15 of the best and easiest Disney theme-park dessert recipes you can make at home

15 of the best and easiest Disney theme-park dessert recipes you can make at home
  • Disney theme parks sell a wide variety of desserts, from giant churros to decadent waffles.

  • Luckily for fans, many of these classic treats can be re-created at home.

  • Some recipes have been shared by Disney, while others were created by devoted fans.

You'll only need eight ingredients to replicate Disney's famous churros at home.

Disney theme parks are known for selling delicious churros in a wide variety of flavors.Disney Parks

The Disney Parks Blog released step-by-step instructions in April 2020 to help fans make the theme-park-inspired snacks, and PopSugar later re-shared the recipe.

The churros require water, butter, salt, and cinnamon, as well as flour, eggs, sugar, and vegetable oil. As far as tools go, you'll need a saucepan, piping bag, slotted spoon, and a stove top.

Disney's beloved Dole Whip is just as simple to make.

A swirled Dole Whip from Magic Kingdom.
Dole Whip is one of the most popular desserts at Disney World and Disneyland.Amanda Krause/Insider

Dole Whip is a dairy-free, soft-serve treat made from pineapple and vanilla flavors. It can be found at Disneyland and Disney World, and is often served in various formats and flavors.

Previously released on the My Disney Experience app, this recipe calls for vanilla ice cream, pineapple juice, and frozen pineapple. You'll also need a blender and star-tipped piping bag. Complete instructions can be found here.

Both adults and children love Mickey-shaped beignets.

Some Mickey-shaped beignets are served with flavored syrups.Disney Parks

Found at Disney World and Disneyland, Mickey-shaped beignets are a popular treat that combines fried dough with powdered sugar. Back in April, the Disney Parks Blog released its four-step recipe that allows you to enjoy the treat from home.

To make them, you'll need warm water, dry yeast, powdered sugar, and vegetable shortening, as well as salt, heavy cream, flour, and an egg.

For an unconventional dessert, consider peanut butter and jelly milkshakes.

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You can order these milkshakes during a table-service meal or at the restaurant's bar.Disney Parks

These unique drinks are served exclusively at the '50s Prime Time Café in Disney World's Hollywood Studios. To make them at home, you'll only need four ingredients: jelly, peanut butter, milk, and vanilla ice cream.

You can find the recipe on the Disney Parks YouTube channel here.

For those who follow a plant-based diet, consider making Disney's cookie fries.

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Disney's cookie fries are plant-based favorites.Disney Parks

The fries are typically served at the Beaches & Cream Soda Shop in Disney World's Beach Club Resort. They features ingredients like margarine, molasses, and dairy-free chocolate chips, and are made with an electric mixer, two baking sheets, and more.

The Disney Parks Blog originally shared complete instructions to make the fries, which were later reposted by PopSugar.

If you prefer more traditional cookies, try making this chocolate-chip recipe from Disney World's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

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The cookies (not pictured) are found at Disney World's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.Brent Hofacker/Shutterstock

Disney blog Inside the Magic released this recipe for the treats in April 2020. It calls for standard dessert ingredients — like flour, baking soda, vanilla extract, and salt — and requires tools like an electric mixer.

The Grey Stuff from "Beauty and the Beast" is a fan favorite.

Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom in August 2021.
The Grey Stuff is served in Disney World's Magic Kingdom, and at Disneyland.Amanda Krause/Insider

Those familiar with the 1991 animated film will likely remember this dessert being mentioned in the song "Be Our Guest": "Try the grey stuff, it's delicious/Don't believe me? Ask the dishes."

Decades later, the dish is sold at Disney World's Be Our Guest restaurant, and Disneyland's Red Rose Tavern. You can also make it at home with Disney's recipe, which calls for milk, vanilla-pudding mix, chocolate-pudding mix, cookies-and-cream sandwiches, scalloped cookies, and a whipped topping.

Disney's Kitchen Sink Sundae can serve an entire family.

