Since July is National Ice Cream month I thought a would share a few of our favorite frozen treats from Walt Disney World. While I’m not the biggest ice cream fan (that’s my husbands job), I do enjoy a few frozen treats when the weather is warm.
L’Artisan des Glaces
L’Artisan des Glaces is located in the France Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase and has some of the best ice cream on property. You’ll find 16 flavors of hand-crafted frozen treats including sorbet (which I love), an Ice Cream Martini, Café Glacé (iced cappuccino), and a waffle bowl.
One of our favorite treats is the Chocolate Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich. It is delicious and so good on a hot day in the parks. There are also seasonal macaron sandwiches so make sure you check those out as well.
Sunshine Tree Terrace
If you ask Drew what his favorite frozen treat at Walt Disney World is I’m pretty sure he’s going to tell you to grab a Citrus Swirl, orange slushy with vanilla soft-serve ice cream. And if you are looking for something that is amazing and off menu, try to get a Citrus Swirl Float which is the swirl but in orange soda.
Beaches and Cream
This is our number one place to visit when we are craving some ice cream. The food is yummy, the service is always great, and I absolutely love the atmosphere. My favorite sundae is the No Way Jose. You can’t go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate ice cream. We’ve also attempted to eat the entire Kitchen Sink on two separate occasions with friends and failed miserably. It’s huge! But it is a fun experience and something I think every Disney fan should try at least once just make sure you have plenty of reinforcements.
You can find Goofy’s Glaciers at Goofy’s Candy Company in Disney Springs but our favorite place to grab one is Storybook Treats in Storybook Circus at the Magic Kingdom. The last time we where there the flavors available were strawberry, blue raspberry, and lemonade. I’m partial to lemonade but the strawberry is also yummy. You can also mix flavors if you want. They go great with all of the snacks and desserts you can find inside Storybook Treats too. I recommend the peanut butter cookie in the photo above.
50’s Prime Time Cafe
Speaking of peanut butter, my favorite milkshake in the parks is the Peanut Butter and Jelly milkshake from 50’s Prime Time Cafe. We usually order one to split for dessert but it goes great with an order of onion rings too. Since we won’t be visiting the parks this summer we are going to make a few ourselves at home. 🙂
And if you love ice cream then you need to stop by The Plaza Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom. While you can get some of the same ice cream treats next door at the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor, the sundaes here are probably some of the best on property. We had The Plaza Restaurant Sundae. You pick your favorite flavor of ice cream (we choose chocolate) and then they top it with hot fudge, strawberry sauce, crushed pineapple, chopped nuts, and whipped cream. And if you want to add or subtract some of the toppings they are more than happy to customize the sundae to your liking.
And you can make a Disney frozen treat list without mentioning the pineapply goodness that is the Dole Whip. I prefer mine plain, Drew favors the Dole Whip Float. You can’t go wrong with either. You can find them at Aloha Isle in Adventureland at the Magic Kingdom. Or if you are feeling even more adventurous, stop by Tamu Tamu Refreshments at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and try one with coconut or dark rum. You can get a plain one there as well.
What is your favorite ice cream treat at Walt Disney World?