This Boozy Banana Dole Whip is an adult version of the famous Disney Dole Whip. With the addition of bananas, brandy soaked grilled pineapples, coconut and booze, this Dole Whip is a tropical paradise for your taste buds!
Hiiiiiiii friends!! I know it’s only been a week (and a day) since my last post, but I’ve missed you!
How was your Memorial weekend?! Did you do anything fun and adventurous? Did you get your grill on? Did you relax? Did you soak up the sun? Do tell! I love hearing about your weekend shenanigans.
I spent most of the weekend in my pajamas. Lucky for me, I don’t need to put on “normal” clothes to develop recipes, take food photographs or get my grill on… so I’d say my weekend was a total success. It was the perfect mix of work and play. Since the work week after an extended weekend is always brutal, I figured you guys are probably in need of a bodaciously boozy, frozen treat.
Have you guys ever had the Dole Whip from the Magic Kingdom at Disney? If you have, you know the Dole Whip is magically delicious.
And if you haven’t, well, don’t fret. The Dole Whip is simply a pineapple flavored soft serve. It’s incredibly tasty and highly addictive. But, I’ve always wondered why Disney doesn’t sell an adult version… I mean, if you have been to Disney, you know a touch of booze would be a welcome addition. It certainly would make waiting in line for over an hour for a ride a bit more bearable.
With the weather heating up, I figured now would be the perfect time to do the Dole Whip a solid and put an adult only spin on their famous and fabulous frozen treat. Boozy Banana Dole Whip with Brandy Grilled Pineapple
This Dole Whip isn’t simply a re-creation of the Disney treat with a boozy touch. Since I was already going to add alcohol, I figured why not also spruce it up with a bit more flavor while I was at it. So I decided banana and coconut should also be welcomed to the pineapple soft serve party. I also opted to soak the pineapple in brandy and grill it, because why the heck not? Summer is made for grilling.
Honestly, those additions were the best decision ever, because this boozy banana dole whip is a tropical paradise for your taste buds.
This dole whip is refreshing and a perfect mix of sweet, tangy and tart. Thick, creamy, smooth and boozy with notes of pineapple and banana and a subtle hint of coconut, this frozen treat is going to become your go-to delight and the best way cool off this summer. The Notes:
- While I highly recommend grilling the pineapple, because it brings out the fruits natural sweetness, it is optional. If you would like to skip using the grill, simply soak the pineapple rings in brandy and disregard the grilling step all together.
- To expedite the freezing process, place the cut pineapple and bananas in a single layer on a small sheet pan lined with parchment paper instead of using a large Ziploc bag. Since the fruit isn’t crowded in a bag, it should only take an hour or two to freeze, as opposed to over 4.
- If you want a more pronounced coconut flavor, add a few tablespoons of toasted shredded coconut to the blender along with the rest of the ingredients.
- When toasting the coconut for garnish (or if adding it to the dole whip itself), sweetened coconut will brown faster than unsweetened, so always keep an eye on the coconut and stir frequently when toasting. I included instructions on how to toast coconut in the notes section of the recipe.
Beat the heat and make your house the happiest place on earth with this Boozy Banana Dole Whip! Until next week friends, cheers – to bringing the tropics to your taste buds!
- 1 Medium Pineapple – peeled, cored and cut into ¾’’ rings
- ½ Cup Brandy
- 1 ½ Bananas – sliced into chunks
- 2 TBS Irish Cream
- ½ Lime – juiced (about 1 TBS)
- 3 TBS Malibu Rum
- 4 TBS Spiced Rum
- Optional Toppings:
- Whipped Cream
- Maraschino Cherries
- Shredded Coconut – toasted
- For the Pineapple: Lay pineapple rings in a glass baking dish and pour brandy over them. Toss to coat. Allow pineapple to soak in brandy for 15 minutes, turning over halfway through.
- Lightly oil grates (or pan) with cooking spray and heat grill to medium high. Remove and drain pineapple and transfer to grill in a single layer (do this in batches if using a grill pan), reserving brandy. Cook 2 minutes, or until lightly browned and grill marks appear. Flip over and continue to cook an additional 2 minutes, brushing with reserved brandy. Transfer to a clean work surface and allow to cool.
- Freeze: Once cool, cut pineapples into chunks. Transfer 4 cups of the pineapple* to a large Ziploc bag and add the slices of bananas. Seal and place in the freezer for 2-3 hours, or until frozen*.
- Blend: Place frozen pineapples, bananas and remaining ingredients into a blender or food processor. Blend until creamy, stopping to scrape down the sides as necessary.
- Serve: Transfer Boozy Banana Dole Whip directly into serving cups/bowls. Or, to a piping bag (or Ziploc with the corner snipped off) and squeeze, in a swirling motion, into serving cup or bowl. Top with optional garnishes and enjoy.
*You only need 4 cups of the pineapple for this recipe. Eat the rest!
*To freeze pineapple and banana faster, place it on a sheet pan in a single layer.
*Boozy Banana Dole Whip will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. Allow to sit at room temperature for a few minutes before serving.
*To toast coconut: Place desired amount of shredded coconut in a large, dry skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until coconut is toasted and mostly golden brown. Sweetened coconut will brown fasted than un-sweetened coconut.
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