REVIEW: Holiday Sweets & Treats Returns with Similar Goodies As Previous Years for the 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Alicia

REVIEW: Holiday Sweets & Treats Returns with Similar Goodies As Previous Years for the 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

If you’re craving hot chocolate while visiting the 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays, we highly recommend stopping by the Holiday Sweets & Treats kitchen. On the menu is a standard non-alcoholic hot chocolate, however, they also have three unique spirits you could add to your drink! If that’s not enough, there’s also a peppermint sundae and tea.

Holiday Sweets and Treats 2023

Menu for Holiday Sweets & Treats at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

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Food:

  • Peppermint Sundae: Chocolate Ice Cream, Whipped Cream and Peppermint Candy – $6.25

Beverages:

*Price per bottle is an average price of the spirit at your local liquor store.

  • Hot Cocoa by Joffrey’s Coffee (Non-Alcoholic) – $4.00
  • Chocolate Peppermint Shake Featuring Twinings® Peppermint Cheer Tea (Non-Alcoholic) – $4.75
  • Breckenridge Brewery Christmas Ale, Breckenridge, CO (7.1% ABV) – $5.75 for 6 oz., $9.75 for 12 oz.
  • 🆕 Brew Hub Sugar Plum Red Ale, Lakeland, FL (% ABV) – $5.75 for 6 oz., $9.75 for 12 oz.
  • 🆕 Left Hand Brewing Co. Chai Milk Stout, Longmont, CO (5.0% ABV) – $5.75 for 6 oz., $9.75 for 12 oz.
  • Hot Cocoa with Assorted Liqueurs (Baileys Irish Cream [$29/bottle], Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream [$23/bottle] or Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey [$27/bottle]) – $12.50
  • Chocolate Peppermint Shake Featuring Twinings® Peppermint Cheer Tea and Whipped Cream Vodka – $12.00
  • Beer Flight – $10.25

After taking 2022 off, the Peppermint Sundae returns to the festival with the same recipe as before. Meanwhile, two of the three liqueurs in the hot cocoa sampler have changed, with only Bailey’s Irish Cream remaining from last year.

Photos of Menu Items for Holiday Sweets & Treats at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Peppermint Sundae: Chocolate Ice Cream, Whipped Cream and Peppermint Candy – $6.25

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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 to the chocolate and whipped cream, but overall, this is a rather conventional sundae.

Hot Cocoa by Joffrey’s Coffee (Non-Alcoholic) – $4.00

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This is your standard Disney hot cocoa, similar to what you’d get at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Good for a chilly night, but there are far more interesting options in the festival food and beverage lineup.

Breckenridge Brewery Christmas Ale, Breckenridge, CO (7.1% ABV) – $5.75 for 6 oz., $9.75 for 12 oz.

From Breckenridge Brewery: “The chill of winter calls for a beer with extra flavor and strength! An abundance of carefully roasted malts create notes of caramel and chocolate, while Chinook and Mt. Hood hops contribute a spicy quality for balance and a clean finish.”

*NEW* Brew Hub Sugar Plum Red Ale, Lakeland, FL (% ABV) – $5.75 for 6 oz., $9.75 for 12 oz.

*NEW* Left Hand Brewing Co. Chai Milk Stout, Longmont, CO (5.0% ABV) – $5.75 for 6 oz., $9.75 for 12 oz.

From Left Hand Brewing Co.: “Our brewers’ blend of aromatic spices richly complements our classic Milk Stout,” adding in their notes for the Nitro version that it’s “a captivating brew that harmoniously blends our rich, velvety classic Milk Stout with the exotic allure of aromatic Chai Tea. Warm cinnamon, bold cardamom, and a hint of zesty ginger provide a symphony of aromas… These spices, intricately woven with soft roastiness & mocha undertones, orchestrate a delightful sensory journey like no other. Subtle notes of vanilla, clove, and nutmeg provide a gentle warmth that lingers long after the glass is empty.”

Hot Cocoa with Assorted Liqueurs (Baileys Irish Cream [$29/bottle], Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream [$23/bottle] or Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey [$27/bottle]) – $12.50

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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 cheaper price.

Chocolate Peppermint Shake Featuring Twinings® Peppermint Cheer Tea – $4.75

Chocolate Peppermint Shake Featuring Twinings® Peppermint Cheer Tea and Whipped Cream Vodka – $12.00

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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 caffeine-free tea that is added 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. 

Location of Holiday Sweets & Treats at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Holiday Sweets & Treats is located at Promenade Refreshments on World Showcase Plaza, near Port of Entry.

The 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays will be running from November 24 to December 30, 2023.

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  • Alicia

    Growing up a native Floridian, I've been visiting the parks since I was three months old. I love all things Winnie the Pooh, Hidden Mickey hunting, and dole whips. Questions or comments? Email me at alicia@wdwnt.com or find me on Instagram @aliciaj_13