/ Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Taste of DisneyThis week in A Taste of Disney: Dole Whip vs. Citrus Swirl. Which frozen treat is your favorite? Personally, after a recent trip to Magic Kingdom® Park, I have fallen for the beloved Citrus Swirl. I like the combination of a sour orange juice flavor with the sweet vanilla soft serve. Of course, the Dole Whip is also delicious if you enjoy the refreshing, tropical pineapple flavor.

So where can you get one of the beauties?

1) Sunshine Tree Terrace – this place is open seasonally and can be found in Adventureland® at Magic Kingdom® Park, right next to the connecting walkway to Frontierland. It seems that they have only been serving Citrus Swirls here. You’ll have to go elsewhere for that Dole Whip.

2) Aloha Isle– this counter service spot can be found just as you enter Adventureland® from the main bridge. Luckily, they serve up all kinds of tasty treats, including both the Dole Whip and Citrus Swirl!

3) Captain Cook’s Snack Company– last but not least, this quick service location is in Disney’s Polynesian Resort. They have a self-serve Dole Whip machine built into the wall, so you can get as little or as much as you’d like!

Of course, this week’s recipes are for the Citrus Swirl and the Dole Whip! Recipes courtesy of http://www.magicalrecipes.net/

Citrus Swirl


1 12oz can frozen orange juice
1/3 cup sugar
1 and 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped


Stir frozen orange juice into whipped cream until slightly blended, in large bowl.
Stir in sugar.
Return to freezer until completely frozen, about 1 hour to 2 hours
Scoop into cup or cone
Put on some steel drum music
Pretend you are in Advetureland® and enjoy!

Dole Whip


2 20 ounce cans Dole® crushed pineapple with juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/3 cup sugar
1 and 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped


Drain pineapple; reserve 2 tablespoons juice. Set aside.
Place pineapple, lemon juice, lime juice, sugar and reserved pineapple juice in blender or food processor container; cover and blend until smooth.
Pour into two 1-quart freezer zipped bags and store bags flat in freezer.
Freeze 1-1/2 hours or until slushy.
Stir pineapple slush gently into whipped cream until slightly blended, in large bowl.
Return to freezer until completely frozen, about 1 hour.


Do you have a favorite?  When do you like to enjoy your Citrus Swirl or Dole Whip when you are visiting the parks?

Kristin Casagrand is a student currently studying physical therapy at Bellarmine University. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Kristin has taken many a family vacations as a child driving 24 hrs, cramped in the back of the car and fighting with her sister to get to Disney (definitely worth it though). She looks forward to sharing “A taste of Disney” with everyone each week.



6 thoughts on “A Taste of Disney: Citrus Swirl vs. Dole Whip”

  1. I love the Citrus Swirl as well. I think some of it goes back to my early years at the park when one of my souvenirs each year was an Orange Bird cup. Love the recipes and will be giving them a try.

  2. Peyton @Pwspear says:

    Both of these are so good! I had a Citrus Swirl for the first time on my last trip to WDW and really enjoyed it but personally, the Dole Whip takes the edge since I grew up with them at Disneyland.

  3. DisneyGirlRuby says:

    I LOVE the citrus swirl! And of course the beloved ORANGE BIRD!

  4. Fran Cassano says:

    OMG! I am in heaven right now! What a treat, Kristin!!! Thank you!!!

    p.s. Dole Whip 😉

  5. DisneyGirlRuby says:

    And it’s so easy! I love it! Thanks Kristin!

  6. Craig Hargrove says:

    Has to be a Dole Whip Float!