Spiked Dole Whip with Rum Disney Copycat Recipes. This Boozy Dole Whip with Rum cocktail recipe is the adult version you’ve been waiting for!
If you love the Disney Dole Whip, but would like a more grown up (aka: with alcohol) version, this Boozy Dole Whip with Rum cocktail recipe is the adult version you’ve been waiting for!
A blend of pineapple, banana, coconut milk and rum, it’s a refreshing, summer drink that will make you feel like you’re on permanent vacation!
Let’s get this party started!
Fact: Disney Dole Whips are Delicious
It’s been a couple years since I’ve been to Disney and Universal, which means it’s also been a couple years since I’ve had a Disney Dole Whip!
If you’ve never had one, you might not realize how super sad that is.
You see, a Dole Whip is the perfect hot-day-at-Disney treat.
They’re refreshing, they’re creamy, they’re tart, and they’re perfect for cooling down in hot weather.
The problem? You have to go to a Disney park to get one…
Time for a Disney Dole Whip Recipe Copycat
Well…that last sentence isn’t entirely true.
While you have to go to Disney Parks to get an official Dole Whip, the Internet is full of Dole Whip fans who’ve tried (and generally succeeded) to make copycat versions.
Indeed, there are lots and lots and lots of Disney Dole Whip recipes out there. Which means I (and you, too) can make my own copycat version at home, whenever the craving hits me!
This Dole Whip recipe from Mama Cheaps is not only delicious, it’s easy enough that your kids can help you make it this summer!
But what about when you want a Dole Whip that’s not for kids? I’m talking about a delicious boozy Dole Whip.
Maybe a boozy Dole Whip with rum….
This Boozy Dole Whip is the Alcoholic Dole Whip Upgrade I Need in My Life
We can all agree rum is the ultimate tropical vacation alcohol, right?
And cocktails with rum are the ultimate tropical vacation drink?
And pineapple is the ultimate tropical fruit?
Can you see where I’m going with this?
I figured I’d do a bit of experimentation to see if I could figure out how to make a boozy Dole Whip with rum so I can have some tropical vibes at home.
And I succeeded! Oh, how I succeeded!
This Dole Whip with rum recipe is easy, delicious, and oh so refreshing.
And while I’m no nutritionist, I’m going to tell myself it’s not that bad for me either.
I mean it’s pretty much all fresh fruit with a little coconut milk thrown in for good measure, right?
How to Make a Dole Whip with Rum (Recipe)
My boozy Dole Whip with rum uses a combo of fresh pineapple (for garnish) and frozen pineapple chunks, a banana, coconut milk, and rum (or rum cream).
I’m going to walk you through the basic steps to make it below, with a full recipe at the end of this post!
Prep Time: Pre-Freeze Your Fruit
While bringing a piece of the Magic Kingdom to your house is super easy with this Rum Dole Whip recipe, you do need to plan ahead a bit.
That’s because you’ll want to start off with frozen fruit (frozen pineapple chunks and frozen banana) to achieve the ultimate creamy, slushie consistency that makes this boozy treat so good!
To keep things simple, I recommend using a bag of frozen pineapple chunks from the grocery store. While you could freeze fresh pineapple, if you prefer or have some in the freezer already, grocery store frozen pineapple will work just fine.
You also need a frozen banana for this recipe.
Just be sure to peel your banana before freezing. I peel mine, cut them in half and them put them in a ziploc bag in the freezer. Remove all the excess air from your freezer bag before sealing it to prevent freezer burn.
Once the pineapple and banana are frozen, it’s time to make some cocktails!
This part is super easy. Basically, you just combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy!
- Frozen pineapple chunks
- Frozen banana
- Coconut milk
- Not in the Blender – Fresh pineapple wedge (to garnish the glass)
I used rum in mine but you can also use rum cream if that’s what you have on hand. It just gives it a creamier texture. You use the same amount of rum cream in place of the rum. I would pick one or the other, though, you don’t need to use both!
