These Dole Whip Popsicles are a fun, frozen twist on the famous soft serve treat that everyone loves at Disney World! Made right at home using 4 ingredients with only 10 minutes of hands-on prep time!
If you’ve been to Disney, then you understand the hype that comes along with Dole Whip! Its creamy texture and tropical flavor are things Disney World enthusiasts look forward to as one of their favorite park treats.
Thankfully my Homemade Disney Dole Whip allows me the flavor anytime I want without planning a vacation to the happiest place on earth. However, my kids love a good handheld frozen treat in the summer, so I thought, why not Dole Whip Popsicles!
To make them the best, I use lots of pineapple flavor and a blender to create the perfect consistency! One lick and you’ll be hooked!
Ingredients For Dole Whip Popsicles
- Dole Crushed Pineapple
- Pineapple Juice
- Heavy Whipping Cream
- Vanilla Extract
Since this delicious tropical treat is made with only 4 ingredients, they’re way easier to make than booking a Disney World trip just to enjoy them! Not only can you control the sweetness, but you can choose the consistency and texture of them as well!
For the sweetest flavor without any added sugar, simply use canned pineapple in 100% juice!
Substitutions & Variations
- Sweetness – If you want to add a bit of sweetness to the popsicles, you can add powdered sugar, maple syrup, honey, or agave syrup. I would recommend tasting first and then adding your choice of sweetener to taste.
- Fresh Pineapple – Fresh pineapple can be used in place of canned. Just make sure that the pineapple you choose is ripe and plenty sweet.
- Heavy Whipping Cream – Coconut cream, full-fat canned coconut milk, or half and half can replace heavy whipping cream. Just keep in mind that it may change the final flavor and texture of the popsicles.
- Consistency – Control the texture of your popsicles simply by blending! For a creamier popsicle, blend the popsicle mixture longer. Whereas for a frothier texture, increases the blender to full speed to mix until it takes on a light, whipped texture.
- Popsicle Molds – Using fun-shaped popsicle molds is an easy way to make these pineapple popsicles even more exciting for the kids! You could even get mickey mouse popsicle molds to give Disneyland vibes!
- Adult Popsicles – Add alcohol such as rum or tequila to turn these tropical treats into an adult-only popsicle!
How To Make Dole Whip Popsicles
Step 1: Add crushed pineapple with juice and additional pineapple juice to a blender and blend on low until fully incorporated. Then pour in the whipping cream and vanilla extract. Pulse until mixed.
Step 3: Pour the popsicle mixture into molds and then transfer them to the freezer. Freeze for at least 5 hours or overnight before enjoying!
Dole Whip Popsicles Storage Instructions
These Dole Whip Popsicles can be stored right in popsicle molds. However, you can also remove them from the molds for storing as well. If you choose to remove them from the molds, wrap each popsicle in plastic wrap and again in tin foil.
Then place the double-wrapped popsicles in a large freezer bag with the excess air squeezed out of it. Store the popsicles in the freezer to enjoy for up to three months.
FAQs for Dole Whip Popsicles
Can I make these popsicles sweeter?
For an overall sweeter popsicle, you can replace the heavy whipping cream with sweetened condensed milk.
Do I strain the canned crushed pineapple before adding it to the blender?
No, do not drain the canned crushed pineapple first! You want everything in the can, juices and all, to be added to the blender.
How can I make this Dole Whip Popsicle Recipe dairy-free?
For dairy-free dole whip popsicles, swap the heavy whipping cream for coconut cream.
How can I make these popsicles without a popsicle mold?
Easy! Use mini paper cups in the size you’d like your popsicles to be. Then spoon the dole whip mixture into each. Afterward, cover the cups with tin foil and then poke a popsicle stick through it.
The tin foil will hold the popsicle stick in place while the popsicle freezes up! Once the popsicles are frozen, remove the tin foil covering and gently peel the paper cup off of the popsicle.
What can I use to make these popsicles if I don’t have a blender?
A large food processor will work if you don’t have a blender.
Can I leave pineapple chunks in my dole whip popsicles?
Yes, feel free to allow the popsicle mixture to have pineapple chunks in it if you prefer!
Dole Whip Popsicles
- Popsicle mold
- Wooden sticks
- 20 ounces Dole Crushed Pineapple
- 6 ounces pineapple juice
- 4 ounces heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Add 20 ounces Dole Crushed Pineapple (with juice) and additional 6 ounces pineapple juice in a blender. Blend on low until fully incorporated.
- Add 4 ounces heavy cream and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and pulse until fully incorporated. Taste and add additional whipping cream if desired.
- Pour the mixture into molds, add sticks, and freeze for at least 5 hours or overnight before serving.
- Blend the mixture longer for creamier popsicles.
- For the sweetest flavor without any added sugar, use canned pineapple in 100% juice.
- If you are using fresh pineapple, make sure it is very ripe.
- This recipe makes about 10 to 12 popsicles but may vary depending on the size of the mold you use.