Go Wild for Dessert at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Best Desserts at Animal Kingdom

If you have a sweet tooth, you’re in for a treat at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

The park is home to some of the most delicious and unique desserts you’ll ever taste. From classic favorites to new and exciting creations, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Whether you’re in the mood for a warm brownie sundae, a refreshing Dole Whip, or a tangy Mini Mango Pie, you won’t be disappointed. These desserts are so good, you might even want to skip lunch or dinner just to save room for them!

We’ll explore the different options available, where to find them, and what makes them so special.

To help you easily find the desserts you’re interested in, we’ve organized this article by restaurant.

So, let’s dive into the sweet world of Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

Table of Contents

Anandapur Ice Cream Truck (Quick Service) – Ice Cream and Beverages

Bugs ‘n Grubs Waffle Cone

The Bugs ‘n Grubs Waffle Cone from Anandapur Ice Cream Truck is a fun and unique dessert that’s perfect for kids and adults alike.

This green waffle cone is filled with chocolate soft-serve ice cream, cookie “dirt” crumbles, gummy worms, and chocolate-coated candies that look like bugs. It is an adorable treat, but it is difficult to eat on a hot day as the decorations tend to slide off quickly.

Item Description Vendor
Bugs ‘n Grubs Waffle Cone A green waffle cone filled with chocolate soft-serve ice cream, cookie “dirt” crumbles, gummy worms, and chocolate-coated candies that look like bugs. Anandapur Ice Cream Truck

Creature Comforts (Quick Service) – Coffee, Tea, Pastries, and Snacks

Cotton Top Tamarin Cupcake

If you’re looking for a cute and Instagram-worthy dessert, the Cotton Top Tamarin Cupcake from Creature Comforts is a must-try.

This vanilla cupcake is topped with vanilla buttercream frosting and a fondant cotton top tamarin monkey. It’s almost too cute to eat, but once you take a bite, you’ll be hooked. 

Item Description Vendor
Cotton Top Tamarin Cupcake A vanilla cupcake topped with vanilla buttercream frosting and a fondant cotton top tamarin monkey. Creature Comforts (Quick Service) – Coffee, Tea, Pastries, and Snacks

Dino-Bite Snacks (Quick Service) – Snacks and Beverages

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

Looking for a snack that’s big enough to share with friends or family?

Look no further than the Ice Cream Sandwiches from Dino-Bite Snacks! These massive snacks are so large that it’s hard to believe they’re meant for just one person.

Two giant cookies are sandwiched with hand-scooped ice cream in the middle, creating a decadent and satisfying dessert. You can choose between a vanilla and chocolate chip cookie sandwich, a strawberry shortcake, or a peppermint flavor (depending on the time of year).

These sandwiches are a limited-time item, with flavors rotating regularly. They’re a great way to make use of your dining credits in the Animal Kingdom, and since they’re so large, you can split them with others and still have room to try other snacks.

Item Description Vendor Pros
Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich Two giant cookies sandwiched with hand-scooped ice cream in the middle. Flavors include vanilla and chocolate chip, strawberry shortcake, or peppermint (seasonal). Dino-Bite Snacks (Quick Service) – Snacks and Beverages Limited-time item with rotating flavors. Great for sharing with others. A good use of dining credits in Animal Kingdom.

Drinkwallah (Quick Service) – Snacks and Beverages

Cinnamon-Glazed Nuts

Disney parks are known for their delicious glazed and roasted nuts, but if you’re looking for a unique and tasty treat, be sure to check out the cinnamon-glazed nuts at Drinkwallah.

These nuts come in two flavors, roasted pecans or almonds, and are served warm and wrapped up in a convenient cone that’s perfect for sharing or taking on-the-go.

While it may not be the most elaborate dessert in Animal Kingdom, the cinnamon-glazed nuts are certainly one of the tastiest and are fav of Ziggy over at Ziggy Knows Disney!

If you can’t make it to Drinkwallah, you can also find these delicious treats at the Mahindi kiosk in the Africa section of the park. 

Item Description Vendor Pros
Cinnamon-glazed Nuts Warm roasted pecans or almonds in a cinnamon glaze, served in a convenient cone. Drinkwallah (Quick Service) – Snacks and Beverages Delicious and perfect for sharing or on-the-go. Available at Mahindi kiosk in the Africa section of the park.

Isle of Java (Quick Service) – Coffee, Tea, Pastries, and Snacks

Coconut Bar

For coconut lovers, the Coconut Bar at Isle of Java is a must-try dessert.

