Disney Ice Cream Gallery

July is National Ice Cream Month!!!

And since Sunday was National Ice Cream Day, we’ve put together a gallery of some of our favorite chilly treats from Disney parks and resorts! (Yes, you have permission to have ice cream for breakfast.)

We know we’re not covering everything, and we’d love it if you would leave us a comment mentioning your favorite ice cream-based dessert in a Disney restaurant. Can’t wait to find out what your choices are! :-)

So now, without further ado, here’s where to go to get some of our favorite sweet-cold treats in our favorite theme parks!

The Plaza Ice Cream Sundae

Scoops of vanilla ice cream drizzled with hot fudge is then covered in whipped cream when you order this Plaza Ice Cream Sundae. There’s not just one, but many crowning cherries on this divine treat.  And that’s all before you get to the crunch of a delicious waffle bowl (if you even make it that far…we didn’t)!

Okay, it’s served in a plastic bowl, which makes it a little less decadent but the crispy waffle bowl will make up for the lack of glassware. Got spare time while waiting curb-side for the parade? Grab one of these little beauties before staking out your piece of pavement! (Or, better yet, let someone else stake it out for you, then head over to the Main Street Ice Cream Parlor to snag one of your own.)

Location: Main Street Ice Cream Parlor

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor Sundae

And don’t forget to pick up this little favorite at the Plaza, too! A Mickey Ear ice cream cone!

Mickey Ice Cream Cone

Dole Whip Float

This is practically a food staple at WDW. Hey, it’s a daily fruit serving, right?! The Dole Whip float is soft serve treat with pineapple juice and should be on your Magic Kingdom touring plan.

No visit to Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom is complete without a Dole Whip. Before your flight on Aladdin’s Magic Carpets, sit for a spell and give your taste buds a sensational journey!

Location: Aloha Isle and Sunshine Tree Terrace

Disney World Aloha Isle Dole Whip Float

Kitchen Sink Sundae

It’s everything but the kitchen sink! This must-share, ginormous dessert begins with many scoops of ice cream, then it’s piled with Oreo cookies, candy bars, cake, bananas, cherries, brownies, all of the toppings in the house, and an entire can of whipped cream.

You’ll want to bring family or friends to help with this sugar-laden reservoir. This is one sink you’ll enjoy cleaning up!

Location: Beaches and Cream

Kitchen Sink Sundae at Beaches and Cream

No Way Jose Sundae

Also at Beaches and Cream, this tower of ice cream, peanut butter sauce, and hot fudge will own you if you’re not careful (and I’m never careful!).

It’s bigger than you think!

Location: Beaches and Cream

No Way Jose

Warm Sticky Bun Sundae

The fact that it’s served at Trail’s End makes it just that much better, but how can you deny yourself an ice cream treat in a jar?! It’s a warm pecan sticky bun that is layered with vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce, and whipped cream.

This sticky bun can be devoured with a spoon. No sticky fingers!

Location: Trail’s End

Close up of the sticky bun

The Gold Rush Sundae

UPDATE: Please note that the Gold Rush Sundae is no longer being served at Ghirardelli’s as of March 2015.

An amazing sundae combining vanilla ice cream, melted peanut butter, and hot fudge! Ghirardelli is famous for the home-made fudge, which will be poured over your ice cream — and you get to choose between milk chocolate and dark chocolate! A generous topping of whipped cream is then topped with chopped almonds and a cherry. (The waffle bowl is extra…)

You don’t have to travel to San Francisco to savor the famed taste of Ghirardelli chocolate. This place can be extremely crowded — all that shopping in Downtown Disney requires sustenance, after all! Go early and go hungry.

Location: Ghirardelli Soda Fountain

Ghirardelli Gold Rush Sundae

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwich

Have your vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookies (or go to the Main Street Bakery and choose your own cookie flavors)!

You’ll see guests walking all over Walt Disney World with these sandwiches. Grab one at Sleepy Hollow to enjoy while looking out at Cinderella’s Castle. The view makes these treats taste even more memorable!

We like ‘em for breakfast. They’re big enough to share!

Location: the Main Street Bakery and Sleepy Hollow in the Magic Kingdom, Dino-Bite Snacks in Animal Kingdom, Fountainview Cafe in Epcot, and Hollywood Scoops in Hollywood Studios.

