Made with standard chocolate soft serve, this isn’t the peppermint ice cream the name might lead you to believe. The peppermint flakes do add enough holiday flavor amongst the chocolate and whipped cream, but overall, this is a rather conventional sundae.
The vanilla sugar cookie was not bad, but got overpowered by the sugary fondant layer on top. It makes for pretty photos, but we won’t be back for it again.
Hot Cocoa – $3.50
This is your standard Disney hot cocoa, similar to what you’d get at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and the like. Good for a chilly night, but there are far more interesting options on the festival food and beverage lineup.
These peppermint shakes are good, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. The non-alcoholic option of this beverage comes in a larger cup and with a striped paper straw. The added caffeine-free tea gives it somewhat of a minty aftertaste, but it blends well with the rest of the drink. The whipped cream vodka really elevates it from a standard hot chocolate that you can get around the park.
*NEW* 3 Daughters Brewing Eggnog White Porter, St. Petersburg, FL – $5.00 (6 oz) / $9.00 (12 oz)
From correspondence with 3 Daughters Brewing: “A beer brewed for sunny Florida winters, the Egg Nog Porter brings an easy-drinking vibe to the seasonal treat. Full of smooth, rich chocolate and coffee flavors, this white porter maintains a lighter body while still blanketing the taste buds in holiday cheer.”
From M.I.A. Beer Company: “Inspired by the Latino holiday cocktail, this imperial cream ale will remind you of abuela’s homemade coquito, brewed with cinnamon, vanilla, coconut, lactose, and treated with rum-soaked oak chips.”
From Untappd: “[This] is a unique collaboration between Brew Hub & Concord Coffee in Lakeland, FL. The Guatemalan coffee is cold brewed to preserve the delicate and nuanced flavors of that varietal. This imparts a rich, yet delicate roast to the smooth velvety texture of the Schwarzbier, a German black lager. These two brews engage in an elegant and subtle dance, swaying with one another on your palate. They are deep on color, full-on flavor, and light in body.”
All three of these alcoholic hot chocolates are delicious. The hot chocolate is thick and not watery, and has a good amount of alcohol in each cup. However, you could easily replicate these at home for probably a lower price.
Beer Flight – $9.75
Location of Holiday Sweets & Treats Holiday Kitchen at the 2021 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays
Holiday Sweets & Treats is located at Promenade Refreshments, along Showcase Plaza. You can find it at number 21 on the map below.
What did you think of Holiday Sweets & Treats? Would you like to see them change up their menu more?