This sweet and chewy bar is made with shredded coconut, condensed milk, and white chocolate. With its tropical flavor and satisfying texture, it’s the perfect treat to enjoy on a hot day at the park.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to savor this delectable dessert at Isle of Java.

Item Description Vendor Pros
Coconut Bar A sweet and chewy bar made with shredded coconut, condensed milk, and white chocolate. Isle of Java (Quick Service) – Coffee, Tea, Pastries, and Snacks Perfect for coconut lovers. Tropical flavor and satisfying texture. Great for enjoying on a hot day at the park.

Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery (Quick Service) – Coffee, Tea, Pastries, and Snacks

Elephant Ear Pastry

Take a step back in time and indulge in a classic pastry at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The Elephant Ear Pastry at Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery is a treat that’s been enjoyed for generations.

Shaped like an elephant’s ear, this pastry is flaky and buttery, with just the right amount of sweetness from the cinnamon sugar topping.

Zebra Cupcake

Looking for a dessert that’s as beautiful as it is delicious?

Well wait until you see the Zebra Cupcake at Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery.

This moist and chocolatey cupcake is topped with a generous layer of creamy vanilla buttercream frosting, accented by bold chocolate stripes that resemble a zebra’s coat.

It’s a dessert that’s as stunning as it is delectable, making it a must-try for any chocolate lover!

Item Description Vendor Pros
Elephant Ear Pastry A flaky and buttery pastry shaped like an elephant’s ear, with a cinnamon sugar topping. Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery (Quick Service) – Coffee, Tea, Pastries, and Snacks Classic pastry enjoyed for generations.
Zebra Cupcake A moist and chocolatey cupcake with vanilla buttercream frosting and bold chocolate stripes resembling a zebra’s coat. Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery (Quick Service) – Coffee, Tea, Pastries, and Snacks Beautiful and delicious dessert for chocolate lovers.

Nomad Lounge (Table Service) – Small Plates, Cocktails, and Beverages

Churros

Among the many menu items offered at Nomad Lounge, the Churros are a standout dessert option that is not to be missed.

These classic treats are recommended by our friends over at Planning the Magic, are freshly made and served warm, coated in a delicious layer of cinnamon sugar.

The Churros are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, with a rich and satisfying flavor that is perfect for satisfying a sweet tooth.

Item Description Vendor Pros
Churros Freshly made and warm churros coated in cinnamon sugar. Nomad Lounge (Table Service) – Small Plates, Cocktails, and Beverages Standout dessert option. Recommended by Planning the Magic. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Satisfying flavor.

Pongu Pongu (Quick Service) – Snacks and Beverages

French Toast Sticks

Want tasty breakfast snack to start your day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom?

Head to Pongu Pongu and indulge in their delicious French Toast Sticks. Even if you’re not a huge fan of French toast, these sticks are a game-changer.

They’re light and airy, with a delightful flavor that will leave your taste buds wanting more. Be sure to dip them in the accompanying maple syrup to add an extra touch of sweetness.

They’re also a great option for those who want something sweet without being too heavy.

Pongu Lumpia

If you’re looking for a delicious snack to try, don’t miss out on the Pongu Lumpia at Pongu Pongu.

This sweet and savory spring roll is filled with a delectable mixture of cream cheese and pineapple, then rolled in sugar to create the perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors. While it may not look like much, this unassuming snack is a true gem and a must-try for anyone visiting the park.

Each bite is a mouthwatering explosion of flavor that will leave you craving more!

Whether you enjoy it as a breakfast treat or a late-night snack, the Pongu Lumpia is the perfect choice. And with its affordable price tag, it’s a snack you won’t want to miss out on.

Item Description Vendor Pros
French Toast Sticks Light and airy French toast sticks with a delightful flavor, served with maple syrup. Pongu Pongu (Quick Service) – Snacks and Beverages Great breakfast snack. Sweet without being too heavy.
Pongu Lumpia Sweet and savory spring roll filled with cream cheese and pineapple, rolled in sugar. Pongu Pongu (Quick Service) – Snacks and Beverages Delicious and affordable snack. Perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors. Must-try for anyone visiting the park.

Rainforest Cafe (Table Service) – American Cuisine

Sparkling Volcano

This dessert is a show-stopper, arriving at your table in a smoking volcano-shaped bowl that’s sure to impress!

But it’s not just the presentation that’s amazing – the dessert itself is a delicious combination of warm chocolate cake, creamy vanilla ice cream, and caramel sauce. As if that wasn’t enough, the volcano is topped with a sparkler that adds an extra touch of magic to the experience.

