Where to Find the Best Ice Cream at Disneyland

While you can enjoy ice cream at nearly every restaurant and quick-service eatery at Disneyland Resort, these ice cream shops are our favorite places to grab a frosty scoop, waffle cone, sundae, float, shake, or ice cream sandwich.

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    ••• Paul Hiffmeyer/Walt Disney Parks

    Where: Disneyland Park
    Looking for some authentic nostalgia? From the decadent chocolate cookie hot fudge sundae to the hand-dipped waffle cone, frosty treats are served with flair at this old-fashioned scoop shop. If you order one of the ice cream floats, it will come in a swell Gibson Girl souvenir glass that you can keep.

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    ••• The Monsters Inc-inspired Eye-Scream Sundae. Walt Disney Parks

    Where: Disney California Adventure
    With its beautiful Art Deco design, this beautiful ice-cream parlor named for Clarabelle Cow is the most stylish place to grab a scoop on Buena Vista Street in Disney California Adventure. Treat yourself to a hand-dipped ice cream bar, cone, cup, or a Monsters Inc-inspired Eye-Scream Sundae that's just adorable. 

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    ••• Walt Disney Parks

    Where: Disney California Adventure 
    The famous San Francisco chocolatier offers a line-up of sweets that boggles the mind, yet we recommend choosing one of the really amazing sundaes, like the Caramel Quake Shake or the Gold Rush peanut butter hot fudge sundae with its melted, gooey topping. Every sundae is an homage to California history, from the massive 8-scoop, 8-topping Earthquake, and Golden Gate banana split to the rocky road Cable Car or Domingo Ghirardelli’s personal favorite, the banana hot fudge sundae. 

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    Paradise Pier Ice Cream Company | Disneyland
    ••• Walt Disney Parks

    Where: Disney California Adventure
    Need a cool treat? At this boardwalk-style walk-up counter, you can order soft-serve cups and cones in vanilla, chocolate or get them both in a combo swirl. Or ask for an ice cream float made with root beer or Coke.

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    ••• Walt Disney Parks

    Where: Downtown Disney
    This bakery near the entrance of the promenade serves up an array of sweet and savory baked goods and you can even stay for a meal. We think it's worth popping into the quck-service section for the authentic Italian gelato that comes in chocolate, vanilla or strawberry. 

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    Carnation Cafe at Disneyland, Anaheim
    ••• Walt Disney Parks

    Where: Disneyland Park
    Sit under a candy-striped umbrella and watch the world pass by with an ice cream sundae dessert or a milk shake (cherry-flavored was Walt's favorite). Located on Main Street, USA, this eatery is a great lunch spot that serves up classic American comfort food, including some of Walt Disney’s favorite dishes.

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    Cozy Cone Motel | Fast Food in CarsLand Disneyland
    ••• Walt Disney Parks

    Where: Disney California Adventure
    Treat yourself to some creamy soft serve ice cream in a cup or (of course) a cone at this Route 66-inspired quick-service joint in Cars Land. Can't make up your mind between chocolate or vanilla? Get both in a swirl.

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    Tiki Juice Bar at Disneyland Park
    ••• Disneyland Resort

    Where: Disneyland Park
    When you're craving a Dole Whip, Disney's iconic pineapple frozen soft-serve treat, head to the Tiki Juice Bar. This counter outside the Enchanted Tiki Room also serves ice-cream floats, pineapple spears, juice, Dole Whip floats and fruit bowls. 

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    Flo's V8 Cafe at Disney California Adventure
    ••• Walt Disney Parks

    Where: Disney California Adventure
    When you have a hankering for a milk shake topped with “road gravel” (chocolate sandwich cookies), head to Flo's V8 Cafe, a kitschy Route 66 diner in Cars Land. Other dessert options include Flo’s “made right here” Pie-O-Ramas: scrumptious single-serving pies in flavors like signature apple-cheddar, chocolate mud and seasonal fruit. 

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    Where: Downtown Disney
    This quick-service Italian deli serves great pizza, paninis and salads, but don't overlook the yummy desserts, all made with Italian flair. We are suckers for the floats, which are made with delectable gelato instead of ice cream.

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    Golden Horseshoe at Disneyland Park
    ••• Walt Disney Parks

    Where: Disneyland Park
    This iconic western-style restaurant is a great place for lunch and dinner and also a venue for live music. Leave room for the delicious ice cream desserts, including decadent classic ice-cream sundaes.

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    Where: Downtown Disney
    This chain is synonymous with decadent, gourmet ice cream. This Downtown Disney location also sells sundaes and three-scoop Dazzlers.

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    Ice Cream Carts

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    ••• Walt Disney Parks

    Where: Everywhere
    Scattered throughout both theme parks are snack carts selling frozen treats such as the iconic Mickey Mouse ice cream bars and Mickey-shaped coockies-and-cream ice cream sandwiches. You can also find them at many quick-service restaurants and even some gift shops.