Two of my favorite things in the world make a perfect combo: Disneyland & ice cream!!! I am such a Disney nerd and have been to Disneyland (literally) hundreds of times including Hong Kong Disneyland and Paris Disneyland.
I present to you my findings of delicious treats around the resort that continually change and amaze me each time!
CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE ICE CREAM
Location: Hollywood Land
Right now for Mickey’s 90th Birthday, you can get the Mickey’s Cookies n Cream 90 sprinkles Shake at Schmoozies in California Adventure’s Hollywood Land. Not only is it super cute to look at, but it tastes DELICIOUS too! Make sure they give you all 90 sprinkles! ;)
Ghiradelli Ice Cream
My favorite ice cream location inside the Disneyland Resort has to be Ghirardelli's Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop. This shop is next to cars land, just as you are entering the wharf (where the food court is).
The Ghirardelli headquarters can be found in San Francisco, but I'm not opposed to having some chocolatey goodness in California Adventure.
There were many choices from cones to sundaes to milkshakes! They had it all! The interior design has cute scenes from Ghirardelli’s home, San Francisco.
I ended up ordering a sprinkle cone (to match my nails) and was given the option of 3 scoops. Naturally, I chose my classic go to's: Ghirardelli Chocolate, Rocky Road and Cookie Dough!
We also had a:
Cookie Bits Sundae - Vanilla ice cream nestled between cookies and cream ice cream and smothered in hot fudge, topped with whipped cream, colossal Ghirardelli chocolate chip cookie crumbles and 2 milk chocolate minis!
Nob Hill Chill - a sundae you can sip (vanilla ice cream, fudge and chocolate chips on top)!
This rich, creamy ice cream his the spot! But make sure you eat it quickly! Don't let this happen to you!
Clarabelle's Ice Cream
Location: Front of California Adventure
As you enter the park, Clarabelle's can be found at the end of the street on your right (next to Starbucks). It isn't homemade but a nice selection of Dreyer's ice cream!
At Halloweentime, they serve up a mean raspberry bat sundae, and by mean, I mean YUMMY! See more: Halloween Time at Disneyland
Cozy Cone Motel Ice Cream
Location: Cars Land
You can always get soft serve at the ice cream cozy cone (HUGE PORTIONS) but at Christmas time, you can get it covered in peppermint candies!
Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats - Soft Serve
Location: California Adventure Boardwalk
Formally known as the Paradise Pier Ice Cream stand, Pixar Pier took over and Abominable is serving up some sweet treats! Soft serve lemon flavored ice cream is the ticket here. You may have been warned not to eat yellow snow, but here, it’s perfectly acceptable. See the before and after:
DISNEYLAND ICE CREAM
Pineapple Dole Whip Soft Serve
Location: Adventureland Entrance - Disneyland Park
So creamy and fruity, Dole Whip soft serve is the best around! Lines can be long, but it is worth it! I also noticed that you can order via the Disneyland Mobile app! GENIUS!
Located directly behind the Tiki Room, the NEW Tropical Hideaway is open for ice cream business. Orange, Pineapple, or Raspberry are your options here. You can even add bacon bits as a topping!
Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor
Location: Main Street USA - Disneyland Park
They make their cones fresh daily and seasonal sprinkles along with select Dreyer's ice cream! Our favorite is the Chocolate Chip Cookie sundae with cookie dough ice cream! Comes in a Mickey shape, OF COURSE! They are also now serving a DONUT SUNDAE!
Mickey Ice Cream Sandwiches
Various Ice Cream Carts and Restaurants around the Parks
A classic that I have loved since I was a kid! The ice cream sandwiches are so frozen at first, it is so hard to be patient to wait for it to soften!
Location: Downtown Disney
I love Salt and Straw and I’m excited one has opened in Downtown Disney. Originally from Portland, Oregon, Salt and Straw has the best handmade ice cream made with local ingredients. Every month they feature a handful of flavors.
Don’t forget these guys on your magical day:
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