A few weeks ago, I was standing in my kitchen and the only thing I wanted was Dole Whip. It was like nothing else in the world or in my refrigerator sounded good to me. Now, theoretically I could have gone to Dole and gotten my hands on some pretty easily, but — I knew there had to be a way to satisfy my craving with ingredients I already had on hand! I mean come on – how many tutorials have you seen on Pinterest that are something like “Make Your Own Dole Whip Just Like Disneyland!”
My issue is that every tutorial I saw required a banana of some sort. Now, I know this is going to sound odd to all of you reading, but unless it’s a banana bread, banana bar or banana muffin – I don’t want any parts of it. I don’t like banana flavor in my smoothies and especially not in my Dole Whip. I know – weird, but true. Give me pineapple only, thank you very much!
So I set out to create my own Dole Whip Smoothie that satisfied what I wanted and didn’t involve bananas, yet was still creamy and sweet. A tall order, I know.
Admittedly, I’m kind of patting myself on the back over here. I didn’t get a whip, definitely more of a smoothie, but it 100% checked the flavor box, so much so that I made another one later that night for Dane to try.
To recreate this for yourself, you will need:
2 cups of frozen pineapple chunks
1 cup coconut milk
1 tbsp. agave
splash lemon juice
splash pineapple juice
1. Place everything in your Vitamix and blend on the Frozen Desserts setting (if you have it) or medium-high.
2. Pour into a festive pineapple tumbler and enjoy 🙂
Feel free to double or triple the recipe as needed and be sure to let me know what you think!