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    Dole Whip Clone

    If you've been to Disneyland or Disney World, you probably know what Dole Whip is...essentially a pineapple-flavored soft serve that people wait in long line to get. Here's an example:



    I started with this recipe:

    4 cups frozen golden pineapple chunks
    4 scoops Sprouts Organic Vanilla Gelato
    1 frozen banana, cut into chunks
    Pinch of salt

    Combine in food processor until smooth. Place in Ziploc bag, snip corner, and pipe into individual serving dish.

    Let's just say...easier said than done.

    I added the gelato to the bottom of the work bowl, the salt, the banana, and the pineapple chunks. I let the gelato container warm at room temp for 5 minutes so I could scoop it.

    The whole thing seized up in the work bowl without chopping the pineapple and without combining everything into a smooth soft serve consistency.

    So I dumped it out and added a small amount back to the work bowl and processed the heck out of it until smooth, then added more little by little until the whole thing came together. Transfered it to a Ziploc bag, put it back in the freezer for 10 minutes to keep it from melting too quickly, then snipped the corner of the bag and piped it into a bowl.

    Not exactly like the real thing, but reminiscent. Problem is there are some textural issues, including pulpiness from the pineapple and especially some of the little hard black eyes that remained in the processed pineapple chunks.

    Not sure if I'm going to try to take this recipe to the next level, but if I do, I'm thinking of running the golden pineapple through a juicer and then through a fine sieve to remove the solids, partially freeze the juice into a slush, then combine it with the gelato and banana in the food processor. Weird that I cannot find Golden Pineapple Juice online anywhere, only regular tart pineapple juice...I guess I'd have to make my own.




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    Food processor is not fast/strong enough to get the cutting action you need.

    Seems a lot of these types of dishes need the speed of something like a Vitamix. But not everyone has the $$ one of those things cost. But a blender would be my first choice.

    For the juice, found this pic for pickup by one of those food delivery services at a Costco site


    https://www.inabuggy.com/Freshn-Pure...ivery--P317213
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    We've been making a lot of smoothies lately that all contain pineapple and banana. Picked up a low cost Ninja Professional 1000 watt @ Costco on sale for $50 a few weeks ago, normally $70. If you leave it on high for 60 seconds there is no pulp left of anything. Much better then the old Oster blender we had before. For the price we are very happy with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Len Dennis View Post
    Food processor is not fast/strong enough to get the cutting action you need.

    Seems a lot of these types of dishes need the speed of something like a Vitamix. But not everyone has the $$ one of those things cost. But a blender would be my first choice.

    For the juice, found this pic for pickup by one of those food delivery services at a Costco site


    https://www.inabuggy.com/Freshn-Pure...ivery--P317213
    Yes, I saw this product online in Canada, but haven't found it here in Northern California.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobJ View Post
    We've been making a lot of smoothies lately that all contain pineapple and banana. Picked up a low cost Ninja Professional 1000 watt @ Costco on sale for $50 a few weeks ago, normally $70. If you leave it on high for 60 seconds there is no pulp left of anything. Much better then the old Oster blender we had before. For the price we are very happy with it.
    I suspect you're right, that a blender is the way to go.

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    This is off the Dole site. I have not tried it. Just found it today.

    INGREDIENTS
    • 1 cup pineapple juice, frozen in an ice cube tray
    • 1 DOLE® Banana, peeled and frozen
    • 2-1/2 teaspoons powdered sugar
    • 1/4 to 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk beverage
    DIRECTIONS
    1. COMBINE pineapple juice, banana, and powdered sugar in a blender. Cover; blend until smooth, gradually adding coconut milk and scraping down sides if necessary. Serve immediately.
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    We drive out to the Dole Plantation on the North Shore just to get these when we visit the Islands. They are outstanding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen Bales View Post
    This is off the Dole site. I have not tried it. Just found it today.

    INGREDIENTS
    • 1 cup pineapple juice, frozen in an ice cube tray
    • 1 DOLE® Banana, peeled and frozen
    • 2-1/2 teaspoons powdered sugar
    • 1/4 to 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk beverage
    DIRECTIONS
    1. COMBINE pineapple juice, banana, and powdered sugar in a blender. Cover; blend until smooth, gradually adding coconut milk and scraping down sides if necessary. Serve immediately.
    Sounds healthy too, especially for a dessert.

    I'll try as written, and then I'll add a mango.. bananas + mangoes are one of my favorite combinations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen Bales View Post
    This is off the Dole site. I have not tried it. Just found it today.

    INGREDIENTS
    • 1 cup pineapple juice, frozen in an ice cube tray
    • 1 DOLE® Banana, peeled and frozen
    • 2-1/2 teaspoons powdered sugar
    • 1/4 to 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk beverage
    DIRECTIONS
    1. COMBINE pineapple juice, banana, and powdered sugar in a blender. Cover; blend until smooth, gradually adding coconut milk and scraping down sides if necessary. Serve immediately.
    Thanks for this! Why didn't I think to go straight to the Dole site?

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    Thanks AB, that will work. Stopping at the grocery store on the way home.
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