Review: Must-Eat Sundaes at Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop!

Summer is the season of frozen treats, and while we don’t think you ever need a specific reason to indulge in ice cream, the heat in central Florida is certainly a sufficient and easy excuse.

Enter Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop!

Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop is located in the Marketplace of Disney Springs, with the “Spitting Stitch” entrance of World of Disney on one side and the Marketplace Co-Op on the other (Disneylanders can find Ghirardelli in Disney California Adventure, too). You might know Ghirardelli as the San Fran-sophisticated shop that emits the irresistible scent of chocolate (and the spot where you can still snag a free sample of the famously creamy Ghirardelli Chocolate Squares).

In addition to chocolate, Ghirardelli always plays a great Sundae game. Treats come complete with San Francisco-inspired names like the Golden Gate Banana Split. There’s also a spectacular four (or more) person delight called the The Earthquake with its EIGHT scoops of ice cream and full toppings (think of it as akin to Beaches and Cream’s Kitchen Sink, only without an Advance Dining Reservation).

So, everybody, grab a spoon, and join us as we try two Sundaes we hadn’t tried on previous visits: the Presidio Passion and the Crissy Field. 

Ghiradelli Menu

Ghiradelli Sundae Menu — click to enlarge

FYI, Presidio National Park is located at the Golden Gate in San Francisco, and the Presidio Passion Sundae inspired by this unique park is a chocolate-covered strawberry lover’s dream!

Presidio Passion Sundae

Presidio Passion Sundae

Swirls of strawberry and chocolate come together in this indulgent cup (the cup is key here, as it’s easy to carry with you if you’ve grabbed your sundae on the go!). Just LOOK at it…

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New DFB Video: The Mickey Ear Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich Snack Hack!

We are coming to you from Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom with something extra special in today’s DFB Video. Yep. We are talking Disney Food Snack Hacks. And the Mickey Ear Cookie Ice Cream Sammy is one of our favorite creations!

Mickey Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich

Mickey Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich

How does this amazingness become yours? Well, it takes a little leg work, but I promise you that it’s SO Worth. It.

All of the action takes place on Main Street USA, where you’ll first gather your cookies at Main Street Confectionery, before heading to Plaza Ice Cream Parlor to finish the heavy lifting. Tune into our video to get our tips and tricks for turning this fantasy treat into your very own reality! [Read more…]

New DFB Video: ULTIMATE Disney Ice Cream Sundaes You’ve GOTTA Try!

We are at the height of the summer heat, and that can mean only one thing: Ice Cream Time is All the Time. So in today’s DFB Video we’re getting down to the serious business of ULTIMATE Disney Ice Cream Sundaes You’ve GOTTA Try!

The Kitchen Sinks

The Kitchen Sinks

There is so much Ice Cream Sundae Wonder to enjoy at Disney. Like, food fantasy level stuff. Ranging from the classic Kitchen Sink at Beaches and Cream to the Earthquake at Ghirardelli to the Ooey Gooey Butter Cake Sundae at Ample Hills Creamery — every day should be an ice cream day at Disney. [Read more…]

Review: Funnel Cake with Strawberry Topping and Soft Serve Vanilla Ice Cream at Oasis Canteen in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Every once in a while you’ve gotta go back to the classics.

Let’s head over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios to Oasis Canteen!

You’ll find this unassuming little kiosk in the back of Studios, near the Indiana Jones attraction.

Ice cream treats are the norm for this place. But at least once in the past, they took us by surprise when they offered a selection of savory options. That was mostly during a busy season when more eats were needed around the park, and since then ice cream and classic treats have returned.

In fact, the menu has changed very little from long ago visits — except that the prices have gone up. :-D There are also a couple of grown up floats to try here — both root beer and dreamsicle versions — that include Stoli Vanilla vodka.

Oasis Canteen Menu -- Click to Enlarge

Oasis Canteen Menu — Click to Enlarge

With all the changes taking place at DHS, who knows what will come next to Oasis? So let’s enjoy a favorite classic while we can! It’s funnel cake time. [Read more…]

New DFB Video: Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bars!

We know that there are a lot of Disney Icons out there. There’s Mickey, of course. And Cinderella Castle. But for our money and imagination, few things hold a candle to that most classic of Disney Treats — the Mickey Ice Cream Bar.

