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Whipped Pineapple Pops

If you have ever been to Disneyland, they have this amazing thing called a Dole Whip.  It’s like a fluffy, creamy tangy pineapple treat that people actually wait in line for 30 minutes for.  My sister is visiting from Texas and she loves to cook and try new recipes, and so the other day we attempted to recreate our own Dole Whip and in the process ended up making it into popsicles from our creation.  And so glad we did!

Your favorite pineapple dessert, made into a popsicle!

There are a couple of ways you can do this.  You can either use crushed pineapple or fresh pineapple.  We chose to use crushed since that is what I had on hand.  This recipe makes quite a bit of ‘whip’, so you can cut it in half if you aren’t making it for very many people.  We used 2 – 20 oz cans of crushed pineapple.  Drain one can and include the juice of the other can.  Whenever I buy canned fruit, I always buy ‘Naturally Sweetened’.  The fruit that is canned in syrup contains a lot of extra sugar and so make sure you buy naturally sweetened.  If you are using fresh pineapple, you will probably need an entire pineapple, cut up into chunks.

Whatever pineapple you decide to use, place it in a high powered blender.  If you like a little more tart flavor you can add the juice of a fresh squeezed lime.

 

Kids will definitely love these pineapple pops!

If your pineapple isn’t very sweet, you can add 1-2 tablespoons of your favorite sweetener, but it isn’t necessary.  Blend until it is a smooth, frothy consistency.

A great way to eat pineapples by making it into popsicles!

The next step is to combine with your creamy ingredient.  We used cream that we whipped because we were going for an extra fluffy rich texture.  But you can also use almond milk, coconut milk (full fat works best) (think pina colada – yum!) half and half, or whatever you prefer.

Your favorite pineapple dessert, made into a popsicle!

If you use whipped cream, you can put the mixture in the freezer for a bit and just serve it as a ‘Dole Whip’.

Turn your favorite pineapple dessert into an amazing popsicle!

Otherwise, pour your mixture into popsicle molds and you have Whipped Pineapple Pops!

Satisfy your sweet tooth with whipped pineapple pops.

 

Have your whipped pineapple popsicles in minutes!

Whipped Pineapple Pops

  • 2 - 20 oz cans naturally sweetened crushed pineapple OR 1 large fresh pineapple, cut into chunks
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 1/2 cups cream, almond milk, or coconut milk (full fat works best for the most creamy consistency)
 
  1. Place pineapple and lime juice in a high power blender.  Blend until smooth and frothy.
  2. Combine with creamy liquid.
  3. Pour mixture into popsicle molds and freeze until hardened.
  4. Enjoy!
Yum

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42 Comments

You can use either. The coconut milk in the can generally has a higher fat content and would be creamier – you can also whip the canned kind. But the kind in a carton is also good – just different.

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It depends on how big your popsicle molds are, but in my Zoku molds this recipe will make at least 15 pops. I actually stopped making them because I didn’t think we would eat them all. For a smaller mold you could probably get at least 25.

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thuy

I have a fresh pineapple. Should I take the core out or use the entire pineapple? My Vitamix will be able to handle the core.

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thuy

I have a fresh pineapple. Should I take the core out or use the entire pineapple? My Vitamix will be able to handle the core.

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Wow, these look great. I don’t know how I missed them when I was at Disney. Do you think this works with any other fruit?

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It would probably be fine with the core. If your blender is able to blend it fine enough then you probably won’t even be able to tell the difference.

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We have several other recipes on our site using the Zoku. Wacky Watermelon Pops, Strawberry Creamsicle, and Red, White and Blueberry Pops. They always turn out so good!

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Malissa

If I use cool whip can I still make them into pops or only as the dole whip. And if I use half and half should I whip it first or just it as is? Thanks!

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You could make them into pops using cool whip – you may want to use a little less as the mixture might be too thick to pour into a mold. If you use half and half you can either whip if you are making the dole whip, or just use it as is if you are making pops.

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Zuzu

I just made these and put them in the freezer. When I checked on them I noticed they separated and the juice liquid is on the bottom of the pop mold. Has this happened to anybody else?

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Rochelle

how did you make your own cream I would like to do that I go as natural and healthy as possible and want ti cut out positives

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Nella

So for the whipping cream….do you mix it so it’s whipped? or you already use the kind that is similar to cool whip? Thanks :)

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Linda

Can I use yogurt ,regular or frozen? My granddaughter is lactose intolerant.

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Sally

You should always use canned coconut milk. The stuff in the cartoon has additives. Check the ingredients. It should say coconut and water. Nothing else.

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shana

Or you can use an ice cube tray with toothpicks sticking out of each one for a handle….my kids love it!!

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lupe

I will totally love one those pop makers where can I get one. Every time I see you post the pictures online makes me one more and more :)

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lupe

I will totally love one of those pop makers every time I see you post pictures online makes me want one more and more where can I get one.

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Natalie Monson

Yes – in my experience rice milk is a little bit thinner than other milks, so it may not have the same creamy consistency, but it should work fine.

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Hi, I’m just a bit confused. Do I just use almond milk or should I do something to make the almond milk “whipped” ? Thank you! We’re looking forward to these!

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Natalie Monson

Sorry for the confusion! If you are just making the pops, then you don’t need to whip it. Just add it to your pineapple mixture and then pour into your pop molds :)

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