Monday, 6 July 2015

Show 52 - Best Disney Desserts Including the Kitchen Sink!

Welcome to the show notes that accompany our podcast episode 52 (our show can be found by visiting the iTunes store or by clicking here to listen now. Whether you listen to the show or not, we hope you will enjoy reading about something we hold close to our hears - desserts! Below, we have ten sumptuous categories for your delectation and I am sure between Walt Disney World and Disneyland you will find something to your liking to try.

Category 1 - Most Calories
WDW, Narcoossees at Grand Floridian, Candy Bar
Dark Chocolate-Mocha Bar with House-made Guanaja Chocolate Gelato - $11.00
Or California Grill at the Contemporary the Warm Homemade Fritters
Banana-stuffed, Cinnamon-dusted Fritters complemented with a Trio of Dipping Sauces - $13.00
Disneyland, Stage Door Café, Frontierland, House-Made Funnel Cakes
With strawberry, chocolate, or powdered sugar topping $6.49 
Or Entire Ghiradelli Menu
Narcoossees Candy Bar
Least Calories
WDW, piece of fruit $1.69 or fruit cup $3.79
Disneyland, pineapple spear and spice it up with Tajun spice

WDW, Dole Whip or pineapple whip 
Or Tamu Tamu Refreshments at AK with either dark rum or coconut rum - $6.50
Or The Wave, Contemporary, Strawberry-peach Belini Cake
Peach-glazed Sponge Cake layered with Almonds and Strawberry Mousse accompanied by Champagne Sorbet - $6.99
Disneyland, Ritas Baja Blenders in DCA The Tropicool
Strawberry non alcoholic drink $5.39 though they have lemon and sometimes cherry
Or Jolly Holiday Bakery, Meyer Lemon and strawberry tart
Crisp shortbread cookie filled with light creamy sweetened Meyer lemon cream topped with thinly sliced strawberries and then has a puree of fresh strawberries and top with cream and a white chocolate square
Or Carthay Circle Summer Pineapple Coconut Semifreddo Rum vanilla pineapple conserve and chilled tropical fruit broth $12.00
Tropicool Drink
Meyer Lemon and Strawberry Tart
For the chocoholic
Disneyland, The Plazza, Seasonal Yule Log
Chocolate sponge with a thick layer of chocolate chestnut cream and covered in a dark chocolate ganche (recommended by Denise Jones)
Or chocolate mousse cupcake
Or Village Haus, black forest cupcake $5.49
Or Carthay Circle, Valrhona Milk Chocolate Creme Brulee Tart
Fresh marinated raspberries and chocolate sauce $12.00
Or Ghiradellis Decadent Drinking Chocolate with Biscotti - Made with melted semi-sweet chocolate chips and packed with intense chocolate flavor in every rich, velvety sip $4.95
Valrhona Milk Chocolate Creme Brûlée Tart
Yule Log, Photo Credit Denise Jones
Best Value
WDW, Beaches and Cream Soda Shop, Kitchen Sink
8 Scoops of Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Coffee, and Mint Chocolate Chip smothered in every topping they have plus pound cake, cookies, muffins, cherries, whole can of whipped cream and everything but the kitchen sink!
Or Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory at Port Orleans French Quarter – Beignets 3 for $2.99 or 6 for $4.29 – proper New Orleans style beignets, little pillows of dough doused in sugar
Or From Mara, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Zebra Domes pack of 5
Consist of a thin layer of white cake, a dome of Amarula Liqueur mousse, coated in a white chocolate ganache with a dark chocolate ganache drizzle.
Disneyland, PCH Grill at Paradise Pier Hotel offers a Kitchen sink for $22.49
Or Golden Horseshoe Hot Fudge Sundae - two scoops of vanilla ice cream and two freshly baked chocolate chip cookies topped with whipped cream, hot fudge, chocolate morsels and a cherry $6.29 
Or Ghiradelli Presidio Passion - Strawberry Hot Fudge Sundae
Vanilla ice cream smothered between layers of sliced strawberry topping and our freshly homemade hot fudge, beautifully topped with whipped cream and a chocolate covered strawberry $9.95 when you consider the choc covered strawberry is $4.95
Zebra domes
Kitchen Sink, Photo Credit WDW Website
Worst Value
WDW, Ghiradelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop at Downtown Disney -The Earthquake Family Favourite
Eight scoops of Ice Cream, eight delicious toppings, finished with fresh Bananas, Whipped Cream, Chopped Almonds, Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips and Cherries - $34.95 – simply because this makes the kitchen sink look even better value!
Disneyland Ghiradelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop Earthquake Family Favourite
Eight scoops of ice cream, eight delicious toppings, finished with fresh bananas, whipped cream, chopped almonds, semi-sweet chocolate chips and cherries $37.95
Or Anything lemony!