And so, we couldn’t get very far down the path — the video path, that is — without offering you a mouthwatering look at our favorite Mickey Shaped Ice Cream Treat! It’s all part of our DFB YouTube Video Series!

Enjoying a Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar on Main Street USA

Enjoying a Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar on Main Street USA!

It doesn’t matter if you’re in Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Resort or Park. Really, just about any destination with the word “Disney” in it has them. That premium Mickey Ice Cream Bar is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Fancy food can come and go, but nothing say Disney Magic like this baby!

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New DFB Video: The Kitchen Sink(s) at Disney’s Beaches and Cream

Hey! We’re coming to you from the DFB YouTube Channel today with a visit to one of the Happiest of Happiest Places on Earth — Beaches and Cream!

And if you’re hungry, and you love ice cream, then you know that there’s one thing you’ve gotta try on your Disney Bucket List: the Kitchen Sink Sundae!

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There are three different varieties to choose from if a Kitchen Sink Sundae is your objective. The Classic offers endless variety of toppings and ice cream flavors, while the Neapolitan version offers all of the toppings, but restricts the ice cream flavors to Vanilla, Chocolate, and Strawberry.

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DFB Video Review: Plaza Ice Cream Parlor in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

Who’s ready for some ICE CREAM???!!

Here at DFB, we live in a perpetual state of ice cream readiness. And nothing beats a visit to one of our favorite spots — Plaza Ice Cream Parlor in Magic Kingdom. In fact, we’re heading there today in our latest DFB Video!

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor

While we enjoy all of the variety when it comes to ice cream in Walt Disney World, there are a few treats that we especially crave every time we’re at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor. Who can resist a Homemade Ice Cream Sandwich drizzled with toppings!?! And their hand-scooped sundaes are classic.

We just love bringing you along on our DFB food travels as we explore all the culinary magic that Disney has to offer! And if you think that sounds like a good time too, please be sure to subscribe to our new DFB YouTube Channel!

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Now, I wanna hear from you! What’s your favorite treat at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor? Leave a comment and let us know in comments!

News: Magic Kingdom Offers Disney After Hours — Plus Free TREATS! — Again in 2017

If you enjoy spending late nights at Magic Kingdom, you’ll love this new opportunity at Walt Disney World!

Disney has announced the return of Disney After Hours, a hard-ticketed event that gives guests special access to Walt Disney World’s flagship park once it closes to the general public in the evening.

Holiday Wishes

Magic Kingdom at Night

Guests who opt for the special hard ticket event can enjoy access to the park for three hours. Days and times are as follows: [Read more…]

New DFB Video Review: Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop

We are stopping into Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop today for our latest DFB Video!

You’ll find two Disney locations for Ghirardelli — one in Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs, and the other in Disneyland’s Disney California Adventure. While we love all of the Ice Cream, Cocoa, Coffee, and Chocolate Goodies you can get in both stores, today we’ll be focusing on the Disneyland location.

Earthquake Family Favorite

Ghirardelli Chocolate Shop’s Earthquake Family Favorite Sundae

If you love ice cream sundaes made with only the finest quality ingredients, then Ghirardelli is the place for you. [Read more…]

News: Ice Cream Flights Now Available at Ample Hills Creamery on Disney’s Boardwalk

So, let’s say you’re at Ample Hills Creamery on Disney’s Boardwalk.

And let’s suppose you’re taking in all the choices at Disney’s latest ice cream shop… because this is where things get tricky.

How do you decide between flavors like Coffee Toffee Coffee, Ooey Gooey Butter Cake, Malty Salty Pretzel Punch, Baked/Unbaked (filled with house-made chocolate chip cookies and brown butter cookie dough), Sally Sells Seashells (a flavor made exclusively for Disney World), or — my favorite — Peppermint Pattie full of house-made mint chocolate patties? And that’s just naming a few.

It’s not easy, folks.

BUT… there IS a way to ease the dilemma a bit. Ice Cream Flights are now available at Ample Hills Creamery!

Ample Hills Creamery sign

Ample Hills Creamery sign

Just like the sign says, “Can’t pick just 1 flavor? Get a taste of up to 6 different flavors!” I’m so excited! I’ve been waiting for these to arrive since they opened their doors this Summer! [Read more…]