A delicious pineapple rum cocktail, this Pineapple Whip Slushie is a fun twist on a classic Disney recipe.
I first shared this Pineapple Rum Slush on my friend, Amanda’s blog, Amanda’s Cookin’.
Pineapple Whip Slushy Cocktail Recipe
One of my favourite treats at Disney is the classic Dole Whip – I have to have at least one every time we visit the parks, and last year while we were staying at the Polynesian Resort I was so excited to see a Dole Whip Cocktail on the menu at the pool bar!
The presentation left something to be desired (it could have just been the bartender I had that day. He was cute but grumpy!), but it was good and the view of the Seven Seas Lagoon and the Magic Kindgom in the distance was a treat all of it’s own!
It’s still a couple months until our next scheduled trip (yes, we go to Disney a couple times a year), so I had to whip up my own version – and this Pineapple Whip Cocktail is definitely tiding me over until I can have the real thing! It’s fresh, creamy and the perfect tropical slushy cocktail for serving on a hot summer day.
(And I made a quick how-to video so you can see just how easy it is to whip these up!)
It’s also perfect for Disney movie nights, or for serving to grown-ups at summer parties – and you can make a nonalcoholic version for the kids to enjoy. (Just be sure to garnish them differently or maybe even use a different fruit so that they look really different and there’s no risk of confusing the two.)
We’ve made our own Pineapple Dole Whips at home before and the flavour is bang on, but it’s that perfect soft-serve texture that our DIY version lacks (and I’m not about to invest in a soft-serve ice cream machine for just one craving…)
However, this Pineapple Whip Cocktail is the perfect replica of the version I had at the Polynesian Pool Bar – and maybe even better! It has a smooth, daiquiri-like texture with a fun pineapple-coconut flavor which you can make more intense by topping things off with some additional pineapple juice. (Plus, let’s be honest – it’s cuter, too!)
There is a generous amount of dark rum (Gosling’s Bermuda Rum is my favourite) in each cocktail, about 1/4 cup, but the drinking experience is smooth – almost dangerously so! So make sure to serve an appetizer or snack alongside and to have a glass of water in between each serving so that the rum doesn’t sneak up on you! (Let your guests know, too, so that they don’t overindulge either.)
These Pineapple Cocktails taste just like a pineapple slushy or smoothie, and you can play with the flavour or fruit combination as much as you’d like. I added a bit of coconut milk because I had it on hand (my daughter is on a dairy-free kick), but almond milk, regular milk or even a fruit juice would in it’s place. You could also do a raspberry whip slushy, a mango whip slushy – there are so many options! (Our lime-mint mojito slushies are also a favorite twist.)
So, without further delay – grab a blender and your sunglasses, and prepare yourself for a sweet, icy treat!
Tip: I often order my liquor from Drizly because they have a quick delivery time (sometimes within 40 minutes) and no expensive mark-ups. Purchasing from them supports local retailers, too. You can order the Rum needed for this recipe from them.
Check out my quick recipe video for how to make this pineapple whip slushie, and then scroll down to grab your free recipe printable below:
Ingredients to Make Pineapple Rum Slush
You will need:
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Note: you can substitute the coconut milk with coconut cream, almond milk or juice.
Note #2: I prefer using frozen pineapple instead of using fresh or canned and then watering this cocktail down with ice cubes. You could also use fresh pineapple and freeze some pineapple juice instead.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful:
- Measuring cup
I really loved using my gorgeous Omishome Bartending Kit to make this recipe. The pretty bamboo holder contains all of the tools you need to make perfect cocktails, and those pretty gold tools add a touch of class to your home bar set-up.
How to Make a Pineapple Whip Slushie
Place pineapple, coconut milk and rum in a blender. Puree until smooth – add more milk as needed to help everything blend smoothly.
Taste and adjust as needed – adding vanilla extract or pineapple juice if desired.
Portion out into your serving glasses and garnish with cherries and pineapple wedges. Serve immediately.
Note: you can prepare this cocktail slushy recipe in advance and freeze the mixture in gallon bags. Just set out on the counter while you prep the garnishes and it will return to a slushy texture.
Grab your free printable for our Copycat Disney Recipe for Pineapple Whip Cocktails:
- 4 cups frozen pineapple
- 1 cup coconut milk (from a can)
- 2 cups dark rum
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
- Place pineapple, coconut milk and rum in a blender. Puree until smooth.
- Taste and adjust as needed - adding vanilla extract if desired.
- Portion out into your serving glasses and garnish with cherries and pineapple wedges. Serve immediately.
- Note: you can prepare this cocktail slushy recipe in advance and freeze the mixture in gallon bags. Just set out on the counter while you prep the garnishes and it will return to a slushy texture.
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Dole Frozen, Tropical Gold Pineapple Chunks, 16oz
Captain Morgan White Rum, 750 ml, 80 Proof
Amazon Brand - Happy Belly Maraschino Cherries in Glass Jar, 10 Ounce
Omishome Complete Bartender Mixology Kit - Elegant Gold Finish Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker Set with Bamboo Stand and 6 BONUS Sturdy Stainless Steel Straws - A Superb Bartending Set
Oster BLSTPB-WBL My Blend 250-Watt Blender with Travel Sport Bottle, Light Powder Blue
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 351Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 2gSugar: 35gProtein: 1g
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
These Pineapple Whip Cocktails are the perfect take on the summer slushy trend and a fun way to transport yourself to the tropics (or Disney) right from your own kitchen!