Dole Whip Popsicles
If you are a fan of Disney's Dole Whips, you will LOVE this healthy popsicle treat! It has all the flavor you love from your original Dole Whip, but with a healthy twist, of course! If that wasn't enough to peak your interest, it is also naturally sweetened and only three ingredients! SO simple, and SO delicious!
So what if you've never experienced a Dole Whip?
It's okay. I forgive you! (And really, you'll get to experience all of this without a budget breaking Disney vacation because the recipe below is AMAZING!) But next time you book a trip to Disneyland - or Disney World if you're an East Coaster, like me - make sure you put it on your list of things to try! To help you out, I researched and found out THE places to buy this delicious treat. If you're at Disney World, you can find it at the Polynesian Resort OR Aloha Isle in Adventureland in Magic Kingdom. If you're a Disneyland traveler, the Tiki Juice Bar in Disneyland Park will be your go-to for this treat!
So what IS a Dole Whip?
Essentially, a Dole Whip is a non-dairy soft serve frozen dessert. It is available in three flavors – pineapple, orange and vanilla – but pineapple is definitely the most popular (and considered the "original" by frequent Disney travelers). You can order it as a Pineapple Float or in a cup - either way is delicious, so you won't regret either decision! I experienced my first Dole Whip at Disney World's Polynesian Resort a few years ago and it was a life changer, to say the least.
You're going to love this.
It's really that simple. You're going to love this recipe. Your kids will love it. Your guests will love it. It will be a major crowd pleaser, so you may just want to make extra from the start! (Find my popsicle molds here: Onyx Stainless Steel Popsicle Mold.)
Dole Whip Popsicles
All the flavor you love from your original Disneyland Dole Whip, but with a healthy twist, of course! If that wasn't enough to peak your interest, it is also naturally sweetened and only three ingredients.
- 1 13.5-oz can full-fat coconut milk
- ¼ cup honey
- 4 cups frozen pineapple
- 1 cup full-fat coconut milk
- Pour 13.5-oz can of coconut into saucepan over medium heat, whisking constantly until milk comes to a boil.
- Stir in honey and reduce heat to simmer, whisking occasionally to prevent burning. Simmer until mixture is reduced by half, about 35-45 minutes.
- Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
- When sweetened coconut milk is cool, add ½ cup of sweetened coconut milk, frozen pineapple, and 1 cup of coconut milk to blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
- Taste mixture. Continue to blend, taste and add sweetened coconut milk to the mixture until it tastes slightly too sweet. NOTE: When popsicles freeze, they will lose some of the sweetness.
- Pour final mixture into popsicle molds and place in freezer overnight or until solid.