Copycat Famous Recipe Roundup

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
I just love popular copycat recipes like Disneys Pineapple Dole Whip or famous menu items from popular restaurants, like this marvelous roundup of 25 recipes below.

Some are very famous and popular Nationally.

Through the years I recreated many of what we love and some of the most popular delicious great replicas until you can get to your favorite place!

It became an obsession to duplicate the recipes I enjoyed especially when we moved away and only visit some of our favorites once every few years.

I certainly love a good challenge in the kitchen.

Some of the recipes in this roundup may be very familiar and some are from my hometown bakeries where I grew up.

Starting out with Captain Crunch chicken that was a famous deep-fried chicken from Stallone's Planet Hollywood back in the 1980s. Its sweet coating became addicting after one bite and the chicken is dipped in homemade honey mustard.

Then on to present-day Longhorns Parmesan Crusted Chicken where it's smothered in melted cheese, ranch, and a crunchy parmesan topping and a favorite menu item.

I then have a love for the food court delicious bourbon chicken which I thought was the best mall food!!

Decadent desserts came easy, the one we really loved was at BJs brewhouse called pizooki, a warm macadamia nut cookie made into an ice cream sundae.

Last but not least my latest copycat Dole Whip From Disney's Theme Park in Orlando, a simple frozen fruity recipe that's printable at the bottom of this post, it's so refreshing and delicious!

this is a piece of cheesecake with whole strawberries on top

Copycat Favorites

Reminiscing over Central N.Y. foods I loved, where I grew up, I recreated famous cheesecake, pusties, cookies, pizza, chicken riggies and bagels from the local fabulous businesses in Utica, New York.

Even if you've never had some of these treats from where I grew up, they're all great recipes to try.

One soup that sticks in my mind is featured in most Japanese Steakhouses Nationally that's rich-tasting mushroom soup, and the perfect start to any meal.

Then turning back time a little, cowboy cookies were the craze in the 1970s again recreated by Doubletree Hotels and one of my favorite cookie recipes of all time.

Let's not forget having to wait all year for our favorite Girl Scout Cookies, these copycat recipes you will find almost everyone they made and some even retired recipes.

Copycat recipes are fun to make and eat.

Brings back great memories and certainly makes new ones with friends and family.

Homemade recipes are always the best.

Whether you're looking for fun foods to make with the kids or try some foods from places you've never been before, these are all part of some famous history past and present to start with.

this is a copycat version of Disneys Dole Whip with a long spoon, the ice sorbet in a cup on a wooden table there is also a cookie press in the background

A Favorite Copycat Disney Pineapple Dole Delight!

If you love Disney's Pineapple Dole Whip, that recipe is included all the way at the end, enjoy!

Don't forget to pin your favorites to try later!

this is bourbon shiny looking chicken with sesame seeds on it

A Favorite Food Court Mall Food

Bourbon Chicken

A Favorite Around St. Patrick's Day

Irish Potato Candy

A Delicious Famous Sandwich From Arby's

Arby's Beef and Cheddar

A Famous Stuffed Fried Roll in Chinese Restaurants

Homemade Eggrolls

A Favorite Fish Sandwich in the 1980s

Burger King Whaler

Popular in Nebraska


this is a bowl of strawberry jello, marshmallows and bananas

Found On Most Chinese Buffets

Strawberry Banana Jello Salad

this is chicken strips coated with captain crunch cereal

Famous At Planet Hollywood

Captain Crunch Chicken

this is a cookie with everything in it called cowboy cookies

Famous Cookies At DoubleTree Hotels

Cowboy Cookies

these are assorted girlscout cookies in a collage

Who Could Resist Childhood Favorite

Girl Scout Cookies

this is a homemade bagels coming out of a brown paper bag

Famous Bagels in New York

New York Style Bagels

this is a macadamia nut cookie with a scoop of ice cream on top and hot fudge sauce

A Favorite Dessert on the BJ Brewhouse Menu

Macadamia Nut Cookie Ice Cream Pizooki

this is a round chocolate puffed up cookie with white icing

A Childhood Upstate New York Favorite Chocolate Cookie

Rosato Chocolate Cookies

This is a piece of chicken topped with melted cheeses and a sprig of rosemary on a white plate

