Love to grab a Dole Whip at Disney? Now you can enjoy the same flavors at home with this easy Dole Whip Popsicles recipe. Made with only four ingredients and they take just minutes to make!
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Nothing is better in the summertime than a cool and refreshing popsicle! These pineapple Dole whip-inspired popsicles are a treat that kids and adults will love.
No time (or money) for a Disney trip this year, no worries, you can still enjoy your favorite frozen treat. These creamy pineapple popsicles are perfect for handing out at summer pool parties, kid’s play dates, or anytime really!
Making popsicles at home means you get to control the amount of sugar and what goes into them! These pineapple dole whip popsicles are made without ANY added sugar, which I love!
Disney dole whip pineapple popsicles are made with just FOUR simple ingredients! Here's what you need:
- Crushed pineapple: Use crushed pineapple in 100% juice to keep these popsicles free of any added sugar.
- Pineapple juice: Use 100% juice whenever possible.
- Heavy whipping cream: Make sure you are using heavy whipping cream as this gives the popsicles their creamy texture.
- Vanilla extract: Make sure to use real vanilla extract for the best flavor.
See the recipe card for the exact quantities of each ingredient.
Here are simple swaps you can use when making these creamy pineapple popsicles.
- Pineapple: Fresh pineapple works too. Just make sure you choose one that you grab a pineapple that’s plenty ripe so it will have enough sweetness. You can also use other canned pineapple cuts but may need to blend longer.
- Heavy whipping cream: Really the best option for the best texture and flavor. Half and half will work as a substitute but the popsicles will not be as creamy.
- Vanilla extract: Other extracts such as coconut, lemon, and orange work but will change the flavor a bit.
Here are some ideas for changing up your popsicles.
- Dairy-free or vegan: To make these suitable for a dairy-free or vegan diet, swap the heavy cream for coconut cream. This product comes in a can and is higher in fat than regular canned coconut milk. It provides a similar creamy texture.
- Boozy pineapple popsicles: Add 2-3 tablespoons of liquor to make Disney Dole whip treats for adults! Rum gives them a bit of tropical flavor but you can also try them with tequila and vodka.
- Fruit studded Dole pineapple popsicles: Add some chopped fruit to the popsicle molds before pouring in the liquid. You can use diced pineapple pieces or try other flavors such as raspberries or chopped strawberries.
- Tropical pineapple popsicles: For more tropical flavors swap the heavy cream for coconut cream and if you want, stir in some finely chopped shredded coconut. For adults, you can even add in a few tablespoons of rum for a pina colada popsicle.
How to Make Dole Whip Popsicles
These homemade popsicles go together in a flash! Here's an overview of the steps but be sure to check the recipe card for all the details.
- Add the canned crushed pineapple along with any juice in the can plus the additional pineapple juice to a blender. Start blending on low to break up the pineapple.
- Pour in the whipping cream and pulse until the mixture is smooth and fully combined. Give the mixture a taste and add additional whipping cream if desired.
PRO TIP: Increase to a full blend to give the popsicles a lighter whipped texture.
- Pour the mixture into the molds.
- Add the wooden sticks to each popsicle and allow them to freeze at least five hours or overnight before serving.
Love pineapple? Try this Tropical Pineapple Margarita this summer!
Leave the pineapple cream popsicles in their molds until you are ready to serve them.
To serve, remove them from the freezer and let them sit on the counter for a few minutes and they should easily slide out.
If your popsicles get a little stuck, run them under warm water for a few seconds to help them release a bit quicker.
Homemade popsicles will last up to a month in the freezer! If they don't get eaten first.
Expert Tips and FAQS
- Store your popsicles in the freezer for at least five hours before serving.
- Blend the mixture longer for creamier popsicles.
- For the sweetest flavor without any added sugar use canned pineapple in 100% juice.
- Using fresh pineapple? Make sure the pineapple is ripe and plenty sweet.
- Servings. This recipe makes about 10-12 popsicles but the amount may vary depending on the size of your popsicle mold.
No, I don’t recommend adding sugar as it may not dissolve into the mixture and leave the frozen pops a bit grainy. Instead, you can swap a portion of the heavy cream for condensed milk if you want them a bit sweeter.
You can use an ice cube tray to make smaller-sized pops. You can also use silicone molds. The ones for muffins are a good size but you can also use other similar shapes and sizes. Just pour them in and let them freeze partially and then add the wooden sticks.
No, it has other ingredients to give it a creamy, soft texture. These popsicles inspired by the Dole Whip are made with canned pineapple, pineapple juice, heavy cream, and pineapple. Since they are popsicles they are harder but still have the same Dole Whip you love!
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Dole Whip Popsicles
- 20 ounces Dole Crushed Pineapple
- 6 ounces pineapple juice
- 4 ounces heavy whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Combine crushed pineapple (with juice) and additional pineapple juice in a blender.
- Blend on low until fully incorporated. Add the whipping cream and pulse until well mixed. For a frothier popsicle, you can increase to a full blend to give it a light whipped texture.
- Taste and add additional whipping cream if desired.
- Pour into molds and allow to freeze at least five hours or overnight before serving.