Where To Find EPCOT Ice Cream, 11 Best Treats Ranked

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It’s a hot Florida day and you’re looking for cool treats in EPCOT, which is known as Walt Disney World’s foodie park.

Of course, you could get the same old Mickey Ears ice cream from one of the food carts scattered around the park. But you’re at EPCOT.

So live a little and try some sweet treats and flavors you can’t find all over the place. It’s worth it. 


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Where are the best places in EPCOT to get ice cream? 

This, my friends, is a two-horse race. Specifically, in the France Pavilion, you’ve got L’Artisan Des Glaces. In the Italy Pavilion, you’ve got Gelateria Toscana

Which one is better? It’s too hard to choose. In fact, they’re both great. For me, it often comes down to fate and also which one I get to first. For example, am I going clockwise or counterclockwise? It’s that simple, really. 

But just because we can’t choose between purveyors of ice cream doesn’t mean we can’t rank what they sell. So here they are, the best ice cream options in EPCOT. 

A look at the Croque Glace at EPCOT Showing the Ice Cream Inside
The Croque Glace’s creamy ice cream middle and warm outer bun is a must-try (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

1. Croque Glacé

France Pavilion, L’ Artisan Des Glaces

The Croque Glacé is a scoop of ice cream with your choice of sauce in a homemade brioche, pressed warm.

And that warm brioche encasing the cold ice cream and sauce? When they say it’s L’ Artisan Des Glaces – which translates to the ice cream artist – they are not messing around. I vote we hang it in the Louvre.

Gelateria Toscana Exterior
Gelataria Toscana offers lemon or strawberry sorbetti. It’s the right touch on a summer’s day (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

2. Sorbetti Waffle Cone

Italy Paviliion, Gelateria Toscana

Certainly, there are a lot of fantastic, flavorful ice cream concoctions on this list. But man, sometimes you don’t want it to be complicated.

Two scoops of sorbet in a waffle cone is certainly the right touch on a hot day. The choice of flavors is currently lemon or strawberry sorbet.

L'Artisan Glaces offers a tasty macaron ice cream sandwich in addition to its 16 flavors of ice cream and sorbet (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)
L’Artisan Glaces offers a tasty twist on an ice cream sandwich in addition to its 16 flavors of ice cream and sorbet (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

3. Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich

France Pavilion, L’ Artisan Des Glaces

It’s the perfect combination of high-brow, low-brow that makes this ice cream treat a hit.

Specifically, the ice cream sandwich – a staple of ice cream trucks around the country – is elevated by the use of macaron as the bread. You can choose from a chocolate or seasonal macaron.

Gelateria Toscana Scoop in a Cup
The Italian ice cream at Gelateria Toscana is served in either a cup or a waffle cone (photo by Kirby Russell/HeyOrlando.com)

4. Gelati in a Waffle Cone or Cup

Italy Paviliion, Gelateria Toscana

Get two scoops of Italian ice cream served in a waffle cone or cup with your choice of chocolate, vanilla, pistachio, cookies and cream, stracciatella, amerena cherry or a flavor of the month.

If you’re wondering, stracciatella is a dairy-based ice cream with chocolate shavings.

Refreshment Outpost EPCOT
Grab a soft-serve waffle cone from Refreshment Outpost or Refreshment Port at EPCOT (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

5. Soft-serve Waffle Cone

Refreshment Port or Refreshment Outpost

Sometimes you want that soft serve because it just hits differently. However, it does melt quickly on hot Florida days.

6. Ice Cream Martini Scoop

France Pavilion, L’ Artisan Des Glaces

When you want to be like James Bond while eating ice cream, L’ Artisan Des Glaces sells this alcoholic version just like Bond would have wanted.

It’s double scoops of your choice of ice cream with Grand Marnier, whipped cream vodka or rum.

Shaken or stirred? Neither. It’s ice cream. Therefore, your only options are melted or not.

