Hawaiian Dole Whip Recipe

Learn how to make the traditianal hawaiian dole whip recipe that you all know and love!
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Total Time: 6 hrs 30 mins
Serves: 4 cups
close up of dole whip in a white bowl

You can re-create the classic Hawaiian Dole whip recipe right in your own home with a few simple ingredients plus some tricks for getting the perfect Dole whip swirl!

close up of dole whip in a white bowl

If you’ve ever had a Dole Whip straight from the Dole plantations in Oahu, then count yourself as one of the lucky ones! I recently traveled to Oahu to visit some family that lives there and HAD to make a stop at this iconic Dole Plantation to see what it was all about.

I had a feeling I was going to love the Dole whip but I was not expecting to love it so much! Now I know why so many people try to recreate it at home. This recipe is smooth, creamy, and really captures that real Dole pineapple whip flavor.

So stick with me and learn how to make true Dole whip that tastes like it came straight off the island.

Dole Whip Recipe Ingredients

One of the main reasons that Dole whip is SO good is the fresh pineapple picked at its prime. Because I wanted this recipe to be 100% faithful to the original, I went ahead and ordered two Royal Hawaiian pineapples to be shipped from the Dole plantation straight to my house. Of course, you do not have to do this, any ripe pineapple will do!

woman holding pineapple

You can tell a pineapple is ripe if you smell the bottom and it smells sweet. The fruit should look fresh and the leaves should be green.

I’m also using a Dole banana that I’ve left on the counter for a few days so it gets nice and ripe! Ripe fruit equals sweet fruit.close up of dole banana

The other crucial ingredient is coconut milk. You want to use unsweetened coconut milk that comes in a can. I usually find it in the Asian food section of the grocery store. Coconut milk will add some amazing creaminess and flavor!

Because we are using coconut milk, this makes the dole whip not only super cream by dairy-free!

You’ll also need a fresh lime to bump up the flavor.

How To Make Dole Whip Step-By-Step

Before you begin, make sure your pineapple is nice and ripe. When you buy a pineapple, typically it isn’t quite ripe yet. You will know your pineapple is ripe when you can smell the bottom of the pineapple and it smells sweet.

Lay your pineapple horizontally on the countertop for a few days while it ripens. Laying the pineapple horizontal keeps the juice evenly distributed throughout the fruit.

  1. Using a sharp chef’s knife, chip the top and the bottom of the pineapple off. hand using knife to cut pineapple ends
  2. Trim the outside skin off the pineapple carefully.hand using knife to trim the sides of a pineapple.
  3. Use a potato peeler to remove any of the hard eyes.hand using potato peeling to peel pineapple.
  4. Cut the pineapple in half length-wise and then in half again. hands using knife to cute pineapple.
  5. Use your knife to cut out the core of the pineapple. hands using knife to cut core out of pineapple.
  6. Dice the pineapple into chunks and freeze them (at least 6 hours or overnight).hand using knife to dice pineapple.bowl of diced pineapple
  7. Dice your banana and freeze those pieces as well. hand using knife to dice banana slices.
  8. Place your frozen pineapple, banana, coconut milk and lime into a blender.dole whip ingredients inside blender.
  9. Blend until smooth.blender full of blended dole whip.
  10. This will make a smoothie consistency Dole whip, if you want it pipe-able then you can add this mixture to an ice cream machine as I did with my Bosch ice cream bowl attachment. picture of bosch ice cream attachment.
  11. Or you place the mixture onto a sheet pan and freeze it for 15 minutes, mix with a whisk and freeze again. Keep doing this until it’s thick enough to pipe.dole whip on sheet pan.

How to Make the Dole Whip Swirl

  1. Take your dole whip and place it in a piping bag with a 1M metal star tip. ( you can use any piping tip you’d like but the traditional swirl is created by this star tip).dole whip inside piping bag with 1M star tip.
  2. Start at the bottom of your desired bowl and pipe in a swirl motion until you reached your desired height. bowl of dole whip

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I don’t have a blender?

You can use a food processor.

What can I do if I don’t have an ice cream machine?

You can pour the Dole whip onto a sheet pan and place it into the freezer for another 30-40 minutes to firm up the filling, then transfer it to a piping bag with a 1M piping tip.

Does it have to be a Dole pineapple?

Technically, yes! You can use any pineapple if you really want to go that route, just know we are all judging you.

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close up of dole whip in a white bowl

Hawaiian Dole Whip Recipe

Learn how to make the traditianal hawaiian dole whip recipe that you all know and love!
4.17 from 12 votes
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Prep Time: 30 mins
Freezing Time: 6 hrs
Total Time: 6 hrs 30 mins
Serves: 4 cups
Calories: 81kcal

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces (284 g) Fresh Dole Pineapple Chopped and frozen (2 cups)
  • 1 medium Dole banana Peeled, chopped and frozen (1 cup)
  • 4 ounces (113 g) Unsweetened coconut milk (1/2 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon Lime juice 1/2 lime
  • 2 Tablespoons Powdered sugar Optional, if your pineapple isn't very sweet

Equipment

  • 1 Blender
  • 1 Ice cream machine (optional but helps with the swirl)
  • 1 1M metal star piping tip
  • 1 Piping Bag

Instructions

Making The Hawaiian Dole Whip

  • Using a sharp chef's knife, chip the top and the bottom of the pineapple off.
  • Trim the outside skin off the pineapple carefully.
  • Use a potato peeler to remove any of the hard eyes.
  • Cut the pineapple in half lengthwise and then in half again.
  • Use your knife to cut out the core of the pineapple.
  • Dice the pineapple into chunks and freeze them (at least 6 hours or overnight).
  • Dice your banana and freeze those pieces as well.
  • Place your frozen pineapple, banana, coconut milk and lime into a blender.
  • Blend until smooth
  • This will make a smoothie consistency Dole whip, if you want it pipe-able then you can add this mixture to an ice cream machine as I did with my Bosch ice cream bowl attachment.
  • Or you place the mixture onto a sheet pan and freeze it for 15 minutes, mix with a whisk and freeze again. Keep doing this until it's thick enough to pipe.

How To Make The Dole Whip Swirl

  • Take your dole whip and place it in a piping bag with a 1M metal star tip. ( you can use any piping tip you'd like but the traditional swirl is created by this star tip)
  • Start at the bottom of your desired bowl and pipe in a swirl motion until you reached your desired height.

Notes

Important Things To Note Before You Start
  1. The best investment you can make when you’re getting started with baking is a digital kitchen scale! Weighing your ingredients will help you avoid cake failure. Using a kitchen scale for baking is super easy and gives you the best results every single time. 
  2. Practice Mise en Place (everything in its place). Measure out your ingredients ahead of time and have them ready before you start mixing to reduce the chances of accidentally leaving something out.
  3. You can add more pineapple if your banana flavor is too strong, or take it out if you want more. Play with it and see what you like.
  4. Make sure your pineapples and bananas are super frozen to ensure a super thick texture. 
  5. This is the original recipe from Dole Whip so it’s different than Disneyland Dole Whip. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 81kcal (4%) | Carbohydrates: 6g (2%) | Protein: 1g (2%) | Fat: 7g (11%) | Saturated Fat: 6g (30%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 76mg (2%) | Fiber: 1g (4%) | Sugar: 5g (6%) | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg (1%) | Calcium: 5mg (1%) | Iron: 1mg (6%)
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9 oz (1.5 hefty cups) of pineapple

4 oz (1 banana)

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