Where to Get Ice Cream at Disney
When you think of summer, what are some of the first memories that come to mind? Throwing a football in the backyard with your pops, counting stars as they appeared in the warm, midnight sky, finally mastering that cannonball into the lake or getting up on waterskis after faceplanting countless times. And of course, all of the food: corn on the cob, summer cookouts with burgers, watermelon that you eat in your bathing suit since it’s so messy, and one of the most infamous snacks of all:
Though arguably an appropriate frozen treat year-round, there’s something super-freshing about ice cream when the temperature reaches scorching levels. And if you’re galavanting around Disney World during the steamiest season of the year, it won’t just be the kids who are screaming for ice cream. In between riding rides, meeting beloved characters and taking in the sites, make time for a pitstop at these ice cream selling places at the happiest places on earth:
Go French in Epcot
It might seem like a simple soft serve of vanilla ice cream, but when you browse through the French pavilion will have you (and your children) oui-oui-ing through each bite. Made with real cream and sugar, the natural flavors will make your mouthwater, all while giving your kiddos a history lesson into the decadence that is French desserts. And psst: for an adult version of this ice cream, try the ice cream that’s served in a cocktail glass and topped with Grand Mariner. Or even better? You can get an ice cream-filled macaroon, too!
Go Hawaiian at the Polynesian Resort & Aloha Isle in Magic Kingdom
If you’ve landed in Hawaii, only to be greeted with a flower lei and the most gorgeous blue skies you’ve ever witnessed, you know the true tropical beauty that comes with this state. Though you might not be ready to pack up the kids and head to paradise, you can give them a sample into the fresh fruit and Hawaiian-inspired sweet treats by stopping at the Polynesian Resort or Aloha Isle in Magic Kingdom. Here, try the pineapple lanai for a mouthful of goodness.
Go American Classic in Magic Kingdom
If your idea of the ultimate frozen concoction is an ice cream sundae, then we’re about to challenge your tastebuds in a big ‘ole way. At the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor in Magic Kingdom, you can get a simple cone, a scoop of countless flavors, or go for the creme de la creme and order a mega waffle cone with sprinkles, hot fudge, whipped cream and whatever your Disney-loving heart desires.
How about a solid ice cream float? Also in Magic Kingdom, stop by Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies where you can order the All-American ice cream float with any scoop flavor and any soda that speaks to you.
Go Disney Fanatic With the Mickey Ice Cream Bar
It is true that you can get a chocolate-covered ice cream bar shaped like Mickey Mouse’s infamous head all over the country and world. But can you get a pretty cute shot of your kid posing with their dairy-delicious treat in front of Cinderella’s Castle, back home? Nope! You can find these throughout Disney, and you have full permission to take a bite (or two) out of each of your children’s treats on the daily.
Go Italian at Epcot
Your children have probably tried everything from McDonald’s 99-cent cones to hand-churned ice cream from a local dairy farm. But have they feasted their tongues on gelato yet? This Italian standby that cools down the streets from Venice to Rome is a richer, thicker version to the American tradition. In Epcot, you can grab a scoop, a cup or even put your favorite flavor of gelato between two chocolate chip cookies. Ciao bella!
Go Chinese at Epcot
All around the world via ice cream? You betcha! While you’re at Epcot, save some room for the ginger-flavored scoops at the Lotus Blossom Cafe. As a staple in Chinese culture, this refreshing flavor might not be the best bet for your picky eaters, but it’s worth a culinary shot for you and your partner.
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