Long Live Summer! Extend Your Summer Vibe With the Dole Whip Secret Menu Hack at Starbucks!

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While most people are getting hyped about Pumpkin Spice and everything autumn-y nice, some people are desperately trying to hold on to summer (it’s me, I’m some people). Don’t get me wrong, I love a good PSL, but I’m just not ready to let go of my summer yet! 

So how do I keep the summer rolling when everyone else is switching to cider and spice? One word for you, my friends: pineapple. I don’t know about you, but Pineapple is the Signature flavor of summer for me, and Dole Whip is the pinnacle of pineapple treats! That’s why I was super excited to find out I don’t need to be in a Disney Park to get one. I only need to go to my local Starbucks! 

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The Dole Whip Refresher is a “secret menu” item which means you have to know how to order it. You won’t find it listed on the menu. You’ll have to take a recipe with you. Otherwise, you’ll get some funny looks from your Barista. Luckily you have us, and we are going to tell you exactly how to order this delicious burst of sunshine! 

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Start with a Grand Paradise Drink Refresher. Next, add sweet cream on top.  Ask to have it blended with 1 scoop of vanilla bean powder. For an extra realistic kick, also ask for one scoop of pineapple ginger powder (optional). 

This recipe is absolutely the best Dole Whip imitator we’ve tried. And trust us, we’ve tried (and failed at) so many of them. This one, though, will keep those summer vibes going long after the leaves start falling. Every sip was like a mini Disney vacation. If you decide to take this recipe along on your next Starbucks visit, don’t forget to tip your barista for the extra effort. 

Are you team summer extension or team bring on the pumpkin? Let us know in the comments! 


About Jill Bivins

Jill Bivins has been visiting Disney Parks since she was 2 years old and loves sharing her Disney adventures with the world. She likes to say Disney is in her blood and writing is in her bones — so any time she has the opportunity to combine these loves she is one happy camper! She has a deep abiding love for Epcot and as a die hard Star Wars fan has a serious love for Hollywood Studios as well. When she isn't exploring or writing about Disney Parks, Jill is homeschooling her 8 year old son, playing with her brand new baby son, or pretending to be a farmer on her family homestead (despite being unable to keep even a cactus alive). Find Jill on Instagram @minnieonmain.