The secrets behind one of Disney’s best desserts!
UNCLE WALT’S H.Q., SVALBARD — Hey, everybody! Guess what? Uncle Walt said that we’re going to add a Disney food blog to our site, and that I get to write the first one!
When I asked him for details about what the new blog should contain, his response was “Eh, just make it like every other Food Blog on the Internet, but about Disney food.” So, after much researching, I proudly present the first ever Uncle Walt’s Insider Disney Food Blog! Today’s subject: The beloved Mickey Ice Cream Bar.
A Rambling Story that Doesn’t Really Go Anywhere
Now I, like most everyone else on the planet, like ice cream. A good scoop of creamy deliciousness takes me back to when I was a young boy, and my family would vacation along the shores of Lake Michigan. There was a local ice creamery not far away that always had excellent ice cream. Even back then, my favorite flavour was always Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. And they had really good cookie dough.
There was also an old guy who ran the waffle iron to make fresh waffle cones. Have you ever had a fresh waffle cone? There’s nothing on Earth quite like it. And they taste even better if they’re made by an old guy, who you can just sense has done nothing but make waffle cones for the last 30 years of his life.
So, yes, Ice Cream always brings me back to my childhood vacations. It’s a nostalgic feeling. I miss those days, back then, it was summertime in Western Michigan, when I had no responsibilities, except to be home by dusk, and not spill ice cream on my shirt. Back then, I wanted nothing more than to grow up and be an adult. If I could go back in time, I’d tell my younger self to not be in such a hurry to grow up, that adulting isn’t as fun as it seems.
And Ice Cream also reminds me of my grandparents. When we’d go to visit them, Grandpa would take us out in the afternoon to go get milkshakes, but we had to promise that we wouldn’t tell Grandma. She’d be upset if we ruined our appetite before dinner. So we’d promise, and we wouldn’t tell, but somehow Grandma would always know anyways.
Which brings me back to Mickey Ice Cream Bars. Now when I found this recipe, I was thrilled. But the first time I made them, they just didn’t compare to what you can get in a Disney Park™. So I tweaked the recipe, and tried again. Still not quite right. A third attempt was closer still, but still not there. I tried once more, and finally, a good friend said that I should stop while I was ahead, and call it a day.
Finally, we get to the point
So, without further ado, the result of many many hours of labor, and attempts to create the perfect Mickey Ice Cream Bar, here is the recipe.
- Go to your favorite local Disney Park.
- Find an Ice Cream Cart
- Hand the nice Cast Member $7.50
[Ed.: Seriously? This is what you’re turning in? I meant a food review blog, not a recipe blog! Oh well, it’s only 600 words. That’s about 60% shorter than most recipe blogs. I guess we can live with it. This time.]
What do you think? Will you try this recipe on your own? Let us know in the comments below!
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