Disney World Must Eat: Beaches & Cream Soda Shop for Ice Cream Fun!

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Updated for 2017!

If you ever cooked dinner at home for months and brought your lunch to work for weeks, in order to pay for some fun on vacation, you just might be a Cheapskate Princess. When you take those savings and spend more for ordinary items on vacation than you do in real life, then we call that a Cheapskate Princess Splurge.

This WDW food tip won’t save you any money. In fact, we’re going to encourage you to make a pit stop here just to spend more money. But it won’t be a tremendous amount, when you compare under $10 to character buffets and park tickets.  

Welcome to Beaches and Cream Soda Shop, where you will certainly pay more for ice cream than simply buying your own gallon container at Walgreens, but what you are splurging on is the ice cream experience. 

Read: Gotta Have it! 12 Cheapskate Splurges at Walt Disney World

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Beaches & Cream Soda Shop is a fabulous spot for good times and great food at Disney’s Beach Club Resort.  With an old-fashioned soda fountain, you can also order also American grill favorites like a burger and fries. This is casual dining with a beach atmosphere, located right behind the fabled Stormalong Bay Pool at the resort.

Some dining plans are accepted, but even though this is essentially a table service restaurant, reservations are not accepted. And from our experience and reports from other Cheapskate Princess fans, Beaches & Cream can fill up fast during certain times of the day and especially holidays. The entire restaurant barely seats 40-50 people, so reservations are a must unless you want to place and take your order to go. 

 Read: Want to Save Money on Drinks at Disney World? Order This Drink for Free!

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Rather than concentrating on the lunch and grill items, let’s just concentrate on what Beaches & Cream is famous for…ice cream goodness!

Treats Under $10

Ice Cream Soda: Your choice of Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Cherry, or Pineapple – $5.50

Coke or Root Beer Float: a classic treat made with Coca-Cola or Barq’s Root Beer – $6.00

Hand-Scooped Ice Cream – your choice of vanilla, rainbow sherbert, strawberry, chocolate, butter pecan, coffee, and mint chocolate chip. Served in a cone or a cup. Single Scoop – $5.00 Double scoop – $6.00

Frozen Sunshine – rainbow sherbet, vanilla ice cream, and seltzer blended to perfection topped with whipped cream and a candied orange slice – $6.00

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Malts & Milk Shakes – your choice of Ice Cream topped with Whipped Cream, Sprinkles, and a Cherry – $6.50

Old Fashioned Sundae: drenched with your choice of one of the following toppings: marshmallow, strawberry, pineapple, peanut butter, hot fudge, caramel, or chocolate syrup topped with whipped cream, toasted almonds, and a cherry. Extra Toppings available at an additional cost. Two scoops are $7.00

Classic Banana Split: a ripe banana, three scoops of ice cream (vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry), pineapple, strawberry, and marshmallow topping,  finished off with hot fudge, caramel, toasted almonds, whipped cream, and a cherry – $9.00  

No Way Jose: a peanut butter and hot fudge delight featuring chocolate and vanilla ice cream, peanut butter and chocolate morsels, whipped cream and a cherry – $9.50

For the ultimate Cheapskate Princess splurge?

The Kitchen Sink

How much does Disney's Kitchen Sink Dessert cost?

The Disney Parks Blog provides the ingredients for the legendary Kitchen Sink dessert at Beaches and Cream. Here’s what you get, and remember some of these ingredients may have changed through the years:

  • ½ cup fudge topping, warmed
  • ½ cup butterscotch topping, warmed
  • ½ cup peanut butter topping, warmed
  • 1 medium banana, sliced in 1/2 –inch slices
  • 1 cinnamon spice cupcake (2 ½ x 1 ¼-inch), quartered
  • 1 angel food cupcake (3 x 1 ½-inch), quartered
  • 2 4-oz. scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 2 4-oz. scoops chocolate ice cream
  • 2 4-oz. scoops strawberry ice cream
  • 1 4-oz. scoop mint chocolate chip ice cream
  • 1 4-oz. scoop coffee ice cream
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • ¼ cup marshmallow crème
  • ¼ cup strawberry topping
  • ¼ cup pineapple topping
  • 1 14-oz can dairy whipped topping
  • 1 brownie (6-inch x 6-inch), quartered
  • 1 regular-sized (2 ounce) candy bar, quartered
  • 4 chocolate cookies with cream filling
  • 1 tablespoon sliced toasted almonds
  • 1 tablespoon dark and white chocolate shavings
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate cookies with cream filling, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped jellied orange slices (approximately 2 large slices)
  • 1 tablespoon milk chocolate chip morsels
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter chip morsels
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate sprinkles
  • 1 tablespoon rainbow sprinkles
  • ½ cup drained maraschino cherries

Total cost? $32.00, which can feed four or more people, and four is probably on the low side.  Eat fast, because that ice cream starts to melt pretty quickly.

 Read: Top Ten Cheapskate Tips Every Disney World Visitor Needs to Know

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Good thing you will be sharing, because look at the calories in this crazy concoction, according to myfitnesspal.com.

Less ice cream under $7

Grilled Banana Bread and Peanut Butter – caramelized bananas, whipped cream, and a scoop of ice cream $7.00.

Beaches Chocolate Cake – house-made seven-layer chocolate cake, served à la mode $7.00.

Brownie À La Mode – chewy brownie, hot fudge, and vanilla ice cream topped with whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles, and a cherry $6.49.

Strawberry Shortcake – vanilla shortcake, strawberry compote, vanilla ice cream, and fresh whipped cream for $6.49.

 Read: Should You Bring Your Own Snacks to Disney World to Save Money?

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Looking for some fun outside the Disney theme parks? Head over to Crescent Lake at the Boardwalk Resort area, and take a walk around, do some shopping/window shopping, and stop by Beaches & Cream Soda Shop.

Beaches & Cream is open from 11 to 11 daily, and they advertise a “lunch” menu served during those hours. Lunch covers burgers and wraps to sandwiches to hot dogs.

To see the entire lunch and dessert menu, use this link.  

We had a tough time finding the soda shop when we were headed for our Kitchen Sink experience. So you don’t have the same problem, here is a map to help you locate it.

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The Beach Club resort is beautiful, so take a look around before or after your meal/snack.

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Remember, because Beaches & Cream functions as a table service restaurant, you will need to set aside money for a tip. Need some tips on tipping?

 How Much Should a Cheapskate Princess Tip at a Disney Restaurant? Possibly More Than You Think…

Thanks for stopping by, and we’ll see you spooning up some ice cream…

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Amanda Major CheapskatePrincess.comAmanda Major is the creator of cheapskateprincess.com. She remembers her first visit to Magic Kingdom like it was yesterday, because she had a ham sandwich tucked in her shorts pocket. The whole family snuck in their lunch; you can’t make that kinda stuff up. 40 years worth of trips to Orlando later, she is still trying to save money on vacations.

Amanda is a Disney Vacation Club Member and Annual Pass holder. Her amazing husband, band director Carl Major, plus three teen children and two dogs keep her busy. Amanda teaches Leadership to high school seniors in the almost-coastal town of Foley, Alabama. Read about her cheapskating local vacations with this link. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, walking somewhere, or paddling a kayak. Life is indeed a blast. 

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