Love to grab a Dole Whip at Disney? Now you can make your own in popsicle form! These easy Dole Whip Popsicles are made with just four ingredients for a no-sugar-added, kid-friendly, Summer dessert that’s refreshing and easy!
Easy Dole Whip Popsicle Recipe
There’s a season the classic Dole Whip ice cream is so beloved. It has the perfect balance of a light and creamy texture with refreshing bright pineapple. But you don’t have to travel to bring the tropical delight to your taste buds. This easy recipe for dole whip popsicles is my favorite summer dessert recipe when I want an island vibe.
You can whip up these pops in a blender and after about 5 hours of freezing, they’re ready for sharing. Kids and adults love them, plus they’re easy to make ahead for entertaining. Serve these summery popsicles at your next outdoor get-together and no one will be disappointed.
This is a simple four-ingredient recipe. Here’s what you need:
- Crushed Pineapple: You can find this with the canned fruit in the grocery store.
- Pineapple Juice: Either canned or in a bottle.
- Heavy Cream: For the creamy ice cream-like texture of these popsicles, you will really want to use heavy cream. However, if you can’t have dairy, coconut cream is a great substitute!
- Vanilla Extract: Just a splash helps with the overall flavor.
How to Make Dole Whip Popsicles
Blend the pineapple: In a blender, puree the crushed pineapple with the pineapple juice until smooth and frothy. Add the cream and vanilla and pulse just to combine.
Mold the popsicles: Pour the pineapple mixture into your popsicle molds, add sticks and freeze for at least five hours.
Tips for Success
- Smooth: Blend the canned pineapple until it’s totally smooth for the creamiest texture.
- Heavy Cream vs Half & Half: Make sure to use heavy cream if you want a creamier ice cream style popsicle. Half and half will also work, but your popsicles will not be as rich and creamy.
- Freeze: Be sure to let the popsicles freeze for at least 5 hours and up to overnight.
- Fresh Pineapple Vs Canned: Both will work! I just like to use canned because I always have it on hand.
- Sweeter Popsicles: If you want your popsicles to be sweeter, you can replace the half of the heavy cream with sweetened condensed milk!
- Dairy Free: If you need your popsicles to be dairy free, use coconut cream instead. Make sure to get a can of coconut cream that has the thick cream on top and shake it up well before adding it to your blender.
- Boozy Dole Whip Popsicles: Add a few hearty tablespoons of rum to your popsicles to give them a delicious boozy kick. Adults only!
- Piña Colada Popsicles: Combine the two substitutions above (coconut cream and rum) and you will have a delicious treat.
Store the dole whip popsicles in the freezer for up to three months. I like to individually wrap the popsicles (after freezing) with Saran Wrap and then store them all together in a large freezer friendly ziplock bag. Make a double batch and you’ll always have a sweet, frosty treat to reach for!
Dole Whip Popsicles
- 20 oz crushed pineapple
- 6 oz pineapple juice
- 4 oz heavy whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
- Popsicle Molds
- Combine crushed pineapple (with juice) and additional pineapple juice in a blender. Blend on low until fully incorporated.
- Add the whipping cream and optional vanilla extract 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.
More Easy Summer Dessert Recipes
During the hot Summer months, the last thing you want is to heat up house with the oven. Below are some of my very favorite no-bake desserts for the warmer months.
- No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
- Banana Pudding Lasagna
- The Best Rice Krispie Treats
- No-Bake Chocolate Eclair Cake
- Best Chocolate Milkshake
- Summer Berry Icebox Cake
- Best Banana Pudding
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