When we heard National Ice Cream Day was coming up (it’s today but we’re going back in time for a moment), and then noticed that it was on the same day as Disneyland’s birthday, we instantly planned a team trip to the Happiest Place on Earth to do some eating. We felt that someone had to try all of the various ice cream offerings at Disneyland to celebration the double-occasion, and that someone was us. Here’s what we ate, and what we thought about what we ate:
Chocolate Chip Hot Fudge Sundae, Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor
The sundae comes with two scoops of vanilla ice cream, but you can ask for whichever flavors you want. So we ordered cookies and cream and mint chocolate chip. The cookies were baked to perfection! They were soft, but just the right crispness for a sundae. Ordering at Gibson Girl gave the experience a classic ice cream parlor feel, and the sundaes never disappoint. Here’s another pro tip: If you’re in Frontierland you can also enjoy this sundae at The Golden Horseshoe for an old west experience.
Mickey Ice Cream Sandwich, Ice Cream Carts
This is one of our personal favorites. It’s the perfect combination of cookies and cream ice cream in between two soft Mickey-shaped chocolate wafer cookies. It’s a classic and easy to grab on the go.
Mickey Ice Cream Bar, Ice Cream Carts
Another classic, some of our team members had never had the Mickey ice cream bar and here’s how they explained it: “It’s substantial and the chocolate coating is a perfect semi-sweet chocolate.” We also heard, “It’s the perfect middle ground between the light vanilla ice cream and silky chocolate coating.”
Frozen Strawberry Lemonade, Ice Cream Carts
This Frozen frozen strawberry lemonade popsicle had a refreshing berry tartness. The real strawberries were sweet, which makes for a great treat in summer (get it?). It’ll make you feel like a happy snowman.
Frozen Banana, Ice Cream Carts
The crushed peanuts are great along with the smooth chocolate coating, we thought it was a nice juxtaposition. The cold banana was refreshing and the popsicle stick made the entire experience mess-free.
Pineapple Dole Whip, Enchanted Tiki Room
Imagine you’re eating a cloud on a sunset beach in Hawaii, that is basically what it is like to eat a Dole Whip. It’s creamy, fluffy, and refreshing. Magically, Dole Whip is still good when it melts; it reverts back to pineapple juice (complete with cute little bubbles), and best of all it’s vegan for those of us that have dietary restrictions.
Which ice cream at Disneyland is your favorite? Tell us in the comments!