Beaches and Cream is a hidden gem at Disney’s Beach Club resort. With it’s 1950’s ambiance and comfortable diner atmosphere, dining here is a lot like coming home for some guests!
We rarely make a trip to Disney World without going to Beaches and Cream. Even though the food is pretty basic, it’s the most wonderful kind of basic I know!
I stopped into Beaches and Cream on a whim with friends last week and was delighted to see a couple of brand new desserts on the menu: the chocolate cake, and the apple and craisin pie. We had to try them…and order a couple of old favorites, too!
Apple and Craisin Pie
I love apples. I love pie. And I love Craisins. So this order just made sense!
The pie comes cold, which I was surprised at, and there’s no ice cream accompaniment, so if you’re a pie-and-ice-cream kind of person, be sure to order a scoop on the side.
The filling was very gooey, which made me think it was canned apples with Craisins thrown in, but that would surprise me for Beaches and Cream. That said, expect a more gooey apple texture here than a fresh baked pie texture. Also, the crust isn’t really flaky. It’s thicker than traditional pie crust — another surprise.
While the pie wasn’t bad, I don’t think it would be my choice at Beaches and Cream. There are so many other wonderful desserts here that unless you are truly in the mood for a piece of apple pie, I’d advise you to choose something else (preferably ice-creamy) from the menu.
The new chocolate cake on the menu (replacing the old version of chocolate cake here) is a towering slice of layer cake served a la mode with a drizzle of chocolate sauce.
For those who love chocolate-on-chocolate desserts, this will be a winner. Lots of fancy chocolate frosting on top, and plenty of moist, chocolatey layers inside.
The servers at Beaches and Cream applaud this change. They’ve gotten lots of positive feedback from guests about the new version of chocolate cake. Plus, how can you resist that little Mickey on top?
Fudge Mud Slide
Of course, we had to go back to a couple of our favorite sundaes, which have been on the menu for ages. These are the classic Beaches and Cream desserts that bring Disney World guests back time and time again!
First up, the Fudge Mud Slide. This concoction includes a huge brownie, three scoops of vanilla ice cream, Oreo cookies, whipped cream, and a cherry. Again, if you’re a brownie-lover or a choc-a-holic, this one’s for you!
No Way Jose
And, I’ve saved the best (in my opinion) for last. Melted peanut butter is clearly the way to my heart, and this sundae does it every time!
The No Way Jose is a huge sundae filled with chocolate and vanilla ice cream, hot fudge and peanut butter sauces (separate — not mixed together, of course), peanut butter and chocolate chips, whipped cream, and a cherry. It’s truly outstanding and has been my favorite here for years and years.
So, while the new desserts are compelling, I’ll probably stick with my old favorites. Though I think the Apple Craisin pie would be much better if it was served warm with ice cream and caramel sauce (a la the apple pie sundae at The Fountain!)
Are you headed to Beaches and Cream soon? Don’t forget they’ve had a few other menu changes as well! We can’t wait to hear what you think!