If you’ve ever been a Disney theme park then you’ll know that along with the rides, characters and atmosphere, one of the most magical things you can experience is the array of snacks on offer.
From the iconic Dole Whip to Mickey-shaped treats, not only are Disney snacks incredibly Instagram worthy, but they’re also delicious!
Whilst we may be unable to visit any of the parks at present due to lockdown measures, it doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy some of the most famous Disney snacks from the comfort of our homes.
Spreading a little magic during this difficult time, Disney has released the recipes for three of their most beloved snacks, and we want to share them with you!
First off, if you haven’t walked around the parks with a churro in your hand then you haven’t lived! We love the churros at Disney, which often come in various flavours, and you can find out how to make an original churro below!
1 cup water
8 tbsp butter
¼ tsp salt
¾ tsp ground cinnamon
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ cups vegetable oil
½ cup sugar
- Combine water, butter, salt, and ¼ tsp cinnamon in a saucepan on medium heat. Bring to a rolling boil.
- Reduce heat and add flour. Stir until the mix forms a ball.
- Remove from heat and leave to rest for 5 minutes.
- Add eggs one at a time and stir until combined.
- Heat the oil in a separate medium skillet or saucepan on medium-high heat.
- Spoon the dough into a piping bag with a star-shaped tip. Pipe strips of dough over the saucepan, cut, and drop into the hot oil.
- Repeat until the churros fill the saucepan with room to fry.
- Fry the churros until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon.
- Drain the churros on a paper towel.
- Mix sugar and ½ tsp cinnamon in a bowl and coat the churros.
It’s a well-known fact that food just tastes better when it’s Mickey-shaped. The beignet is a fluffy fried treat which can often be found at New Orleans Square and Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter, however, you can find out how to make them at home below.
- 1/2 teaspoon dry yeast
- 1/4 cup warm water (105°)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 egg
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Powdered sugar
- Sprinkle yeast over warm water in a small bowl, stirring to dissolve. Let stand for 5 minutes.
- Combine sugar, shortening, salt, heavy cream, egg, flour and boiling water in a large bowl; stir in yeast mixture. With the dough hook attachment of an electric mixer on medium speed, mix the dough just until combined and smooth. Let dough rest for 30 minutes.
- Roll to 1/4-inch thickness and cut individual beignets with a Mickey Mouse-shaped cutter or cut into 2 1/2 to 3-inch squares. Cover with a towel and let dough rise until doubled in size in a warm, draft-free area, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
- Using caution, heat 3 inches of vegetable oil to 350°F in a deep, heavy pot over medium-high heat. Fry beignets until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes, turning as soon as they brown on one side. Remove with tongs and place on paper towels to drain. Dust warm beignets with powdered sugar and serve immediately.
Quite possibly the most well-known and talked about Disney treat of all time, the Dole Whip is a refreshing pineapple soft-serve snack which can be found at Aloha Isle in Adventureland (WDW). It turns out that it’s pretty easy to replicate at home, so why not give it a go?
- 1 big scoop of vanilla ice cream
- 4oz of pineapple juice
- 2 cups of frozen pineapple
- Add all the ingredients to a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour the contents into a piping bag.
- Pipe it into a bowl in a swirl shape.