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] Prior to 2023, when Dole Whip began to be sold at retailers, Dole Whip was served at Disney theme parks and Dole Soft Serve was sold elsewhere. The original pineapple flavor is the best known, and additional fruit flavors are sold. Similar or identical desserts modeled after the Dole Whip but not manufactured or served by Dole are generically called pineapple whip.[3]



The Dole Whip is made with powder and water in a soft serve machine,[4] though Disney published a recipe in 2020 to allow people to create their own Dole Whips at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.[5] Since at least 2013, Dole Whip has been made with exclusively vegan ingredients, and it has always been gluten-free.[6]


According to MyFitnessPal and the Dole Soft Serve company, one serving equivalent to 2/3 cup of the Dole Whip has 110 calories.[7][4]


Dole Whip was created by Dole Food Company in 1984.[2] It was introduced at the National Restaurant Association show in May 1984,[citation needed] 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).[citation needed] Dole Whip built on the attraction's initial refreshment offering of pineapple juice & fruit spears.[8]

In December 2018, Disneyland opened the Tropical Hideaway,[9] which offers a seating and dining area for Adventureland. With more soft-serve machines they were able to offer more Dole Whip flavors and combinations.

In 2023, Dole Whip was announced to be available in retail stores.[10][11]

Cultural impact[edit]

Dole Whip has achieved a cult following among Disney park-goers, allowing merchandise to be created in the Disney Snacks merchandise category.[2][12][13][14]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "DOLE Whip™ vs. DOLE® Soft Serve". dolesoftserve. Kent Precision Foods Group, Inc. 2016-03-31. Archived from the original on 2018-07-19. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  2. ^ a b c 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. ^ Smittle, Stephanie; Grear, Daniel; Arkansas Times Staff (June 29, 2023). "Weather forecast says: pineapple whip". Arkansas Times. Retrieved December 30, 2023.
  4. ^ a b "Dole Soft Serve: Product Information". Archived from the original on 2019-11-12. Retrieved 2019-11-12.
  5. ^ "How to make Disney's Dole Whip at home" WFTS Tampa Bay 2020, April 9. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Reader Question: Is Dole Whip Vegan and Gluten Free?" Archived 2019-01-03 at the Wayback Machine The Disney Food Blog. 4 July 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  7. ^ Leary, Chelsea (2018-08-02). "What is Dole Whip? Everything To Know About the Fan-Favorite Treat in Disney Parks". Showbiz Cheat Sheet. Archived from the original on 2019-11-12. Retrieved 2019-11-12.
  8. ^ "How Disney Made Dole Whip Feel so Exclusive-And The Simple Reason Why Lemon is The New Flavor" Archived 2018-04-20 at the Wayback Machine Mic. 2 April 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Now Open! Discover The Tropical Hideaway in Disneyland Park". Disney Parks Blog. 21 December 2018. Archived from the original on 2022-01-24. Retrieved 2022-03-10.
  10. ^ America, Good Morning. "Dole Whip will soon be available in the freezer section". Good Morning America. Archived from the original on 2023-03-13. Retrieved 2023-03-13.
  11. ^ "Disney's Dole Whip Is Coming To A Grocery Store Near You". Delish.
  12. ^ "This New Line of Disney Snacks Merch is Already SELLING OUT in Disney World! | the disney food blog". 10 January 2019. Archived from the original on 2019-02-19. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  13. ^ "Dole Whip's not just for Disney anymore". Discover San Diego. Archived from the original on 25 June 2016. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  14. ^ "A dozen frozen treat shops around the Wyoming Valley to visit this summer". Times Leader. 14 June 2016. Archived from the original on 15 June 2016. Retrieved 2 July 2016.

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