On the Menu at Longhorns Restaurant

Parmesan Crusted Chicken

this a full sheet pan of pizza with sausage and cheese on top plus sauce

A Favorite Vintage Pizza Recipe in Upstate New York

Oscugnizzo Pizza

this is a bowl of escarole with potatoes, peppers and bread crumbs on top

Greens Central New York Utica Style

Utica Greens Recipe

this is a plate of pasta with a cream sauce and chicken with roasted cherry peppers on it

Famous in Utica, New York

Chicken Riggies

A Favorite Copycat Hotdog Chili from Voss in Central New York and Coney Island-style toppings

Hot Dog Chili

these are squares of rice krispie marshmallow treats

A Childhood Vintage Krispie Treat

Peanut Butter Krispie Treats

this is a chocolate filled tart shaped into a daisy looking round crust

Chocolate Pudding or Vanilla Filled Tarts Famous in Upstate New York Bakeries

Pusties Italian Pastries

this is a loaf lemon cake with sliced lemons on top with white icing dripping down the sides

Popular Cake in Starbucks

Lemon Loaf Cake

this is a slice of cheesecake with whole strawberries on top

A Childhood Bakery in Utica, New York

Manny's Cheesecake

this is a cup of soup with vegetables all over the sides of the ceramic with mushroom soup in it

This Is on Most Japanese Restaurant Menus

Mushroom Soup

these are red white and blue star cookies

Sold in Just about every Bakery or Supermarket

Loft Cookies

this is a whole cookie sheet of pizza with sauce and cheese

Famous all Over Upstate New York

Tomato Pie

these are homemade provolone fried sticks of cheese

A Copycat Recipe from Charlestown Mall in the 80s

Fried Provolone Sticks

this is a strawberry jello popsicle

A Vintage Frozen Confection

Jello Pops

this is a cup of frozen lemon sorbet

A Lemon Italian Delight

Italian Lemon Ice

this is peanut brittle candy with nuts and hard buttery shell

Vintage Style Buttery Peanut Candy

Old Fashioned Peanut Brittle

Panera Bread Butternut Squash Soup

A & P Spanish Bar Copycat

recipe for the famous Disney Dole Whip which is a frozen ice cream in a cup

Copycat Disney's Pineapple Dole Whip

Yield: 1
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 25 Mtotal time: 35 M
a favorite pineapple frozen treat you will find at Disney the famous theme park..


  • 4 cups pineapple, frozen, chopped, strawberries, peaches or other frozen fruit you prefer
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk {any other liquid milk such as dairy, almond, whole milk
  • 1 cup real whipped cream or used thawed whipped topping


How to cook Copycat Dole Whip From Disney

  1. Place frozen chopped pineapple, condensed milk, and liquid milk in the blender or food processor.
  2. Process until pineapple is smooth. (You may need to stop machine and scoop mixture down a few times until smooth.)
  3. Fold in the real whipped cream at the end.
  4. Scoop out with an ice cream scoop, or squeeze through a pastry bag, cookie press, or a plastic bag with an edge cut off.
  5. Tip: soft-serve that holds its shape longer, freeze the swirled dole whip at least 20 minutes prior to serving in your plastic cups.
  6. Note:.
  7. I added it to my battery-operated cookie press and swirled it into a see-through plastic cup.
  8. I also have added this to my ice cream maker to whip smoother. for 20 minutes. You don't need to do that step, no worries if you don't have the machine
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  1. These are the BEST recipes ever! Thank you!

  2. Wish I could bite into that strawberry cheesecake! So GOOD!

  3. Wow I love that there is a resource for some of my favorite copycat recipes now. I am slowly working my way through the list this month!

  4. These all sound so good!! Thanks for rounding all these favorites up!
    Also, thank you for visiting my Bavarian Apple Torte. I appreciate you stopping by. I couldn't reply to you by email, because you're a no-reply comment blogger, but thank you for your kind comments.


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