Living in Orlando, I love visiting the theme parks to scope out the latest dessert craze and biggest, most Instagram-worthy treats. You know, the kind of desserts that are so outrageous you can’t help but pause to get a perfect picture no matter how deliciously tempting it looks.
Pick a special occasion — a birthday, an anniversary, or just being on vacation — and get ready. These treats from Universal Orlando Resort are indulgent with a capital “I”, so invite your friends to dig in as these are made for sharing!
THE BIG CANNOLI
Where To Find It: Vivo Italian Kitchen, Universal CityWalk
What Makes It Epic: The Big Cannoli is an Italian dessert of epic proportions — over a foot long cannoli shell filled with two pounds of cannoli cream! It’s topped with white and dark chocolate shavings and is best when shared with friends as it easily serves four or more.
JUMBO PINEAPPLE DOUGHNUT
Where To Find It: Islands Dining Room, Loews Royal Pacific Resort
What Makes It Epic: Universal Orlando is known for giant donuts. This single homemade donut is easily large enough to feed four people and is filled with pineapple cream and coconut ice cream.
7-LAYER KITCHEN SINK CAKE
Where To Find It: The Kitchen, Hard Rock Hotel
What Makes It Epic: Imagine all of your favorite desserts layered on top of one another, and that’s what you get with the Kitchen Sink Cake. Starting with chocolate walnut brownie on the bottom, then layered with peanut butter, chocolate chip cookie, pecan pie, New York cheesecake, chocolate mousse cake, and topped with vanilla cake. Then, the whole thing is covered in chocolate icing, chocolate cake crumbles, and chocolate chips. You’ll be challenged to fit all seven layers of dessert on one fork!
Where To Find It: Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour, Universal Studios Florida
What Makes It Epic: It tastes like the ultimate combination of vanilla and butterscotch swirled to perfection. Treat yourself to a fun spin on this beloved flavor with Butterbeer ice-cream in Diagon Alley.
RED VELVET MILKSHAKE
What Makes It Epic: Have your cake and sip it too! This vanilla ice cream milkshake is perfectly blended with raspberry sauce and topped with a Red Velvet cupcake, making this one of the most Instagram-worthy milkshakes you’ll ever see.
What are you waiting for? Head to Universal Orlando Resort to try one of these amazing desserts.