3-Ingredient High-Protein Dole Whip

June 10, 2022

If you’ve ever had the infamous Dole Whip at Disneyland, then you are going to LOVE my healthy take on this classic recipe! My 3-Ingredient High-Protein Dole Whip is a delicious, protein-packed, vegan-friendly treat that will not only unlock some of that Disneyland nostalgia, but will also help cool you down in the warm summer months! This recipe also happens to be dairy-free and grain-free, so it’s the perfect healthy treat!

A tall glass of the 3-ingredient high protein dole whip, sitting on a counter with a slice of pineapple and a sprig of fresh mint in the glass

Friends, if you’ve ever been to Disneyland (or any of the Disney parks before), then you may be familiar with a little frozen treat called Dole Whip. It’s a deliciously-sweet, creamy, tangy treat that tastes like a pineapple ice cream. In fact, it’s so good, that you may even find yourself amongst the crowds that wait in line for hours, just to try this treat. But lucky for you, you don’t need to wait hours to try the magical taste of Dole Whip for yourself. With only three simple ingredients, you can make dole whip right from the comfort of your own home!

Think of this recipe as a cross between a thick smoothie and ice cream. In other words, it’s the perfect sweet treat to take you into the summer months! My boys love this Dole Whip recipe as an after school snack, and I love it for those moments when I’m craving a taste of nostalgia.

Plus, in case you missed it… this recipe comes together with only three ingredients. THREE! Does it get any better than that?! Making this Dole Whip could not be any easier, and as long as you keep the ingredients on-hand, you can have a glass of this delicious treat, any time.

Two glasses of the e ingredient high protein dole whip, on a countertop, surrounded by other ingredients

And while you’re here, let me put you onto some of my other tropical-inspired smoothie recipes!

  • If you love the taste of coconut: Try my Raspberry Coconut Cloud Smoothie! It’s a tart, creamy coconut-y smoothie that is sure to satisfy your taste buds.
  • If you love a dose of greens: My Creamy Tropical Green Smoothie is the only green smoothie that you need in your live – seriously! Plus, why not add in a few extra chunks of leftover pineapple?
  • If you love a thick and creamy smoothie: Then my Orange Creamsicle Protein smoothie is for you! It’s not only packed with plant-based protein, but has that creamy, vanilla orange taste that you know and love.
two glasses of the 3 ingredient high protein dole whip, with fresh pineapple slices and mint on top

What You Need to Make This Delicious Dole Whip

As mentioned above, you only need three simple and easy ingredients to make this protein-packed recipe!

  • Pineapple Chunks: The key to making Dole Whip is to use lots of fresh pineapple! To make this recipe, you’ll want your pineapple cut into chunks. And if you aren’t sure how to cut your pineapple into those perfect chunks (I get it, it’s hard!) I have a tutorial here that makes cutting a pineapple so simple and easy.
  • Coconut Cream: Coconut cream is a creamy, delicious, plant-based ingredient that comes from the “thick” part at the top of a can of coconut milk. You can also buy cans of coconut cream on their own, but just make sure it’s nice and thick!
  • Collagen Peptides: Collagen is one of my favorite sources of protein, because it’s tasteless and odorless (aka it doesn’t affect the integrity of the finished product!) but it’s packed with protein. My favorite collagen is by Ancient Nutrition. It’s the best!

A Few Tips for Making the Perfect Dole Whip

Want to make sure that your Dole Whip turns out perfect, every time? Follow these tips and I promise, it will turn out perfect!

  • Use Frozen Pineapple for a Thicker Consistency: If you want your Dole Whip less liquid-y and more thick and creamy, then be sure to freeze your pineapple chunks before blending. It’s a simple and easy trick that yields amazing results!
  • Make it Fresh, Every Time: While this may seem like a good recipe to prepare ahead of time and have on-hand, this recipe truly tastes best when it’s made fresh. And because it uses only a few simple ingredients, it’s perfect to whip up on a whim!
  • Want to Kick the Flavors Up a Notch? Add a Sprig of Mint: If you’re looking to really elevate your Dole Whip, garnish it with a sprig of fresh mint! It not only adds a delicious flavor, but makes the Dole Whip light and vibrant.

If you make this recipe, please be sure to leave a review and rating below! And, since I practically live on Instagram, be sure to tag me in your creations so that I can repost them! xx

** Photography by Bea Moreno
A tall glass of the 3-ingredient high protein dole whip, sitting on a counter with a slice of pineapple and a sprig of fresh mint in the glass
Dairy Free/gluten-free/Grain Free/Nut Free/Paleo/Refined Sugar Free/Vegan

3-Ingredient High-Protein Dole Whip

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Nicole Modic
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
SERVES 1 Serving
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If you've ever had the infamous Dole Whip at Disneyland, then you are going to LOVE my healthy take on this classic recipe! My 3-Ingredient High-Protein Dole Whip is a delicious, protein-packed, vegan-friendly treat that will not only unlock some of that Disneyland nostalgia, but will also help cool you down in the warm summer months! This recipe also happens to be dairy-free and grain-free, so it's the perfect healthy treat!

Equipment

  • 1 Blender I love my Vitamix blender, and will always recommend it!

Ingredients

  • 1 Can Pineapple Chunks
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Cream
  • 1 Scoop Collagen Peptides

Instructions

  • Start by opening your can of pineapple separate the chunks from the liquid. Save the liquid and store it in a separate container for later. If using a fresh pineapple be sure to completely remove the rind and slice it into chunks.
  • Add your pineapple chunks to a container and freeze until frozen solid – usually overnight.
  • Then, once your pineapple is frozen, add the chunks to a high-speed blender alongside the liquid from the can, the coconut cream, and the collagen peptides.
  • Blend until smooth and creamy. You may need to stop and scrape down the sides of the blender to make sure all of the ingredients are fully incorporated.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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