Cooling Treats at WDW

We’re starting to jump into summer here in Central Florida (we’re looking at 90s today!), and soon the masses will be making their pilgrimages down to WDW for summer vacation. Higher temps and higher crowds can lead to higher tensions, so be sure to take some time to find some shade, cool off, and partake in a nice cold treat!

Magic Kingdom

Of course, it seems everyone loves a Dole Whip, and I’m sure that a stop at Aloha Isle is a must-do on each visit to Magic Kingdom!

2013-flower-garden-pineapple-promenade-dole-whip-with-siesta-key-spiced-rumEpcot’s Flower & Garden-portioned Dole Whip

Personally, I love the Citrus Swirl, found at the nearby Sunshine Tree Terrace, home of the Little Orange Bird. I love how the slight tartness of the frozen orange juice pairs with the sweet vanilla soft serve!

sunshine-tree-terrace-citrus-swirlCitrus Swirl

In New Fantasyland, you can find two spots for cool treats! Prince Eric’s Village Market serves Shaved Ice in a variety of flavors.

prince-erics-village-market-cherry-shaved-iceCherry Shaved Ice

And of course you can always stop in to Gaston’s Tavern for a tankard or chalice or LeFou’s Brew.

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If you have a serious sweet tooth, head to Storybook Treats for one of their Sundaes!

storybook-treats-ice-cream-sundaeStorybook Treats’ Sundae with Fudge and Caramel

You can find Minute Maid Frozen Lemonade throughout the parks, including with added alcohol in Animal Kingdom and at Epcot’s Fife & Drum Tavern (the Red Stag has made the regular menu). Magic Kingdom, however, serves up a Raspberry Lemonade Slush at Cheshire Cafe and the Liberty Swirl Slush at Sleepy Hollow Inn, a combination of strawberry and blue raspberry. And if you dine at Liberty Tree Tavern, you can always treat yourself to a Patriot Punch!

liberty-swirl-slushLiberty Swirl Slush

Epcot

And sure, you can just stop in a scoop or two at L’Artisan des Glaces, but why not get a little crazy with their Ice Cream Martini?

lartisan-des-glaces-ice-cream-martiniIce Cream Martini

Stop by Kabuki Cafe for some icy Kakigori or Green Tea Ice Cream and listen to Matsuriza perform.

kabuki-cafe-cherry-kakigoriCherry Kakigori

teppan-edo-green-tea-ice-creamGreen Tea Ice Cream

In China, Joy of Tea has a few frozen selections, including this non-alcoholic Mango Green Tea Slush.

joy-of-tea-mango-green-tea-slushMango Green Tea Slush

Animal Kingdom

If you like a hot-and-cold treat combination, head over to Trilo-Bites for their Baked Apple Blossom with Ice Cream, drizzled with caramel sauce.

trilo-bites-baked-apple-blossom-with-ice-creamBaked Apple Blossom with Ice Cream

At Yak & Yeti’s restaurant (quick-service window around the corner), you can choose from a few frozen cocktails, including the Yak Attack.

Yak-and-Yeti-Yak-Attack-Close-UpYak & Attached from Yak & Yeti

Hollywood Studios

Dinosaur Gertie’s is a great spot to visit for a quick ice cream fix.

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Peevy’s Polar Pipeline and Hey Howdy Hey Takeaway offer up a few different flavors of slushes.

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Downtown Disney

Ghirardelli Soda Fountain offers treats from scoops to sundaes.

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Grab a seat at Splitsville for one of their strong frozen concoctions while relaxing to the musicians they feature outside.

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Hide away at T-Rex Cafe for a frosty chalice of beer.

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Everywhere!

Keep an eye out for ice cream carts all over property, where you can grab a Mickey’s Premium Bar, Mickey’s Premium Ice Cream Sandwich, or Matt’s favorite, the Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich!

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Or you could always mix up some Disney magic at home!

food-and-wine-caribbean-marketplace-frozen-cherry-limade-at-homeFrozen Cherry Limeade

How do YOU like to cool off at WDW?

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4 responses to “Cooling Treats at WDW

  1. You know what’s terrible? I still haven’t had a Mickey Premium bar. It didn’t even make the Disney To Eat list I just posted. I mean, I KNOW it’s iconic and all, but… it’s basically a Dove bar, right? Shaped like Mickey, sure, but… it’s basically a Dove bar, right?

    Anyway, with that blasphemy out of the way, I totally need an ice cream martini. 😀

  2. I seriously can’t remember the last time I had one. It’s probably been like 25 years. I was the one that always wanted the strawberry bar. No wait, I think my mom gave me a bite of one 5 or so year back when she was visiting. 🙂 Dove, Klondike, (whichever similar brand is made by Nestle)… Yeah, pretty much lol.

    YES! You TOTALLY need the ice cream martini! But that whipped cream vodka is HARSH lol!

  3. I want all of these things. Esp. green tea ice cream.

  4. You need to come visit! I’ll buy you some!