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What I spotted was this…
Now, those of you who are familiar with Disney’s mucho popular homemade ice cream sandwiches know exactly what immediately ran through my head.
But let’s back up a little bit here before we get ahead of ourselves… .
Sleepy Hollow Refreshments is a long-time nook of awesomeness in the Magic Kingdom. They introduce all kinds of fun, inventive menu items — sometimes limited time, sometimes not — and, like Friar’s Nook, are one of those places that I always have to check to see what’s new every time I’m in the park.
Built to resemble the home of Washington Irving (you know — the guy who wrote The Legend of Sleepy Hollow) in Tarry Town, New York, it’s a unique and historic addition to the themeing of Liberty Square.
It’s a walk-up spot — no table-service here…or even indoor seating. But the Castle view makes that worthwhile a lot of the time!
No room at the Castle-side tables? There’s covered seating just around the corner. You won’t escape the heat or the cold, but you may escape a bit of the rain!
So that’s all there is to Sleepy Hollow…the actual structure of the place, anyway! But now it’s time to dive into that awesome-socks snack I mentioned above. Shall we?
The menu here, as I said, offers lots of must-eat, unique Disney snacks. I can often put together a meal and a half from this walk-up window.
But one of my favorite items is that ice cream sandwich, and when I saw the Birthday Cake ice cream was available for a limited time…well, I knew what I had to do. (You guys would never forgive me if I didn’t, would you?!?)
I quickly (well; not that quickly…it was Spring Break after all, so I waited for about 25 minutes in the line) ordered up my custom sammy and headed to the pick up window to wait.
A word of caution — my order wasn’t immediately made for me. I had to approach the pick-up counter cast member and give her my receipt. After she received my receipt, she made my sandwich. So don’t do what I did and just stand around waiting for ten minutes thinking that it’s just Spring Break so things are taking longer than they normally would. Take action, my friends!
And I headed over to that lovely Castle-side seating, sat myself down, and dug in.
The cookies this time (I’ve had several of these sandwiches before…just not with B-Day Cake iced crema) were lovely. Packed with chocolate chunks, soft, and very, very fresh.
The ice cream was deeelish. I’m not a big ice cream fan normally. I’ll take a cupcake over ice cream most days. But guess what! THIS ice cream TASTED LIKE A CUPCAKE! And it had FROSTING IN IT!
Well, I think it had frosting in it. These look like frosting swirls to me.
So the combo of my beloved dessert — cupcakes — with the ooey-gooey-chocolatey-cold-meets-warm creaminess of a homemade ice cream cookie sandwich was an awesome and unexpected treat on my MK visit last week! Huzzah!
Yep, Sleepy Hollow does it again. They won’t always have birthday cake ice cream, everyone; but they will usually have some sort of fun, seasonal ice cream to go inside that classic ice cream sammy.
Have I mentioned that I love this place?
And, yes, you CAN have vanilla ice cream. But…why?
Have you had an ice cream sandwich hand-made for you at Sleepy Hollow (or any of the other fun spots that make them in Disney World)? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!