Orlando is pretty warm year-round which makes it a perfect location for sampling frozen treats.
While we do love us some Fro-Yo, it’s not quite the same as 100% ice cream. Throw on some toppings like hot fudge, caramel and nuts, and a spoonful becomes a sublime experience indeed. We have put together a list of places to get a great ice cream sundae in Orlando. Eat up!
The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen (Banana Cream Pie Sundae)
If you are a lover of bananas and are looking for a sundae that you have never had before, head on over to The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen to try their Banana Cream Pie Sundae. This sundae definitely requires a couple of folks to eat the whole thing or a really empty stomach! There are scoops of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry ice cream, a chocolate covered banana, a slice of banana cream pie, strawberry, chocolate and caramel sauces, chocolate almond bark, whipped cream and rainbow sprinkles. That is definitely a mouthful! (pun intended)
Location: Universal City Walk, 600 Universal Blvd., Orlando
Phone: (407) 224-2691
Hours: Sun – Thurs: 10:30 am – midnight; Fri – Sat: 10:30 am – 1:00 am
Beaches and Cream Soda Shop (Kitchen Sink Sundae)
Sometimes you just can’t decide what you want for dinner: Ice cream? Cake? Brownies? Cookies? Maybe a fruit salad? Well, if that’s you, then you’re in luck. The kitchen sink sundae at Beaches and Cream Soda Shop has all of those, including eight (8!) scoops of ice cream, and more. Hot fudge, peanut butter, sauces, and an entire can of whipped cream, oh, and sprinkles. Make sure you eat this first, but, try to save room for dinner.
Location: Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Hours: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
The Soda Fountain (The Zoo)
Sometimes you want to share your ice cream, but sometimes you’re feel just hungry enough to eat a large sundae all by yourself. When you’re in that latter category, the Zoo from the Soda Fountain might be your dessert. Start with five scoops of ice cream – your choice. Flavors include Nutella, strawberry basil, and coffee. Then add chocolate sauce and caramel, nuts, whipped cream, and ALL THE CHERRIES. Boom, you have the zoo, and I can’t think of a better way to end the day than to feast on this. Don’t worry, I let the kids watch.
Location: 2525 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: (407) 540-1006
Bruster’s Real Ice Cream (the Dino Sundae)
Compared to the other sundaes on this list, the Dino Sundae from Bruster’s Real Ice Cream is pretty normal. Vanilla ice cream (2 or 3 scoops, not 15), a couple of toppings, some whipped cream, and a cherry. It’s all pretty plain and simple, UNTIL YOU GET TO THE GIANT DINOSAUR COOKIE. That’s right, this dessert includes an entire second dessert in the form of a cookie. Eat it there, or save it for later. It’s your life, I just guide you to the treats.
Location: 901 North SR 434, Altamonte Springs
Phone: (407) 862-8100
Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Friday- Saturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sugar Factory (The World Famous Sugar Factory King Kong Sundae)
This beast from the Sugar Factory starts with 24 scoops of ice cream, has bananas (so it’s practically health food), toasted marshmallows, caramel, hot fudge, Reese’s pieces, cookies, gummy bears, and other treats. It’s topped off with giant lollipops and sparklers! It costs $99 and they say it serves 12, but I won’t judge you if you finish it all on your own. Bananas are healthy, after all.
Location: 8371 International Drive, Suite 70, Orlando
Phone: (407) 270-7082
Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm; Friday-Saturday: 11:00 am – Midnight
Twistee Treat (Hot Fudge Brownie Boat)
All aboard at Twistee Treet for ice cream! It’s not quite the size of rowboat, but the hot fudge brownie boat is still pretty big. With ice cream, chunks of brownie (and hot fudge, but I’ll bet you figured that out), and about two decks-worth of whipped cream, plus the most important ingredient – a cherry, this sundae will help you set sail for happiness. If you’ve never stopped at a Twistee Treat, with their iconic chocolate/vanilla swirl cone-shaped stores, then this should get you there.
Location: Several, including Kissimmee, UCF, Celebration, Sunrise, and Curry Ford
Hours: Varies by location.
I CE NY
I C E NY is a little different. There is no one massive sundae to get, no giant creation waiting for you when you come here. But the entire store is a little different. Instead of ice cream in pails waiting to be scooped, when you order ice cream here, they’ll make
it for you fresh. You heard me, they’ll make it for you fresh. The ingredients are laid out and smashed together, and the special plate that they use freezes it within a couple of minutes. Then the resulting ice cream isn’t scooped, it’s rolled into the bowl for you. This is an experience as much as it’s a dessert.
Location: 4954 New Broad Street, Orlando
Phone: (407) 853-4532
Hours: Monday-Thursday – 1:00 PM-10:00PM; Friday-Sunday: 12:00 PM to 10:00PM
Ice Cream Social Club (the Social Split)
Okay, I hear you in the back. “What’s the
big idea of including a banana split on this list?” Well first, sometimes you want a banana split, but second, the Social Split from the Ice Cream Social Club ain’t no mere banana split. Sure, it has chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla scoops, and yeah it has a banana, but it also has strawberries, cherries, marshmallow, and salted pecans. Bet you didn’t see that coming, did you. Why don’t you just grab a spoon and enjoy it.
Location: Ice Cream Social Club is a food truck, so check the website and Twitter feed for updated locations
Phone: (407) 353-1227
Hours: Varies by event