What if I told you that you could take a legendary childhood treat and flip it into a cocktail? Yep, that’s right, you can take Disney’s Dole Whip and “adult-ify-it” here’s how..
Few food treats have reached the iconic status that Disneyland’s Dole Whip has. I can’t imagine visiting the park and not indulging in one of these tasty treats.
For those of you that don’t know, a Dole Whip is a pineapple-flavored soft-serve ice cream. It’s practically achieved a cult following as visitors to Disney will wait in a very long line just to get one on a hot day.
The Dole Whip was originally created by the fruit company, Dole, but became available at Disneyland’s Tiki Bar in 1986. It’s now served at a few different locations in the park and also across the country, but is synonymous with Disneyland.
A few years ago I visited a non-Disney related Tiki Bar who had the GENIUS idea of adding rum to this classic frozen dessert! GAME CHANGER!
Of course I HAD to come up with my own version to blend up at home.
The Koloa Rum Pineapple Freeze is a smooth frozen alcoholic drink that’s made in the blender. With just four ingredients you’ll have a fruity and fun drink that brings back all the childhood joy of Disneyland but with an adult twist.
The key ingredient to this recipe is the the “topper” or “floater” of Koloa Kaua’i Coconut Rum. Sustainably sourced and crafted from premium ingredients including native tall sugarcane grown on the island of Kaua’i, they use a 1210 gallon copper-pot still to create their rums. Each product is twice distilled, blended and bottled on site. Their distillery and bottling facility is housed in Kalaheo and produces both Koloa’s Hawaiian rum and Kukui brand fruit products. Unlike most rum it’s flavor is full but not overly sweet which pairs well with the sweet flavor of the frozen pineapple and ice cream, PLUS it’s 80 proof status gives the cocktail the perfect kick.
Now, get out your Disney ears and be prepared to be “wowed” by this delish Koloa Rum Pineapple Freeze cocktail. Be warned, it’s bound to bring out your “goofy” side.