We haven’t even hit the Autumn Equinox, and pumpkin spice is everywhere! There are pumpkin spice creamers, donuts, cookies, cereals, and the dairy-free list goes on and on. But the pumpkin spice item that started it all was Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. As many of you know, this specialty drink can’t be ordered dairy-free. But that might be a good thing, since it contains a whopping 390 calories! Instead, blend up this Pumpkin Spice Dole Whip. It contains 300 fewer calories and one-eight the sugar of the infamous PSL.
Pumpkin Spice Dole Whip for Everyone to Enjoy at Home
This simple pumpkin spice Dole Whip recipe that was created by the Dole Food Company, the mastermind behind the famous Dole Whip. Like their popular soft serve, this treat is vegan and top allergen-free. It’s also made with their most popular base: pineapple. Their recipe is quite simple, but we do have some options in the FAQs below.
Can I Use Pumpkin Instead of Sweet Potato?
Sweet potato and pineapple are wonderful together, but if you’re really craving pumpkin, I would use about 1/2 cup pumpkin puree in place of the sweet potato. Alternatively, you can make this Pumpkin Spice Latte Ice Cream Recipe, which is equally nutritious, but made with pumpkin and banana instead of sweet potato and pineapple.
Can I Use a Different Sweetener?
Yes, your sweetener of choice should work great. As alternates, we like brown sugar, coconut sugar, or honey. But most types should work just fine.
What Milk Beverage do you Recommend?
The chefs at Dole use coconut milk beverage, which would be my top choice, too. The subtle coconut hints blend seamlessly with the other flavors in this pumpkin spice Dole Whip. But technically, the amount of milk beverage used is so small, that most types should work just fine.
Special Diet Notes: Pumpkin Spice Dole Whip
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, optionally nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, paleo, and vegetarian.
- 1 cup peeled and chopped sweet potato
- 1¾ cups chopped frozen pineapple
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened dairy-free milk beverage
- ½ teaspoon + ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, divided
- Chopped pecans, for garnish (optional)
- Coconut chips, for garnish (optional)
- Place the potato and 2 tablespoons water in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Cover it with plastic wrap, but leave one edge slightly open to vent. Microwave the potato on high for 3 minutes or until very tender. Drain the potato and let it cool completely.
- In your high power blender or food processor, purée the cooked potato, pineapple, maple syrup, milk beverage, and ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides, as needed.
- Divide the Dole Whip between 4 bowls. Sprinkle each serving with the remaining ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, and top with pecans and coconut chips, if desired.