Dairy Free Dole Whip Popsicles

dole whip popsicles with banana and pineapple
Category: Desserts
Published Date: 08/27/2021
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If you’ve ever been to Disney, particularly in the Summertime, you’ve probably stopped for a dole whip. It’s probably one of the most refreshing things I’ve ever had in my life and it always cools our body temp down quickly because this Florida heat is no joke! Since we will not likely be going to Disney World anytime soon, I thought I would bring a little bit of Disney into our home by making a healthier, dairy-free version in the form of dole whip popsicles.

My kids love to make them almost as much as they love to eat them. If you leave out the optional powdered sugar, they contain nothing but healthy ingredients and are a great treat any time of year.

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What is the real dole whip made of?

When Disney released their recipe to the public, it called for pineapple juice, frozen pineapple chunks, and vanilla ice cream. 

Are these dole whip popsicles dairy-free?

Yes, they are! Our recipe, which is pretty close to the version that Dole has on their own website, contains unsweetened coconut milk, which makes these dole whip popsicles naturally lactose-free!

Can I use fresh pineapple?

You absolutely can! You will need to make sure it’s ripe, remove the core and chop it up into small chunks so that it can be easily blended. We find it’s more convenient to use crushed pineapple in a can.

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What type of popsicle mold should I get?

There are a bunch of great popsicle molds available in stores or online. We use a BPA-free popsicle mold that I found on Amazon. It’s of great quality and is easy to use. Once they are frozen, just run the bottom under hot water for a few seconds and the popsicles slide right out.

What is the easiest way to get the mix into the popsicle mold?

We find it easiest to use a funnel, but you can also use a spoon. Do whatever is easiest for you!

Can I serve this in a dish instead of as a popsicle?

Yes! You’ll want to freeze the pineapple and banana chunks first. Then, add everything to your food processor and blend until smooth. You can then scoop it out and serve right away or place it into the freezer until it’s at your desired consistency.

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How can I make these taste more like the dole whip from Disney?

You can substitute the coconut milk for 1/2 cup of vanilla ice cream. Leave out the banana, the lime juice, and the powdered sugar. Instead, use 2 cups of pineapple chunks and 4 oz pineapple juice. Blend this all in a blender or food processor and then transfer it to your popsicle mold. 

If I leave out the powdered sugar, are they still sweet?

Yes! Thanks to the natural sweetness of the banana and pineapple, you won’t miss the sugar. If you prefer them to be a bit sweeter, you can also use sweetened coconut milk instead of unsweetened.

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The steps in the photos above, show exactly how I make these dole whip popsicles.

Step 1: Add all ingredients to your food processor.

Step 2: Blend until fully combined and smooth (it will look like applesauce).

Step 3: Place the mixture into your popsicle mold.

Step 4: Add your popsicle sticks and freeze until solid.

Now that you know a little bit about these dole whip popsicles, I’m excited to share our recipe.

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Dairy Free Dole Whip Popsicles


  • Author: Heather l The Super Mom Life

Description

Looking for a healthier, dairy-free alternative to the famous dole whip? All you need is a popsicle mold and a handful of ingredients.


Ingredients

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  • 20 oz can crushed pineapple, mostly drained
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled and cut in half
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 3 tsp powdered sugar — optional

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until combined and smooth.
  • Add mixture to your popsicle mold and freeze overnight (or until completely solid).

If you make our dole whip popsicles, we’d love to hear your thoughts. If you post it on social media, we’d love for you to tag @thesupermomlife! Don’t forget to check out all of our favorite cookie recipes and other family-friendly recipes!

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  1. We love Dole Whip. What a great idea for a popsicle flavor. I’d love to make these even for myself!

  2. This is so cool! Been wanting to try out making my own popsicles and I guess this is the right time, haha! Will print out your recipe so that I would not miss any.

  3. That looks like a great recipe to try out and it’s great especially during hot weather. I’m sure the kids would definitely love this.

  4. I had dole whip popsicle only once in my life and truly loved it. Thanks for the recipe. I am sure to try to make it home 🙂 🙂

  5. So easy and simple yet so refreshing and good for you too! I’m definitely making these before the summer is over.

  6. Ooooo I love this idea! I’m a huge fan of pineapples and popsicles. I never thought about putting them together. I just know it’s going to taste amazing.

  7. These look and sound so good! I love that it’s dairy free too as I’m trying to be mindful of how much dairy I have.

  8. Yum! Perfect summer treat and reminds me of my hometown. A Dole pineapple field is located just a few minutes from it.

  9. Nnniiiccceeeeee…I love pineapples and the fact that I get to rely on them here! I’ll make myself some. Thanks for sharing!

  10. I love these popsicles using DOLE pineapples. So yummy! It’s so refreshing! 🙂

  11. I love these popsicles using DOLE pineapples. So yummy! It’s so refreshing!

  12. All I need indeed is my popsicle mold. Nice recipe here . Other ideas are already coming to mind for some more yummy popsicle

  13. These look refreshing. I like the taste of coconut milk in desserts so I’d definitely be making these.

    1. By the way, it’s actually my first time to encounter a recipe that mixes both bananas and pineapples so I’m quite intrigued.

  14. I am going to give these a try!! I love going to Disney to eat Dole Whip but if I could make these at home, it would be AMAZING!

  15. Good thing, pineapple is in season now in our area. I will surely try this asap.

  16. This is a perfect summer treat. You can never go wrong with Pineapple when it comes to refreshing summer dessert (or even just simple beverage). I love this and this is exactly what we need right now. It’s scourging hot it here.. also this seems very fun to do with kids

  17. I’ve never been to Disney or had Dole Whip but it sounds super tasty and refreshing, it’s awesome that they’ve made the recipe available to all x

  18. It’s good to know that I can skip the powdered sugar with these. Not at fan of using it for my sweets.

  19. Those look so good! I’m always looking for good treats for our five year old that she will actually eat. I’ve found a winner with this recipe!

  20. I need to get some pineapple as these sound so delicious. I have a dairy allergy so I am so glad for this recipe.

  21. This sounds like it would taste even better! Pinning this one to try for my husband, since he’s starting to have issues with dairy.

  22. Those look so amazing right now. It’s 5 billion degrees where I am, and one of those would be much appreciated right about now.

  23. I’m a big fan of pineapple and love that these are dairy free and lower in fat. What a satisfying summer treat!