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.
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
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!
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.
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
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.
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
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?