream, pineapple juice, lemon juice, and vanilla extract! The bananas help balance out the tart flavor from the pineapple and lemon juice. It also helps give it that creamy texture along with the rich coconut cream. The vanilla extract gives it a subtle depth in flavor that adds a good balance of savory to the sweet fruit. This is definitely a recipe that the whole family will enjoy! 

This recipe is best enjoyed fresh, but if you would like to make a big batch of this and store in the freezer until needed that works too. I would recommend letting it sit and defrost slightly and then use your immersion blender or handheld electric mixer to mash it up and break up the ice. 

I hope you love this recipe as much as Ryan and my kids love it! If you are looking for more desserts to stay cool this summer you can try my recipes for Watermelon Pineapple Ice Pops, Homemade Firecracker Popsicles, or my recipe for Dairy-Free Fudge Pops.

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Dairy-Free Dole Whip

  • Author: Danielle
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 medium frozen banana, sliced
  • 3 cups frozen pineapple, about 1.5 pounds 
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Add the banana, half the pineapple, coconut cream, pineapple juice, lemon juice, and vanilla extract to a 10 to 12 cup food processor. Process until mostly smooth, about 5 minutes, then add the remaining pineapple and continue processing until very smooth and creamy, 2 to 3 minutes longer. If large chunks of pineapple persist, use the pulse function on the food processor and pulse 8-10 times until they break up. Continue processing until smooth. Serve immediately.

Notes

Make it ahead: Eating this fresh gives the best, creamy texture, but you can freeze and enjoy later if desired. I suggest allowing it to melt a bit on the counter – 15 to 20 minutes. And often times, I will use an immersion blender or handheld electric beaters to re-blend and make it less icy.

Keywords: paleo, disney, disneyland, disneyworld, dole whip, Danielle Walker, gluten free, against all grain

6/28/21

Dairy-Free Dole Whip

COMMENTS

  1. Lisa says:

    Can I assume I can do this in my Vitamix also, or is there a reason you prefer a food processor?

  2. Heather says:

    Is there any way to do this without the banana? I can’t do bananas but would love to try this.

    • Danielle says:

      You can try it without the banana!

    • Karibeth S says:

      I am allergic to bananas and mangoes, so I am always having to avoid or sub when I can. At Jamba Juice I would always have them sub peaches for bananas (because they were in so many of their drinks!). Not sure if that would work here. But I was just thinking that texture and sweetness-wise, maybe a little baked white sweet potato for the banana?
      I used to like the dole whip at D. But the last time we went, right before C, it tasted artificial. I was so disappointed!
      This recipe sounds like the way it truly should taste. Can’t wait to try it. But w/o the 🍌! 🤣😊

  3. Jamie says:

    Thanks for this recipe! I have longed to try a Dole Whip! Can you recommend anything in place of coconut cream? (Coconut anything sends me into a major UC flare.) I’m curious if something else might create a similar creaminess? Maybe more banana? 🤔 Thanks again!

  4. Thea says:

    Can I refrigerate a can of full fat coconut milk and use the hardened cream or is there a whole different product I should purchase? I was just on Maui and there were Dole Whip shops everywhere, lines were too long, so excited to try this!

  5. Vanessa says:

    This turned out fabulous! I used my Ninja high-speed blender, and I just scraped the sides down a few times and it came out perfectly smooth and delicious! Takes me back to Disney!! Thank you for an amazing recipe!

  6. Margaret says:

    Is there another option for the bananas? I just don’t care for them.

  7. CAROL A MCCOLLUM says:

    Calories per serving? Nutritional info?

  8. Mona says:

    What could be used in place of coconut he cant have coconut products but this delish.

  9. Sue says:

    This recipe is simply delicious, and it was so quick,easy, and perfect on a hot summer day!! I chose to mix it in my Ninja blender instead of my food processor and it worked great! This one is a keeper!!! Thank you, Danielle for another AMAZING recipe!!

  10. Lia says:

    So creamy and delicious and easy to make!

  11. Shannon Thompson says:

    I made this in my vitamix and it was phenomenal! I didn’t have pineapple juice, so I substituted coconut water. It was great! I went to Hawaii in February of 2019 and it took me right back. You won’t regret making this refreshing treat, especially after a hot summer’s day.

  12. D says:

    What kind of pineapple juice do you use?

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