Dole Whip

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Dole Whip and Dole Whip float as served at Walt Disney World

Dole Whip (also known as Dole Soft Serve)[1] is a soft serve dairy-free frozen dessert created by Dole Food Company in 1984.[2] The original pineapple flavor is the best known, but eight additional fruit flavors are sold: cherry, mango, lemon, watermelon, orange, raspberry, strawberry, and lime.[1]


Dole Whip was introduced at the National Restaurant Association show in May 1984, 10 years after Dole Food Company took over from United Airlines as the sponsor of Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room, an attraction inside the Adventureland section of Disneyland. Dole Whip built on the attraction's initial refreshment offering of pineapple juice & fruit spears.[3]

Dole Whip has achieved a cult following among Disney park-goers, allowing merchandise to be created in the Disney Snacks Merchandise category.[2][4][5][6] Disneyland and Walt Disney World serve Dole Whip by itself, or with Dole pineapple juice. The latter combination is called a Dole Whip float.

In December 2018, Disneyland opened the Tropical Hideaway where Aladdin's Oasis once stood.[7] Tropical Hideaway offers a seating and dining area for Adventureland. With more soft serve machines they were able to offer more Dole Whip flavors and combinations, like Mango with a fruit medley with Tajin and Chamoy syrup and Raspberry Pineapple swirl with Hibiscus and fruit.

In 2020 it also become available in both pineapple and raspberry flavor at Chester Zoo, UK where it is served in a tub or as a float.

Since at least 2013, Dole Whip has been made with exclusively vegan ingredients, and it has always been gluten-free.[8] For adults visiting the Disneyland and Walt Disney World parks there is a Rum version of the Dole Whip.[9]

Disney published a recipe in 2020, to allow people to create their own Dole Whips at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is not the real Dole Whip recipe, as it is made with powder and water in a soft serve machine.[10]


According to MyFitnessPal and the Dole Soft Serve company, one serving of the Dole Whip has 90 calories.[11][12]

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  2. ^ a b Trinh, Jean. "The History Of Dole Whip And Its Cult Following At Disneyland". LAist. Archived from the original on 2016-04-29. Retrieved 2016-04-29.
  3. ^ "How Disney Made Dole Whip Feel so Exclusive-And The Simple Reason Why Lemon is The New Flavor" Mic. 2 April 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  4. ^ "This New Line of Disney Snacks Merch is Already SELLING OUT in Disney World! | the disney food blog". Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  5. ^ "Dole Whip's not just for Disney anymore". Discover San Diego. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  6. ^ "A dozen frozen treat shops around the Wyoming Valley to visit this summer". Times Leader. 14 June 2016. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Now Open! Discover The Tropical Hideaway in Disneyland Park". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved 2022-03-10.
  8. ^ "Reader Question: Is Dole Whip Vegan and Gluten Free?" The Disney Food Blog. 4 July 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  9. ^ Flager, Madison (2017-06-10). "Disney Has An Alcoholic Dole Whip And We Need To Try It ASAP". Delish. Retrieved 2019-11-12.
  10. ^ "How to make Disney's Dole Whip at home" WFTS Tampa Bay 2020, April 9. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  11. ^ Leary, Chelsea (2018-08-02). "What is Dole Whip? Everything To Know About the Fan-Favorite Treat in Disney Parks". Showbiz Cheat Sheet. Retrieved 2019-11-12.
  12. ^ "Dole Soft Serve: Product Information". Retrieved 2019-11-12.