You know, I’ve never been a huge fan of pineapple juice. It’s just too sweet for me. I do like fresh pineapple, though. However, when it comes to my affection for Dole Whip, I have to blame that on Lou Mongello.
Yes, it was years of listening to Lou’s podcast – WDW Radio – that filled my head with Walt Disney World “wonders” – including the magnificence of Dole Whip Soft-Serve. In fact, Lou talked about it so much that I just HAD to try it. Well, just like you, I did, and I loved it!
But, a Dole Whip Float? Never had one. Never even considered it! Did I already tell you that pineapple juice is just too sweet for me? No, if I want my pineapple soft-serve smothered by something, I think I’ll stick with the “Food” & Garden Festival’s rum-soaked version. Yum! Having said that, the Pineapple Dole Whip Float is clearly the All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Dole Whip! Yay! I think.
Before I let you go …
… as I was doing some quick research for this poll, I happened across a very interesting tid-bit. All of this thought, voting, and writing about Dole Whip got me to thinking about pineapple ice cream. Well, truthfully, it got me to thinking about pineapple ice cream drowned in spiced rum, but I realized that the dilemma was – where would I find the ice cream? Oh, and not sherbet … ice cream!
I’m going to have to scour the freezer-case at the grocery store later (I haven’t even looked there yet), but, in the meantime, I ‘Googled’ pineapple ice cream and Dole Whip. Here are some highlights I found on Wikipedia:
Dole Whip is a soft serve frozen dessert available most notably at Disneyland at Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room and at Walt Disney World (at Aloha Isle in the Magic Kingdom and Captain Cook’s at the Polynesian Resort). Well, we knew that already, but it can also be found at the Dole plantation in Hawaii. That doesn’t help us if we’re not in Hawaii or not in “Walt’s Worlds”.
Don’t fret, though. There are also some third-party outlets where you can find Dole Whip. Namely, Wikipedia lists Lappert’s Ice Cream stores (in California and Nevada) and Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt (listed Internationally). I think Menchies is our best shot for an out-of-park dose of this particular morsel of Disney. If you want to track down the closest Menchie’s to your locale, hit this locator on their website. The closest one to me is 5 miles! I wonder if they serve their Dole Whip with spiced rum!
By the way, this also caught my eye … starting with the 2013 season, Dole Whip will be available at Six Flags Parks! What?! Uh, Six Flags Over Georgia is only 20 miles from our house! Wow! Between Menchie’s and Six Flags, I would have never guessed that Dole Whip “lived” that close to us!