This past weekend, Stephen (my husband) and I went to Disney World for a 4 day vacation with our friends. We had SO much fun! Between the rides, the company, and the food it was hard not to be a little sad coming home to DC. So to hang onto our little weekend vaca, I decided to do my own spin-offs on some of our favorite Disney treats (and let me tell you, there were tons!). First up is the classic Pineapple Dole Whip Float, found in the Magic Kingdom.
Note: By the way, if any of you haven’t been to Disney, or just haven’t enjoyed the deliciousness that is the Pineapple Dole Whip Float, let me explain! It is a layer of pineapple juice, topped with creamy soft serve pineapple ice cream, and is so good we take trips to the Magic Kingdom JUST to eat this thing. If you want to see it in all it’s glory, click here.
While figuring out how exactly I was going to recreate the “amazingess” that is Pineapple Dole Whip Float, I realized 1. I don’t have an ice cream maker and 2. I have never made ice cream before. So, I created a version that doesn’t require an ice cream maker and is made with coconut cream instead of cream/sugar. I was a bit skeptical, but let me tell you this tastes incredible! While it is not an EXACT copy of the original ( I don’t think anything can truly compare) it is light, creamy and perfectly sweet!
What I love most about this sweet treat is that it contains no added sugar (aside from that in the pineapple juice), so this is a dessert you can enjoy more than once-in-a-while and feel good about!
I can’t wait for you guys to make this! It’s the perfect way to enjoy these last days of summer. Also, I’m dying to know, what are some of your favorite Disney treats? Leave your thoughts in the comments, below!
Note: The orange color in the second drink is just a combination of orange juice and pineapple juice!
- 4 cups pineapple juice (I bought mine from Trader Joe's)
- 2 TBS. pineapple juice
- ½ cup crushed pineapple (canned works best)
- 1 can coconut cream (refrigerated over-night)
- Optional: 1 cup orange juice mixed with 1 cup pineapple juice to make the second drink pictured above
- Refrigerate the coconut cream overnight.
- The next day, pulse together the 2 TBS of juice with the crushed pineapple and refrigerated coconut cream (make sure to use just the cream NOT the liquid at the bottom of the can).
- Place mixture in a small bowl and freeze for 20 minutes.
- In a glass, pour in 2 cups of juice then top with the chilled coconut mixture!
- Pro Tip: If you want to get fancy, use a piping bag to get a "swirled" effect. I would advise against using a metal tip (the mixture is a bit thick) but if you cut off the tip of the bag it should work just fine!