Top 7 Disney World Desserts
I’m going to go beyond the basics of dole whip and churros. Those are classic fan favorites for a reason of course, but I’m going to share what I feel are the true top Disney World desserts in terms of value, uniqueness, and overall taste. Plus be on the lookout for extra pixie dust sprinkles throughout for some helpful Disney food tips. You're in for a real treat!
Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake at Liberty Tree Tavern, Magic Kingdom
We're starting off strong here! Don’t be fooled by the word “cake” because it’s really more like a super thick chocolate chip cookie. It's crispy on the outside and warm and gooey on the inside, topped with vanilla ice cream, drizzled with chocolate and caramel sauce, and sprinkled with toffee bits. My only regret was not trying this sooner! Its by far one of the best foods on Disney property and it's an absolute must when you visit the Liberty Tree Tavern.
2. Cinnamon Roll at Gaston’s Tavern, Magic Kingdom
I realize this one sounds simple and a bit been-there-done-that, but don’t count this one out too fast! You don’t know cinnamon rolls until you’ve tried the one at Gaston’s Tavern, they are no joke. Absolutely delicious and HUMONGOUS! Like definitely big enough to split between multiple members of your party! My family and I often hit Fantasyland first thing in the morning so this is a great spot for breakfast, or have it for a dessert before watching the fireworks.
***Pixie dust pro tip: you can use a snack credit for this if you are on the dining plan
3. Macaron ice cream sandwich at L’artisan des Glaces, Epcot
Not enough people talk about this one, but let me tell you that those who have tried it are hooked! My sister and I included, we never skip it. It comes in chocolate or strawberry, OR sometimes special seasonal flavors. Its slightly crunchy from the outer layer, chewy from the inner layer, and you can’t forget the scoop of ice cream sandwiched in between that makes it so unique and heavenly. Also, it wins the cutest presentation award because its served in a French newspaper designed wrapper! C'est mignon!
4. PBJ Milkshake at 50’s Prime Time Café, Hollywood Studios
This Disney dessert makes me so nostalgic. It is a thick and creamy milkshake with a strong peanut butter flavor, and hints of a sweet grape jelly aftertaste. Its pretty much the only reason I come to 50’s Prime Time Café, its that good! Such a classic and favorite among so many Disney fans!
***Pixie dust pro tip: you can order this to-go from the bar, so you don’t even need a reservation.
5. ‘Ohana Bread Pudding at ‘Ohana, Polynesian resort
This is the trademark of the Polynesian resort. Don’t like bread pudding? Doesn’t even matter when you're met with this signature treat. I’ve never come across anyone who was not obsessed with this dessert! It is served warm and a la mode. Then to make it even better, you can pour their original spiced rum, caramel bananas foster topping over the entire thing (read that again)! Do yourself a favor and try it!
***Pixie dust pro tip: Reservations are required to eat at ‘Ohana, however, you are able to order this by walking up to the adjacent bar the Tambu Lounge. You’re welcome!
6. Carrot Cake Cookie at Trolley Car Café, Hollywood Studios
This is another dessert that makes me feel so nostalgic because I remember stumbling upon this hidden gem at the Writer’s Stop shop which is unfortunately no longer there. It was then moved over to Sweet Spells on Sunset Blvd, and then moved YET AGAIN over to the Troller Car Café on Hollywood Blvd (aka the Starbucks) This is where it lives today, but is definitely no longer a hidden gem because it has gained a lot more notoriety! Well deserved, by the way. It has now become a dessert staple of Hollywood Studios, and it sounds crazy, but you really don’t have to be the biggest carrot cake fan to love it. Just trust me. Its considered a “cookie” although the texture is nothing like a cookie. It’s very cakelike but not dry at all! It tastes fresh every time I’ve had it, but the best part for me is always the rich, cream cheese frosting inside. I will say it is quite heavy and extremely filling, so it definitely can be split between two.
7. The Kitchen Sink at Beaches and Cream, Beach Club resort
Nothing can prepare you for the infamous Kitchen Sink. It is the end all, be all of desserts! Don’t even try to tackle this beast by yourself, you WILL need backup! Where to even begin… this monster consists of mounds on mounds of ice cream including flavors of strawberry, vanilla, chocolate, mint chocolate, and cookies & cream. Then smothered in every single topping Beaches and Cream has like oreos, chocolate chips, pound cake, chocolate sauce, caramel, and more! And to top it all off, a whole can of whipped cream! The Kitchen Sink is more than just a dessert, its an experience that your entire family will love!
***Pixie dust pro tip: this restaurant is on the smaller side, so I highly recommend a reservation even if you are just coming here for dessert.
Also, worth noting! There are two other options besides the original; you can get Chocolate lovers or Neapolitan.
Annnnnnd the honorable mention, because I have to, is the Night Blossom found at Pongu Pongu in Animal Kingdom! It didn’t make my official list because I’m not really sure if it counts as a dessert, its basically just a frozen drink, but it is so refreshing on those hot Florida days! The flavors are a mixture of desert pear and apple limeade layered to picture-worthy perfection. Then it is topped off with passion fruit boba balls to add an extra burst of slightly tart, fruity flavor. I associate a lot of great memories with the night blossom because when I worked as a Cast Member, I never left Animal Kingdom without getting one. My husband can vouch for me on that!