You can make one of Disneyland’s most popular treats at home with this Ninja CREAMi Dole Whip recipe! Just blend creamy vanilla ice cream with pineapple chunks and juice for a deliciously decadent dessert.
If you’ve ever been to Disneyland, then chances are you’ve had this tasty treat. Keep reading for tips on how you can make it at home with your Ninja CREAMi.
What is Dole Whip made of?
The pineapple Dole Whip found at Disney theme parks is made from flavoring mixes and stabilizers that create a mixture that can be dispensed through soft-serve machines. But we can recreate the flavor with simple ingredients from the grocery store and a Ninja CREAMi machine. And you need only three ingredients: vanilla ice cream, pineapple chunks, and pineapple juice.
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Kitchen Gear Needed to Make Ninja CREAMi Dole Whip
You need just a few common kitchen gadgets to make this recipe:
Ingredients & Substitutions for Making Ninja CREAMi Dole Whip
Have these handy, along with all the ingredients listed in the recipe below, so you can whip up a batch of Dole Whip in the Ninja CREAMi in no time.
Vanilla Ice Cream I used this Ninja CREAMi Vanilla Ice Cream in this recipe. but you could use store-bought vanilla ice cream also. Just be aware that the consistency of the Dole Whip will depend on the ingredients in whichever ice cream you use.
Pineapple Chunks or Tidbits Of course I used Dole Pineapple Chunks in this recipe, but any brand will work. You can use either canned or frozen, but if you use canned, get pineapple chunks that are packed in pineapple juice, instead of syrup, so there isn’t any added sugar. And bonus, you can use the juice in the recipe instead of buying a can of pineapple juice! Note: If you can’t find pineapple chunks or tidbits, don’t substitute crushed pineapple. It has too much juice in it and will make your Dole Whip very soft.
Pineapple Juice Canned pineapple juice is usually found in the juice section of the grocery store, but not all stores carry it. If you can’t find it in your store, use pineapple chunks that are canned in pineapple juice and just measure out two ounces to use in this recipe.
Tips for Making Ninja CREAMi Dole Whip
Can I make it vegan/dairy-free?
Absolutely! If you’re making this Ninja CREAMi Vanilla Ice Cream to use in this recipe, just follow the tips to make it vegan. Or you can use your favorite store-bought vegan vanilla ice cream.
Is Dole Whip like sorbet?
This Ninja CREAMi Dole Whip recipe is very similar to ice cream or sherbet, which is to say that it contains dairy ingredients to make it creamy. Sorbets are mostly fruit and sugar, with maybe some water mixed in.
Can I use frozen fruit in the Ninja CREAMi?
The Ninja CREAMi manual states that frozen fruit should not be used in making ice cream bases, because the fruit pieces can be very hard which could damage the machine. So, if you are going to use frozen pineapple in this recipe, I would suggest thawing it first, then mixing it with the vanilla ice cream and pineapple juice before freezing.
Ninja CREAMi Dole Whip Recipe
- 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream*
- 2 oz pineapple juice
- 1 cup pineapple chunks
- Put the vanilla ice cream, pineapple juice, and pineapple chunks in a bowl and fold together until well mixed.
- Pour the mixture into a clean CREAMi pint, making sure it doesn't go over the MAX FILL line, then put the lid on it.
- Place the pint in the freezer, making sure it's level. Freeze for 24 hours.
- Take the pint from the freezer, remove the lid, and place it in the outer bowl. Install the paddle in the lid and attach lid to the outer bowl.
- Plug in the Ninja CREAMi unit and install the bowl on the base.
- Press the power button and select ICE CREAM.
- When the unit shuts off, remove the bowl from the base and remove the lid.
- If the ice cream is crumbly, then reattach the lid and install the bowl on the base again. Select RE-SPIN.
- Once the ice cream is at the right consistency, serve immediately.
* See the Tips below the recipe card for substitution suggestions.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 80Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 7mgSodium 14mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 1gSugar 14gProtein 1g
Nutrition information is an approximation and may vary based on the specific ingredients and amounts used when preparing the recipe.
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