Disney Springs is home to some of the very best shopping, dining and entertainment in all of Central Florida. Our personal favorite part of Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney) is the multitude of sweet treats around every corner. Join us on an extensive journey through the very best desserts Disney Springs has to offer.
Best Desserts at Disney Springs: A Foodie’s Guide
1. Ice Cream Sundaes at Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop
Whether you’re in the mood for decadent chocolate, “Thick Shakes,” creamy ice cream or a glorious specialty sundae, Ghirardelli is sure to have something to satisfy your sweet tooth. Our personal favorite is the Ocean Beach Sea Salt Caramel Sundae, pictured below.
2. Bubble Waffles at AristoCrêpes
Bubble waffles are becoming more popular throughout Orlando, and one of the best spots to grab one is the AristoCrêpes stand at Disney Springs. Our top pick is their Salted Caramel Bubble Waffle that comes with chocolate ice cream, whipped cream, caramel sauce, chocolate-covered pretzels and chocolate pearls.
3. DOLE Whip Nachos at Marketplace Snacks
Take one of the most iconic Disney treats to the next level with this outrageous sundae. This combination of DOLE Whip, waffle cone chips, pineapple, mango boba pearls, whipped cream, strawberry sauce and rainbow sprinkles is sure to make your mouth water.
4. Sunshine Churros
Theme park churros are a must, and one of our all-time favorite churro stands is located right in the heart of Disney Springs. Sunshine Churros offers unique flavors including Fruity Pebbles, Strawberry Cheesecake, Rose Gold, Oreo, Watermelon and more.
5. Waffle Brownie Sundae at Vivoli il Gelato
Breakfast and dessert are arguably the most important meals of the day, so combining the two just makes sense. The Waffle Brownie Sundae at Vivoli il Gelato pairs a warm, rich waffle brownie with three scoops of gelato to create one of the tastiest breakfasts imaginable.
6. House-Made S’more at The Ganachery
Channel your inner camper with this tasty treat from The Ganachery. We promise, you’ve never had s’mores quite like these. The Ganachery puts a high-end twist on the otherwise classic sweet by using gourmet ingredients like vanilla bean marshmallow squares and salted caramel ganache.
7. Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC
The delicious array of baked goods at Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC is impressive on its own. When you consider that every single menu item is completely vegan, gluten-free, kosher, soy-free and made only with refined sugar, this spot becomes hard to ignore.
8. Hummingbird Cake at Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’
For anybody craving some home-cooked dessert, the Hummingbird Cake at Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ is sure to hit the spot. It’s a pineapple-banana cake topped with cream cheese frosting, with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream on the side. Oh, and it’s exquisite.
9. Gibsons S’mores Baked Alaska at The BOATHOUSE
The Gibson’s S’mores Baked Alaska at The BOATHOUSE restaurant might just be the most colossal slice of cake we’ve ever laid our eyes on, and we definitely recommend trying it the next time you visit. That is – if you’re up for it. This dessert is so massive it’s served with a giant steak knife!
10. Cupcakes at Sprinkles Disney Springs
Cupcakes are never a bad idea, and Sprinkles at Disney Springs offers some of the most delightful mini cupcakes around. Plus if you’re looking for a sweet treat on the go, Sprinkles offers a contactless cupcake ATM. You can order any cupcake you desire, and in just minutes it’ll be ready and delivered to you via pink Sprinkles ATM.
11. Mickey Character Cake at Amorette’s Patisserie
Amorette’s Patisserie is an upscale French bakery that offers a variety of heavenly sweets. If it’s your first visit, we highly recommend the popular Mickey Character Cake. You can choose either combination: chocolate chiffon, milk chocolate mousse and orange pate de fruit jelly OR lemon chiffon cake, white chocolate mousse and strawberry pate de fruit jelly. Whichever you choose, it’s sure to be delicious.
12. Cinnfull Sundae at Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill
A thing of cinnamon roll-lovers’ dreams, the “Cinnful Sundae” pairs salted caramel gelato with candied pecans, whipped cream and caramel drizzle. Oh yeah, and it’s topped with an entire sticky bun. We can confirm that it’s as mouthwatering as it is beautiful to look at.
13. Super Nova Shakes at Planet Hollywood Observatory
For the most Instagrammable gourmet milkshakes in all of Disney Springs, we recommend heading to Planet Hollywood Observatory and trying out their Super Nova Shakes. There are three out-of-this-world flavors to choose from: Cosmic Cotton Candy, Chocolate Comet and Strawberry Big Bang.
14. Celebration Parfait at Cookie Dough and Everything Sweet Food Truck
If you’re a fan of cookie dough and funfetti cake, then this might be just the treat for you. Each element of this dessert parfait is artistically layered for maximum tastiness. Ingredients include Celebration Cookie Dough, Celebration Mickey Cake, whipped cream, strawberries, vanilla custard, rainbow sprinkles and of course a maraschino cherry.
15. Gourmet Cookies at Gideon’s Bakehouse
A Central Florida staple, Gideon’s Bakehouse is headed to Disney Springs later this year and we are thrilled. Gideon’s is known for selling out of some flavors early in the day, and with their array of delectable gourmet cookies, it’s really no surprise.