The best part of Disney World might not be the characters or the fireworks or even the rides. No, the best part of Disney World might just be the food — can you think of anything better than the emotions you feel when you take that first bite of a Dole Whip?
So if you want to recreate that feeling at home, you can do it with your kids. We’ve put together a list of recipes to try that should make the whole family happy.
Speaking of Dole Whip, yes you can make it at home, and it’s easy enough that your kids can help.
- 1 cup pineapple juice, frozen in an ice cube tray
- 1 DOLE® Banana, peeled and frozen
- 2-1/2 teaspoons powdered sugar
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk beverage
COMBINE pineapple juice, banana, and powdered sugar in a blender. Cover; blend until smooth, gradually adding coconut milk and scraping down sides if necessary. Serve immediately.
If you’ve ever had Jungle Juice (also called POG juice) in Disney World, you probably can’t get enough of it. It’s also super easy to make at home — the kids will LOVE IT!
- equal parts of Orange juice, Mango juice, and Passion Fruit juice
- 1 each Pizza shell
- 1/8 cup Ortega Green Chile Salsa
- 1/8 cup Cooked scrambled egg
- ½ cup Shredded cheese (cheddar& mozzarella)
- Spread salsa on pizza shell.
- Add egg on top.
- Cover with cheese mix.
- Bake 350 degrees 8-10 minutes.
Jack-Jack’s Num Num Cookies
Cookies are always a fun baking activity, but why make any cookies when you can make Jack-Jack’s Num Num Cookies?
- 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
- 1- 1/4 cups brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 2- 1/4 cups flour
- Brown butter and let it cool until it begins to solidify.
- Cream butter sugars and salt in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
- Mix in whole egg, egg yolk, and vanilla.
- Combine dry ingredients and mix into the batter.
- Add chocolate chips.
- Scoop into balls and chill thoroughly, at least an hour, preferably overnight.
- Bake at 350 for seven to 10 minutes until golden brown on edges but still soft in the center.
African Fruit Fool
- 1 pineapple, peeled, and diced
- 2 green apples, peeled, and diced
- 1 mango, peeled, and diced
- 1 papaya, small, peeled, and diced
- 1 pound red seedless grapes, stamped
- 5 bananas, peeled, and sliced
- 1 bottle sweetened shredded coconut (may be purchased at an Asian store or substituted with fresh coconut sliced – desiccated or shredded)
- 1.2 ounce vanilla extract
- 1 pound sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
Combine all diced fruits. Mix vanilla and sweetened condensed milk. Whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form, then blend into above ingredients.
Refrigerate and serve cold.
PB & J Shake
We don’t know a single kid (or adult, for that matter) who doesn’t love the PB & J (peanut butter and jelly) shake from 50s Prime Time Cafe in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This is one you and your kids will want to make at home over and over.
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons grape jelly
- 1/4 cup milk
- 3 cups vanilla ice cream, softened
- Combine peanut butter and jelly in a small bowl, mixing well.
- Combine milk, ice cream, and peanut butter mixture in container of an electric blender.
- Process mixture until smooth, stopping once to scrape down sides.
The Grey Stuff
One of the most fun desserts at Be Our Guest Restaurant in Magic Kingdom is the Grey Stuff — try it, it’s delicious! Well, you can enjoy it at home and your kids can help you make it.
- 1 1/2 cups cold whole milk
- 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
- 15 chocolate sandwich cookies
- 1 (8 ounce) container whipped topping, thawed
- 3 tablespoons instant chocolate pudding mix
- 12 scalloped sugar cookies
- Edible sugar pearls
- Pour milk into large mixing bowl. Add instant vanilla pudding mix and whisk for 2 minutes until smooth and slightly thickened. Place in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours, until firm.
- Place chocolate sandwich cookies in food processor and pulse until puréed.
- Fold puréed cookies into pudding mix. Stir until fully mixed.
- Add whipped topping and instant chocolate pudding. Stir until fully mixed.
- Place in refrigerator and chill for one hour.
- Spoon grey stuff into piping bag fitted with desired tip. Pipe grey stuff onto cookies. Top with sugar pearls.
So hop on into the kitchen and go have some fun (and enjoy some delicious Disney food). If you’re looking for even MORE recipes, be sure to visit our Recipes section!
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