Parts of the United States are officially on their fifth week of quarantine, and there are no signs that travel bans and self-isolation orders are going to let up any time soon. That means your vacation probably got canceled and you haven’t left the house, except for perhaps the occasional trip to the grocery store, in quite some time. Thankfully Disney, which closed its parks in the US in March, is bringing a tropical vacation straight to your kitchen. The theme park of choice for kids and kids at heart has released its famous and wildly popular pineapple Dole Whip recipe to the public, which means you can make it at home, even if you can’t meet Mickey in person this year.
The soft serve dessert, which floats in a cup of pineapple juice, first debuted at Aloha Isle in the Adventureland area of the Magic Kingdom in the 1980s. It’s safe to say it has since become one of the most iconic snacks sold at Disney parks. Luckily, the recipe doesn’t require a sprinkle of Disney magic. It’s simple to make in your own kitchen, and that’s probably an especially appealing prospect for families who had planned a Disney vacation that is now, sadly, on hold.
According to People, all you need to do is blend a scoop of vanilla ice cream, two cups of frozen pineapple chunks, and 4 ounces of pineapple juice (from the can will do just fine). These ingredients are all available at your local grocery store, so whether you’re having your food delivered or braving the store in person, you’ll be able to find everything you need to make this dessert at home. Disney parks might be closed indefinitely, but now you have a sweet frozen treat that will transport your whole family to happier times.
The company recently released its recipe for churro bites, too. Hey, if you can’t enjoy the roller coasters this year, you might as well eat like Disney is in your own backyard.
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