Disney's New Soft Serve Flavor Could Be the Next Dole Whip
Summer vacation is almost upon us, which means that many families are probably already planning getaways to kid-friendly destinations—or maybe the adults are simply planning a vacation that will make them feel like kids again. Either way, Disney Parks are probably at the top of most lists as the ideal destination. For all those Disney fans out there, here’s another reason to visit Anaheim this summer: There’s a brand new soft serve flavor at the Disney California Adventure Park’s Pixar Pier. While not technically Dole Whip, It’s Lemon is essentially the same idea—a citrus-flavored soft serve.
The new flavor is a creamy lemon soft serve, and it’s called It’s Lemon (although if citrus isn’t your thing, chocolate and vanilla soft serve are also available). There’s another version dipped in white chocolate called It’s Snow-Capped Lemon. The most colorful (and Instagram friendly) version is the lemon soft serve topped with an electric blue raspberry swirl, called the Pixar Pier Frosty Parfait.
Okay, now that your mouth is watering, I’m sure you’re wondering where you can find all these cool summer treats on your next trip to Disney. You’ll find them at the Monsters Inc.-themed stand, Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats (yes, it’s adorable, not abominable).
Pixar Pier is of course all about celebrating your favorite animated Pixar movies, so that section of the park also features food stalls that pay tribute to Toy Story and Inside Out.
In case you’re still uninitiated to the Dole Whip craze, this dessert was first conceived by Dole Food Company, which began selling it at Disney theme parks in the late eighties. It’s since achieved a cult following, and for good reason. Dole Whip is simple but perfect: super creamy pineapple soft serve, sometimes served in a cup of pineapple juice (if you get the float version).
With the addition of the lemon soft serve—which is basically another citrus-flavored iteration of the classic pineapple Dole Whip—to the Disney menu, you might end up spending your summer vacation eating ice cream. That sounds much more relaxing than waiting in line for roller coasters.