Dole Whip

Make Disney’s Dole Whip Recipe from home with only 3 ingredients! It’s cool, creamy, and filled with refreshing pineapple flavor.

If you like this copycat recipe, you’ll love our other favorite Disney treats like Churro Toffee and Churro Funnel Cake!

Freshly whipped dole whip served in a white bowl with a pink spoon.

A Disney Favorite!!

There are a few desserts that we MUST get every time we visit a Disneyland park, and these Dole Whips are one of them (and the churro funnel cake and the caramel apples)!

If you frequent the parks, you’re probably familiar with the famous pineapple soft serve. It’s the best treat to snack on while standing in line on a hot day!

You can find it at a few of the snack stands throughout the park, or at the Tiki Juice Bar in Adventureland where you can get it on its own, swirled with vanilla ice cream, or as a float with pineapple juice. It’s delicious in all forms!

Luckily, Disney released their Dole Whip recipe so you can enjoy the magic of this refreshing treat from home. And best of all, it only requires 3 ingredients and a blender! In less than 10 minutes, you can be enjoying the flavors of the Happiest Place on Earth from the comfort of your own kitchen.

Dole whip ingredients on a wooden table.

Dole Whip Ingredients

As I mentioned, pineapple dole whip only requires three ingredients! I added a bit of sugar as an optional fourth ingredient to sweeten it up a little bit, but either way it’s super simple. 😉 Here’s what you need:

  • ½ cup vanilla ice cream
  • 4 oz pineapple juice
  • 2 cups frozen pineapple
  • 2 tbsp sugar (optional)

Make sure you use a high quality vanilla ice cream for best results! I’m a fan of the Blue Bell brand.

Blending ingredients to make a dole whip.

How to Make Dole Whip

All you have to do is blend the ingredients in a blender and then if you want to serve it in a swirl like they do at Disney, you can use a ziploc bag to pipe it into whatever you’re serving it in.

BLEND. Add ice cream, juice, pineapple, and sugar to blender. Blend until smooth.

PIPE. Add drink to a gallon Ziploc bag and cut off corner. Pipe into dish or cup with a swirl on top. If you have piping tips then use the large star tip and fill a piping bag with the Dole whip. Pipe it into a serving cup for a pretty presentation.

NOTE: We didn’t think this recipe was as sweet as the one at Disney. If you want it just like theirs, we recommend adding some sugar or a sweetener before blending. 😉

Recipe Tips

  • Too soft. If you feel that your mixture is too soft, simply stick into the freezer to help it solidify into a delicious soft serve texture. Place it into the bag and pipe it out.
  • Dairy-free. Make is diary-free by using a dairy free vanilla ice cream alternative. You can also substitute the ice cream with an equal amount of cold coconut cream. Chill a can of coconut milk in the fridge for several hours. The cream will rise to the top and solidify. Scoop out the cream and drain the liquid.
  • Dole whip float. If you want a dole whip float simply add pineapple juice to your cup after you’ve swirled in the ice cream.
  • Ice cream. Disney’s recipe lists one big scoop of vanilla ice cream. We found that ½ c ice cream worked for us. 
  • Topping. Top with maraschino cherry.
  • Change the flavor with other fruits try:
    • Strawberry: use strawberry ice cream with sliced strawberries instead of pineapple
    • Raspberry: use raspberries instead of pineapple chunks
    • Mango: Use mango cubes instead of pineapple chunks

Storing info

STORE. Most soft serve treats are best eaten right away and this Dole Whip is no different. Aside from a little optional chill time in the freezer, leaving it in there for too long will freeze it completely. Once it has completely frozen it may be tricky to replicate the original soft serve texture.

FREEZE. The only time I would recommend an extended freeze is if you have leftovers. Place leftovers in an airtight container, use it within 1 week and allow to thaw a bit before eating.

Fresh dole whip served in a white bowl with a pink spoon.

For more Disney Recipes, try:

Dole Whip Recipe

5 from 29 votes
Make Disney's Dole Whip Recipe from home with only 3 ingredients! It's cool, creamy, and filled with refreshing pineapple flavor.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 114 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna


  • 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 4 oz pineapple juice
  • 2 cups frozen pineapple
  • 2 tbsp sugar optional


  • Add ice cream, juice, pineapple, and sugar to blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Add drink to a gallon Ziploc bag and cut off corner. Pipe into dish with a swirl on top.


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  1. 5 stars
    A perfect treat on a hot afternoon! We did like it better with the added sugar, but it’s still really tasty without it. 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    The combination of juice, icecream and pineapple makes up a delicious cool treat that your family will enjoy!

  3. 5 stars
    My daughter just won the game “never have I ever” by saying shes never been to disney. But with recipes like these we get to make the DELICIOUS food at home. This Dole whip is so good.

  4. 5 stars
    I just wondered what type of frozen pineapple you used. I bought what looks like your package but the pineapple pieces are diced. Two cups bogged down my blender. I do have a cheap blender. I ended up adding more juice and ice cream so the blender would move. Anyway, it tasted pretty good. Thanks for the recipe. Note to self…get a better blender. I don’t know why this comment is in all caps. Not my phone.

    1. I just used Dole pineapple chunks. Yes, maybe it could be the blender. I know I have had that issue! Glad you liked the taste! Thank you!

  5. 5 stars
    We had dole whip for the first time in Cali a few summers ago and have loved having this recipe on hand to bring us back to summer vibes. It’s so brightly fruity! We all love it!

  6. 5 stars
    LOVE Dole Whip! This is so delicious! Refreshing! So perfect for today — the temp is in the 90s — in May — in Chicago! It is SO hot here! This is the best, most refreshing, most cooling dessert for today! LOVE this!

  7. 5 stars
    I love this dessert so much, especially in the heat of Disney, and this recipe is so simple and easy to make at home! thank you for sharing!

  8. 5 stars
    I absolutely loved this copy cat, it might be better than disney parks! So refreshing and good.

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