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- Disney Recipes: Magical Disney Treats to Make at Home
- Mickey Mouse Waffles
- LeFou’s Brew
- Gluten-Free Grey Stuff
- Dole Whip
- Woody's Grilled Cheese Sandwich
- Boma's Banana Bread Pudding
- Blue Bayou Monte Cristo Sandwiches
- Disney Churros
- Mickey Mouse Caramel Apples
- Warm Chocolate Truffle Cake from Napa Rose at the Disneyland Resort
- Banana Toffee Mousse on Cocoa Crunch
- Vanilla Cupcakes
- Disney Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich
- Disney Cruise Line’s Signature Balsamic Grande Cocktail
- Guava-Stuffed French Toast
- Mickey Mouse Beignets
One of the easiest way to bring home the “flavor” of Disney is via a Disney recipe. Recreating those special Disney treats — Dole Whip, anyone? — is sure to conjure up a bit of Disney magic at home when you can’t get the real thing at the Disney parks. Read on for some of our favorite Disney recipes to make at home.
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Disney Recipes: Magical Disney Treats to Make at Home
Biting into a Disney waffle or taking a sip of Dole Whip are some of my happiest Disney vacation memories.
Sadly, we can’t always be at Disney. But making a Mickey Mouse waffle or sipping a Dole Whip can make us feel a little of that Disney magic while we’re home. It’s a fun way to extend the glow of a Disney vacation, rev up the excitement for an upcoming Disney trip or just keep the magic alive in those stretches between our Disney visits.
Whatever your favorite Disney food memory — Mickey-shaped pretzels, sugar cookies or special beignets, Disneyland corn dogs and clam chowder, or sweet cornbread –there’s a Disney recipe for making that treat at home. It’s just a Google search away.
To save you a little time, we Googled for you. Here are some of my favorite Disney snacks and treats and the Disney recipes you need to make them at home:
Mickey Mouse Waffles
Morning at your house can be just a little more magical when breakfast comes in the shape of Mickey Mouse. While you can make Mickey pancakes free-form (a big drop of pancake batter for the face connected to two smaller drops for the ears), the classic Mickey waffle requires a Mickey waffle maker like this one from ShopDisney.
Next, you need the secret Mickey waffle recipe.
Finally, add syrup and watch for the magical smiles. In our house, even the grumpy child cracks a morning grin for a Mickey waffle.
Beauty and the Beast is my all-time favorite Disney movie. I always visit Gaston’s Tavern in Fantasyland when I’m in the Magic Kingdom park at Walt Disney World. The LeFou Brew is one of the best-selling drinks at the tavern. On a hot day, this fruit slushy is refreshing and fun. And it’s made with apple juice, so we even call it healthy. Sort of.
This recipe is super easy to make, although you may need to go to the store, unless you keep passionfruit juice in the pantry. We like to make it on a hot Texas afternoon when the girls need a pick-me-up. Did I mention that the apple juice makes it healthy, sort of?
Gluten-Free Grey Stuff
Here is another Beauty in the Beast themed treat (I told you it was my favorite movie). The well-known “grey stuff” can be found at the Be Our Guest restaurant in the Magic Kingdom park at Walt Disney World. That version uses an Oreo-like cookie on top of a brownie, so it’s not gluten-free. But this recipe is. It’s also very easy to make.
Some days, especially in the summer, I find myself craving a Dole Whip, the famous whipped pineapple treat that enjoys a cult following among Disney fans. Getting one at Disney World usually requires waiting in a very long line at Aloha Isle in Adventureland at Magic Kingdom.
Here, we have a recipe choice. The Dole Pineapple company has this official Dole recipe:
- 1 cup pineapple juice, frozen in an ice cube tray
- 1 banana, peeled and frozen
- 2-1/2 teaspoons powdered sugar
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk beverage
BUT WAIT JUST A MINUTE! Disney, closed for social distancing, released its own Dole Whip recipe, much to the delight of us Dole Whip fans. And it’s got a secret ingredient the Dole Pineapple company doesn’t include: ice cream! No wonder the Disney recipe produces such creamy wonderfulness.
Here you go. You’re welcome.
- 1 big scoop of vanilla ice cream
- 4 oz of pineapple juice
- 2 cups of frozen pineapple
Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into a large Ziploc bag. Use scissors to cut one small corner off to swirl into a serving dish. Or do it the way we prefer: Skip that step and give everyone a spoon to eat it right out of the blender.
Woody’s Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Disney also dropped the secret recipe for the Three-Cheese Sandwich from Woody’s Lunch Box in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. All. That. Cheese. No wonder it’s so yummy.
Cream Cheese Spread
- 1/2 cup cream cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded Double Gloucester or cheddar
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
Grilled Three-Cheese Sandwich
- 8 slices of artisan bread
- 8 cheddar cheese slices
- 8 provolone slices
For Cream Cheese Spread:
- Combine cream cheese, Double Gloucester or cheddar, heavy cream, and salt in food processor. Blend until smooth. Set aside.
For Garlic Spread:
- Combine mayonnaise, garlic, and salt in small bowl and stir until blended. Set aside.
For Grilled Three-Cheese Sandwich:
- Lay out artisan bread slices on parchment paper or large cutting board.
- Place 2 slices of cheddar on 4 of the bread slices. Place 2 slices of provolone on remaining bread slices.
- Equally spoon cream cheese spread on slices with provolone. Gently smooth cream cheese spread over each slice.
- Press cheddar side and provolone side together.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes, until hot.
- Brush both sides of the sandwiches with garlic spread.
- Grill sandwiches for 2 minutes on each side, until cheese is melted and bread is golden brown.
