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Uncle Walt’s Insider Food Blog: Dole Whips!

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The secrets behind another another one of Disney’s best desserts!

I’ve been inspired by the work of X and Marty, so I’ve decided to write my own article about my favorite food at Walt Disney World. Since Marty’s article was a raging success, I am going to use it as further inspiration.

I asked Walt and he [Ed.: hesitantly] let me pick my favorite Disney food to review, so of course I am going to be looking at the selections of Victoria and Albert’s at the Grand Floridian, focusing on the Maple Glazed Manchester Quail with Chestnut Gnocchi… Oh, who am I kidding? Of course I’ll be talking about Churros the Dole Whip!

I’m going to follow the same formula X and Marty did. When Walt called Marty into his office, I’m sure it was for a pay raise.

A Rambling Story that Doesn’t Really Go Anywhere

Now I, like most everyone else on the planet, like ice cream churros Dole Whips. A good stick of cinnamon-y deliciousness takes me back to when I was a young boy, and my family would vacation along the shores of Lake Michigan. There was a local Churro-monger not far away that always had excellent churros. I had never even heard of the Dole Whip before I went to Disneyland. Even back then, my favorite flavour was always Churro maple bar. Huh. This is really hard. And they had really good other things that are like churros Dole Whips. Again. I had never had a Dole Whip or anything nearly as magical before going to Disneyland.

There was also an old guy who ran the waffle iron churro… press? to make fresh churros. This sentence doesn’t work either, because I’d never had a Dole Whip before Disneyland. This article is proving very difficult to write. Anyway, have you ever had a fresh churro Dole Whip? There’s nothing on Earth quite like it. And they taste even better if they’re made by an old guy, who you can just sense has done nothing but make churros Dole Whips for the last 30 years of his life. Actually, it’s an ice cream machine. You pour in the liquid from the pouch. If it’s 30 years old, you don’t want that liquid in your treat. If the machine is 30 years old, I hope it’s well maintained. But any 18-year-old Cast Member can be taught to do it.

So, yes, Churros Dole Whips always bring me back to my childhood vacations. Okay, now this is really difficult. It’s a nostalgic feeling. I miss those days, back then, it was summertime in Western Michigan, when I had no responsibilities, except to be home by dusk, and not spill cinnamon sugar on my shirt. Back then, I wanted nothing more than to grow up and be an adult. If I could go back in time, I’d tell my younger self to not be in such a hurry to grow up, that adulting isn’t as fun as it seems.

And Churros Dole Whips also remind me of my grandparents. They never had a Dole Whip in their lives. I feel bad for them, I truly do. When we’d go to visit them, Grandpa would take us out in the afternoon to go get churro milkshakes, but we had to promise that we wouldn’t tell Grandma. She’d be upset if we ruined our appetite before dinner. So we’d promise, and we wouldn’t tell, but somehow Grandma would always know anyways.

Which brings me back to Disney Churros Dole Whips. Now when I found this recipe, I was thrilled. But the first time I made them, they just didn’t compare to what you can get in a Disney Park™ Disneyland. They’re just better at Disneyland. So I tweaked the recipe, and tried again. Still not quite right. A third attempt was closer still, but still not there. I tried once more, and finally, a good friend said that I should stop while I was ahead, and call it a day.

Finally, we get to the point

So, without further ado, the result of many many hours of labor, and attempts to create the perfect Dole Whip, here is the recipe.

    1. Go to your favorite local Disney Park Disneyland.
    2. Find an Enchanted Tiki Room. Ensure it’s under the original management.
    3. Hand the nice Cast Member all the money you have.
    4. Enjoy as many Dole Whips as you can afford.

Ugh. That took way too much editing.

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