It’s a hot afternoon in the Magic Kingdom. Ice cream is calling your name, but you’re also in need of a little caffeine jolt. Well, I’ve got just the treat for you… today we’re checking out the Iced Coffee Float at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies!
Not familiar with Auntie? It’s OK — lots of people just walk right by on their way from Fantasyland to Tomorrowland.
You can find this spot in Tomorrowland across from the Tomorrowland Speedway. The menu features – as the outdoor sign indicates – smoothies and ice cream. You can read our review of both a smoothie AND an ice cream sundae here!
It’s also an easy place to grab a piece fruit or a muffin before your race to Space Mountain in the morning.
The Iced Coffee Float has been on my “To Try” list for a while, but I must confess to rarely stopping at Auntie’s, typically in favor of visiting Sonny Eclipse at Cosmic Rays’s or grabbing a Gourmet Cake Cup at Cheshire Café. But one day I was particularly in need of a caffeine boost, so I strolled in to Galactic Goodies to place my order.
You’ve got two choices to make upon ordering your Iced Coffee Float. First, the Iced Coffee: French Vanilla, Mocha, or Latte (the Latte, while still being “lightly sweetened,” is the least sweet of the bunch). Second, the ice cream: Vanilla, Chocolate, or Twist soft serve.
I walked out to the casual seating area…
…with my Chocolate and Vanilla Twist Mocha Ice Cream Float!
This treat is just a happy little surprise. The mocha iced coffee that was poured in the bottom of the cup is the kind that you might typically find in a convenience store in the serve-yourself machines.
I love a truly good cup of coffee as much as the next person, but I’ll admit… I’m nearly just as happy with the “cappuccino machines.” I love the stuff, so this was great by me. The mocha was very sweet, cool, and creamy.
The soft serve was generously portioned, too. The thing I noticed about the float is that you really need to tackle the ice cream first and the coffee second (or vice versa if you use a straw). What I mean is, a traditional soda float has all those bubbles breaking up the ice cream and forcing a blend. Here, the coffee and ice cream sit mostly separate, except for the lovely melt at the bottom of the ice cream, making the sweet, cool, and creamy mocha even sweeter, cooler, and creamier once it’s time to sip. Aaaahhhh!!!
You could carry it around, but I recommend sitting for a while and savoring this caffeinated concoction. It’s fun to enjoy while people-watching… especially on the People Mover!
You can also find Iced Coffee Floats at Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square and Sunshine Tree Terrace in Adventureland. But if you’ve never paid a visit to Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies, I suggest giving it a try on your next trip through Tomorrowland!
How would you take your Iced Coffee Float? Please let us know with a comment!