Ghirardelli Soda Fountain
And I knew it was time to take a look at a couple more fan-favorite sundaes at these lovely locations!
Recently, I showed you the amazing Sea Salt Caramel Hot Cocoa and the to-die-for Drinking Chocolate, but today it’s time to check out some sundaes that many of us can only dream about as we count down ’til our next Disney vacation!
In case you aren’t familiar with Ghirardelli Soda Fountain in Walt Disney World, it’s a combo chocolate shop and old-fashioned ice cream parlor located right beside World of Disney at Downtown Disney’s Marketplace.
Even if you don’t indulge in a decadent treat, be sure to pop into the retail shop; they’re often giving out Ghirardelli chocolate square samples!
But if it’s ice cream you’re after, you are in for an amazing treat! There is a fantastic collection of huge ice cream sundaes here, big enough to share (although you may not want to).
There are also plenty of other options, like ice cream cones, shakes, floats, hot cocoa, and espresso.
But let’s get on to the sundaes!
Cookie Bottom Sundae
There are few things in life that I love more than a good cookie and ice cream combo. And I loved checking out this highly recommend sundae!
Half of a warm Colossal Chocolate Chip Cookie forms the base of this sundae. To that, they add vanilla ice cream, thick hot fudge, whipped cream, chopped almonds, and a cherry.
There is something truly captivating about cookies and ice cream. And warm cookie and hot fudge invited to the party? Even better!
And don’t forget, you can choose your hot fudge — dark or milk chocolate!
Gold Rush Peanut Butter Sundae
UPDATE: Please note that the Gold Rush Sundae is no longer being served at Ghirardelli’s as of March 2015.
And, of course, The Gold Rush sundae has GOT to be my very favorite. You know I’ll eat any amount of peanut butter ice cream topping at any time.
Vanilla ice cream alternated with layers of hot fudge and melted peanut butter, and topped with whipped cream, almonds and a cherry. Sounds pretty amazing, eh? Very No Way Jose-like!
There are a lot of Disney eateries competing for your affection, and I put Ghirardelli pretty high on the list. The combination of over-the-top ice cream treats and fun vintage setting make this a unique dessert experience.
We know many folks who make a visit to Ghirardelli their vacation tradition, and I can absolutely see why. And these two sundaes may just be my most favorite treats there to date. But I’m not finished sampling the entire menu, so stay tuned. 😉
What’s your favorite Ghirardelli indulgence? Let us know in the comments below!