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The first time I made this pineapple whip, I had no idea how much it resembled a certain famous dessert. I was just trying to make pineapple sorbet! I’m not sure how I got lucky the first time I tried making it, but I do know:
- I love pineapple
- My kids love pineapple
- I was trying to make frozen pineapple taste as delicious as fresh pineapple and this recipe was born!
Now the recipe lives on as one of our favorite real food summer desserts.
What Is Pineapple Whip?
One day I made this pineapple whip after a friend and I took our kids to the pool. She declared that it tastes very similar to the pineapple magic served at theme parks. At the time I’d never been, so this prompted a search of what on earth Dole Whip was and a realization that I had accidentally made this treat with real food and allergy-safe ingredients.
So now, this pineapple whip (or pineapple clouds as my three-year-old calls it), is a favorite summer treat at our house! It’s a cool and refreshing treat perfect after a hot summer day at the beach or playing in the backyard.
The best part:
No baking, no ovens, and no junky ingredients. In fact, it is one of my easiest recipes of all time. It’s creamy thanks to healthy and nourishing fats from coconut milk, and sweet from the golden goodness of fresh pineapple.
Is It Like Dole Whip?
If you’ve tried the real thing, I’d love to hear your opinion on this! If you haven’t — just enjoy this in all its amazing pineapple-ness without need for petty comparisons!
No pineapple on hand and need some more healthy dessert inspiration? Find all my favorite summer desserts here. My next summer dessert experiment will be this frozen yogurt bark. I haven’t tried it, but it checks all my boxes for a simple, healthy treat.
How to Make Pineapple Whip
All you need is a high-speed blender (one of my favorite pieces of kitchen equipment), some frozen pineapple, and coconut milk. It’s even better with a squeeze for fresh lime to balance the tart and sweet flavors.
Real Food Pineapple Whip Recipe (Like Dole Whip)
Delicious homemade pineapple whip with just three simple ingredients. A fresh and light summer treat!
Add all ingredients to high-speed blender or food processor and blend until smooth. It is very important that the pineapple is frozen or this will not work.
As soon as it is smooth, remove and scoop into individual serving cups.
Serve and eat immediately.
This is not a recipe to make ahead of time and it should be served immediately to get the soft-serve ice cream texture. The pineapple naturally makes a creamy texture and is amazing as long as it is served right away. It can be stored in the freezer for a few minutes but will freeze solid if left too long.
Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.7g | Protein: 0.7g | Fat: 7.2g | Saturated Fat: 6.3g | Sodium: 5mg | Fiber: 2.2g | Sugar: 10g
What do you like to make for quick desserts? Will you try this?