Pineapple soft serve ice cream, also known as Dole Whip, is a popular and refreshing frozen treat that has become synonymous with Disney theme parks. It’s a dairy-free, vegan-friendly dessert made primarily with frozen pineapple and a few simple ingredients. The result is a smooth and creamy tropical-flavored ice cream that’s perfect for hot summer days.
Here’s a straightforward recipe to make pineapple soft serve ice cream at home:
- 4 cups frozen pineapple chunks (you can use fresh pineapple chunks, but frozen works best for the right texture)
- 1/2 cup canned coconut milk (full-fat for creaminess)
- 2-3 tablespoons of sweetener (such as powdered sugar, honey, agave nectar, or any other sweetener of your choice) – adjust to taste
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (optional, for a tangy twist)
- Optional: a splash of pineapple juice or water if needed for blending
- Place the frozen pineapple chunks, coconut milk, sweetener, and lemon juice (if using) in a blender or food processor.
- Blend the ingredients until smooth and creamy. If the mixture is too thick and not blending well, add a small amount of pineapple juice or water to help it blend. Be cautious not to add too much liquid, as you want to maintain the ice cream’s creamy texture.
- Taste the mixture and adjust the sweetness to your preference by adding more sweetener if necessary.
- Once the mixture is smooth and well combined, transfer it to an ice cream maker if you have one. Churn the mixture in the ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions until it reaches a soft-serve consistency.
- If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can still enjoy the soft-serve texture by placing the mixture in a container in the freezer. Every 30 minutes, take it out and give it a good stir to prevent ice crystals from forming. Repeat this process for about 2-3 hours or until the desired soft-serve consistency is achieved.
- Once the pineapple soft serve ice cream is ready, scoop it into bowls or cones and serve immediately.
This homemade pineapple soft serve ice cream is a delightful treat that brings the taste of the tropics to your home. Enjoy the refreshing and tropical flavors of this delicious frozen dessert!
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