This vegan dole whip is a creamy, dairy-free, pineapple-infused dessert. Satisfy your sweet tooth with this yummy healthy frozen treat made with only four ingredients!
I love a sweet treat. Make that sweet treat healthy and delicious? Well, I’m smitten. That’s what’s so great about this dairy-free dole whip. It checks all of the boxes, including being easy to make.
I like to think of it as similar to my nice cream recipe — it’s a delicious whole food, plant-based dessert everyone will love!
How to Make Vegan Dole Whip
You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.
- Place all ingredients in a blender and let it sit for a few minutes until the frozen fruit softens slightly.
- Pulse on low until the ingredients are broken down.
- Use a spatula to stir the ingredients and pulse again. Repeat until smooth.
- Serve as is: Spoon it into serving glasses and enjoy.
- For the iconic dole whip swirl, transfer to a piping bag fitted with a 1M star tip.
- Place this in an airtight freezer bag and freeze for 20 minutes. Then swirl it into serving dishes, nice and tall.
Dole Whip Ingredients
- Lemon — We’ll use both the zest and the juice of the lemon.
- Oats — I used rolled oats for this recipe, but you can substitute instant oats.
- Chia — We’ll add some ground chia seeds to create a thicker texture. You can use whole chia seeds; I just prefer ground because it creates a smoother finished texture.
- Syrup — I used maple syrup, but you can substitute agave nectar.
- Milk — We’ll use almond milk for the best overnight oats! Substitute your favorite plant-based milk.
- Yogurt — I love adding some plant-based yogurt (plain, unsweetened) for an even more tangy flavor.
- Protein Powder — I add some vanilla protein powder for increased flavor and nutrients. If your protein powder is not sweetened, you may want to add an extra teaspoon or two of sweetener.
- Cornstarch — We’ll use cornstarch to thicken the lemon curd topping.
- Turmeric — A pinch of turmeric makes that lemon curd sunny yellow.
- Frozen pineapple chunks — Use these tips for cutting pineapple into chunks, then transfer to freezer bags and freeze.
- Frozen bananas — You can use frozen banana slices, or substitute a cup of vegan ice cream or vegan yogurt.
- Vanilla protein powder — Use your favorite dairy-free protein powder. I prefer vanilla for this recipe. We use Vega which adds a bit of sweetener. If your protein powder does not have sweetener, you may want to add a tablespoon of maple syrup as well.
- Plant-based milk — You can substitute pineapple juice, but I prefer using soy milk or even almond milk.
Why This Recipe is a Winner
- EASY — Made with only a few ingredients, you’ll enjoy this healthy treat in no time!
- VERSATILE — Mix up the frozen fruit involved to create a whole variety of flavor variations (see below).
- FAMILY-FAVORITE — This frozen treat is loved by everyone, from little ones all the way up the family tree!
Is Disney dole whip vegan?
Yes, standard dole whip at Disney is made with dairy-free ingredients and is therefore vegan. It’s also gluten-free and fat-free. However, if you can’t make it to a Disney resort, cruise, or spa, you can make your own vegan dole whip at home.
How long does dole whip last in the freezer?
It’s true that dole whip is best served right away if you want a super creamy texture. However, you can freeze dole whip, just allow time for it to soften at room temperature before serving it. You can even run the partially thawed frozen chunks through the blender again to recreate the creamy texture. Dole whip will keep in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Here are some interesting flavor variations to try:
- Peach Dole Whip — Substitute 1 cup of frozen pineapples for 1 cup of frozen peaches.
- Strawberry Dole Whip — Substitute 1 cup of frozen strawberries for 1 cup of frozen pineapples
- Watermelon Dole Whip — Substitute 1 cup of frozen pineapples for 1 cup of frozen watermelon chunks.
- Blueberry Dole Whip — Substitute 1 cup of frozen blueberries for 1 cup of frozen pineapples.
Let your imagination run wild, and you can try lots of flavor variations! For example, adding a bit of coconut milk to the mix would add coconut flavor. That would taste amazing!
Making it Creamy
I’m using frozen banana chunks to make this dairy-free dole whip creamy. However, you can substitute other ingredients, such as:
- Coconut Milk — Use full fat coconut milk and be sure to shake the can before measuring it. You may want to add some sugar (like a tablespoon or 2 of maple syrup) since coconut milk won’t add any sweetness.
- Vegan Ice Cream — Go full-on indulgent with dairy-free ice cream combined with frozen pineapple chunks.
- Vegan Yogurt — You can substitute vegan yogurt. If your yogurt is sweetened, it should be fine as is. But if you’re adding unsweetened vegan yogurt, you may want to add some sweetness to the mix.
Serve dollops of vegan dole whip with some yummy vegan toppings, such as:
- Crunchy Protein Granola on top of a creamy smoothie bowl is always a nice touch
- A drizzle of Date Caramel or two is sweet and delicious
- Fresh fruit, such as blueberries or raspberries keep it wholesome
- I like swirling Vegan Chocolate Syrup on top!
Transfer leftovers to a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 2 months. To thaw, set on the counter at room temperature for up to 15 minutes, until soft enough to spoon into dishes.
Vegan Frozen Treats
You’ll love the easy flavor of this vegan dole whip. That’s why you’ll want to try these vegan frozen treats as well!
Vegan Dole Whip
- 2 cups frozen pineapple chunks (see note)
- 1 tablespoon vanilla protein powder (dairy-free)
- ¾ cup plant-based milk
- ½ cup vegan yogurt
- Place all ingredients in a blender and let it sit until the frozen fruit has softened slightly. Pulse on low to break it up into small pieces. Let it sit again and use a spatula to push it down toward the blades. Then pulse again. Repeat this process until it's nice and smooth.
- Add some ice if it's not thick enough. Add a bit more milk if it's too thick.
- Serve as is: Spoon into a serving dishes and enjoy.
- For the iconic dole whip swirl, transfer to a piping bag fitted with an open 1M star tip. Place this in an airtight freezer bag and freeze for 20 minutes. Then swirl it into serving dishes, nice and tall.
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