As the holiday cheer makes everyone feel festive, the Twisted Candy Cane Dole Whip infuses the classic flavors of the season into the iconic treat. It might be time to skip the holiday cookies and take a spoonful of this new sweet treat.
Over the years, the classic Dole Whip has been transformed in many ways. From incorporating other fruits to spicy chocolate takes, the variations showcase the versatility of the frozen recipe. Given that the treat is fruit forward, the many options ensure that no one ever labels the dessert as boring.
Although citrus flavors are prevalent during the holiday season, bright, refreshing mint flavors are equally as popular. Whether it is the love of that iconic candy cane or infusing a little wintery note into other treats, the reality is that people happily go back bite after bite to enjoy those seasonal offerings.
With the Twisted Candy Cane Dole Whip, the recipe is similar to other variations that the company shared on Dole Whip Day. The base ingredients are similar, just with a little twist.
Here’s how to make the Twisted Candy Cane Dole Whip.
- 2 ripe DOLE® Bananas, peeled, cut crosswise into thirds and frozen
- 1⅓ cups unsweetened coconut milk, chilled
- 2/3 cup chopped DOLE® Pineapple, frozen
- 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
- ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
- 2/3 cup hulled and halved DOLE® Strawberries, frozen
- ½ cup DOLE® Raspberries, frozen
- Mini candy canes and mint leaves for garnish (optional)
1. Purée 1 banana, 2/3 cup milk, pineapple, ½ tablespoon sugar and peppermint extract in a blender on high until smooth; transfer to a large plastic piping bag and freeze 15 minutes. Makes about 2 cups.
2. Purée strawberries, raspberries, and remaining 1 banana, 2/3 cup milk and ½ tablespoon sugar in a blender on high until smooth; transfer to a large plastic piping bag and freeze 15 minutes. Makes about 2 cups.
3. Cut off about ½ inch from tip of each piping bag; place both bags side by side in a large plastic piping bag fitted with a large star tip. Pipe the 2 flavors into 4 small bowls; serve garnished with candy canes and/or mint leaves, if desired.
Looking at this recipe, the peppermint extract should be used with care. That flavor is quite strong. It is better to err on the side of less is more. The mint flavors should be subtle, not overpowering.
The visual is important to this Dole Whip recipe. The idea is to mimic a candy cane, which makes a clear glass important. If this item is served in another vessel, the careful placement of the swirl may not be as imperative.
Lastly, many people love the idea of peppermint mocha. Why not consider a chocolate drizzle or even some chocolate shavings on top of this treat. That touch of chocolate makes the frozen dessert even more festive.
Why not start a new holiday tradition with the Twisted Candy Cane Dole Whip. Serving one to Santa might keep you on the nice list.