Few things evoke summer nostalgia quite like Dole Whip. The beloved frozen treat, which is made with dried pineapple powder and water, is closely associated with the place where it was originally served: Disney, aka the happiest place on earth. The iconic frozen, dairy-free dessert made its first appearance in 1986 at Disneyland and eventually grew from a cult-favorite to a nationally loved tropical alternative to ice cream.
Fortunately, Las Vegans don’t need to drive to California to get a taste of cool, pineapple soft-serve. Here are five places that serve Dole Whip right here in southern Nevada.
A restaurant that specializes in Dole Whip
Dole Whip is the main offering at Pineapple Park in the Southern Highlands area. Here, the frozen dessert is available in its traditional pineapple flavor or mixed with strawberry, mango, raspberry and other varieties. Diners can customize their Dole Whip with toppings including coconut flakes, strawberries and graham cracker crumbs.
Pineapple Park, 10550 Southern Highlands Parkway, Suite 110; 702-278-3286
Dole Whip with a kick
Legendary Chinatown Tiki bar The Golden Tiki offers plenty of ways to enjoy Dole Whip. The dairy-free delight is available on its own, with pineapple juice, in a float with rum or with Ciroc Pineapple. Tiki drink lovers should make sure to order a Painkiller made with Pusser’s rum, fresh orange, and a healthy dose of Dole Whip.
The Golden Tiki, 3939 Spring Mountain Road; 702-222-3196
Customizable Dole Whip
Build-your-own frozen yogurt bars have long been the chosen dessert option for picky eaters. Island Frozen Yogurt Bar offers Dole Whip for those who love customizable toppings but crave something besides frozen yogurt. At Island Frozen Yogurt Bar, topping selections include fresh fruit, crushed cookies, nuts and candy.
Island Frozen Yogurt Bar, 76 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Henderson; 702-243-1974
Dole Whip on the Strip
A sweltering summer day on the Las Vegas Strip is better with a little Dole Whip. Fortunately, it can be found at Island Time Floats. Located at the Grand Bazaar Shops, this walk-up Tiki bar serves Dole Whip in a cup, cone, or even in a pineapple.
Island Time Floats, Grand Bazaar Shops, 3631 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 702-816-4866
Dole Whip to-go
Tucked away in a cozy spot just off of Fremont Street, Smooth Eats is the ideal downtown destination for healthier takes on Las Vegas indulgences. In addition to the roster of smoothies and avocado toast, the casual restaurant also serves generous portions of Dole Whip, which are perfect for enjoying while strolling the surrounding neighborhood.
Smooth Eats, 124 S. Sixth St., Suite 160; 702-331-6888