Review: New Giant Sundaes Debut at Taste Track in Epcot

What do you need after taking a speedy spin on everyone’s favorite design-your-own-vehicle attraction, Test Track? A snack, y’all! (FYI: Most questions can be answered with “a snack.”) And we’re thrilled to tell you that the Test Track-adjacent Taste Track beverage and snack kiosk is open — again — for business!

Taste Track Kiosk

Taste Track Kiosk

This seasonal kiosk (read: open during high-crowd seasons like holidays and summer) used to offer up some cool Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, but now it’s jumping on the “over-the-top ice cream treat” bandwagon (see some of these over at Planet Hollywood Observatory in Disney Springs and also at Toothsome Chocolate Emporium in Universal) with some brand new sundaes.

Taste Track Menu

Taste Track Menu

You’re reading that correctly: pound cake, churros, and miniature apple pies in three over-the-top Specialty Treats! And we tried ‘em all!

(Now, if you’ve read my previous “OOOOH, CRAZY MILKSHAKE WITH A CUPCAKE ON TOP” reviews, you know that I’m not really wowed by these new offerings around the parks. But these actually weren’t bad — and the decent price was helpful.)

Specialty Sundaes at Taste Track

Specialty Sundaes at Taste Track

First, you’ll need to know that the kiosk opens at 12:30PM, so unfortunately you won’t be digging into these for breakfast (unlike that Donut Sundae at the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor in Magic Kingdom, which you can nosh during the Welcome Show!).

But by the time you’ve rope dropped Soarin’, floated through Living with the Land, and completed your 65MPH spin on Test Track, you can step right up and get your sundae on.

All three options start with soft-serve ice cream. Then, they get the royal treatment: sauces, pearls, and unique add-ins. And these sundaes are crafted in tall, 12-ounce cups, so there’s a ton of ice cream in there!

Taste Track Sundae Creation

Taste Track Sundae Creation

We started our sundae excavation with perhaps the most ordinary of the three options, the Berry Explosion — but it’s got a unique twist: Pound Cake! Ooh, second twist: Cotton Candy!

Berry Explosion Sundae

Berry Explosion Sundae

See? Nothing ordinary about this tower of fruity ice creamy-ness. It starts with the Pound Cake, which is pressed into the bottom of the cup. There’s not a ton of it, but by the time you get to it, it’s soaked through with sweet and tart berry sauce.

Pound Cake

Pound Cake

Ice cream is swirled atop the pound cake and up past the rim of the cup. And there are real berries in there! Blueberries and strawberries top the pound cake.

Berries, and Cake, and Ice Cream! Oh, my!

Berries, and Cake, and Ice Cream! Oh, my!

Plus there’s a whole strawberry on top!

Strawberry Topper

Strawberry Topper

But the toppers continue with little Strawberry Pearls and a dollop of Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream. (You can find this tasty whipped cream cropping up in several places, including on the Apple Crisp at Sunshine Seasons! It’s pretty yum.)

Berry Explosion Sundae Toppings

Berry Explosion Sundae Toppings

To be honest, we didn’t really understand the point of the Blue Cotton Candy. It’s definitely fun, and it adds some straight-up sugar to the areas it melts into. But is it berry-flavored? Is it supposed to sweeten up the already sweet sundae? We’re not sure. And it kinda detracts from the otherwise classy and fresh sundae. So, FYI.

Cotton Candy

Cotton Candy

The Berry Explosion sundae is perrrrrrf for summer, friends. We loved that it was loaded with berries, so there were pops of fresh berry juice throughout. Yum.

But if you’re more of a hot fudge kinda ice cream lover, there’s a hit for you, too. The Chocolaty Churro Sundae offers a super popular dessert combo: chocolate and churro. :-D And when we say churro, we means churrrrrro. Full-sized, cinnamon-sugar-coated churros.

Chocolaty Churro Sundae

Chocolaty Churro Sundae

It starts with Hot Fudge, which is actually used to coat the cup itself before the ice cream is swirled in. So you’re getting chocolate in every bite with this one.

Hot Fudge for Days

Hot Fudge for Days

The sundae is topped with Chocolate Shavings and a dollop of the Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream.

