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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Make Dole Whip At Home

Dole Whip is a lactose-free soft serve ice cream substitute that many people associate with vacations. Although it is available at a few other outlets, for years the main outlets on the mainland were at Disneyland and Disney World. Or you could make the trek all the way to Hawaii to find it, Hawaii being the home of Dole Foods and their pineapple-y ingenuity.

Photo by Lucky 6.9 from Wikipedia.

Today Dole Whip comes in Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Raspberry, Mango, and Orange flavors in addition to Pineapple. But it's still hard to find.

Unless you make it at home.

Unifed Enterprises Corporation in now selling 4.4 lb bags of Dole Whip soft serve dry mix for $21.95. You can get them in only four of the flavors, though: Pineapple, Raspberry, Chocolate and Vanilla. Shipping is via USPS Priority Mail only, and so adds a good deal to the final price.

The soft serve requires the use of an ice cream maker, and can be finicky. A video on that page gives a simple 20-step process, although since some of the steps include "turn the machine off" it's nowhere near as hard as 20 steps makes it sound.

Additional contact info:
Unified Enterprises Corporation
45-550 Koolau View Drive
Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744

Note: The soft serve mix is lactose free but not dairy free. It contains sodium caseinate.

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