After a day out exploring Orlando in the summer heat, cool down with a delicious frozen dessert. Homemade ice cream, Italian gelato, and dairy-free treats are just the beginning. To give you a taste of what Orlando has to offer, we’ve listed below five of our favorite places for frosty treats.
Vivoli Il Gelato
Enjoy authentic Italian gelato from Florence’s oldest gelateria right here in Disney Springs. This is their only location outside of Florence and features flavors such as stracciatella, a sweet cream gelato with chunks of dark chocolate, and bacio, a mixture of chocolate and hazelnut pieces. For a lighter, dairy-free treat, try the sorbetto in flavors like fragola (strawberry) and ananas (pineapple).
Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen™
For unique ambiance and decadent desserts, stop at Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen™ located at Universal CityWalk™ Orlando. This intricate steampunk restaurant offers brunch, lunch, and dinner, as well as extravagant milkshakes. We recommend treating yourself to the salted carmel dulce de leche, a milkshake made from salted caramel ice cream and topped with plenty of dulce de leche, salted pretzels, chocolate cigars, and freshly made whipped cream.
Ethos Vegan Kitchen
If you prefer retro-style milkshakes, visit Ethos Vegan Kitchen in Winter Park. This vegan restaurant makes vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry milkshakes so creamy you won’t even notice they are dairy-free. Topped with whipped cream and a cherry, these classic shakes are perfect for sharing with your sweetheart or enjoying all on your own. In case you want more dairy-free soda fountain desserts, Ethos also makes delicious vegan sundaes and floats.
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
Cool off and indulge your creativity at Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt with some of the best frozen yogurt in town. Yogurt flavors range from Peeps® inspired marshmallow mania to power pomegranate acai, and are always rotating. Fill your cup with as many different flavors as you’d like, then add your favorite combinations of toppings and syrup. Weigh and pay, then dig in to your frosty creation. Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt has locations across Orlando, including Universal CityWalk™ Orlando and on Sandlake Road.
Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream
Sometimes you just want ice cream and when that craving hits, you go to Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream. Treat yourself to small batch homemade ice cream available in signature flavors such as s’mores and cookie monster, a blue velvet ice cream with Oreos, as well as unique seasonal flavors including hot cocoa & marshmallow and sweet potato casserole. Visit Kelly’s on Corrine Drive or follow their Facebook page for updates on their food truck.
When planning your vacation, location is everything. Rosen Inn International is located in a sweet spot on Sandlake Road which boasts easy access to International Drive and Interstate 4. Not only will you be close to the Orlando theme parks and attractions, you’ll also be just minutes from the frozen dessert places listed above. Book your Orlando vacation today by calling 407-996-1600.