‘Tis the season for pumpkin spice-flavored everything. You’ll be adding this seasonal flavor to your lattes, breakfast cereals and even your makeup (?!) this autumn, and you better believe Disney isn’t going to miss out on the trend!
Disney’s theme parks have become known for their incredible food offerings, which include Dole Whip, churros and rose gold unicorn cupcakes. And now that pumpkin-spice season is here, Disney is offering its true fans a chance to enjoy Pumpkin Spice Dole Whip — if you know how, and where, to order it!
That’s right. Disney’s not formally advertising this delicious dessert. Instead, it’s available on a secret menu, but you can become one of the few lucky folks to try it if you just ask for it while visiting the Ulu Cafe at the Disney Aulani Resort and Spa in Hawaii.
The news first came by way of those who have already tried the dessert on Instagram. The iheartdisneyland account posted about the dessert, writing, “My favorite? That’s easy! The PUMPKIN SPICE DOLE WHIP. Yep, it was SO GOOD.”
The post also pointed out that while Disney’s Dole Whip dessert is traditionally pineapple flavored, this one was “only pumpkin spice” flavored — so you don’t have to be concerned about a weird pumpkin-pineapple mash-up!
Instagram user pbandjellyjenn also tried the treat and posted about it online:
“You can find this #halloweentime gem at the Ulu Cafe here at the resort! We didn’t see it on the menu, but asked the wonderful [cast member] and it’s there! You can even get a candy corn topping to complete the Halloween tasty style!”
So, the results are in — and to the surprise of no one, Pumpkin Spice Dole Whip is delicious!
On the off chance that you’re not familiar with Disney’s popular Dole Whip, it’s a dairy-free pineapple soft serve that has a cult-like following. Dole Whip is also served at Hawaii’s Dole Plantation.
But, if you can’t make it to Hawaii to try this special fall treat for yourself, you’ll be please to know that it’s possible to recreate a similar version at home.
As Simplemost previously reported, it’s pretty simple to make a pineapple version of Dole Whip that’s just as good as Disney’s at home, but if you’re looking to add pumpkin spice in honor of the fall season, these recipes should come in handy:
This recipe for Pumpkin Spice Frozen Swirl comes from the Dole website and suggests using frozen bananas to give the soft serve texture. Pair them with pumpkin puree and spices, and you’re ready for a delicious dessert!
And another version from Feasting on Fruit uses pumpkin and carrot juice to make “ice cream” that’s guilt-free and tasty, too.
This video from the Feasting on Fruit YouTube channel shows how to make it, and there are steps on their website, too: