Ninja Creami Dole Whip

Easy Homemade Ninja Creami Dole Whip – Tropical Pineapple Gelato

Whisk yourself away to a tropical paradise with every spoonful of this Pineapple Dole Whip Gelato, made effortlessly in your Ninja Creami.

This recipe captures the essence of the beloved Dole Whip with a creamy twist, perfect for those sunny days or when you’re just craving a refreshing, fruity treat.

Let’s dive into making this delightful dessert that promises to transport your taste buds straight to the tropics!

Easy Homemade Ninja Creami Dole Whip – Tropical Pineapple Gelato

Course: Dessert 🍧Cuisine: Tropical, Hawaiian-inspired 🌺Difficulty: Easy 🌟
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Calories

150

kcal
Freezing Time

24

Hours

Nutritional Information: (Per serving)

Fat: 5g
Carbohydrates: 25g
Protein: 1g
Sugars: 20g

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen pineapple chunks 🍍

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk 🥥

  • 1/4 cup sugar (or adjust to taste) 🍚

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice (to enhance the pineapple flavor) 🍋

  • Pinch of salt 🧂

Directions

  • Pre-Freezing: Make sure your pineapple chunks are frozen solid. If you’re using fresh pineapple, cut it into chunks and freeze overnight.
  • Mix Base: In a blender, combine the frozen pineapple, coconut milk, sugar, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt. Blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  • Check Consistency: The mixture should be thick but pourable. If it’s too thick, add a little more coconut milk and blend again.
  • Transfer to Container: Pour the mixture into a suitable container that fits in your Ninja Creami pint.
  • Freeze: Place the container in your freezer and freeze for at least 24 hours to ensure it’s completely solid.
  • Prepare Ninja Creami: Insert the frozen pint into your Ninja Creami.
  • Process: Select the ‘Light Ice Cream’ function and let the machine work its magic until the texture is smooth and creamy.
  • Serve Immediately: Enjoy your Pineapple Dole Whip Gelato immediately for the best creamy texture.
  • Optional Garnishes: Top with a sprinkle of toasted coconut flakes or a small slice of pineapple for that extra tropical touch.
  • Storage: If there’s any leftover, store it in the freezer in an airtight container. It can be re-processed in the Ninja Creami to refresh the creamy texture.

Fun Fact & Anecdote:

Did you know that the original Dole Whip was introduced by the Dole Food Company in 1986 at Disneyland? It’s been a crowd favorite ever since, known for its light, fluffy texture and intense pineapple flavor.

  • Dairy-Free: This recipe uses coconut milk instead of traditional dairy, making it a great choice for those with lactose intolerance or who follow a vegan diet.
  • No Artificial Flavors: The gelato is flavored with natural pineapple and a hint of lemon, ensuring a fresh and authentic taste without the need for artificial additives.
  • Easy to Make: With a simple list of ingredients and straightforward instructions, this recipe is accessible to cooks of all skill levels.

Cooking Tips:

  • Pineapple Selection: Use ripe pineapples for the best flavor. The ripeness of the pineapple significantly influences the sweetness and intensity of the gelato.
  • Consistency Check: After blending the ingredients, ensure the mixture’s consistency is smooth but not overly liquidy to achieve the perfect creamy texture after freezing.
  • Reprocessing: If the gelato hardens too much in the freezer, don’t hesitate to reprocess it in your Ninja Creami to restore its creamy texture.

Fun Twist:

  • Flavor Variations: While pineapple is the star of this recipe, you can experiment with other tropical fruits like mango or a combination of pineapple and coconut for a piña colada twist.
  • Garnish Options: Elevate the serving presentation by garnishing with fresh mint leaves, a drizzle of honey, or even some crushed macadamia nuts for added crunch.

Health Benefits:

  • Pineapple: This fruit is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients, antioxidants, and enzymes like bromelain, which can aid in digestion and reduce inflammation.
  • Coconut Milk: It’s a good source of several important nutrients and can be a great alternative to dairy, providing beneficial fats known for their energy-boosting properties.

This gelato recipe is designed to be a versatile, delicious, and visually appealing dessert that’s perfect for hot summer days, tropical-themed parties, or whenever you desire a sweet escape to the flavors of the tropics. Whether you’re a seasoned dessert maker or a beginner, this recipe promises a delightful experience both in making and tasting.

We’d love to hear from you! If you try this recipe, let us know! Share your tweaks, photos, and experiences in the comments below or on social media. How did your tropical escape taste? 🌴

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