Famous Disney Home-Made Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

Famous Disney Home-Made Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

Milky Way Sundae

Another one from Beaches and Cream, this one combines pound cake, hot fudge, caramel, and a Milky Way candy bar with your ice cream! It’s truly over-the-top, but definitely worth a try.

Objects in menu are larger than they appear.

Location: Beaches and Cream

Beaches and Cream Milky Way Sundae

PB&J Milkshake

This gorgeous shake is more peanut buttery than jelly-y, but it’s still a fun concoction served in one of my favorite restaurants.

Ask to see the dessert menu on the viewfinder before you order this one :-)

Location: 50’s Prime Time Cafe

Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake with Viewfinder Dessert Menu

Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar

It’s vanilla ice cream dipped in chocolate and placed on a stick. But, it’s in the shape of iconic Mickey. Maybe that’s why it tastes so delicious?!

You can’t go a hour in Walt Disney World without seeing one of these ice cream treats being enjoyed by the young and young-at-heart. Don’t leave WDW without biting off a Mickey ice cream ear — it’s a WDW rite of passage!

Location: Ice cream carts and resort quick service locations

Kona Kone

This is one unique dessert that we’re glad “keeps it weird.” Take a waffle cone, fill it with ice cream, top the ice cream with chocolate sauce, then add Mickey-shaped sprinkles. Serve with candy and blue cotton candy for extra sweetness!

This one might be too sweet for some adult palates, but your kids will be sweet dreaming about this dessert long after their return to reality.

Location: Kona Cafe

Kona Kone

Caramel Apple Sundae

A huge piece of real, fresh apple pie is covered in ice cream and caramel. Seriously — this is comfort food!

Fans of apple pie a la mode will be delighted with this apple sundae. It’s all your favorites in one bowl and your ice cream won’t be sliding off your slice of pie. Perfection.

Location: The Fountain

Caramel Apple Sundae

Mini Ice Cream Cones

Grab a fun mini-cone for dessert! You’ll get four waffle cones of vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and cookies & cream ice creams which are generously topped with sprinkles. Adorable!

When your party needs a small taste of sweetness after a delicious meal, share the mini-cones at Paradiso 37. These ice cream treats are colorfully festive!

Location: Paradiso 37

Ice Cream Cone Dessert

Ice Cream Cone Dessert

Do you have a favorite ice cream treat that is your go-to snack or dessert at Walt Disney World?

I’m a big fan of ice cream so clue me in on what I may be missing! Leave your suggestions in the comments below!

Thanks to Brett Young for the Mickey ice cream cone pic. Thanks to Angela Gruber for the No Way Jose pic. Thanks to Global Disney Pinvestigation for the mini ice cream cones pic.


  1. says

    Oh my! I’ll take one of each please, haha! I love the Dole Whip Floats at Disneyland so I am for sure going to get one on my trip to WDW. My husband and I are also thinking about sharing a No Way Jose while we are there too and this picture looks awesome. Desserts (especially ice cream) are my downfall!

  2. Heather says

    OH I’m going into sugar overload just looking at the pictures! I have to add that the Sundae option at DHS scoops is another great option!

  3. A. Gif says

    I’ve only tried the Dole Whip Float. It was very refreshing!
    I’ve also gone to Ghirardelli. I’m afraid I didn’t like it as much… It was crowded, and they seem to have forgotten about our table, and everything was melted. eh.

  4. Katie K says

    Guess I wasn’t so off yesterday when I suggested a Mickey bar for breakfast! You really can’t go wrong at Beaches and Cream! (And their food is good too!)

  5. Michelle P. says

    It’s not Disney World, but the Strawberry Shortcake Sundae in the Royal Palace on the Disney Dream is amazing! The shortcake is almost like a shortbread cookie and layed in between two scoops of vanilla icing!

  6. Jeff from NJ says

    The No Way Jose is my all-time favorite. The peanut butter sauce is amazing, but I have to admit that I believe the ambiance of Beaches & Cream also plays a pivotal role in bringing this sundae to the top of my list. There’s just something transcendent about eating ice cream surrounded by all of that nostalgic 1950’s ice cream parlor awesome-ness.


