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Boozy Dole Whip

This Dole Whip Copycat recipe transports me to my Happy Place. DISNEY! The Boozy Pineapple Dole Whip is an adult version of a Disney World favorite! This Disney World copycat recipe tastes almost identical to the Dole Whips in the park but can be made at home and with a boozy twist!

It is perfect for Summer or anytime you feel like adding a little sweetness to your day. With only four ingredients and minutes to prepare, it’s almost as good as enjoying this treat while on vacation.

The ingredients are frozen pineapple chunks, coconut milk, rum and sweetened condensed milk! You just toss everything into the blender and pour into your favorite Tiki glass!

If you are not a coconut rum fan, use regular light or dark rum. And instead of coconut milk, use regular milk.

INGREDIENTS

  • 5 cups frozen pineapple chunks
  • 3/4 cup  coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut rum
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • Pineapple slices, for garnish
  • Maraschino cherries, for garnish

DIRECTIONS

Blend frozen pineapple, coconut milk, rum, and sweetened condensed milk in a blender.

Pour into glasses and garnish each with pineapple and a maraschino cherry.

Cocktails

Homemade Strawberry & Citrus Shrubs

Have you made shrubs before? 

They are a beautiful sweet and tangy combination of fruit and vinegar. 

Shrubs add sweetness and tang to cocktails and mocktails. Splash some in ice-cold seltzer to make a mocktail or make a boozy beverage with vodka. 

Well having brunch at the C House in Seminole Heights, I learned about shrubs. I tried one of their signature cocktails that uses their homemade Strawberry shrub. It was delicious! I was inspired to try my hand at making my own shrub. 

Ingredients

Strawberry Shrub

  • 1 cup strawberries, halved  
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 (1 inch) strip lemon zest

Citrus Shrub

  • I cup lemon, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup orange, peel and chopped 
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar

Directions

Strawberry Shrub

  1. Combine strawberries, sugar, vinegar and lemon zest in a medium saucepan. 
  2. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. 
  3. Remove from heat and let stand for 20 minutes. 
  4. Pour into a mason jar.
  5. Refrigerate until cold, about 4 hours or up to 1 week.

Citrus Shrub

  1. Place all the fruit flesh into a blender and pulse until smooth. 
  2. Pour puree mixture, sugar and vinegar into a saucepan. 
  3. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. 
  4. Remove from heat and let stand for 20 minutes. 
  5. Pour into a mason jar.
  6. Refrigerate until cold, about 4 hours or up to 1 week.

For the cocktails

In a cocktail shaker, add 1 ounce of vodka, ¾ ounce of Shrub, and ice. Cover and shake until cold, about 30 seconds. Strain into a glass of ice and top with Prosecco. Garnish with mint.

For a mocktail, serve Shrubs over Seltzer water and ice.