Did you know Dole actually makes vanilla and chocolate Dole Whip, too? Unfortunately, unlike their fruity cousins, these flavors do contain a little dairy. But thanks to Dole, you can make your own dairy-free Dark Chocolate Dole Whip at home with this easy recipe.
Dark Chocolate Dole Whip made Dairy-Free in an Instant
This dark chocolate dole whip recipe was shared with us from the Healthier by Dole campaign. It’s actually a fruit-cacao hybrid that plays on the natural fruity flavors in chocolate. Consequently, it’s lighter than your average ice cream, and is loaded with antioxidants. Here are some additional recipe tips and substitution ideas to help with this recipe.
- Sweetener Options: The recipe uses just a little added sugar to bring the flavors together, but you can substitute a sugar-free confectioners sweetener, if preferred. While you can substitute your sweetener of choice, using a powdered version helps with the texture and thickness.
- Milk Alternatives: Technically, you can use any dairy-free milk beverage – it doesn’t have to be oat milk. You can even use a chocolate version! But if you want a richer finish, don’t hesitate to substitute full-fat canned coconut milk for the oat milk. For higher protein, you can use silken tofu in place of the oat milk.
- Equipment Tips: Because this recipe uses purely frozen fruit, you do need a good food processor or high-power blender to get a soft serve finish. Alternatively, you can use fresh fruit, puree, and churn in an ice cream maker. The Cuisinart Soft Serve Maker and Ninja Creami are great for recipes like this.
Special Diet Notes: Dark Chocolate Dole Whip
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, optionally-grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, optionally soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian. Be sure to select the chocolate chips and milk beverage that meet your dietary needs.
- 2 ripe bananas, peeled, cut into thirds and frozen
- 2 cups chopped pineapple, frozen
- ¼ cup dairy-free dark chocolate chips
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1 cup oat milk (or your dairy-free milk beverage of choice)
- Fresh berries, for serving (optional)
- In a food processor or high-powdered blender, puree the bananas, pineapple, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and sugar until smooth.
- With the blender or food processor running, slowly add the milk beverage.
- Divide the banana mixture into 4 bowls, and top with fresh berries, if desired.