POG juice DOLE Whips, strawberry slushies, spicy margaritas, and more have all been new additions to Disney World lately, mostly for the 50th anniversary. And, we’re grateful for these refreshing flavors, because it still gets pretty toasty walking around Disney World right now! Luckily, we just found another drink to help you cool off over in Disney Springs.
Last week we witnessed the return of Vivoli il Gelato’s infamous and haunting-delicious Nutty Ghost Sundae…
But now things are getting downright nutty as another glorious peanut and gelato masterpiece has arrived at Disney Springs in what is sure to be a clash of the nutty titans! We spotted the new contender for the peanut crown at Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill!
If you are on the hunt for the greatest shake on Earth, look no further than Vivoli il Gelato in Disney World’s Disney Springs. This gelato shop always has a menu of awesome, ever-changing shakes, and now they’ve declared ownership of the Greatest Shake on Earth. 😉 This shake appears to be a nod to the live-action Dumbo that’s hitting screens next week, and you know we’re here for a treat with a movie tie-in!
Via Disney Springs’ Twitter we now know that the Greatest Shake on Earth consists of three types of gelato: strawberry, cookies and cream, and vanilla. It’s topped with cake and Oreo crumbles, strawberry sauce, and whipped cream. [Read more…]
Boy, oh boy… do we ever have a treat for you today!
Actually, make that TWO treats. Because when we saw a sign at Vivoli il Gelato for the new Creamsicle Float and Nutella Brownie Sundae, it was a no-brainer to to get them both.
Vivoli il Gelato celebrated its one year anniversary in The Landing of Disney Springs in June. Since its arrival last summer, we’ve gained so many new eateries all over Disney Springs that it’s been difficult to have a chance to revisit some of the additions that joined the scene waaaaay back in the day — as in, 2015 😉 . But there is still so much to discover about these relatively new spots that we’re excited to step back into Vivoli il Gelato — the second storefront for the family-run gelato shop based in Florence, Italy.
Here’s the shop (it can be hard to spot, so just head towards the higher profile landmark of The Boathouse, look across the street, and Voila!)…
And here’s that sign we mentioned for the two new creations: The Nutella Brownie Sundae and the Creamsicle Float! [Read more…]
Things got pretty exciting a few weeks ago when Disney announced more future Disney Springs dining spots.
After all, some of the names on the list were already familiar to plenty of DFB readers, based in many cases on their location in the country. Some folks may be lucky enough to live near a Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, and The Edison in Los Angeles already has quite a name for itself. Sprinkles Cupcakes? Yeah, I know that place! There’s one not too far from me, and it’s pretty rad.
However, there was a name on the list that didn’t ring quite as familiar… and there’s a pretty cool reason why. Vivoli Gelateria is a family-run business that only has one other location — and that’s in Florence, Italy.
In fact, during a walkthrough of Downtown Disney the other night, we happened to spot the signage for ourself, right across from where Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar will be located. Here are a few shots of the brightly lit sign and the list of flavors posted outside the door. (Apologies for the not-great shots. 🙂 )
The new location will use the same recipes from its original location (the business itself was founded in 1932). And it will also [Read more…]
My adoration of Gelato is well documented. I’ve sought it out recently at Cafe Rix at Coronado Springs Resort, and I love stopping by Epcot’s Italy for one of their spectacular gelato treats, like the Coppa Delizia or the Handmade Gelato Cookie Sandwich.
So of course, during my recent stay at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, I had to check out their Gelato Bar!
The dense, frozen treat — an upscale, Italian cousin to American ice cream — is only one of the yummy desserts featured at this particular Landscape of Flavors station. But we’ve already told you about the Mickey Oreo Cupcake and the Mickey Ganache. 🙂
On any given day, the flavors might vary somewhat; but I have a feeling you’ll find something you want to dig into!
But what I (*cough* picky eater *cough*) really enjoy about the gelato here is [Read more…]