Last night, I got Dolewhipped.
For any of you who have tried the stuff in Hawaii, or at the Disney parks (near the Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Room) you know what I’m talking about. Dolewhip (a.k.a. Dole Whip) is a frozen dessert made from mostly water and fruit (plus sugar and stabilizers) that has a cult-like following.
House of Dolewhip just opened in West Hollywood, so I don’t have to drive all the way to Anaheim (or fly to Honolulu) to experience it.
One sample and I understood why people get addicted. It’s creamier and tastier than sorbet, and a lot like soft serve ice cream (which is hard to find in Los Angeles, for some reason).
Not as saccharine as Yogurtland, and they do the filling/topping for you
Had a Groupon so I went for the biggest size
Pineapple and chocolate
With a large, you can have as many toppings as you want!
I got blueberries, raspberries…
…and of course, pineapple (though I forgot to ask if it was Dole!)
Abe liked it too – in a smaller-sized waffle cone
There’s some seating outside, but it was totally filled!
Wound up parking my butt at a nearby bus stop, and enjoyed my massive cup watching Fairfax/Santa Monica traffic go by.
I will definitely be back to worship at the House of Dolewhip.
There’s one hour validation in the building (across the street from Whole Foods, in the same complex as the Starbucks) but we found street parking easily, by the House of Eyes.
And FYI to Vegans and folks sensitive to dairy, there’s trace amounts of sodium caseinate in Dolewhip, which is a protein derived from milk. (That’s why it’s labeled as “lactose free.”)
Have you been Dolewhipped?