Real Food Pineapple Whip Recipe (Like Dole Whip)

Katie Wells Avatar

Reading Time: 2 minutes

This post contains affiliate links.

Read my affiliate policy.

dole whip
Wellness Mama » Blog » Recipes » Real Food Pineapple Whip Recipe (Like Dole Whip)

The first time I made this pineapple whip, I had no idea how much it resembled a certain famous dessert. I was just trying to make pineapple sorbet! I’m not sure how I got lucky the first time I tried making it, but I do know:

  • I love pineapple
  • My kids love pineapple
  • I was trying to make frozen pineapple taste as delicious as fresh pineapple and this recipe was born!

Now the recipe lives on as one of our favorite real food summer desserts.

What Is Pineapple Whip?

One day I made this pineapple whip after a friend and I took our kids to the pool. She declared that it tastes very similar to the pineapple magic served at theme parks. At the time I’d never been, so this prompted a search of what on earth Dole Whip was and a realization that I had accidentally made this treat with real food and allergy-safe ingredients.

So now, this pineapple whip (or pineapple clouds as my three-year-old calls it), is a favorite summer treat at our house! It’s a cool and refreshing treat perfect after a hot summer day at the beach or playing in the backyard.

The best part:

No baking, no ovens, and no junky ingredients. In fact, it is one of my easiest recipes of all time. It’s creamy thanks to healthy and nourishing fats from coconut milk, and sweet from the golden goodness of fresh pineapple.

Is It Like Dole Whip?

If you’ve tried the real thing, I’d love to hear your opinion on this! If you haven’t — just enjoy this in all its amazing pineapple-ness without need for petty comparisons!

No pineapple on hand and need some more healthy dessert inspiration? Find all my favorite summer desserts here. My next summer dessert experiment will be this frozen yogurt bark. I haven’t tried it, but it checks all my boxes for a simple, healthy treat.

How to Make Pineapple Whip

All you need is a high-speed blender (one of my favorite pieces of kitchen equipment), some frozen pineapple, and coconut milk. It’s even better with a squeeze for fresh lime to balance the tart and sweet flavors.

dole whip

Real Food Pineapple Whip Recipe (Like Dole Whip)

Delicious homemade pineapple whip with just three simple ingredients. A fresh and light summer treat!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Calories 109kcal
Author Katie Wells




  • 2 cups frozen pineapple
  • ½ cup coconut milk (homemade or canned, or other milk)
  • 1 tsp lime juice (optional)


  • Add all ingredients to high-speed blender or food processor and blend until smooth. It is very important that the pineapple is frozen or this will not work.
  • As soon as it is smooth, remove and scoop into individual serving cups.
  • Serve and eat immediately.
  • Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Real Food Pineapple Whip Recipe (Like Dole Whip)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 109 Calories from Fat 65
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.2g11%
Saturated Fat 6.3g39%
Sodium 5mg0%
Carbohydrates 11.7g4%
Fiber 2.2g9%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 0.7g1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


This is not a recipe to make ahead of time and it should be served immediately to get the soft-serve ice cream texture. The pineapple naturally makes a creamy texture and is amazing as long as it is served right away. It can be stored in the freezer for a few minutes but will freeze solid if left too long.

Like this recipe? Check out my new cookbook, or get all my recipes (over 500!) in a personalized weekly meal planner here!

What do you like to make for quick desserts? Will you try this?


Become a VIP member!

Get access to my VIP newsletter with health tips, special deals, my free ebook on Seven Small Easy Habits and so much more!

Easy Habits ebook on ipad

Katie Wells Avatar

About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


50 responses to “Real Food Pineapple Whip Recipe (Like Dole Whip)”

  1. Deb Avatar

    Hi! Great idea for a simple and healthy treat. One question — the milk doesn’t have to be frozen, does it? Looks like a couple of ladies used frozen milk in the comments I read. Thoughts?

  2. Kath Avatar

    Your recipe is Amazing an better than the original whip @ the parks.
    Any fruit would be great !
    Thank you for your great recipes an no nasty tastes !

  3. Kathleen Avatar

    Dole whip was my FAVORITE sorbet but definitely not allowed on my AIP diet. This is very similar to it (only healthier) and I enjoyed it. I did have to freeze the leftovers in popsicle molds. Not the same but should still taste good. Would make a great July 4th treat. Thanks!

  4. Diane Avatar

    I can’t wait to try this. My mom has chewing and swallowing issues and can’t have pineapple any more. I like the simple, real ingredients.

  5. Shannon Avatar

    Probably a stupid question but I am appliance ignorant. I don’t have a food processor per se, but my 90s blender finally died and I got one of those fancy ninja blenders…can I use that or will that make it more of a smoothie?

  6. Caroline Avatar

    I made this…. the consistency was very runny. Not like soft serve at all

  7. Savannah Avatar

    This looks wonderful! I’ve never had the Dole Whip either, but I don’t think I’d need to after enjoying these pineapple clouds! Pineapple is a total favorite around here, so I know this would be gobbled right up. Thanks for sharing! <3

  8. shannon Avatar

    5 stars
    I’ve never had Dole Whip, but I love pineapple so I wanted to try this. My blender struggles with thicker textures so I had to add extra milk – I just used whole cow’s milk. I did use the lime juice as well as some plain Greek yogurt. That added a nice tartness to balance the sweet pineapple. This recipe is great for taming a sweets craving without going too far off track nutritionally. It made all the time I spent cutting and freezing a whole pineapple worth it 🙂

  9. Katherine Avatar

    3 stars
    I love Dole Whip, but this doesn’t taste like Dole Whip. There is no “tang” or much flavor to this. It tastes like it is still missing ingredients. As it is, it just tastes likes frozen pineapple purée. I’ve watched uTube videos with this same recipe and I just don’t get it. It doesn’t even taste close to what makes Dole Whip special.

  10. April Avatar

    1 star
    I have never had Dole Whip so I’ve no comparison. But I made this recipe and thought it was really bland. Maybe my pineapple wasn’t sweet enough. Not really sure but it had very little flavor.

  11. Deborah Avatar

    5 stars
    We do this with bananas, also, adding less milk to the ratio, just a few TBSP to about four bananas to give a creamier texture. I have some very ripe mangoes now in the freezer to try with that. My daughter and her husband actually buy extra bananas specifically to freeze. He sometimes adds peanut butter to his. My homemade chocolates also are good with the frozen dessert. They are made with monkfruit and stevia (Dr. Mercola’s recipe from that website).

    Back to the pineapple, don’t forget to juice the core where most of the bromelain is which is a great tenderizer. I mix that juice with some siracha (some like it hot!) and some salt and seasonings like rosemary, marinate chicken that is cut up even overnight and it is just as tender as can be. I usually cook the chicken pieces on my panini press, being careful not to overcook. My husband ALWAYS raves about that chicken. I am sure the juiced core can be mixed with any seasonings of your choice. I can imagine this would work for lamb, also.

  12. Kaytee Avatar

    5 stars
    40 weeks pregnant and needing some pineapple, in the middle of summer! This was just the ticket! Thanks Katie!

4.17 from 43 votes (30 ratings without comment)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating