There are few things that bring me as much joy as a Dole Whip in Disney World. Sometimes when I am missing the mouse, I like to eat my favourite Disney World Foods with DIY recipes.
Dole Whip; any true Disney Fan knows what this is, but for those who don’t know, it’s a cross between pineapple frozen yogurt and heaven. It goes best in pineapple juice as a Dole Whip Float. When in Disney World, I literally try to arrange my schedule everyday to get one of these. There are only 2 spots on property that offer the treat, Magic Kingdom- Adventureland: Aloha Isle and The Polynesian-Captain Cook’s Restaurant.
Dole Whip Float DIY
You will need: 4 cups of Frozen Pineapple Chunks, 1 cup of Coconut Milk, and a blender. Pineapple juice, if you want to make it a float, and it is that easy!
Pour coconut milk into blender first and then add chunks of pineapple, you may have to pulse the blender many times, take out the mix to stir, then blend again until evenly blended. For authenticity, put mix in a star tipped piping bag, and swirl into cup. Add the pineapple juice to make it a float and Enjoy!
Tonga Toast DIY
Available only at the Polynesian’s Kona Café. I love this sweet, guilty sweetness. I would not recommend this meal everyday, but it makes for a great special occasion! It is a deep-fried cinnamon-sugar French Toast stuffed with banana.
You will need:
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 teaspoons of cinnamon
4 large eggs
1 1/3 cup coconut milk
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 cup canola oil and 1 cup of Coconut Oil
1 loaf of fresh bread (french or brioche)
2 large ripe bananas
Coating and Batter Preparation:
1. Mix ¾ cup of sugar and 3 tsp of cinnamon in medium bowl (large enough to roll toast) with a fork until thoroughly blended. Set aside.
2.Whip 4 eggs in medium bowl (large enough to dip toast) until well beaten. Add 1 1/3 cups of coconut milk, ¼ tsp of cinnamon, 1 tsp of brown sugar. Mix well and set aside.
1. Preheat canola and coconut oil to 350 degrees F in a large pot or a deep fryer. (If using a large pot, use a candy thermometer to make certain the oil does not get any hotter or it will burn.)
2. Slice the bread into four thick (three-inch) slices.
3. Cut each banana in half crosswise, then each piece lengthwise. 4. Place a bread slice flat on the counter and tear out just enough from the middle (do not tear all the way through) to stuff half a banana into; repeat with each bread slice.
(OR: Slice the bread a little thinner, and cut up the banana to add on top)
5. Dip stuffed bread into batter, covering both sides, allowing excess batter to drip off bread and place carefully into hot oil.
6. Cook 4-5 minutes until golden brown. If needed, turn toast over after 2 minutes and cook for another 2 minutes on other side. Remove and drain excess oil.
7. Roll toast in cinnamon-sugar coating. Repeat for each piece of toast.
Aloha and Enjoy!
In Hollywood Studios there is a fun diner called 50s Prime Time Café. A time warp happens when you are ‘called to the kitchen table for dinner’, and asked to set the table. Then after dinner, you need to clear your plates. This nostalgia diner is home to the PB and J Milkshake, adding this beverage to dinner was a little odd, but it would make a great snack.
You will need:
3 cups vanilla ice cream 3 Tbsp. peanut butter 3 Tbsp. of grape jam ¼ – ⅓ cup skim milk
1. Add frozen ice cream to blender. 2. In a bowl, stir peanut butter and jelly together until smooth. 3. Pour PB&J over ice cream. 4. Add milk. 5. Blend until smooth
Enjoy and Have a Magical Day