WHERE TO SATISFY YOUR PINEAPPLE DOLE WHIP CRAVINGS WITHOUT GOING TO DISNEYLAND IN ORANGE COUNTY



So I love love love Pineapple Dole Whip floats from Disneyland. Even though waiting in the long lines for it means that I'd have to sacrifice enjoying a ride or two, the satisfaction that I get from enjoying the creamy soft serve pineapple and sipping the pineapple juice is worth it all.

The reason that I would wait in line just for the dole whip is because it's difficult to find elsewhere outside of Disneyland. Luckily though, dessert restaurants have caught on to this profitable trend and the popular Pineapple Dole Whip is now sold in many locations in Orange County! This means that I don't need to buy a Disneyland ticket (very pricey!) to satisfy my Pineapple Dole Whip Cravings any longer! Of course, I'd still buy the ticket to enjoy everything else the Happiest Place on Earth has to offer! 

1. Whipp'd OC - Huntington Beach 
ADDRESS: 15887 Gothard St Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 891-0896
(in between Golden West College and Bella Terra on Gothard Street in the same plaza as Fuji's Famous Burgers - [great burger joint btw])
 THEY ALSO SERVE BLUEBELL ICE CREAM WHICH IS "THE BEST ICE CREAM IN AMERICA" MADE FROM TEXAS. THIS COMPANY OWNS THEIR OWN COWS AND THEY'RE ALL GRASSFED. THIS IS THE KRAZY KOOKIE DOUGH FLAVOR!

If you find this place on yelp.com it will have extremely mixed reviews. I even reviewed it on Yelp myself. You can read it under "Hoppie Nguyen" review. This place serves delicious dessert. They even have 3 flavors of dole whip which are mango, strawberry, and the famous pineapple. They make their waffle cones in-house and serve the famous Blue Bell ice cream. They even serve hawaiian shaved snow! They also bake their own cookies and serve ice cream cookie sandwiches with them. Even though this place offers pretty much one of the best desserts in existence, I honestly do not recommend this place because they DO NOT have consistent customer service, the availability of the food that they offer IS NOT consistent. When I visited this place, although the ice cream and pineapple dole whip was great, the atmosphere and customer service were disappointing. But if you want that Blue Bell Ice Cream, this place has it. They also have a Los Angeles location called Whipp'd LA.

2. Hula Girls Shave Ice - Huntington Beach
ADDRESS: 16556 Bolsa Chica St Huntington Beach, CA 92649
(between Warner and Heil on Bolsa Chica St)
(949) 295-0292
Okay, so I have never been here so I cannot personally advocate whether it is worth going or not based on experience. But just by the looks of what they offer and their photos on Yelp, I definitely think it's worth visiting! I randomly found this place one day when Kev and I were running. I was trying to exercise so we decided to run around his neighborhood. While running down Bolsa Chica St, I saw this huuuuuuuge banner on Edinger/Bolsa Chica that read PINEAPPLE DOLE WHIP. Immediately, after a glance I had to run back to check out that big sign again. MY EYES DID NOT LIE. It said PINEAPPLE DOLE WHIP at Hawaiian Hula Shave Ice. THAT PLAZA WAS UP AHEAD. So so close! I really reaaaaaaaaally wanted to go...but decided not to "ruin" my run by eating dessert. Someday, I will definitely try this place. Maybe when I run around Kev's neighborhood again!

Here are some reasons why I wanna try this place!
  1. they make their own ice cream!
  2. they offer azuki beans! 
  3. because it's a Hawaiian place... maybe their hawaiian shaved ice is more authentic than other places? haha 
  4. they offer discounts for Disney Passholders!
  5. they offer PINEAPPLE DOLE WHIP!
**UPDATE: I HAVE TRIED THIS PLACE! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT! GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE AND I HEARD THAT IT'S THE MOST AUTHENTIC HAWAIIAN SHAVED ICE YOU CAN FIND OUTSIDE OF HAWAII! CLICK HERE FOR MY POST: DOLE WHIP & TSUNAMI CUPS AT HULA GIRLS SHAVE ICE

3. Tootsie Ice Cream - Santa Ana **CLOSED**
ADDRESS: 307 W 3rd St Santa Ana, CA 92701
(In Downtown Santa Ana on 3rd and Broadway)
(714) 480-0320

I have been wanting to try this place for a long time now but just never got the time and chance. This place also offers Pineapple Dole Whip floats but I believe they are more famous/popular for their unique homemade ice cream. YES. THEY MAKE THEIR OWN ICE CREAM HERE TOO AND EVEN BAKE THEIR OWN COOKIES. WHAT?! They have such interesting flavors "expresso explosion" and "lemon meringue pie" and etc. Because the names sound delicious, I wanna just eat all the words up!

**UPDATE: I HAVE TRIED THIS PLACE AND IT'S PRETTY BOMB DOT COM. THE DOLE WHIP IS A BIT SOUR FOR ME THOUGH. HERE'S THE POST ABOUT IT: PINEAPPLE DOLE WHIP & ICE CREAM TREATS @ TOOTSIE

4. Strickland's Ice Cream - Irvine
ADDRESS: 4523 Campus Dr Irvine, CA 92612
(in the same plaza as Albertsons across from UCI)
(949) 387-9955

When I went here, honestly I didn't even know that they had Pineapple Dole Whip floats BUT THEY DO! What I did get here was their blueberry ice cream and damn, that was so creamy and yummy! The reason why I love this place is because they make their own ice cream. The customer service is great and my friend even knows the owner! Wow. (The owner used to be my kind-of co-worker too!) It's family run and they have limited flavors every day. So, it's always a surprise, but a pleasant one of course! Be sure to follow their website to see when they serve Thai Tea ice cream and Green Tea ice cream! THOSE ARE MY FAVES. I wish I still attended UCI because this place is basically across the street from UCI... 


