Must Try Ice Cream Locations at the Disneyland Resort
Planning a visit to the Disneyland Resort this Summer? Brace yourself for the Southern California heat! What better to cool you down on a hot summer day than with a big scoop of ice cream! Between Disneyland and California Adventure, there are a number of places you can get this tasty treat! These locations are some of our favorites, and we hope they’ll be yours too!
Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop
Is your inner chocolate lover calling? When I first visited, I thought I would be entering a chocolate shop. Little did I know the amazing ice cream options that awaited me! If you have time to sit and relax I would suggest one of their banana splits or sundaes! We’ve had a variety of different of ice creams and sundaes here, none have disappointed! Feel free to take a milkshake or even just a scoop of ice cream on the go! Portion sizes are huge so you can definitely share, and you can substitute any of the ice creams if the one listed isn’t quite what you wanted!
Pro Tip: AP discounts are accepted here!
Clarabelle’s Hand-Scooped Ice Cream
Whether you’re just walking into California Adventure or about to head out, make sure you stop at Clarabelle’s on Buena Vista Street! Here is where you can get the beloved “Kitchen Sink!” At first glance, you may think it doesn’t look like a lot of ice cream, but it is more than enough and is great to share with your friends and family! There’s a variety of sundaes, such as, Mint Chocolate Chip, Strawberry, Mocha Almond Fudge, and more which you can have in a “Kitchen Sink” or not! We tried the “Kitchen Sink” and went with the Strawberry Sundae! It’s really good and that seems to be the flavor we always decide on mutually! Just like the Strawberry Shortcake CrazyShake from Black Tap LOL! Anyways! In addition to these amazing sundaes you can get hand-dipped ice cream bars, just choose your flavor, chocolate coating, and topping! Other special treats can be found here as well!
Pro Tip: This location has mobile ordering so if you’re in a hurry or the line is long we’d recommend using that!
Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats
As you make your way to Pixar Pier you’ll want to stop at Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats! I went the day this opened because I had to try the new lemon soft serve! It is not for everyone, but we really like it! Plus it’s great for Instagram LOL! We really like this location and it’s one of our favorites on Pixar Pier!
The Tropical Hideaway
Making your way over to Disneyland? No trip is complete without a Dole Whip soft-serve at The Tropical Hideaway! With the additional flavors and loaded whips you’re bound to find something you like! Our personal favorite is the Loaded Whip with Raspberry/Pineapple soft serve! If you have some time grab yourself a Dole Whip and head inside the Tiki Room! Nothing beats a great show, air conditioning, and a delicious treat to cool you down!
Pro Tip: If the line is long and you’re just looking for a regular Dole Whip you can mobile order at the Tiki Juice Bar located in front of the Tiki Room!
Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar
Last, but certainly not least, is the iconic Mickey Ice Cream Bar!
Whether you’re in California Adventure or Disneyland, make sure you stop at any ice cream cart and grab yourself one! Although there are many other tasty ice cream treats in the Disneyland Resort, these are our recommendations!
Not able to go in the parks but still looking for some great Summer treats? Downtown Disney has some AMAZING ice cream locations! Check out one of these places next time you’re there!