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The dessert is said to feed between four and six people.Disney Parks

This giant dessert is typically served at Disney World's Beaches & Cream Soda Shop for $35. The price and size are reflective of the dish's 28 ingredients, which include five flavors of ice cream, quartered cupcakes, various fruits, a candy bar, an entire can of whipped cream, and more.

A recipe and video tutorial to help you make the dessert can be found on the Disney Parks YouTube channel.

Mickey-shaped candy apples are just as fun to make as they are to eat.

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Disney's classic Mickey Apples are covered in caramel, chocolate, and sprinkles.Disney Parks

Disney released a step-by-step tutorial that helps fans make Mickey Apples at home back in 2016. The video is free to watch on YouTube, and can be found here.

Though the desserts look complex, they're actually pretty simple to make. All you'll need to do is dip an apple in caramel, make Mickey's ears using marshmallows, and then dip the entire dessert into melted chocolate. From there, you can decorate it however you'd like.

Disney-themed dome cakes can be complex to make, but taste delicious.

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This recipe requires some previous baking experience.Disney Parks

Throughout its theme parks, Disney sells dome cakes inspired by various characters, films, and events. In 2016, however, the company shared a video recipe for its classic Mickey Mouse design on YouTube.

While it should be noted that this recipe isn't necessarily for beginners, it can be completed at home with the right ingredients and tools — which include mousse, cake, chocolate pearls, buttercream, glaçage, and more.

Cake pops have recently become a staple of Disney theme parks.

A view of desserts at Goofy's Candy Co. in Disney Springs.
Disney theme parks typically sell cake pops (not pictured) in a range of flavors.Amanda Krause/Insider

To make the treats at home, you'll need: cake mix, frosting, marshmallows, parchment paper, cake-pop sticks, and more. Play Party Plan, a family-friendly lifestyle blog, created a recipe that can be found here.

You can also make the baking process easier by purchasing a Mickey-themed cake-pop maker from retailers like Walmart.

Making Mickey-shaped ice cream at home is easier than you might think.

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Mickey Mouse ice-cream bars are one of the most classic Disney theme-park treats.Rachel Murray/Stringer/Getty Images

Disney does sell its famous Mickey bars — vanilla ice cream coated with a chocolate shell — in stores like Target. But if you prefer to make dessert yourself, you can follow this recipe from Disney blog The Mommy Mouse Clubhouse.

It calls for vanilla ice cream, chocolate chips, coconut oil, a large knife, parchment paper, popsicle sticks, and a Mickey-shaped cookie cutter.

Mickey-shaped waffles, on the other hand, require a special cooking tool.

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Disney sometimes serves its waffles with ice cream and chocolate syrup.Chainapa/Shutterstock

Picky Palette, a blog dedicated to family-friendly recipes, created a recipe for Mickey-shaped waffles that requires melted butter, milk, flour, vanilla extract, and more. However, you'll also need a Mickey-shaped waffle maker, which can be purchased on the Shop Disney website, or through Target.

Mickey-shaped Rice Krispies Treats are extremely easy to make at home.

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Themed Rice Krispies Treats are easy to make with a Mickey-shaped cookie cutter.Amanda Krause/Insider

If you've ever created homemade Rice Krispies Treats, you'll need to follow the same recipe found on the back of the Kellogg's cereal box.

The only difference here is that you'll cut the mix into Mickey Mouse shapes instead of squares, and then dip them into a melted chocolate of your choosing. Sarah's Bake Studio, a dessert blog, shared an in-depth recipe here.

Disney World's gooey, s'mores-infused French toast will likely become your new favorite dessert.

S'mores-infused French toast inspired by Disney World's recipe.
The dish is typically served as breakfast in Disney World's Hollywood Studios.Amanda Krause/Insider

While s'mores French toast is typically served at Woody's Lunch Box in Hollywood Studios, it disappeared from the spot's menu in November 2020 and has yet to return.

Luckily, Disney shared its recipe for the sugary treat in its new cookbook, "Delicious Disney: Walt Disney World: Recipes & Stories From the Most Magical Place on Earth," which is being released on April 19.

You'll need ingredients like graham crackers, chocolate chips, and whipping cream, as well as tools including baking sheets to make it at home.

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