If you’ve never experienced this adorable gem tucked away in the Beach Club, well…I suggest you change that ASAP!
Beaches & Cream is mainly known as an ice cream shop, but they do have a full menu as well, complete with classics such as burgers, onion rings, and fries.
Look how cute the menu is!
Now, Beaches & Cream is VERY small, and does not accept reservations. Your best bet is to go during an unpopular meal hour. Probably the busiest time is after Illuminations, that’s when the biggest crowds gather for their ice cream. They do also have a takeout window, but the menu is very abbreviated there.
But Wingnut and I walked to the podium at around 12:15, and I was surprised to be given a choice of a counter, table, or booth, all available right away. We chose the booth, and happily began to peruse the sherbet-hued menu, while enjoying the ice-cream-themed decor around us.
We both decided on the Roast Beef Sub, which comes with cheese, peppers, onions, and (possibly) mushrooms. It is also accompanied by french fries and au jus for dipping.
I enjoyed this, it was a nice and filling meal. Wingnut says that “it was good, a teensy bit dry, but the au jus was enough to make up for it, it had a nice flavor. The fries were run of the mill.”
Beaches and Cream has those fun squeezy bottles of ketchup and mustard, which Wingnut used to create a hidden condiment Mickey.
Wingnut ordered a strawberry malt along with his sandwich, which he really enjoyed: “very thick and malty, probably the best malt i’ve had since i was a kid.”
(See the cute beach decor in the background?)
Now, I am lactose-intolerant, and I had asked our waitress earlier in the meal about non-dairy ice cream alternatives available (they offer Rice Dream and Tofutti products), the wheels in my head turning in the direction of a post-sub sundae. However, as I watched him delighting in his frozen treat (a teensy bit jealous), our waitress came over to let me know that they could make me a non-dairy malt with soy milk and either the Rice Dream or Tofutti, if I so desired.
I love Disney World.
Yes, vanilla please.
(Yes, that is whipped cream on top – I can have limited bits of dairy.)
I never knew non-dairy life could be so rich and decadent!! This was the perfect treat, and Wingnut was thrilled I could join him for a malt, something we never even considered could be possible.
Even though the malt was wonderful, that isn’t the main thing that Beaches & Cream is known for. Their big (literally) item is the Kitchen Sink, which consists of 8 scoops of ice cream, every topping they have (of which there are more than several), and an entire can of whipped cream (because…well…why not?).
While Wingnut and I didn’t attempt to tackle this on our own, we did get to see one being served to a table nearby. There is a fun celebration that ensues when a Kitchen Sink is delivered, complete with flashing lights and cheering.
Beaches & Cream is located in the Beach Club, right by Stormalong Bay.