Disneyland apple freeze drink is a popular refreshing drink people love to indulge in when they’re visiting the park. I completely understand why! Who doesn’t love slushes? Who doesn’t love slushes that taste like caramel apples?!
Disneyland’s apple freeze comes with a sweet slushy bottom and a tropical whipped topping. I’ve really only seen one copycat recipe floating from a fellow food blogger (and the others copied their recipe) and its probably a delicious recipe! but it is loaded with sugar and syrup. I wanted to make a healthier version of this drink for my kids to enjoy!
How to make Disneyland’s Apple Freeze
I start out by using my Kitchenaid Ice Cream Maker to make the PERFECT textured slushee. The KitchenAid ice cream maker attachment is not expensive and I use it all the time. For instance with this recipe or this recipe. It’s worth every penny. It helps if you keep it in your freezer then you can pull it out anytime for a variety of juice slushees, drinks or ice cream.
if you don’t have an attachment you can make this in your blender with frozen juice concentrate and freezing cold water + ice.
For caramel apple bottom i used two simple ingredients. 100% apple juice and vanilla extract. Some copycat recipes call for a toasted marshmallow syrup for flavoring. If you have this around you totally can try it, but A. its hard to find and B. LOADED with more sugar.
To make the slushee consistency, pour cold apple juice into the frozen ice cream attachment and let it stir for a 10-15 minutes till its thickened.
For the tropical creamy topping we used *cold* coconut cream! Add some mango and guava nectar.
Beat it till fluffy and its sooo delicious.
I served this to a group of kids and they all devoured it. LOVED it. They had been running and playing outside, inside all over the place and this cool refreshing Disneyland apple freeze hit the spot for them.
I even served this Disneyland apple freeze with all these fresh apples and it was the perfect snack.
- KitchenAid ice cream maker attachment pre-frozen
- COLD apple juice
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 can cold coconut cream
- 2-4 TBS Kern's Nectar Guava Juice
- 2-4 TBS Kern's Nectar Mango Juice
- 2-4 TBS Pineapple Juice
Attach your KitchenAid attachment that has already been frozen for the appropriate time.
Turn on ice cream maker to a 2, pour VERY cold apple juice and vanilla extract slowing into ice cream maker and let church until apple juice is thick slushee consistency.
Open can of coconut cream, scoop out top layer of cream into a bowl. Discard clear liquid at bottom of can. Add 2 TBS of each juice into coconut cream and beat until creamy. Add more juice till reaches your desired consistency. If you like a more liquid sweet cream add more juice. If you like a thicker cream add less.