Boma’s Banana Bread Pudding
Banana bread? Bread pudding? Oh, yes. Sign me up! Boma, the buffet-style restaurant in Animal Kingdom Lodge that promises “flavors of Africa” delivers big on dessert. It’s one of those times when we say the calories don’t count. Here’s how to make this luscious treat at home.
Blue Bayou Monte Cristo Sandwiches
If you’ve visited Disneyland, then you may have tried the Blue Bayou Monte Cristo Sandwiches. This sweet and savory wonder is made with rich challah bread stuffed with ham, turkey and cheese, then battered and fried, dusted in powdered sugar, and dipped in jam. My mouth is watering from the memory! Create this over-the-top treat with this copycat recipe.
These bits of deep-fried deliciousness are available at Disney parks all over the world. We get outs ar La Cantina de San Angel in EPCOT. Now they can be available in our home too. We haven’t tried this one yet (it requires a pastry bag with a large star-shaped tip like this one and we don’t have one of those yet. Besides, I want to cook with my kids and I don’t like the idea of my girls around all that hot bubbly oil. But my mouth still waters at the memory of a fresh-made Disney churro covered in cinnamon and sugar. As an extra treat, we melt some chocolate for a dipping sauce. Here’s how to make them at home.
Mickey Mouse Caramel Apples
My caramel apples never look like the ones in the store. They tend to droop, the caramel sliding off the apple and pooling at the bottom. Still, the girls and I keep trying. Turns out there’s a little Disney magic involved in making a beautifully perfect caramel apple in the shape of Minnie or Mickey. You can learn that here. And the ears? Marshmallows. Yeah. We know. We should have thought of that.
Warm Chocolate Truffle Cake from Napa Rose at the Disneyland Resort
You had me at “warm chocolate.” Also not in the “easy to make but oh, so worth it” category, this Disney recipe takes two days. You make the Ganache a day ahead, then whip up the truffle cakes the next day so they can be served warm. Disney serves it with cherry vanilla ice cream, which my family thinks is a really good idea.
Here’s how to make warm chocolate truffle cakes.
Banana Toffee Mousse on Cocoa Crunch
This yummy dessert hails from The Hollywood Brown Derby Restaurant at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It combines white chocolate chips, toffee and bananas into a trifecta of deliciousness.
I wouldn’t call this one easy, but it’s definitely worth the effort! Here’s the Disney recipe.
If you want something healthier, also served at the Hollywood Brown Derby, try this copycat Cobb salad recipe created by Dana Zucker:
Brown Derby Cobb Salad
- 3-4 cups chopped greens – I’ve used romaine, kale, spring mix, and others; whatever I have on hand. I stay away from iceberg as, in my opinion, it has little nutritional value.
- 1 pound protein – I poach a chicken each week to use for lunches and will use that, but you can use turkey, steak, ham, or even tofu.
- 4-6 chopped hard-boiled eggs – My rule of thumb is 1 egg per person.
- 1 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes or quartered cherry tomatoes
- 1 diced avocado
- 3/4 cup cheese – A classic Cobb calls for blue cheese, but I use what’s in the house, like farmer’s goat cheese and especially if I want to watch the fat and calories.
- 6 strips bacon – I do 1 strip per person.
- Add any other veggies you would like – There are really no rules.
Making the salad is easy:
- For a fancy serving, you can layer the salad and make it look very pretty or you can take all of the prepared ingredients, place in a big bowl, and toss with 1/2-3/4 cup salad dressing.
Cobb Salad Dressing
This recipe is the original recipe with a few ingredient changes. It is a favorite in our house, so I make a larger batch and store it in the refrigerator.
Hollywood Brown Derby Cobb Salad Dressing Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 4 garlic cloves grated
- 1/2 tsp dry mustard
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 cup canola oil plus 1/4 cup olive oil
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Take all of the ingredients, except the oils, and pulse in a food processor or blender.
- Add salt and pepper as needed to taste.
- Start blender again and add oils while the blender is running.
- Store in a glass ball jar in the refrigerator.
Vanilla cupcakes? Really? That’s the best you can do in a Disney recipes post? You can only be asking questions like that if you have never visited Sprinkles, the cupcake emporium located in Downtown Disney at Disneyland or Disney Springs in Orlando.
While you won’t have the joy of ordering your cupcake from a cupcake ATM, you can still sink your teeth into The. Best. Vanilla. Cupcake. Ever.
Here’s the not-so-secret recipe.
Disney Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich
Chocolate + peanut butter = yummy. Find this treat at Pooh Corner in Disneyland Resort, or your own kitchen. It only takes five ingredients.
Disney Cruise Line’s Signature Balsamic Grande Cocktail
Dinner at the Palo restaurant aboard a Disney cruise ship is one of the best adults only things to do while the kids are otherwise occupied. Sharing a lovely meal and a nice drink is a great way to reconnect with your significant other. If you’re lucky enough to find yourself there, the signature Balsamic Grande is the drink to order.
This refreshing cocktail is made with vodka, balsamic vinegar and fresh muddled strawberries. Set the kids down in front of Frozen 2 on Disney+ and make a batch of these for you and your honey. You might not be able to watch the waves go by, but you can still get a few minutes of peace and quiet.
Get the full recipe here.
Guava-Stuffed French Toast
This yumminess comes from Spyglass Grill at the Caribbean Beach Resort. The restaurant serves American foods infused with Caribbean flavors. That is very definition of french toast stuffed with guava flavored cream cheese concoction. Serving this at a fancy brunch is an easy way to invoke the flavors of the islands as well as taking a mental trip back to Disney World.
Find the full Disney recipe here.
Mickey Mouse Beignets
This Mickey-shaped treat is the perfect powder sugar covered confection to eat while watching The Princess and the Frog!