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