Chocolaty Churro Sundae

Chocolaty Churro Sundae

The ice cream is mountainous! But a little tip: since it’s soft-serve, it does melt pretty quickly. Our looks a bit like an ice cream pool which is, of course, pretty much one of my favorite kinds of pools.

Toppings

Toppings

The piece de resistance is the Churro. It’s actually one of the massively long churros cut in half and pushed into the sundae cup. If you’ve ever had the Churros with Chocolate Sauce, you know what we’re talking about. (And is it just us, or do the churro sticks poking up into the air kinda remind you of Oswald with his big, tall ears? No? Hm.)

Churro!

Churro!

The Chocolaty Churro Sundae might be the simplest out of the three specialty options at Taste Track, but that combo of churro and chocolate is pretty much all you need.

The last of the new specialty options is the Apple Pie Sundae. And we know what you’re thinking: it’s just some hum-drum mediocre apple pie filling dumped onto a cup of ice cream. But you’re wrong (and you’re happy about it). Because there are Apple Pie Pockets on the sundae.

Apple Pie Sundae

Apple Pie Sundae

Yes, like, for real! In fact, there are three warm apple pie pockets pressed into the sundae. And if you’re like us, you know that the best part of apple pie is when ice cream melts on top of it. Voila! This sundae is for you!

Apple Pie Pockets

Apple Pie Pockets

The pockets themselves have a nice layer of buttery crust, some warm apple pie filling, and a tiny amount of salt on top. And they’re delicious little bites that maintain some of their crispness despite the pool of ice cream in which they swim!

Apple Pie Pocket Cross Section

Apple Pie Pocket Cross Section

Of course, there are other toppings. The sauce on the Apple Pie Sundae is caramel, which is a natural partner to the apple pie.

Toppings

Toppings

You’ll also find Caramel Popcorn. It provides a great texture when eaten with the soft vanilla ice cream and the Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream.

Caramel Popcorn

Caramel Popcorn

We also loved the Salted Caramel Pearls, which legit added some saltiness to the sundae. (Pearls like this are usually kind of worthless, but here — they do add some flavor.)

Salted Caramel Pearls

Salted Caramel Pearls

This one is clearly our favorite of the bunch. It’s comforting and special, offering us the quintessential apple pie flavors in a new and fun presentation — with a ton of ice cream.

And folks, at $6.50 each, these are actually moderately priced for Disney. (Think about the fact that you pay $5.50 for a churro and chocolate alone, and you’ll see what we mean!) But sadly there’s no snack credit option on these. We’re hoping that changes, and until it does, they’re not a no-brainer. But if you’re in Epcot’s Future World with a hankering for a sundae, this is a decent choice.

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Comments

  1. jane says

    I love the idea of the apple pie sundae but the soft serve ice cream makes it less palatable for me I’m sad to say.

  2. Dave says

    You just totally messed up my Food and Wine eating schedule for the day we will be at EPCOT in sep! Thanks a lot!

  3. Pat J says

    Man, this just reminds me how awesome the grilled cheese sandwiches were. Mmmm, still think about/drool over the Apple/Cheddar/Apple Butter version.

    But the kiosk was never open! No wonder it didn’t succeed. We went straight there from the airport at least twice only to find it closed. Menu was there to taunt us though. And Guest Service CMs showed it to be open, but alas.

    Okay, rant over. Sorry to hijack the ice cream thoughts.

  4. Benjamin says

    I know that some ice cream shops in the Disney World parks offer Tofutti ice cream? Does anyone know if this booth has vegan options?

  5. Mike V says

    So these are neat, but as you mention they are NOT snack options….
    So a good follow up would have been how these (in size and taste) compare with those that ARE snack options.
    All 3 look really good!

  6. Dana Seccombe says

    I have to say these sundaes look interesting! I will definitely give them a try if I get the opportunity.

  7. Jean says

    These look fantastic, but the only way that I’d be sold on them is if they have a really smooth, extra-creamy texture. I’m not a fan of typical soft serve (I find it to be kind of weak and icy), but if it’s creamy and custardy, then I’m all over that!

  8. says

    These look delicious! My family avoids Disney in summer, so I didn’t even know there was a seasonal food stand by Test Track. Do you know when it will close for the season?

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