Disney World is a world of magic. It is a world of fun and family memories. It is also a world of magically delicious food! There are lots of great articles out there that will tell you all about quick service or table service restaurants, or even the best snacks that can be found at the parks and resorts. Today, though, we’re going to talk about my favorite Disney food group – DESSERT!
So, without any further ado, here are 10 must try Disney World desserts…
10. Tiramisu – The tiramisu at Mama Melrose’s Restaurante Italiano is amazing. Layers of mascarpone cream and espresso soaked lady fingers topped with whipped cream, yum. A chocolate dipped lady finger that accompanies the dish adds a nice crispness to the soft and creamy dessert. Be aware, it does have a bit of a kick to it!
9. House-made Candy Bar – If you like rich and chocolatey desserts, then you’ll love the house-made candy bar from Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater. It’s not a candy bar in the everyday sense of the word. A moist sponge cake is layered with both white and dark chocolate mousse. Crispy candy pearls give the dish a bit of a crunch and the whole thing is coated in a rich chocolate ganache. A fresh strawberry and whipped cream as served along with it to provide a freshness to the dish.
8. Sticky Toffee Pudding – At the Rose and Crown Dining Room you’ll find pudding in the British sense of the word – much like bread pudding. The warm sticky pudding cake has a delightful toffee taste to it. The pudding is served with a smooth vanilla custard sauce and buttery rum-butter sauce.
7. Bananas Foster Bread Pudding – The glorious bread pudding from Ohana is served family style! Soft and spongey sweet bread pudding if brought to your table topped with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream. The ice cream helps to cut through the slight denseness of the pudding, but also the sweetness of the warm bananas foster sauce that is poured onto the pudding and ice cream when it arrives to the table. The bread pudding alone is worth a trip to Ohana for dinner – just be sure to save room for it!
6. Strawberry Shortcake – The strawberry shortcake served as dessert at the Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue at the Fort Wilderness Resort is big enough to share! And that’s why as a party of two my husband and I only got one. The country style shortcake is layered with sweet and syrupy strawberry goodness and topped with a generous amount of whipped cream. By the time you get to the end the bottom layer of shortcake has soaked up the strawberry sauce – make sure that you get every last bit!
5. Ugly but Good – The Coppa Brutti Ma Buoni or Ugly but Good from Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria is exactly as the name states. The dish may not be pretty, but it is incredibly delicious. Large scoops of vanilla gelato with Amarena cherries and a crisp cookie topped with whipped cream. A truly magnifico Italian dessert.
4. Peanut Butter and Jelly Shake – If you like the combination of peanut butter and jelly, and really who doesn’t, then this milkshake from 50’s Prime Time Café is just right for you. Creamy vanilla ice cream blended with lots of peanut butter and grape jelly make you feel like a kid again! The shake is also available at the Tune-In Lounge right next door to 50’s.
3. Bread and Butter Pudding – The bread and butter pudding from Raglan Road may just be the best bread pudding that I have ever had in my life, and I love bread pudding and make it myself. The pudding is baked in a mug and is brought to your table in the mug before your server scoops it out for you and drizzles on the accompanying sauces. The pudding is warm, moist, soft, fluffy, and buttery! The vanilla and caramel sauces add to the amazing buttery flavor. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into this buttery deliciousness again.
2. The Grey Stuff – As if dining in the Beast’s castle wasn’t amazing enough you can add to the experience by trying the Grey Stuff! There are two different serving variations of the Gray Stuff at Be Our Guest, one at lunch and one at dinner. The actual gray stuff is a gray fluffy mousse like creation. At lunch it is served on top of the Master’s Cupcake and at Dinner it is served on a crispy brownie type dessert. Both are equally delicious – don’t believe us, ask the dishes.
1. The Kitchen Sink Sundae – The Kitchen Sink Sundae from Beaches and Cream is the ultimate dessert! The menu states that it serves four, but it could easily serve more. With eight scoops of ice cream, a whole can of whipped cream, and 22 toppings that include candy, cookies, sprinkles, chocolate, fruit, syrups, nuts, and more. I look forward to trying this deliciously decedent dessert someday.
There are so many amazing desserts available at Disney World that there’s no way you’ll be able to try them all. You should, however, try to cross these ten amazing desserts off your Disney World dining bucket list.
What’s your favorite Disney World dessert? Did it make the list? Let us know in the comments!
My name is Miriya Whitaker, I am a travel agent with World of Magic Travel, a writer for Chip and Co and Disney Addicts, and I love Disney food. I would love to help you plan your next magical vacation and help you decided what dining locations are right for you! Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started and follow me on Facebook for more Disney and travel information!