  7. kristen says

    wow i could really use any of those right about now! hahaha. I LOVE the Dole Whip Floats and need to have at least one every time i am in the Magic Kingdom. I think i use more snack credits on those than anything else in Walt Disney World! The kitchen sink is another favorite of ours! our whole family will share one every time we are at Beaches and Cream. We have never come close to actually finishing it though! Now hopefully in September when we are there i can convince everyone to try their own sundaes! The No Way Jose looks so good! :) And we LOVE our Mickey ice cream bars! My daughter has to have one the first day we arrive and i need to have at least one every vacation! If only they sold them by the box and i could keep them stocked in my freezer! :)

  8. Jo says

    Just looking at them all makes me cooler! :) Great photos! That one of the Mickey bar is especially delicious looking!

  9. Christa says

    We’ve decided to make a stop to Beaches and Cream next time just because of the pics of the No Way Jose! Can’t wait!

    I love the Dole Whip Float, but the Kona Kone is just so much fun!!!!!!

  10. Shayne says

    I *heart* the No Way Jose! But since there will be 8 of us on our next trip, we’ve got our eyes on the Kitchen Sink!

    Let me add a shout out for the Mint Chocolate Chip sundae at the Gibson Girl ice cream parlor in Disneyland. It was the best mint chocolate chip ice cream I’ve had that wasn’t from Baskin Robbins!

  11. AriannaFan says

    I am headed to Disney soon to pick up my daughter from grandma’s house…I will definitely try to do an Ice Cream Crawl!

  12. says

    Jennifer — We love the No Way Jose! Enjoy your trip to WDW!

    Heather — Thanks for the info on the DHS Scoops sundae!

    A Gif — Agreed; Ghirardelli is best visited when it first opens and is not too crowded.

    Niki — I understand!

    Katie — For sure! Hope you had some ice cream for breakfast at least once this week!

    Michelle P — Ooh! Great thinking on the sundae!

    Jeff from NJ — Agreed; the atmosphere at Beaches and Cream makes it one of our favorite stops!

    Kristen — You guys have ice cream in Disney down pat!! Awesome stories!

    Jo — Glad to help with the getting cooler on this hot hot day!

    Christa — Yay!! You’re going to love Beaches and Cream! Go when it first opens; waits can get long!

    Shayne — Yes to the Gibson Girl sundae! I need to get over there next month!

    AriannaFan — Ooh! Sounds awesome!

  13. Lauren says

    Last December we went to Planet Hollywood to use our Free $15 gift certificate that came with our Disney package deal. We ordered the captain crunch chicken tenders and one of their Banana Splits. Well, I had NO idea that this banana split was actually constucted on top of a dish of CREME BRULEE!! Oh yes, that’s right. The crunchy burnt sugar top of the creme brulee was underneath the ice cream and all the toppings. A fantastically delicious surprise.

  14. Galloping Gourmand says

    It’s 103 right now where I am near NY, at least that’s what the thermometer in the shade says. I know this is about what it’s like in Florida this time of year (at least more frequently than it’s over 90 up here.) The heat and the ice cream pictures are really bringing back some fine memories of summer trips. Thanks.

  15. Betsy says

    One of my favorite dinners of all time in WDW happened at the Sleepy Hollow Sandwich Shoppe…it consisted of enjoying an ice cream cookie sandwich while taking in the Main Street Electrical Parade. With “meals” like that, who needs ADRs??

    BTW, perfect post for the east coast heat wave, AJ!!

  16. iheartbiscuits says

    Another ice cream story… and once again, poor Mrs. Potts and her fabulous Fudge Brownie Sundae gets overlooked.

    How long can this injustice go on!!! .

  17. says

    I’m a big fan of anything with dark chocolate at Ghiradelli. Their vanilla milkshakes are also terrific. We get a pb&J milkshakevat 50s primetime every visit. I’ve never gotten an ice cream sandwich from Sleepy Hollow. Will have to try in August!

  18. says

    i heart biscuits — Oh my gosh! Because of you I went and tried the fudge brownie sundae! It’s in our upcoming Magic Kingdom snacks e-book!!!

