Pineapple Coconut Whip
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Even if you’ve never been to Disneyland, surely you’ve heard of Dole Whip, the iconic pineapple dessert that’s earned something of a cult following. Thanks to Ren Fuller’s new cookbook, Downshiftology: Healthy Meal Prep, you can skip the trip and make a healthy-ish dairy-free version at home with her recipe for pineapple coconut whip.
“When you live in SoCal, virtually in the backyard of Disneyland,” she explains, “it’s hard not to be obsessed with Dole Whip, an iconic Magic Kingdom treat that’s the equivalent of a creamy pineapple soft serve. It’s perfectly refreshing on hot days, puts a little pep back in your step and makes your inner child grin from ear to ear. The authentic version is simply pineapple juice, frozen pineapple and ice cream, but it’s easy to make dairy-free with coconut cream. Plus, it tastes more like a frozen piña colada whip, and I’m 100 percent OK with that!”
Oh, we are 100 percent OK with that too.
Downshiftology: Healthy Meal Prep Copyright © 2022 by Lisa Bryan, LLC. Photographs copyright © 2022 by Ren Fuller. Published by Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Random House.
4 cups (560g) frozen pineapple chunks
½ cup (120ml) pineapple juice
½ cup (120ml) canned coconut cream
1. In a high-speed blender or food processor, blend the pineapple chunks, pineapple juice and coconut cream until smooth and thick. If your blender has a tamper, use that and scrape down the sides of the pitcher as necessary.
2. Scoop the blended whip into individual serving glasses.
Storage: Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. Once frozen, it will be quite hard. Let it thaw on the counter for 25 to 30 minutes before scooping and serving.
Dietary Swaps: If you’re not a fan of coconut, you can swap that with a large scoop of your favorite dairy or dairy-free ice cream. You can also use almond milk, cashew milk, oat milk or another non-dairy milk, but it won’t be quite as creamy.
Get Creative: If you really want to replicate your Disneyland favorite, just add the blended pineapple coconut whip to a piping bag with a large tip and swirl it around in a small glass—it’ll look just like soft serve!