You can also throw in a bit of vanilla ice cream for added sweetness, or to balance the coconut flavors if you decide to use coconut rum (see below).
Can I Substitute for Coconut Rum or Spiced Rum?
Heck yes, you can! You can use coconut rum or spiced rum in this cocktail, or just plain old regular rum.
If you use coconut rum, you may want to swap out the coconut milk for vanilla ice cream – then you’ll still get the creamy and the coconutty flavors, without it being too coconutty (if that could even be considered a problem).
Obviously, injecting vanilla ice cream will change the calorie count!
Can I Substitute Lite Coconut Milk?
Heck yes, you can! If you want to make this drink a bit healthier, substitute Lite Coconut Milk and use white rum
Tools Needed to Make a Dole Whip with Rum
- Blender– you really need a full size blender for this recipe. I normally go to my trusty 3 cup food chopper for drinks, but this was just too many ingredients for that. A blender it is then! When my old blender died, I bought the Ninja Shark and…I LOVE it! So if you need a new blender, consider the Ninja.
- Freezer Bags– I’ve tried freezing fruit in generic sandwich bags before and the right freezer bags really do make a difference when it comes to freezer burn!
- Unbreakable Cocktail Glasses– You are going to want to drink these while sitting around a pool! Don’t ruin your afternoon by having broken glass on your patio. These unbreakable glasses are my go-to for summer BBQs!
- Pineapple Corer– Do yourself a favor and get yourself this pineapple corer, slicer and peeler in one. It will be your BFF this summer.
Other Summer Cocktails You Would Love!
- Strawberry and Peach Wine Slushies
- Red, White and Blue Wine Slushies
- Sparkling Cherry Lime Cocktails
- Orange Crushes
Below, you’ll find the recipe I used to make my adult version of this cocktail. Nutritional info has been calculated automagically by a third party plugin, so I can’t attest to its accuracy. And, of course, enjoy this and all alcoholic drinks responsibly!
Boozy Dole Whip with Rum
This refreshing drink combines the favorite Dole Whip treat at Disney World with rum to make it a perfect adult beverage on hot summer nights! Power up the blender, because this Rum Dole Whip will become a summer go to!
- 3 cups frozen pineapple pieces
- 1/2 banana (frozen)
- 1 cup sweetened coconut milk
- 4 oz. rum
- Fresh pineapple wedges (for garnish)
- Peel a banana, cut it in half, and put it in the freezer in an air tight freezer bag for 30 minutes or until completely frozen.
- Combine 3 cups frozen pineapple pieces, 1/2 frozen banana, 1 cup sweetened coconut milk and 4 oz. rum in a blender, and blend until creamy and smooth.
- Pour into serving glasses and garnish with a pineapple wedge. Enjoy!
You can adjust the amount of rum to your liking. This recipe provides about 2 oz per serving which is about the amount in a shot glass.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 529Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 97gFiber: 5gSugar: 88gProtein: 2g
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Thursday 11th of July 2019
Wondering why you show the rum cream in the picture but don't mention it in the recipe or the amount to use. HELP!!!!!
Thursday 11th of July 2019
Hi Cindy! If you read the paragraph about "How to Make a Dole Whip with Rum", the last paragraph explains that you can use the rum cream in place of the rum if you prefer. You just use the same amount of rum cream rather than using the 4 oz. of rum. Hope that helps!
Wednesday 27th of June 2018
I'm one of those that has never had a Dole whip....but this I think I need to make at home! Looks so refreshing!
Monday 25th of June 2018
While I have never been to Disney, I am familiar with Dole Whip! I do think I like your adult version better, and I just happen to have everything on hand!
Monday 25th of June 2018
I can't believe I have never had a Dole Whip! Adult or otherwise. I think I might have all the ingredients for this, will definitely be trying it this weekend! Thanks much!