The History of What May Be Disney’s #1 Favorite Snack, Dole Whips

Dole Whips. If you’ve ever been to Disneyland or Walt Disney World, the mere thought of them might make your mouth water. #amiright?

For the uninitiated, Dole Whip (also known as Dole Soft Serve) is a soft serve, dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan frozen dessert created by Dole Food Company. It was introduced to the Disney parks soon after Dole became the official sponsor of Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room (an attraction inside the Adventureland area of Disneyland) in 1986. It’s always been popular but in the past few years has gotten something of a cult following, along the lines of some snacks at another popular Disney park…

Tokyo Disneyland seems to have ALWAYS had huge followings, be it for different flavored popcorn found virtually all over the park, or their “famous” pork gyoza cart found between Mysterious Island and Mermaid Lagoon (both are REALLY delicious!).

Dole Whip seems to be quickly catching up to its Asian cousin though, complete with more and more official Disney merchandise devoted to All Things Dole Whip:

And if that wasn’t enough you can find lots of stuff on Etsy that’s Dole Whip themed:

How Dole Whips were invented, how they became part of the Disney phenomenon and, best of all, how you can make them at home, are all part of an interesting story of The History of Dole Whips. Here’s video that tells you more about the famous treat than you ever knew was possible. Enjoy!

And now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m starting to get a little hungry. Hmmm…what do I wish I had right now…? 😉

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