Ah, the hottest days of summer are upon us! And I can think of no better way to cool down than with a frosty ice cream treat!
And don’t you love all the forms of yummo snacks that ice cream can take? Its natural diversity makes it a perfect candidate for one of our favorite pastimes…
Introducing, The Disney Food Blog Disneyland Ice Cream Crawl!
Now, we realize, this is a LOT of ice cream. So feel free to break up your crawl over a period of a few days. Or, you know, eat ice cream for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and snacks). We won’t judge.
So without delay, let’s hit it!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Hot Fudge Sundae at Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor
We are going to start our Epic Ice Cream Day with a stop into Gibson Girl Ice Cream.
The vintage vibe is alive and well in this recently-renovated Main Street USA staple. I love all of the old fashioned ice cream shop options you have here. The Waffle Cones, made right there in the shop, are deeeelish!
And who wouldn’t love an Ice Cream Soda served in a real (souvenir) glass?
But my favorite treat at Gibson Girl is the Chocolate Chip Cookie Hot Fudge Sundae. It has everything — Cookies, Hot Fudge, Whipped Cream — and of course, Ice Cream!
With my love of Handmade Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches, this was made for me! Really. It ought to be called “The AJ”.
Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar
After your breakfast sundae and a trip or two down the Matterhorn, you’ll be ready for a snack — and I have just the thing. We couldn’t go too far in our odyssey without having that most iconic Disney ice cream treat a — Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar.
With all of the amazing snacks and food at Disney, I have to carve out time for this one on every trip!
How could you resist? It’s a smile on a stick!
The Butterscotch Sundae at Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop
For our next ice cream stop, head over to Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop. It’s a match made in heaven — rich ice cream coupled with some of the best chocolate around!
The choices are dizzying here…it’s practically impossible to make a decision! Normally I can’t resist their Gold Rush Peanut Butter Sundae. That combo of Hot Fudge and Melted Peanut Butter (!!!!!) speaks to me everytime.
But today, just for variety’s sake, let’s take a look at another one of their Sundaes. Pick from their extensive menu of Premium Sundae options, or choose your toppings and make your own! I love their Butterscotch Sundae! Rich Ice Cream, topped with loads and loads of the most amazing Butterscotch Topping you have ever tasted!
It’s sweet and salty classic goodness.
Clarabelle’s Hand-Dipped Ice Cream Bar
We’ve already had our Mickey Ice Cream Bar, so now it’s time for something a little different. How about we try our hand at making our own with the super-personalized Hand-Dipped Ice Cream Bar at Clarabelle’s!
Okay, so you don’t actually get to dip it yourself. BUT — you tell them what to dip (Vanilla, Chocolate, or Mixed Berry Sorbet), what to dip it in (Milk or Dark Chocolate), and what you’d like to sprinkle on top (Chocolate Chip Morsels, Confetti Mickeys, Blue Raspberry Bursts (like Pop Rocks!), or Rainbow Sprinkles). If you can’t decide, go for “The Whole Herd” — all of the above!
What would you pick? Today, Sorbet, Milk Chocolate, and Confetti Mickeys are speaking to me!
Sally’s Cozy Cone Motel “Route” Beer Float
For our final stop, we’re headed to DCA and Sally’s Cozy Cone Motel for a delicious twist on an old favorite.
You’d expect the Cozy Cone to offer Ice Cream Cones. Right? Right!
Here, you can indulge in Soft Serve Ice Cream from Cone Two! Choose Vanilla, Chocolate, or Swirled. And they’ll even dip them in Chocolate for you!
But for this challenge, I recommend Sally’s “Route” Beer Float!
Soft Serve + Root Beer will keep you fueled up for whatever adventure lies ahead!
Will You Take the Disney Food Blog Disneyland Ice Cream Crawl Challenge?
Well, there you have it! Our homage to that classic summertime treat, ice cream — Disneyland style!
And now, we can’t wait to hear from you! Let us know in comments below if you intend to take the Disney Food Blog Disneyland Ice Cream Crawl Challenge!