Anyone that has ever been to Disney World knows the absolute best snack you can get while there is the Dole Whip from Aloha Isle in the Magic Kingdom. While our Disney trip may have had some rough days and rainy nights, one thing is for certain … the Dole Whip makes everything better.
I’m just a bit embarrassed to admit that I stopped by the Aloha Isle no less than 6 times during the 4 days we were visiting. The sign alone invites you in and happens to keep you cooled while your kids wait next door to meet Prince Eric and Princess Ariel.
The sad thing is, even after having this dessert half a dozen times I never once got a picture of it. It was just so good that I started munching it up before grabbing the camera even occurred to me. That’s pretty sad y’all. The only memories of this cool dessert is the ones buried in the back of my mind.
And that is why I decided I needed to recreate this dessert. There just had to be a way!
As luck would have it, you can actually buy the Dole Orange Soft Serve mix (or pineapple, vanilla, chocolate, etc). It comes in a mighty big bag, made for commercial soft serve machines but with a little math (thanks to Virginia) I was able to find a way to use it in more appropriate proportions. And that’s where this came in …
Okay, so it doesn’t exactly look like the Dole Whip floats made at the Aloha Isle but they sure do taste like them. I’m 99% sure my memory isn’t failing me and these are about as close as you can get to an exact replica. If you happen to have a soft serve machine, they’ll come out looking a bit prettier. I just have an ice cream maker that gives me big tubs of ice cream that I have to dish out myself.
So you want to make these at home for yourself? First, you’ll need an ice cream maker or a soft serve machine. Then, just follow the recipe below to have a little bit of Disney World right in your own kitchen.
- 4 cups cold water
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1-2/3 cup Dole orange soft serve powder mix
- 1 large can Dole pineapple juice
- *this recipe requires an ice cream maker machine
- In a large bowl, whisk together the water, milk and powder mix until smooth and dissolved.
- Add enough of the liquid to your ice cream machine as it will allow. Set any leftover aside in the fridge to reuse for a second batch.
- Freeze according to the directions on your machine.
- Fill ⅓ of a cup with pineapple juice and drop in a few scoops of the orange soft serve.
If you’ve visited Disney World before, did you try the Dole Whip or Dole Whip Float?