Cool Off With These 8 Mouth-Watering Walt Disney World Treats

Summertime trips to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, are sure to be filled with fun vacation memories. Why not add a few delicious ones, too, with some of these must-try chilled treats?

Espresso Escape Intense Dark Sundae

San Francisco’s world-famous chocolatier, Ghirardelli, has an ice cream shop in Disney Springs with a menu full of epic-sized sundaes. For an afternoon pick-me-up, try the Espresso Escape Intense Dark Sunday with espresso chip ice cream, homemade dark chocolate hot fudge and topped off with Ghirardelli Intense Dark Chocolates.

Where to find it: Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop at Disney Springs.

Espresso Escape


S’mores Gelato Shake

While D-Luxe Burger may be better known for its burgers and fries, the burger joint’s gelato shakes and floats really hit the spot during the summertime. With so many gourmet flavors to choose from, D-Luxe’s most popular --the s’mores gelato shake – is one to experience!

Where to find it: D-Luxe Burger at Disney Springs

Smores gelato shake


Orange Burst Florida Snow

There’s nothing more refreshing than shaved ice on a hot summer day, and Florida Snow Company has a variety of tropical vacation-enhancing flavors, including coconut cream, sweet Florida lime and orange burst -- all served as shaved ice mounded high in a flower-shaped cup.

Where to find it: Florida Snow Company at Disney Springs

Florida Snow


Cinnamon Latte Sundae

The legendary, family-owned Italian gelateria —Vivoli il Gelato — has opened its second location in Orlando, Florida. Take a look at its seasonal menu for rare treats like cantaloupe sorbetto or blueberry pie gelato sundaes. For the ultimate Italian experience, order the Cinnamon Latte Sundae with gelato made from Italian coffee and a house-made whipped cream and cinnamon sugar topping.

Where to find it: Vivoli il Gelato at Disney Springs

Cinnamon Latte


Cherry Coke Float

The new Coca-Cola Store Rooftop Beverage Bar is a great place to catch a view of the sunset while sipping one of more than 100 sparkling sodas and still beverages offered at its Freestyle dispenser. You can also cool off with a classic Cherry Coke Float made with Cherry Coke, ice cream and Maraschino cherries.

Where to find it: Coca-Cola Store Rooftop Beverage Bar at Disney Springs


Dole Whip

Available in Aloha Isle in Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland is a dessert with a cult-like following — Dole Whip! Keep it simple with a regular pineapple soft serve, or order a frosty Pineapple Float filled with pineapple soft serve and pineapple juice for double the tropical flavor.

Where to find it: Aloha Isle in Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland

Dole Whip


Doughnut Sundae

Doughnuts are definitely on trend this year, so naturally you can now get them as an ice cream sundae at Magic Kingdom’s Main Street, U.S.A. Served only for breakfast at the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor, the Doughnut Sundae is topped with cinnamon apples, hand-made ice cream, candy toppings and milk chocolate Mickey Ears.

Where to find it: Plaza Ice Cream Parlor at Magic Kingdom’s Main Street, U.S.A.


Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich

One of my favorite local Disney insider secrets: the ice cream parlor tucked away down a little Paris-inspired alley behind the Eiffel Tower at EPCOT’s French Pavilion. L’Artisan des Glaces offers French-style ice cream and sorbet, either served in a waffle cone or sandwiched between two giant macaron cookies for a macaron ice cream sandwich. Try the chocolate macaron cookie with Caramel Fleur de Sel Ice Cream.

Where to find it: L’Artisan des Glaces at EPCOT

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Rachelle Lucas

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A foodie with a zest for life and passion for travel, Alamo Chief Travel Guide Rachelle Lucas has been blogging since 2007 when she started documenting her life as an innkeeper. As her wanderlust grew, she sold the inn to pursue travel writing full-time and has since been to more than 45 countries in pursuit of the tastiest meal. Rachelle and her blog, The Travel Bite, have been recognized in PEOPLE Magazine, USA Today's Top 10 and by Trip Advisor as one of the Top 25 Culinary Travel Blogs to follow. In addition to travel, Rachelle enjoys exploring scenic running routes, endless cups of green tea or coffee and immersing herself in historical fiction novels.