“The Famous” Kitchen Sink is one of those food-phrases whispered among the Disney vacationers in the know, something many have heard about but most have never tried. I talked my family into heading down to Beaches and Cream Soda Shop at the Beach Club Resort with the intention of tackling this monster for lunch. They do not exaggerate when they say it is probably the largest dessert you will ever lay eyes on!
Beaches and Cream Soda Shop is a small but quaint little lunch and snack shop found right behind the Stormalong Bay pool at the Beach Club Resort. I was expecting a larger facility, and I wasn’t expecting to put my name on a wait list to get in. Now in all fairness, we do have a party of five. We didn’t wait more than three minutes, but we were promptly seated at the bar, which made snack sharing and family conversation a little tough, but still, we were in.
For our review of Beaches and Cream, plus a list of menu items and prices, try this:
This is what they call it on the menu: “The Famous” Kitchen Sink.” This is a dessert so large, they literally drop it in a mini-kitchen sink to hold it, and then they throw in everything but the real kitchen sink.
- Vanilla ice cream
- Strawberry ice cream
- Chocolate ice cream
- Coffee ice cream
- Mint chocolate chip ice cream
- Now cover that with yummy toppings like candy bars, brownies, sprinkles, banana, Oreo cookies, cherries, and Twinkies
- Now cover all that with an entire can of whipped cream
Beaches and Cream make a huge deal out of this dessert. They dim the lights, flash some lights, and announce your dessert for the entire restaurant to witness as they walk it to your table. Talk about word of mouth advertising - people audibly gasped as the Cast Member approached us with our sink full of sin! It’s not unlike the Elvis of desserts entering the building… all dressed up and to great fanfare. They drop it off in front of you, and this is when you realize that you are way in over your sugar lovin’ head. The Kitchen Sink really is massive.
The menu says it feeds four. My husband, probably the only one wise enough to realize ice cream for lunch wasn’t the smartest idea, ordered a hamburger and only ate a little bit of ice cream. My teenage daughter had a small bowl and was finished pretty quickly. My sons and I positioned the bowl between the three of us and took our best shot.
Ever wonder what it costs to stay at the Beach Club?
We are not coffee fans, so we scooped out the coffee ice cream instantly before it contaminated the other flavors. As one would assume, ice cream melts fast. We did pretty good- we ate most of it, but we didn’t eat one of the five flavors of ice cream, so that’s really cheating. The Kitchen Sink is incredibly sweet.
The price? $24.99, so this is not for the faint of wallet. I pride myself on cutting Disney cupcakes in half to save money, a cupcake that only costs $3.99, so the price of this dessert was more than I spent on Disney snacks in a week. Well, almost, but this is a dessert event. It’s like climbing Mount Everest or hiking down the Grand Canyon; if you survive, you can say you did it.
Now if $24.99 seems steep, these may be more in your price range…
We did it, for the most part. Would we eat it again? Yes, probably. I was glad I asked for the can of whipped cream not to be sprayed over the dessert. I’m all for sweets, but this would have killed us. And next time I might ask for a substitution for the coffee ice cream, but I’m not certain they actually do that. The Kitchen Sink is a true vacation event, and we survived to tell the tale.
Many other Mouze Kateerz fans have also tried the Kitchen Sink.
Jennifer Hyland of Houston, Tx, said, “Once they heard about it, my boys (9 and 7) decided we had to try it! They were so excited when it came and dug right in. The ice cream was delicious, and we made it pretty far in before we gave up. Even though we didn’t finish, it was absolutely worth trying! My boys loved when they flashed the lights and announced it while they brought it to our table.” Jennifer sent us this picture of her son, Josh, because she thought this photo just typifies the Kitchen Sink experinence. I do believe she is right!
Christa Harder-Stepien said her family tried it, ” I had told my then four-year-old that we were going to have the most ice cream that he could imagine. He seemed very underwhelmed when it came out, which was a little disappointing. When we were almost done eating, he told me, ‘You were right, Mommy. That was the most ice cream ever. I was wrong.’ Apparently he doubted me!”
Mouze fan Jennifer Mandell said, “We had one – my hubby, me and my 5 boys… It was disgustingly good “
Across Crescent Lake from Beaches and Cream is the walkway to Epcot, and there you will find…
How many people does it take to finsh the whole thing? That depends…
Mickie Lewis said,” We took our girl scout troop up there to eat it. It took 9 girls plus 2 brothers to eat the whole thing They loved it.”
Marion Durham said,” Our family of five loved it! Especially the presentation with the lights dimmed, waitresses shouting out ‘a whole can of whipped cream!’ and just the amazing deliciousness of it all!!!”
Five, eleven, I guess it all depends on your appetites.
Now this is a table service restaurant, so on top of tax, you will be responsible for tipping your waitress. It’s an expensive snack, that’s for sure, but everything seems a bit pricey at Disney. With my husband’s hamburger and Coke, three waters, and the Kitchen Sink, we walked out with a bill over $45. But I say over and over, this is an event, one you’ll be talking about for a long time to come.
Can you handle it? That is the big ice cream question.
Thanks for stopping by for a photographical Disney ride, and we’ll see you on your way to Beaches and Cream Soda Shop.