A few years ago, we started making Dole Whip at home. We aren’t local to the Parks, so this helped us feel closer to “home” whenever we wanted.
Well, recently, Disney released a “at home” version of their iconic treat.
Surprisingly, it was slightly different than the recipe I had been using for the past few years.
So, we had to give this new version a try. We wanted to see which recipe tasted better and who had a recipe most like the one you would get in the Parks.
Neither version is the “true” recipe for Dole Whip. The famous delicious treat you find in the Parks and Resorts is actually vegan. But, when you can’t get to the Parks, we make due with what we have.
2 Dole Whip Recipes – Which Tastes Better?
The First Recipe
I’ve seen many different bloggers share Dole Whip recipes over the years. And for the most part, they always used the same recipe, so that’s what we would use.
Dole Whip Recipe
- 2 cup frozen pineapple
- 8 oz frozen whipped topping
- 3 tbsp honey or 2 tbsp sugar
- 6 oz pineapple juice
We’d just blend it up and pretend we’re sitting next to the Aloha Isle and watching The Magic Carpets of Aladdin or sitting on the beach at the Polynesian.
Disney’s “At Home” Recipe
Please tell me I’m not the only one that gets giddy when you see a notification pop up from the My Disney Experience and/or the Disneyland App.
Although I had made Dole Whip many times before, I was still quick to open the app and see the recipe they had come up with.
To my surprise, they has substituted the whipped cream and sugar for another ingredient: vanilla ice cream.
That’s when I knew I had to try this version. While I didn’t necessarily have a problem with the recipe I was using, it just wan’t quite right.
And if you know me, you’d already know that I already had the ice cream in my freezer.
Disney’s At Home Recipe
- 1 big scoop of vanilla ice cream
- 4 ounces of pineapple juice
- 2 cups of frozen pineapple
Just like the previous recipe, you just blend it all up and try to eat it slow enough that you don’t give yourself a brain freeze.
Which version is better?
While both are very similar, I have to give the win to Disney’s recipe.
While they’re both delicious, Disney’s newest recipe does taste more like the original.
I love the fact that it’s only 3 ingredients. Plus, substituting the whipped cream for vanilla ice cream completely solved the “waxy” feeling I always wanted to eliminate from the older recipe.
It was such a simple substitution that I have no idea why I didn’t think of doing it myself.
While it still not be the real thing, there is one thing that they all have in common. Dole Whips is a delicious treat that must be eaten quickly!