Is dessert your favorite part of a meal?
If it is, WE get it. Dessert is EVERYTHING. Now, we’ve already asked you about the best desserts in ALL of Disney World, and we’ve even told you about our picks for the best desserts in Magic Kingdom. So let’s mosey on over to EPCOT to determine which sweet snacks you should be indulging in when you visit.
We’ll admit that much of our list takes you around World Showcase, so if you’re wanting to do a “best desserts around the WORLD” kind of crawl, this would be a good — and fun — way to start! So let’s see which desserts made our cut!
Our first stop is in Norway, where we’re popping into Kringla Bakeri og Kafe to indulge in an old favorite. We’re talking about the CLASSIC School Bread. This is a Fluffy Sweet Roll filled with Custard and dipped in Coconut, and although it sounds simple, it’s a beautifully done dessert that makes us smile every time we indulge in it.
Can’t get to Disney World to grab it? You can always make School Bread at home!
You can’t pass through the Germany pavilion without getting a whiff of the sweet caramel scents wafting out of Karamel-Küche. Absolutely everything in there is a delight, but one dessert here ALWAYS has us coming back for more. The Gingerbread Salted Caramel Buttercream Cookie Sandwich is made of two soft gingerbread cookies with a buttercream frosting center and salted caramel drizzle.
This cookie was once only offered seasonally, but it’s since been added to the permanent menu for Karamel-Kuche, which means we can enjoy it any time we want.
We’re going to STAY in Germany a little while longer and continue smelling the wonderful scents at Karamel-Kuche. This time, we’re grabbing the Werthers Original Caramel Butter Bar. It’s a delicious buttery shortbread with caramel, and it is DELICIOUS.
You can also get this dessert in other parks now: we’ve seen it at Disney Springs, at Animal Kingdom, and even at Magic Kingdom, too!
Before we leave Germany, we’re also going to pop on over to Sommerfest and grab a relatively new dessert, the Pretzel Bread Pudding. It’s made with leftover pretzels and topped with caramel butterscotch and a white cream sauce. This treat is both tasty AND unique!
Warning: This is a very DENSE bread pudding, but it also really packs a lot of great caramel and cinnamon flavor.
Next up, take a trip over to France and visit L’Artisan des Glaces. Here, you’ll want to get the Croque Glacé, which is your choice of ice cream and sauce pressed into a warm homemade brioche. It’s an ice cream sandwich that’s both warm and cold, and it is EXQUISITE.
The best part is that you can customize the flavors inside the brioche to make the ice cream creation of your dreams.
Hang around, though, because you can also get one of our favorite BOOZY drinks in Disney World. L’Artisan des Frances makes an AMAZING Ice Cream Martini. You can choose two scoops of your favorite ice cream flavor, and get it served with a shot of Grand Marnier, and either Whipped Cream Vodka or Rum. YUM!
It’s a boozy drink AND dessert rolled all into one.
But wait! Before you leave this little ice cream shop, there’s one more dessert you’ll want to try here. It’s the Macaron. Now, we’re sure you’re familiar with the traditional French macaron. Well, here, you can get a gigantic macaron…stuffed with ice cream.
The usual flavor is Chocolate, but there are also some seasonal flavors you can get (we especially love Pumpkin!).
Is there anything better on a hot day than shaved ice? Well, head on over to Japan’s Kabuki Cafe to get a Shaved Ice done Japan style. A Kakigōri is a traditional Japanese Shaved Ice, and you can get it in a variety of flavors, including Rainbow, Strawberry, Melon, Cherry, Tangerine, or Blue Raspberry.
You can also get a Kakigōri with Sweet Milk Topping if you want an extra bit of sweetness to your shaved ice.
In Morocco, you can get the best dessert here in TWO locations. The Pistachio Baklava can be found at Oasis Sweets & Sips. It’s so light, flaky, and buttery with just the right amount of sweetness.
You can also get a regular Baklava at Spice Road Table — that one is drizzled with chocolate.
Okay, it’s finally time to head OUT of World Showcase and into the rest of EPCOT. We’re going to head on over to Sunshine Seasons and pick up the Turtle Brownie. It’s a dense chocolate brownie, topped with caramel covered in chocolate frosting, pecans, and chocolate chips.
This brownie is chock full of flavor: chocolate, caramel, and pecans! We’re not always fans of the brownies in Disney World, but this one is a real winner!
Finally, we’re heading over to Connections Cafe, EPCOT’s newest eatery to grab a Liège Waffle. Now a Liège Waffle isn’t an ordinary waffle — it’s a waffle made with a yeast-based Brioche dough with pearls of thick sugar on the outside that caramelize when the waffle cooks. So you get a snack that’s buttery, chewy, and soft on the inside, but crunchy on the outside.
Now, the waffle at Connections Cafe is a regular Liège Waffle, while the one at Connections Cafe & Eatery is topped with Strawberries, Whipped Cream, and Chocolate Sauce. Both are AMAZING.
So the next time you’re hanging around EPCOT, be sure to check out these snacks — we promise you won’t be disappointed. And if you DO decide to turn this into a dessert crawl, let us know what your favorites were!
WE KNOW – there are SO many great snacks at Disney World! How do you choose (we don’t want to choose but will blow our budget on Day 1 otherwise)? We’ve got you covered! We have reviewed nearly EVERY snack available at Disney World, and we’ve written a series of DFB Guides about them!
Check out our DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining + Snacks Bundle for all the details you need to plan your snackin’ and spending. You can even download them to your smartphone – it’ll be like we’re right there with you in the parks!
What’s your favorite dessert in EPCOT? Tell us in the comments!