You know I like to get consensus before I post a “best of” post on the Disney Food Blog, but every once in a while I have to be completely, utterly biased…and one of those times is now.
Dessert is my thing. I love it. I look forward to it at the end of every meal in Disney World. I can’t get enough of it. And I’ll order it even when I’m not hungry just to take a few bites. As a result, I’ve tried quite a few of ’em, and want to share with you my very favorites.
By the way, I’d love to hear your favorites as well. In fact, please do comment with your favorite dessert so I don’t feel quite so guilty about monopolizing this post with all of mine.
Third Favorite Dessert in Disney World: Liberty Tree Tavern’s Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake
I’ll admit this stuff looks boring. Get it out of the box, heat it up, put a bunch of sauces on it, and serve. But, friends, I gotta tell ya… it’s spectacular. Order one all for yourself. Tell your kids they can get Mickey bars outside.
Second Favorite Dessert in Disney World: ‘Ohana Bananas Foster Bread Pudding
While I miss ‘Ohana’s potatoes, and I feel the meat is often overdone, and the service has been known to be unpredictable…the dessert is always, always spot on. You’ll remember my family’s bread pudding incident while trying to recreate this recipe, of course…
And, yes, when my husband and I go to WDW alone, we eat it right out of the serving dish.
FAVORITE dessert in Disney World: Jiko’s House-Made Meyer Lemon Curd with Blueberry Compote, White Chocolate Biscotti, and Sour Cream Ice Cream (Editor’s Note 3/2017: This is no longer available.)
I used to dream about this dessert. Jiko’s filet with mac and cheese is fantastic, but it was this particular lemon-y blueberry sweet-tart span of flavors that kept bringing me back to Jiko so many times.
And although I hate to share a menu item that you guys can’t get on your next trip, I’ve recently found out that this one has been removed. I won’t lose hope, though; perhaps the replacement, “Lemon-White Chocolate Mousse with Spiced Blueberry Coulis and Vanilla Tuile,” will be just as good (I’ll trust Chef Clark!). But we might need to try the other desserts on the menu just to be sure it’s the best… 😉
Thanks for letting me be selfish and share my favorites — I can’t wait to read about yours!
Jiko photo credit: Morgan & Jeff Rook