  19. Kitster says

    Fudge Mudslide……….must…have…a…Fudge…..Mudslide at B&C………..soon

  20. Loye says

    My favorite? The classic Mickey Premium bar. It is THE best chocolate, and THE best vanilla ice cream ever!

  21. Clair says

    The No Way Jose is my favorite! We visit WDW about every 2 years and each visit I have to have two…one at the start and one at the end.

    Wish we had the same here at Disneyland. :)

  22. AFoodie says

    The No Way Jose & Kitchen Sink sound fabulous! My problem is that even tho I ADORE sweets, I can’t eat a lot in one sitting & no one in my family is a big fan of mixing flavors like me (hubby prefers popsicles, daughter has simple tastes like just plain vanilla). Sigh! At least you’ve given me ideas for my next trip down to the Disney area, tho …

  23. Jeff says

    Good God!!!! That No Way Jose looks good.

    We’re planning on visiting Beaches and Cream for the first time during our upcoming December trip.
    I think I’ll skip the french fries with my burger and give “Jose” a try.

  24. Rebecca says

    I have to say, we dream about the brownie sundae from Storybook Treats (formerly Mrs. Potts Cupboard). Those people are ice cream artists (and I told them so too!). Also worth mentioning, although not technically ice cream, is the all-you-care-to-enjoy shakes at the Whispering Canyon Cafe at Wilderness Lodge! I thought I had died and gone to heaven at the idea of refills on a chocolate shake (one of my all time favorite things)! We try to eat ice cream every day while at WDW (seriously, it’s an actual goal we have), and now that you’ve reminded me of all these awesome options, I may just skip food altogether and go straight for ice cream while we’re there in November! Thanks for the fun!

  25. Meredith says

    The Ghiradelli Fountain in Downtown Disney is amazing! My Disney Trip wouldn’t be complete without one of their hot fudge brownie sundaes. :) that hot brownie with the cold ice cream…. im drooling. Unfortunately i didnt get it last time i went because they were soing renovations. I guess that means i’ll have to compensate and eat two next time. And i also love Beaches and Cream! They have a lot if choices.

  26. Holly says

    The Solar Flare milkshake that’s newish (had one in November) at Sci-Fi Dine-In is DIVINE! Tastes like a Creamsicle.

  27. Nicole says

    We always have to get a Nob Hill Chill at Ghirardelli (either at DTD, California Adventure, the one in San Diego, or the one in San Francisco). We dream of those! But I’ve never been to Beaches and Cream, and that No Way Jose looks incredible. So I think that may have to happen on this trip!

  28. Cheryl D says

    The new ice cream place in Epcot’s France Pavillion, Artisans des Glace is amazing! I went twice last week – both times I had a single scoop. The first time I tried the profiterole ice cream, on the recommendation of the shop attendant. It was very good. It reminded me of vanilla-fudge swirl ice cream with pieces of the sugar cone mixed in. The second time I tried the Caramel. OMG! The best ice cream ever! And I grew up around the corner from a dairy, where they had 30+ flavors every day. I tried them all.

  29. Judson Wilson says

    For $9.99 at Typhoon Lagoon the Sand Pail is a great treat on a hot day! Make sure to bring an appetitie or friend because it is full of ice cream and other goodies!

  30. alison says

    No day at Disney is complete without a Dole Whip from Magic Kingdom and a Apple Crisp sundae from Hollywood Studios

  31. Aimie says

    Wow!!! I could eat all of them! My personal favourite is the Domingo sundae from Ghiradelli’s at DTD. I’ve never tried an ice cream sandwich but it’s jus made my list for November!

  32. Melinda Jones says

    The Crissy Field Cookie Bits Sundae at Ghirardelli was my absolute favorite. We stayed at the Beach Club and tried many different things at Beaches and Cream, but that sundae at Ghirardelli topped them all!

  33. Brenda says

    Don’t forget to visit the Dolphin Resort’s Dolphin Fountain for some of the best ice cream on property!

  34. Marie says

    Storybook Treats at MK no longer has their specialty sundaes sadly. No more brownie sundaes in the Magic Kingdom without a reservation.

  35. says

    Marie — Yes — we confirmed the same with a cast member on Thursday. No more froyo either. :-( Thanks for letting us know!

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