7. Café Glacé

France Pavilion, L’ Artisan Des Glaces

The Café Glacé is an iced Cappuccino with one scoop of ice cream and whipped cream.

Certainly, you could get iced coffee from a lot of places in the park. But iced coffee and ice cream? Now we’ve got something. 

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8. Coupe du Dimanche

France Pavilion, L’ Artisan Des Glaces

Eight years of French lessons, three trips to Paris so that I can tell you without having to look it up, that this translates to a sundae cup?

But it’s absolutely worth it. 

Full disclosure, I haven’t spoken French regularly in more than 20 years and totally Googled it to make sure I wasn’t messing it up.

Anyway, this sundae is two scoops in a homemade waffle bowl, whipped cream and sauce.

I feel like I should say something French here, but I’ve got nothing clever.

young child finishes ice cream in front of la artisan de glace
Get a classic ice cream scoop in a cup or cone (photo by Kirby Russell/HeyOrlando.com)

9. Ice Cream Scoop

France Pavilion, L’ Artisan Des Glaces

Sometimes you just want something simple.

If you want some delicious ice cream, one of the ice cream flavors includes the Caramel Fleur de Sel. Fleur De Sel translates to “flower of salt”. Mama, it’s paying off after all!

Fleur de Sel is a thin crust of salty foam that forms as seawater evaporates. But let’s not overthink it, it’s sea salt caramel ice cream. 

Other flavors on the menu include cinnamon caramel apple, coconut-white chocolate, caramelized pecan and yogurt and blueberry. You can choose either a single or double scoop.

10. ‘Affogato’ Espresso Gelato

Italy Paviliion, Gelateria Toscana

Fresh Italian espresso is poured over vanilla gelato and amaretto cookies for when the sugar rush isn’t enough. As a bonus, it offers a little extra espresso kick. 

San Angel Inn Restaurant at EPCOT
This Mexican eatery offers a delicious ice cream dessert (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

11. Sweet Corn Ice Cream

Mexico Pavilion, San Angel Inn Restaurante

France and Italy aren’t the only places in the World Showcase that have ice cream. In fact, you can get this dessert when you dine at the San Angel Inn Restaurante in the Mexico Pavilion.

And it’s also quite good.

Does EPCOT have soft serve? 

Yes. Ice cream options in EPCOT include some fancier places.

However, you can get some good vanilla ice cream soft serve in a waffle cone at the Refreshment Outpost near the China Pavilion or at the Refreshment Port near the Canada Pavilion.

Can I get sorbet in EPCOT? 

Yes. For sorbet, visit L’Artisan des Glaces in the France Pavilion. It currently sells sorbet in mango, raspberry, strawberry and piña colada.

Also, in the Italy Pavilion, Gelateria Toscana has lemon or strawberry sorbet.

Dole Whip from the Refreshment Port
Sometimes you can find Dole Whip at the Refreshment Port (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

Can I get Dole Whip in EPCOT?

Not always. For example, sometimes the Refreshment Port in the World Showcase will offer Dole Whip. Other times, it will be available as part of a festival offering in a limited-time booth.

However, If you’re in EPCOT and really craving some Dole Whip Smoothie, you can head to BoardWalk Joe’s on Disney’s Boardwalk. Use the International entrance near the SkyWay to get over to the Boardwalk.

But honestly, stay in EPCOT have a sorbet or something. Save the Dole Whip for a Magic Kingdom day.

Do they serve gelato at EPCOT?

Seek ye the World Showcase. Gelateria Toscana in the Italy Pavilion is the spot for all your gelato needs in EPCOT. 

Read Also: 24 Best Ice Cream Treats at Disney World, Where To Find Them

Do you have a favorite ice cream treat at EPCOT? If so, let us know in the comments!

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John Gullion

John Gullion, Managing Editor at the Citizen Tribune, is a freelance contributor for TheSmokies.com LLC – the parent company of TheSmokies.com and HeyOrlando.com.

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