Most Interesting Way to Serve Ice-Cream
WDW, L’Artisan des Glaces, EPCOT, croque en glace
Warm brioche bun with any flavour ice-cream in the middle with either chocolate or raspberry sauce – is this just not a posh Arctic Roll?
Disneyland, Clarabelle’s in DCA, Mickey Sundae
These sundaes are served in the Mickey pants ice cream dish Chocolate Chip Cookie & Hot Fudge Sundae
Strawberry Sundae
Mint Chocolate Chip Sundae
Mocha Almond Fudge Sundae $11.99
Mickey's Kitchen Sink, Photo Credit Corey Kivett
Most Decadently indulgent Ice-Cream
WDW, Ice Cream Martini – L’artisan des Glaces
2 Scoops of ice cream, with a shot of Grand Marnier, Whipped Cream Vodka or Rum
Or Beaches and Cream, Fudge Mud Slide - $8
A gooey, chewy Brownie covered with Hot Fudge, Three Scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream, Oreo Cookies, and Whipped Cream topped with Chocolate Syrup and a Cherry
Disneyland, Club 33, Cheddar cheese ice cream
As it came with a three course lunch, it worked out very expensive!
Or Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlour
Peppermint ice cream with crushed candy cane pieces in molten chocolate dipped waffle cone – seasonal

Peppermint Ice Cream

Most Refreshing Desert
WDW, Dole Whip again or if not the Citrus Swirl
Also need to mention School Bread as only $2.99 from Kringla Bakeri go Kafe, Norway, Epcot  - Sweet Cardamom Bun filled with Vanilla Crème Custard and topped with Glazed and Toasted Coconuts – simply beautiful.
Disneyland, Dole Whip float served with cherry and an umbrella
Or Gibson Girl Hand-Scooped Ice Cream, Dipped Waffle Cone 
Single or Double; choice of chocolate or chocolate with peanuts or sprinkles $5.19/$5.69 with rainbow sherbet flavour
Dole Whip at WD, Photo Credit WDW Website
Best non-dessert dessert!
WDW, Captain Cooks at The Polynesian, Tonga Toast
Banana-stuffed Sourdough Bread, Battered and Deep-fried, and dusted with Cinnamon Sugar - $5.19. Comes with sausage or bacon, not sure why, maybe a British thing mixing savoury with sweet for breakfast?!
Disneyland, Flos V8 Café, French toast brioche
Or Caramel French toast on the breakfast buffet at Grand Californian Hotel with lashings of buttery caramel sauce ladled on top
Or Café Orleans or Blue Bayou, Le Special de Monte Cristo Sandwich - Turkey, Ham, and Swiss Cheese battered and fried to golden brown, served with a Fruit Skewer $26.49 or the cheaper version at Café Orleans Monte Cristo Sandwich - sliced turkey, ham and Swiss cheese fried in a light batter and served with berry puree dusted with powdered sugar $18.99
Or Turkey leg – suggested by Jesse Stephenson and we won't make any further comment on that thank you very much!
Tonga Toast, Photo Credit WDW Website
Monte Cristo, Photo Credit WDW Website
We hope you have enjoyed reading these notes and if you want further details, please take the time to listen to our podcast either via iTunes (subscribe by clicking here). 

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