TASTY TUESDAY: Dole Whips



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Need the perfect remedy for this hot weather? These Dole Whips will do the trick! They are super easy to make and will make your mouth water with their cool, fruity goodness! The perfect treat to whip up on a hot summer's day or to serve at your next dinner party. Find the recipe below!

Thanks to Kelsey from The Farmer's Daughter for this sweet treat! Make sure to follow her here, @kelsey_thefarmersdaughter, for more tasty recipes!

Homemade Dole Whips

yields: 2 servings

Ingredients:

2 cups cubed, frozen pineapple*
2/3 to 1 cup 2% milk*
optional: 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 
*For best results, cut and freeze a pineapple yourself.  You want it to be very ripe, so that it's sweet and flavorful.  Pre-cut pineapple is a great option if cutting pineapple is too tough or time-consuming for you.  Pre-frozen pineapple works okay, but I found that it tends not to be quite as flavorful.  Please do NOT use canned pineapple.  The taste and texture are not good at all in this recipe.

*Non-dairy milk works as well, so feel free to sub in your favorite.  Coconut milk was my favorite, adding subtle coconut flavor and a decadent twist.

Directions:

  1. Buy a fresh pineapple, or pre-cut slices.  Cut into 1/2 inch cubes and place onto a large baking sheet lined with parchment.  Place in the freezer until frozen.  Once frozen, place in an airtight container until ready to use.
  2. Measure out 2 cups of frozen pineapple and add them to a food processor or high speed blender.  Add 2/3 cup of your choice of milk and 1/2 teaspoon of high quality vanilla extract.  Blend on low for 10 second periods.  Use a spatula to push down fruit if needed. 
  3. Add milk by the tablespoon if mixture is too thick to blend all the pineapple.  We want to add as little liquid as possible so we get creamy, soft serve texture, and not a smoothie.  Eventually increase speed to high, and let mix for 20-30 seconds.  Mixture should be thick and fluffy.  Spoon into bowls, and serve immediately! 

Notes: 

Spoon into a piping bag with a star tip and gently pipe into serving dishes in order to get your own swirls.
If you went overboard on the liquid, simply place the mixture in the freezer, and stir every ten minutes until your desired consistency has been reached.  It will freeze completely hard if left in the freezer for more than 2 hours, so it is best made immediately before serving.