Travel is something that has been off the table for most of the world for the last 18 months, including visiting some very kawaii destinations like the Disney parks. However, if you want to get that Disney feeling at home, you could always recreate some of your favourite treats from the US Disney parks. From Mickey Mouse shaped ice cream bars and puffed rice treats to the classic Dole Whip, I’ve seen so many versions shared online. I’ve rounded up a few of their most famous sweet snacks, so you can get your fix whilst waiting for your next trip to the parks.
These recipes are all from US websites – if you need help with conversions, use a chart like this one at Delicious Magazine.
Let’s start with a recipe shared by Disney themselves and this is a trickier one, but a pretty fabulous achievement if you have the time! Mickey Mouse beignets anyone? Just a heads up to make sure to pick up a ‘Mickey head’ shaped cookie cutter (UK / US) before you start.
The Dole Whip is my absolute favourite park snack and this list wouldn’t be complete without it. The Copycat Dole Pineapple Whip at Delish is one of the easiest recipes with only 3 ingredients and it’s even vegan, so it’s perfect for everyone to enjoy!
We may be heading into autumn, but I love an ice cream the whole year round, especially if it’s Mickey shaped! The Homemade Hand Dipped Ice Cream Bars at Mommy Mouse Clubhouse are also an excuse to whip out that Mickey shaped cookie cutter. You could also use dairy-free ice cream and chocolate to make this vegan.
The cookie cutter will also come in useful with these M&M’s Mickey Mouse Rice Krispie Treats from Inside BruCrew Life. I love how you can mix up the toppings and make everyone’s favourite flavours. This is already gluten free, but with a couple of substitutions this could be a vegan treat too.
Num Num Cookies are a very recent addition to the parks and were inspired by The Incredibles 2. Jack Jack’s favourite snack reached peak popularity in the parks in a very short time, so they must be worth recreating!
Whip up a batch of any of these recipes, sit down with your favourite Disney movie, and escape to a faraway land; maybe in space, a royal kingdom, the bayous of Louisiana, or even Neverland.
Emma is an English teacher who travels a lot, usually splitting her time between the UK and Peru. Adventuring around the world is her passion, with Japan being one of her favourite destinations. She loves baking, photography, sweet treats, and all things Disney. If Emma was a Pokémon, she’d definitely be a Pikachu.