3 Cups Fresh, frozen pineapple chunks
2 5.3 Oz. containers of fat free Fage Vanilla Greek Yogurt, frozen
1 Tsp. Pure vanilla extract
¼ Cup pineapple juice plus more if needed
NOTE: Over the years, I’ve heard a lot about Disney’s Pineapple Whip. Full disclosure, I’ve never had it BUT everything I’ve read and seen says I’d love it! My understanding is the recipe is a guarded secret but I’ve definitely have seen dozens of takes on what people think is in this whip. Vanilla ice cream and pineapple always seem to show up but I’ve seen coconut in recipes plus lots of other little twists.
As I’ve mentioned, I’ve never had it but I’m a big fan of pineapple and really like frozen yogurt so I made my own healthier version of a pineapple whip and I’m sharing it here. I use Fage fat free yogurt in both savory and sweet dishes. I have used it as a staple for years and years. It is just one of my go to products. When I heard about the vanilla version, I tried it right away and really liked it. I threw a couple of the single serve containers in the freezer for use in this recipe. I did the same with fresh cut pineapple. You can always take a short cut and buy the precut pineapple at the grocery store. Just don’t use the canned pineapple…it just doesn’t work here. Adding the frozen yogurt to fresh pineapple and turning it into a whipped frozen desert was a no brainer. Try this one. It is really good. For a little crunch, I like sprinkling some almond slivers on this and often add blueberries for a little sweetness and a pop of color.
Now, for the presentation of this yummy treat. I was serving it to guests so I wanted to up my game a little. So I put it in a pastry bag with a star tip and swirled it into coup glasses. Two seconds of extra effort got oohs and aahs from my guests. It was definitely worth the effort. If your whip starts to melt a little, just put the pastry bag with your whip in it right into the freezer to firm up a bit. Then, you can pipe it out into the glasses or dishes of your choice.
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Although I serve this as desert, the fact is it can stand in as a decent lunch. A full serving of fat free protein and fresh fruit are in every serving. Top with some nuts and you’ve added more protein and a little good fat. Wait until you tell the kids they are having pineapple whip for lunch!!! While I have every intention of getting to Disney to try the original, this is my go to version at home. Enjoy.