Pineapple whip, also known as pineapple soft-serve or Dole Whip, is a delightful and refreshing frozen dessert that has gained popularity around the world. This recipe uses fresh pineapple, coconut milk, low carb sweetener and lime juice for a refreshing heathy summer treat.
The unique appeal of pineapple whip lies in its smooth, creamy texture, similar to soft-serve ice cream, but without the dairy content. This makes it a perfect option for those who are lactose intolerant or looking for a vegan-friendly alternative.
If you enjoy a tropical dessert, try our mango ice cream recipe.
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What is dole whip?
Dole Whip is a popular frozen dessert known for its creamy texture and refreshing tropical flavor, primarily pineapple. It was created by the Dole Food Company and gained fame as a signature treat at Disneyland and Walt Disney World resorts in the United States.
The main ingredients in Dole Whip include pineapple juice concentrate, water, sugar, and stabilizers. The unique combination of these ingredients results in a non-dairy, lactose-free soft-serve dessert that has a smooth consistency similar to traditional soft-serve ice cream. We have used more healthier ingredients to recreate this classic dish.
Just 4 ingredients make this healthy version of a pineapple dole whip.
- Fresh pineapple - pineapple chunks are frozen before blender. Canned pineapple should not be used as that is too high in sugar.
- Allulose - a great low carb sweetener that blends well with any icy dessert.
- Coconut milk - tinned is preferable but coconut milk from a carton can be used.
- Lime juice - lemon juice can be substituted.
- Pinch of salt - the addition of a small amount of salt serves to enhance the overall flavor profile and balance the sweetness.
How to make pineapple whip
This is an easy recipe to make in minutes, once the pineapple chunks are frozen.
Frozen pineapple in a blender.
Blitz pineapple with other ingredients.
Pipe the blended pineapple in a serving dish.
Enjoy before it melts!
Making pineapple Dole Whip at home is a fun and delicious project. Here are some recipe tips to help you create a creamy and flavorful pineapple whip:
- Use Frozen Pineapple: Using frozen pineapple chunks is crucial to achieving the right texture. Fresh pineapple will not give you the same creamy consistency as frozen pineapple. You can either buy pre-frozen pineapple from the store or freeze fresh pineapple yourself by cutting it into chunks and placing them in a single layer on a baking sheet in the freezer.
- Blender or Food Processor: A high-powered blender or food processor works best for achieving a smooth and creamy consistency. You want to blend the frozen pineapple thoroughly until it becomes a creamy whip.
- Chill Before Serving: Once blended, it's a good idea to chill the mixture in the freezer for about 30 minutes before serving. This will help it firm up slightly and improve the texture.
- Piping Bag or Ice Cream Scoop: To serve your pineapple Dole Whip, you can use a piping bag to create a swirly soft-serve effect, similar to what you'd find at an ice cream parlor. Alternatively, an ice cream scoop works just as well.
While the classic pineapple Dole Whip is the most well-known and loved, there are several delicious flavor variations you can try. Here are some popular Dole Whip flavor variations:
- Mango Dole Whip: Swap out the pineapple for ripe mangoes to create a luscious and tropical Mango Dole Whip. The vibrant orange color and sweet, tangy flavor make it a fantastic alternative to the original.
- Orange Dole Whip: Use orange juice and zest to infuse the Dole Whip with a citrusy twist. This flavor variation provides a refreshing and zesty treat reminiscent of an orange creamsicle.
- Strawberry Dole Whip: Blend frozen strawberries to make a delightful pink-hued Strawberry Dole Whip. The sweet and slightly tart flavor of strawberries adds a lovely dimension to the dessert.
- Raspberry Dole Whip: Incorporate frozen raspberries into the mix for a vibrant and fruity Raspberry Dole Whip. The bright red color and the bold berry taste make this variation both visually appealing and delicious.
- Peach Dole Whip: Blend frozen peaches to make a creamy and peachy version of Dole Whip. The natural sweetness of peaches makes this variation a crowd-pleaser.
- Watermelon Dole Whip: For a summery and refreshing twist, try using frozen watermelon chunks to make Watermelon Dole Whip. This one is perfect for beating the heat.
- Mixed Berry Dole Whip: Combine various frozen berries like blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries to make a Mixed Berry Dole Whip. The medley of berry flavors creates a vibrant and delightful treat.
Feel free to get creative and experiment with different fruits and flavor combinations. The base recipe for Dole Whip is quite versatile, allowing you to customize it to your liking. Whether you stick with the classic pineapple flavor or try out a new variation, Dole Whip is sure to be a delightful and refreshing treat for the summer!
For another sweet pineapple treat, try our air fryer pineapple recipe.
More Dairy Free Frozen Desserts
- 2 cup pineapple chunks, frozen
- ¼ cup coconut milk
- 2 tablespoon allulose or other low carb sweetener
- 2 teaspoon lime juice
- 1 pinch salt
- If you haven't already frozen fresh pineapple, you can cut it into chunks and freeze them on a baking sheet for a few hours until solid.
- In a high-powered blender or food processor, add the frozen pineapple chunks, coconut milk, sugar, lime juice, allulose and a pinch of salt.
- Blend the ingredients on high until you achieve a smooth and creamy consistency. You may need to stop and scrape down the sides of the blender a few times to ensure all the pineapple is blended evenly.
- If you desire a thicker texture, you can place the mixture in the freezer for about 30 minutes to firm up slightly before serving.
- Once ready to serve, transfer the pineapple Dole Whip to a piping bag with a star tip or simply use an ice cream scoop to serve it into cups or cones.
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator.