Dole Pineapple Whip is a popular and refreshing treat that’s known for its creamy texture and tropical flavor. Here’s a simple recipe to prepare it at home:
- 1 large ripe pineapple (or 1 can of pineapple chunks in juice)
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar (adjust to taste)
- 1/4 cup coconut milk (or regular milk for a lighter version)
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice (optional, for brightness)
- Prepare the Pineapple:
- If using fresh pineapple, peel and core the pineapple. Cut it into chunks. Make sure to remove any tough inner core parts.
- If using canned pineapple, drain the pineapple chunks from the can. You can reserve a little bit of the pineapple juice if needed for blending.
- Freeze the Pineapple:
- Spread the pineapple chunks in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze the pineapple chunks until they are firm, about 2-3 hours or overnight.
- Blend the Ingredients:
- Place the frozen pineapple chunks in a high-powered blender or food processor.
- Add the powdered sugar, coconut milk, and lemon juice (if using) to the blender.
- Blend Until Smooth:
- Start blending at a low speed and gradually increase the speed to high. You might need to pause and scrape down the sides of the blender occasionally to ensure everything is blended evenly.
- Blend until the mixture becomes smooth and creamy. This might take a few minutes depending on the power of your blender.
- Serve and Enjoy:
- Once the mixture is smooth and creamy, you can either serve it immediately for a soft-serve consistency or transfer it to a container and freeze for a firmer texture.
- If you choose to freeze the mixture, allow it to sit at room temperature for a few minutes before scooping.
- Serve the Dole Pineapple Whip in bowls or cones and enjoy your homemade tropical treat!
Keep in mind that the texture of your pineapple whip might vary based on factors like the ripeness of the pineapple, the power of your blender, and the freezing time. Adjust the amount of coconut milk and sugar to your taste preferences, and feel free to experiment with different variations by adding other fruits or flavors if you like.