Sunday, June 17, 2012

Day 44: Dole Pineapple Whips

This delicious cream (which this picture really doesn't do justice) has, before now, only been found in one of three locations. Disney World, Disneyland, and the Dole plantation in Hawaii.

In it's natural habitat, (which is in the Magic Kingdom, or the Polynesian Resort, or Dole), its appearance is more like a soft serve and ferociously hunted by tourists. The craving for this delight, once you leave one of the three locations, can only be compared to that of an addict!

Tired after a day of hunting!
It doesn't have a lot of sugar, doesn't have a lot of dairy, and, unless you despise pineapple, offers a really refreshing way to enjoy pineapple without a lot of junk. It has mostly pineapple, lemon and lime juices.

I still have to play with the recipe a bit to get more of a soft serve consistency, but that's only because I don't own an ice cream maker. Maybe whip the cream a bit more before adding it, or reducing the pineapple juice. We'll see.

But even with it's non-set consistency it was so so good!

My mind is focused on finding ways to use this. So far, I've thought of blending it with vanilla ice cream and making a shake or sundae. Or perhaps, since the consistency is more like whipped cream instead of ice cream, using it on pie. Hmmm! Or cheesecake! I can't wait to try it all!

This recipe doesn't replace the original Disney creation, but it does help with the rabid cravings in between vacations. :^D

P.S. We used actual cut up pineapple that we pureed in the blender, but two cans of Dole crushed pineapple drained with 2 tablespoons juice reserved would do nicely!


2 cans (20 oz. each) Dole crushed pineapple
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp lime juice
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped


1. Drain pineapple; reserve 2 tablespoons of the juice.

2. Blend the pineapple with the lemon juice, lime juice, reserved pineapple juice and sugar until it is smooth.

3. Place in freezer safe container and freeze for 1 to 2 hours, until it becomes a slushie consistency.

4. Stir whipped cream into the pineapple slush and combine well.

5. Freeze until it reaches your desired consistency. (We would prefer soft serve, but whatever floats your boat!)