Monday, September 7, 2009
Have you ever experienced the magic of Dole Whip at Disneyland? Right outside of the Tiki Room in Adventureland is a little stand that sells this pineapple soft serve and it's SO GOOD. About six months ago, my sister sent me this link (make sure your volume is up!) and I have thought about it ever since. I ordered the mix from the website and it's been sitting on the pantry shelf in my basement and this past weekend, I pulled out the ice cream maker and whipped up 4 batches. Yes, 6 quarts of this pineapple goodness, all in honor of my daughter's Enchanted Tiki Room birthday party.
FYI - Mom and others . . . the manufacturer says it's "lactose free and low fat" so you can feel good about your indulgence!
It was a huge hit and there's not much to the recipe - add water to the Dole mix and freeze in your ice cream maker - so I'll share a poem instead.
Ode to a Dole Whip by Matthew Walker
oh, luscious frozen treat
how i crave
your pineappley goodness
that makes me rave
swirled high inside the bowl
like a yellow mountain high
I use my spoon to lap you up
before letting out a yummy sigh
the line to savor your tasty goodness
can sometimes block the way to adventureland
and while I may have wait in that 30-minute line
I truly can't wait to get you in my hand
others may prefer the more prevalent snacks
of cinnamon-sugary churros and salty popcorn
but given my druthers of what to eat
I want the one shaped like the matterhorn
(Photo and poem used by permission from Matt Walker)