What Is A Dole Whip and How Can I Get My Hands On One?

January 14, 2010 at 6:25 am 3 comments

Photo of a Dole Pineapple Whip Float Everything You Need To Know About Dole Whips

Dole Whip: “Dole Soft Serve Mix is a lactose free dry mix that is reconstituted with tap water and frozen down in a soft serve machine. Marketed under the popular Dole brand name, this unique product delivers an intense, natural pineapple fruit flavor, yet is fat free and cholesterol free.”. That phrase – while being technically accurate – fails to capture the joy your tastebuds experience when introduced to a Dole Whip.

Imagine yourself miserably hot and humid – you dread moving because that’ll just make you even hotter. Then someone (maybe an angel) hands you a dish of a cheerful yellow, softly frozen pineapple (flavored) treat. From the first bite, your outlook brightens while visions of hula girls dance in your head. Okay, that might be a little bit of over-sell but Dole Whips are just plain wonderful! My whole family loves them and we’ll use any excuse to get one. Under the light of harsh scrutiny, they’re probaby just another icecream-like product but just try telling that to the fans.

Where to Buy A Dole Whip? 

Dole Whips mixes are sold to ice-cream vendors throughout the United States but they sure don’t seem to be found on every corner.  Most people who land on this blog will want to know where to find a Dole Whip at Walt Disney World.

  •  Magic Kingdom Theme Park – Adventureland Area – Aloha Isle. This refreshment stand carries both pineapple and vanilla Dole Whip. You can also get pineapple spears, pineapple juice, and Dole Whip floats here. If you’re on a Disney Dining Plan, you can use one of your snack credits to get a Dole Whip. There are those – even in my own family – who get sprinkles on their Dole Whips. Sprinkles!?!? Yuck!  TIP: If there are multiple lines, check to see which server gives the bigger servings and get in that line.
  • Orlando, Florida – Walt Disney World Resort – Disney’s Polynesian Resort Hotel – Captain Cook’s Snack Company. The hotel food court sells Dole Whips but doesn’t carry as many items as Aloha Isle, in the Magic Kingdom. No sprinkles here.  TIP: My family loves to buy a Dole Whip at Captain Cook’s just before going out to the Polynesian resort’s “beach” area to watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks and the Electric Water Pageant (floating parade). This is one of life’s simple pleasures.
  • Anaheim CaliforniaDisneyland Theme ParkTiki Juice Bar. Did you know that the Tiki Birds were the first Disney Animatronic figures? The Disneyland show hasn’t experienced the hostile take-over by Iago that you endure at the Magic Kingdom – it’s delightfully “old school”.

Do Dole Whips Come In Any Flavors Other Than Pineapple?

According to the manufacturer’s website, the Dole Whip mix does come in six flavors: Pineapple, Orange, Mango, Raspberry, Chocolate, and Vanilla. Disney sells pineapple and vanilla flavored Dole Whips; I’m not sure where you go to try the other flavors.

Does Everyone Like Dole Whips? 

Strangely enough, there is a small minority of people who think Dole Whips are terrible. There are also some people who think Dole Whips are entirely over-rated – they aren’t bad; they’re just not amazing. I’ll admit that nostalgia may be part of the attraction since many people experience these for the first time while on vacation.

Disney sometimes goes a little crazy around Christmas, serving Dole Whips that are tinted green or red and some people find that just a little weird

Ingredients, Nutritional Information, & Stuff Like That

Are you the type of person who asks for the nutritional analysis of a precious little puppy or a rainbow?  Clearly you’re confused about the purpose of a Dole Whip…this isn’t about nutrition.     If you need to know, you can find all that stuff on the official website.

You Need A Disney Vacation and a Dole Whip….Pronto!

The kind of people who selflessly eat Dole Whip after Dole Whip – just to be sure they’re something you would want to try – are the kind of people you need to help make your Walt Disney World Resort Vacation great.   You’ll get all the benefits of our expert Disney dessert taste testing when you book your next trip through www.buildabettermousetrip.com  Remember, we ate all those Dole Whips for you!

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. wdw4christians  |  January 14, 2010 at 6:27 am

    You can see a longer version of this article at http://www.squidoo.com/dole-whip

  • 2. Jim  |  March 29, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Loved the Dole Whip!! There is another location that sells it in Magic Kingdom – Orlando, just adjacent to the Aladdin ride (I think the one you are referring to is on the other side of the Swiss Family House.

  • 3. Carol  |  July 27, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    I live in Indiana. This isn’t very helpful. Can I get one in Indiana? We did have a vendor in my home town, South Bend, but he died. I haven’t had one since.


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