Monday, March 26, 2012

Ever had a Dole Whip at Disney?

If you have, you'll love this recipe. I took several recipes I found online and simplified them into three ingredients - pineapple juice, vanilla ice cream, and whipped cream. Easy and yummy!

I took a 46-oz can of pineapple juice and placed it in a gallon-size Ziploc bag. I placed the bag in the freezer for a couple of hours until the juice was slushy but not frozen. I think the next time I make this, I'll use a glass dish to freeze the juice because dipping the slush out of a bag was a tad messy.

I let the vanilla ice cream soften up. You can scoop the ice cream into a mixing bowl and beat it with the paddle attachment to break up any hard ice cream chunks. Those don't make it through a straw very well.

Then I whipped a 16 oz container of heavy whipping cream until soft peaks formed. It was the perfect consistency for this yummy treat.

I layered a scoop of ice cream, then a scoop of pineapple slush, then a scoop of whipped cream. And because there was room left in the cup, I repeated the layers. Then a good stir....and it's time to sip! (That's our dog, Alexandra, in the picture. She was hoping for a taste.)

There was enough pineapple slush to make 10l arge servings. If you don't need that large amount, cut down on how much pineapple juice you freeze and how much whipped cream you make.

I can't tell you how delicious and refreshing Dole Whips are. You have to try one for yourself. And if you don't have a trip to Disney planned in the near future, whip it up at home.