Monday, September 30, 2013

The Many Varieties of Dole Whip

I am ridiculously excited for today's Sweet Treat Monday guest post because there is Disney World AND Disneyland deliciousness in store!!  Please welcome Sarah from the fabulous blog Running at Disney.  RAD has tons of great information about runDisney and marathons in the parks, and today Sarah has some Dole Whip pixie dust to share - from the parks on both coasts, no less!  I guarantee you will learn something new about Dole Whip - I know I did. :)  Here's Sarah:

Ahhh the Dole Whip.  A classic sweet treat among Disney fans everywhere.  But what if I told you that I am a new convert to the Dole Whip?!  Shock, awe, I know!  For some reason, the pineapple never really appealed to me and I always walked past Aloha Isle, clearly not knowing what I was missing. 

I had my first one in 2010 at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.  I opted for the vanilla swirl since I was still a bit skeptical about the pineapple and I was hooked!  This is one of those cases of when you fall, you fall hard.  The fun thing about getting it at the Halloween party is that the vanilla ice cream is colored green!

The great thing about the Dole Whip is that it comes in many different varieties.  Besides the swirl, you have the basic Dole Whip.

The Spiked Dole Whip topped with dark rum that debuted at the 2013 Flower & Garden Festival.

And now my personal favorite, the Dole Whip Float!  This is Dole Pineapple Juice topped with a Dole Whip…apparently I’m in love with pineapple and didn’t know it.  

On a recent trip to Disneyland, I discovered a whole new way to enjoy the Dole Whip…INSIDE The Enchanted Tiki Room!  There you can actually order while in line for the attraction and bring it inside with you as you watch the show.  The Floats are a bit different in Disneyland as well.  They seem to have less juice and come with a cherry and umbrella.  Much fancier J

Another great thing about Dole Whips is that they are both gluten AND dairy-free, making them the perfect sweet treats for those with any allergy issues.     

While the lines are often long to get a Dole Whip in the parks, it’s definitely worth the wait.  If you don’t want to wait in line or aren’t planning on going to the Magic Kingdom, head on over to Captain Cooks at the Polynesian Resort where you can actually serve yourself! 

Dole Whips have definitely become my favorite sweet treat in Walt Disney World.  Dare I say they are better than a Mickey Bar?!?


  1. I had no idea that the vanilla swirl turned green. The dessert looks so much more tropical that way... I am going to suggest that keep it that way forever. I had my first DW about 3 years ago and it was an amazing experience. I can't wait to have another one soon. :)

  2. I feel like such a Disney failure. I tried. I really did. I can't make myself like Dole Whips. :( (Going to sit in my corner now.)

    1. Girl, you could never be a Disney failure! I know other people who don't care for Dole is pretty sweet! Luckily there are enough Disney desserts that everyone can find a favorite. ;)