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Make Hawaii’s Famous Dole Whip

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at HPU chapter.

Dole Food Company didn’t invent this mouthwatering desert until the mid-80s. When Disneyland opened the Tiki Bar in Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland in 1968, it took them about eight years to get in contract with Dole when it became a sponsor. Earlier before partnering up with Dole, Disneyland only sold pineapple juice and fruit slices. It was until one of the employees came back from a trip to Oahu, Hawaii and introduced the Dole Whip.

As a local here living in Hawaii, I don’t often make the drive to Wahiawa (northern Oahu), but I’m constantly on the urge to go because of my cravings! It wasn’t until I googled how to recreate the Dole Whip, and found out how easy it is! You don’t even need an ice cream machine to do it! Here’s instructions I pulled up from the Dole’s main website on how to create your own!


  • 1 cup of pineapple juice, frozen in an ice cube tray
  • 1 peeled and frozen banana
  • 2 teaspoons of white powdered sugar
  • ¼ cups of unsweetened coconut milk beverage


  1. Combine frozen juice, frozen banana, and powdered sugar in blender. Blend until smooth and gradually add the unsweetened coconut milk.
  2. Serve immediately.

It’s literally the easier dessert I’ve made for my friends! Although nothing beats the real Dole Whip at the Plantation of Disney parks, but hey – it’s almost identical. I love to add on things, and my favorite toppings that go well with Dole Whip are chocolate syrup, strawberry syrup, and a local Chinese powdered sweet and sour candy called “li hing mui.”

Source: http://www.dole.com/recipes/d/DIY-Dole-Whip.

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