NOTE: The following places listed below do not have Pineapple Dole Whip floats but they do have Pineapple Dole Whip flavored dessert like custard, ice cream, etc.)

5. Zero Degrees Italian Ice - Westminster
ADDRESS: 9822 Bolsa Ave Ste C Westminster, CA 92683
(in the Plaza adjacent to Snow Monster)
(714) 839-8664

This place specialized in Italian Ice! They've got the ice, the custard in various flavors, and (kind of random) desserts such as creme brulee. They have also added iced teas to their menus too! Anyways, I've tried the Pineapple Dole Whip custard and although it is not an official one but rather concocted by the owners, it tastes pretty close to the real thing from Disneyland. I actually liked it and I recommend it!

UPDATE: Initially I thought that the Pineapple Dole Whip custard sold at Zero Degrees was not from the official brand itself because that's what I thought a former worker at Zero Degrees had informed me. However, they left a comment on my post clarifying this misunderstanding:
"At Zero Degrees, they get their Dole Whip shipped straight from Hawaii. It's not fake. :)"

I guess it is officially from the brand itself after all!

6. Menchi's Frozen Yogurt - Huntington Beach 
ADDRESS: 19694 Beach Blvd Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(Next door to Slapfish)
 (714) 964-5600

This place specialized in frozen yogurt and is self-serve like Yogurtland! They've got an interesting topping - LEGIT CARAMEL DELIGHTS FROM GIRL SCOUT COOKIES! Anyways, besides that, they've got Pineapple Dole Whip flavored frozen yogurt. They also have waffle cones too that they make in-house which is pretty cool. The last time I went there though, they didn't have the Pineapple Dole Whip flavored yogurt so I'm gonna assume it's not always available.


7. SweetXO - Huntington Beach (CLOSED)
ADDRESS: 7631 Edinger Ave Ste 151 Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(In the same plaza as Bella Terra on the Costco side where Nektar is)
(714) 893-1854


Okay, when I came to this store, I felt like I was in Candyland Heaven! Seriously, this place is a must-visit! It's like an Urban Outfitters x Candy x Ice cream + Yogurt!! I will write a more detailed individual post on this store. They have Pineapple Dole Whip flavored frozen yogurt. Everything is by weight like Yogurtland so you can add whatever ice cream, yogurt, and candy you want and it's only charged by weight. WOWZERS. I wanna go here again! Their ice cream flavors are so unique too like lucky charms! This place is huuuuuuuuuge as well. They even sell clothes and other goodies like books and random knick-knacks. I totally recommend this place! It's a great place to visit if you're bored and just wanna window shop! And if you're looking for dessert this place has got it too!

**NOTE: THIS BUSINESS IS CLOSED.

8. Confetti Italian Ice - Costa Mesa
ADDRESS: 1175 Baker St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(In the same plaza as Stater Bros., Tastea, Ramen Yamadaya all across from Orange Coast College)
(714) 545-1175

I absolutely absolutely loooooove Confetti. I remember it's grand opening days while I was still attending Orange Coast College. Getting Italian Ice with Custard was magical and totally made my days better after a stressful day from class. What makes it even better is that the customer service at Confetti is amaaaaaazing! The workers are always very friendly and welcoming which creates a bright and happy atmosphere (and their decor is so bright and cute too!). I personally cannot decide on my order because they have soooooo many flavors. They currently now have a new flavor: Pineapple Dole Whip custard! Whoo! I sampled it last week and it's pretty legit so y'all need to go get ittttt! 

**Because their custards always rotate, it is best to check their instagram @confettiice or call them to make sure they have the Pineapple Dole Whip custard available.

9. Creamistry - Irvine + their various locations
ADDRESS: 3972 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92606
(In the same plaza as Urban Plates and Target!)
(949) 777-6627
http://www.creamistry.com/
(check their website for a full list of their locations!)

This freshly made to order ice cream spot now makes soft serve Pineapple Dole Whip with liquid nitrogen. How cool is that? I haven't tried it yet but according to some Yelp reviews it may be a bit icier than the Disneyland version. That's probably because of the liquid nitrogen. Anyways, this is pretty new and I hope they will keep it on their menu for a long time or even better, forever!


10. Kups - Westminster
ADDRESS: 9348 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CA 92683
(In the plaza directly across from Bolsa Grande High School)
(714) 891-3525

This place is the ish. I recommend y'all going here for their $2 TUESDAY specials which happens every single Tuesday. You can't beat that price! And they aren't skimpy with their portions either! It's $2 for a small size but you can get multiple flavors and you'll definitely be satisfied. What's better? They have the famous Dole Whip! The Dole Whip here is often enjoyed with Chamoy sauce which is a great combination. It's Tangy and Sweet and Sour and OMG JUST SO GOOD!

This place has great service too <3
Click here for my previous review:
http://www.eatwithhop.com/2014/09/mexican-candy-more-in-kup-kups.html

2 comments:

  1. At Zero Degrees, they get their Dole Whip shipped straight from Hawaii. It's not fake. :)

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    1. Thanks for the clarification! The desserts at Zero Degrees are delicious by the way! (:

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