I am an adult Disney fan and proud of it. Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t wear Mickey ears (I may proudly wear a vintage Mickey t-shirt to bed) and I don’t wait in lines to meet characters, but I unabashedly love Disney World. Every time I am there I truly feel like I am in the happiest place on earth. They just do everything right! It is magical.
I was lucky enough to go to Disney twice in 2014. No complaints here! The first trip was with my parents in March inspired by a free hotel stay. Then in July I had an incredible trip with my parents, brother and his family (including two little girls), and his in-laws. I wrote about that trip in this post.
I have some must-dos at each park, especially at Magic Kingdom. I run a tight schedule. I wore my parents out! My fitbit told me I was averaging about 25,000 steps per day. Most of the requirements are the attractions like Splash Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, Small World, etc. but there are also some mandatory food stops. While I am on the subject, the dining at Disney is pretty incredible. One of the best meals I have ever had was at Canada at Epcot. Back to the Magic Kingdom and required snacks. One is a Mickey shaped rice krispy treat with the ears dipped in chocolate. They make me so happy. The other one is the Dole Pineapple Whip sold at Aloha Isle in Adventureland.
Apparently the Dole whip is only sold at Disney and at the Dole pineapple plantation in Hawaii. Honeymoon stop?? It is a pineapple flavored ice cream concoction that you can eat solo, mixed with vanilla soft serve, or topped with pineapple juice. It is unbelievably tasty. When I was at Disney in March I was pretty darn bummed that the line was REALLY long and I didn’t have enough time to wait. Remember, I was on a tight schedule. I made it a priority when I was back in July. It did not disappoint!
When I got home I was determined to try to make something similar. I finally came up with an incredible substitute. Not only is it light and delicious it is ridiculously easy and healthy.
A bag of frozen pineapple chunks are whirred in a food processor until broken down into tiny pieces. This will make a REALLY loud noise and will rock the processor violently. Stick with it and it will settle down. Then you add a single egg white and some honey for sweetness and it turns into this unbelievably light pineapple whip.
Of course, I have to add a disclaimer about raw egg whites. Be sure to use pasteurized eggs and if you are squeamish about it, avoid the recipe. I will let you do your own research on the egg white issue.
I have also done this same method using mixed berries and it was equally delicious.
Guilt free, refreshing, and so so tasty.
Impossibly Light Pineapple Whip
Lindsay at Perfecting the Pairing
- 12 oz frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 egg white
- 1 tsp honey (more to taste)
Process the frozen pineapple in a food processor until it is chopped into tiny pieces. This will cause an extremely loud noise and it looks like your food processor will shimmy its way off your counter. It will settle down. Add in the egg white and honey and process, scraping down the sides, until really light and fluffy. This can take up to 90 seconds to 2 minutes. Taste for sweetness and adjust as necessary.
You could use any frozen fruit. I also loved mixed berry.