Top Five Disney World Copycat Recipes

Walt Disney World is known for exciting rides like Space Mountain and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, amazing fireworks shows like the Happily Ever After Nighttime Spectacular and IllumiNations, and nostalgia in Tomorrowland Transit Authority and The Carousel of Progress. There are also awesomely themed resorts like Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club with Stormalong Bay and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge with the huge savanna housing live animals.

However, you would be lying if you said that you don’t enjoy the incredible food that Disney has to offer. You can find delicious and unique eats all over Disney World including some that give a nod to Disney movies.

Let’s take a look at the top five Disney World copycat recipes!

5. French Toast Loaf

Everyone always talks about the Tonga toast at the Kona Café, but I have to say that I like the French Toast Loaf from Magic Kingdom‘s that was once served at the Main Street Bakery too, and it’s easier to make.

Tonga toast is good, but French toast is easier to make.
Tonga toast is good, but French toast is easier to make.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 12 slices of homestyle French bread
  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 1 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ¼ cup of heavy whipping cream
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract

Toast your bread lightly under a broiler

Slice the butter into thin slices and divide them into three equal portions

Mix together the brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray, and place three slices of bread in the bottom of the pan

Sprinkle the bread with 1/3 of the brown sugar mixture

Place 1/3 of the butter slices over the bread and brown sugar

Repeat the bread, brown sugar, and butter layer two more times for a total of three layers

Place the last three slices of bread on top

Press all of the bread down using your hand so it is all confined to the loaf pan

Whisk together the eggs and heavy cream

Add the vanilla and remaining cinnamon

Pour this mixture over the bread slowly. You may need to use a fork to lift the bread so the mixture evenly distributes among the layers.

Cover the pan with plastic wrap then foil and chill overnight

Preheat the oven to 325°

Remove foil and discard plastic wrap. Replace foil and place pan on baking sheet.

Bake covered for 1 hour then uncovered for an additional 30 minutes

Cool completely and sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.

4. PB&J Milkshake

The 50s Prime Time Café provides a step back in history to the 1950s when malt shops were all the rage. Let’s learn how to make one of its most famous milkshakes!

Milkshakes from the 50's Prime Time Cafe are wonderful treats!
Milkshakes from the 50’s Prime Time Cafe are wonderful treats!


  • 3 cups of vanilla ice cream
  • 4 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of grape jelly
  • ¼ to 1/3 cup of milk

This one is easy!

Stir together the peanut butter and jelly until smooth.

Put the ice cream in a blender and pour the PB&J mixture over it.

Add the milk and blend until smooth.

Enjoy it with your main squeeze!

3. Cinnamon-Glazed Almonds

If you’ve ever caught the aroma of the cinnamon glazed almonds from one of those carts, you know they instantly become irresistible. If you have a hankering for this sweet treat outside the parks, you can easily make it at home!

Gather your ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup of butter
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 4 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 16 oz of almonds

Preheat the oven to 325°

Melt the butter in a bowl

In a mixer, beat the egg whites with salt until frothy

Gradually add the sugar and beat vigorously until the mixture is thick and stiff peaks form

Add the cinnamon and beat until blended

Fold in the almonds, pour in the butter, and stir

Pour the mixture onto a foil-lined cookie sheet in a single layer

Bake for 40 to 50 minutes stirring every 10 minutes

The almonds are done when they’re glazed and crisp

Serve warm or cool

2. The Grey Stuff

Be Our Guest remains one of the hardest to get Advanced Dining Reservations in all of Disney World even more than four years after its grand opening. One of the most popular dishes here is actually a dessert: The Grey Stuff. It’s mentioned in the Beauty and the Beast movie, and fans can’t get enough of it.

Try the grey stuff. It's, well, you know...
Try the grey stuff. It’s, well, you know…

These simple ingredients might surprise you:

  • 1 package of instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 3 tablespoons of instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 ½ cups of milk
  • 15 Oreos
  • 8 oz of whipped cream
  • Edible pearl sprinkles

Whisk together the vanilla pudding mix and milk. Place in refrigerator for 5 to 10 minutes

Blend Oreos in a food processor until crumbly

Mix Oreo crumbs into the pudding mixture and fold in the whipped cream until well blended

Add the chocolate pudding mix and stir well

Chill at least one hour before serving

Top with edible pearls (available at a craft store or cake decorating store) and serve

If you want it to look like it does at Be Our Guest, use a cake decorating bag with the 1M star tip.

1. Dole Whip

The Dole Whip is perhaps one of the most loved treats in Disney World. It’s only available in a few places including Magic Kingdom’s Aloha Isle and Disney’s Polynesian Resort. While you can purchase the mixture from Dole, you can also make it with ingredients you can find in your local grocery store.

Yes, you can make something like a Dole Whip at home.
Yes, you can make something like a Dole Whip at home.

Here’s what you’ll need to pick up:

  • 40 oz of crushed pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 8 oz of whipped cream
  • Pineapple juice

Combine the crushed pineapple, lime juice, lemon juice, and sugar in a blender and process until smooth

Add the whipped cream and process again until smooth

Pour the whole mixture into an ice cream maker and process for 15 to 20 minutes until the mixture is the consistency of soft-serve


When you’re ready to eat it, fill a cup halfway with pineapple juice and add the frozen mixture to fill the cup

What’s your favorite food in Disney World? Do you have a copycat recipe?