While ice cream is served at nearly every restaurant and quick-service eatery in Disney World, these ice cream shops are our favorite places to grab a cone, scoop, sundae, float, shake, or sandwich.
This artisan ice cream and sorbet shop in the France pavilion at Epcot serves up 16 yummy flavors a la Francaise, all made in-house with fresh ingredients. Offerings include flavors such as profiterole and caramel fleur de sel, as well as delectable ice cream sandwiches made with meringue-based macarons.
Where: Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney)
When at the Marketplace, just follow the wafting aroma of chocolate to this wonderful ice cream parlor. A huge menu of big, extravagant, over-the-top sundaes is the main draw for this amazing chocolatier. The milkshakes and floats are also something to write home about.
Where: Magic Kingdom
The nostalgic nod goes to this vintage shop on Main Street U.S.A. Options include sumptuous floats and signature waffle-bowl sundaes smothered in hot fudge and Mickey cones with chocolate ears, not to mention the famous shareable Kitchen Sink Sundae served in a souvenir bowl shaped like Mickey's red pants.
Where: Disney's Beach Club Resort
This colorful, old-style soda fountain has table seating as well as a counter for ice cream to go. Besides the usual cups and cones, you can indulge in the Fudge Mud Slide or the famous Kitchen Sink, whose bowl is fashioned like a stainless steel sink, and which come piled high with chocolate chunks, Oreos, whipped cream, and a multitude of other toppings.
Where: Hollywood Studios
This counter-service spot on Sunset Boulevard has a nice array of cool treats, from brownie sundaes and apple crisp a la mode to cones, cups, and ice cream sandwiches served on freshly baked cookies.
Where: Animal Kingdom
When the theme park gets too hot to handle, take a breather in the Asia section at this ice cream truck that serves waffle cones and ice cream floats.
Ice Cream Carts
Scattered throughout the theme parks, you'll find snack carts selling frozen treats such as the iconic Mickey Mouse ice cream bars and Mickey-shaped cookies-and-cream ice cream sandwiches. You can also find them at many quick-service restaurants and even some gift shops.