REVIEW: Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies Offers a Good Butterbeer Ice Cream Substitute

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OK folks, this is a weird one, and I promise I’m not click baiting you…


Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom offers a number of ice cream based treats, but I have never ordered any of their coffee-based ice cream floats before. For only a few cents more than the regular ice cream, you can make it a French Vanilla Coffee Float, so we did.

French Vanilla Iced Coffee Float ($4.79)

French Vanilla Iced Coffee Float ($4.79)
French Vanilla Iced Coffee Float ($4.79)

It’s fairly simple in nature: it’s just vanilla ice cream over French Vanilla Iced Coffee (if you couldn’t tell by the name). They gave us a choice of ice cream flavors, but when we asked what they recommended, the cast member thought that vanilla worked the best. They were right.

French Vanilla Iced Coffee Float ($4.79)
French Vanilla Iced Coffee Float ($4.79)

It was strange, but the flavor of the coffee mixing with the ice cream reminded me a lot of the Butterbeer Ice Cream at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando. It isn’t a perfect match, but it comes pretty darn close. In fact, if you blindfolded me and told me you were giving me Butterbeer Ice Cream but then gave me this, I probably wouldn’t even notice.

Side by side I think it would be easier to tell the difference between the two, but if you are looking for a similar flavor without the trip down I-4, I think you will be pleasantly surprised with how good this simple concoction is.

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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  • Does it taste like coffee at all? Just wondering, because I always avoid anything that tastes like coffee. Always kind of wondered about the cold, sweet versions. If it only tastes like butterbeer I’d get it.

  • French vanilla iced coffee will have buttery-creamy notes. However, this is no substitute for the actual butter beer at USO which has strong, sweet flavors of caramel and butterscotch. What were you smoking today?

  • Just a heads up, tried this on y’alls recommendation and it was great but I wanted to add this note: You don’t get to choose your ice cream flavour. It will always be vannila, but you do get to choose between French Vanilla or Mocha flavoured coffee.

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