The Sparkling Volcano at Rainforest Cafe is the perfect dessert to share with friends or family. It’s a fun and indulgent treat that’s sure to leave a lasting impression.

Item Description Vendor Pros
Sparkling Volcano Warm chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream in a smoking volcano-shaped bowl, topped with caramel sauce and a sparkler. Rainforest Cafe (Table Service) – American Cuisine Impressive presentation. Delicious combination of flavors. Perfect dessert to share with friends or family. Adds an extra touch of magic to the experience.

Satu’li Canteen (Quick Service) – American, Vegetarian, and Vegan cuisine

Blueberry Cream Cheese Mousse

The dessert scene at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is filled with hidden gems, and one such treasure is the Blueberry Cream Cheese Mousse at Satu’li Canteen.

This dessert is a true delight, featuring a creamy blueberry cream cheese mousse topped with tangy passion fruit curd and served with a delicious cookie crumble base.

Item Description Vendor Pros
Blueberry Cream Cheese Mousse Creamy blueberry cream cheese mousse topped with passion fruit curd and served with a cookie crumble base. Satu’li Canteen (Quick Service) – American, Vegetarian, and Vegan cuisine True delight. Perfect combination of creamy, tangy, and sweet flavors. Hidden gem in the dessert scene at Animal Kingdom.

Tamu Tamu Refreshments (Quick Service) – African-inspired cuisine and Snacks

Chocolate Twist

The chocolate twist pastry is a twisted, flaky, buttery croissant that is filled with a rich and creamy chocolate filling.

The outside of the pastry is sprinkled with powdered sugar, which adds a touch of sweetness and an extra layer of texture.

It’s quickly become a favorite over at Kenny the Pirate and Disney Food Blog calls it a carbon-copy (but less expensive) version of the more expensive Cheshire Cat Tail.

Colossal Mickey Cinnamon Roll

While cinnamon rolls are a staple snack in Walt Disney World, Tamu Tamu Refreshments has taken it to the next level with their “colossal” cinnamon roll.

This cinnamon roll is beyond huge and perfect for sharing, and it’s no surprise that it’s a fan favorite. The warm and gooey roll is generously drizzled with melted vanilla icing, elevating the sweet and spicy flavors to a whole new level.

As one of the best snacks in Animal Kingdom and a breakfast favorite, the Tamu Tamu Refreshments cinnamon roll is worth the cost at over $7. It’s a perfect option to use your dining credits, especially if you’re sharing it with others.

Guava and Cream Cheese Pastry

Prepare to start your day off on the right foot at Disney’s Animal Kingdom with a delectable guava and cream cheese pastry that’s sure to tantalize your taste buds.

As you sink your teeth into this pastry, you’ll be greeted with the delightful sweetness of the guava filling, perfectly balanced with the indulgent richness of the cream cheese.

This pastry is not only delicious, but also provides a great boost of energy to fuel your day of adventure at the park.

Whether you’re seeking a quick breakfast on-the-go or a satisfying mid-morning snack, this guava and cream cheese pastry is an ideal choice.

Pineapple Dole Whip

The Pineapple Dole Whip at Tamu Tamu Refreshments is more than just a refreshing soft serve – it’s a delicious journey into the exotic flavors of the tropics!

Made with real pineapple juice, this dessert is the perfect choice for a hot day, with its sweet and tangy flavors sure to leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized.

But why stop there? Add a little twist to your Pineapple Dole Whip by spicing it up with some dark or coconut rum

Warm Brownie Sundae

While it’s hard to pick just one favorite, the warm brownie sundae stands out as a must-try treat. You can take that recommendation to the bank coming from the good folks at Disney Lists!

Served with a generous scoop of ice cream and drizzled with caramel sauce, this decadent dessert is the perfect way to indulge in some chocolatey goodness while exploring the wonders of Animal Kingdom. 

Item Description Vendor
Chocolate Twist Twisted, flaky, buttery croissant filled with rich and creamy chocolate. Sprinkled with powdered sugar. Tamu Tamu Refreshments
Colossal Mickey Cinnamon Roll Huge cinnamon roll drizzled with vanilla icing. Perfect for sharing. Tamu Tamu Refreshments
Guava and Cream Cheese Pastry Pastry filled with sweet guava and rich cream cheese. Tamu Tamu Refreshments
Pineapple Dole Whip Soft serve made with real pineapple juice. Perfect for a hot day. Tamu Tamu Refreshments
Warm Brownie Sundae Warm brownie served with ice cream and caramel sauce. Tamu Tamu Refreshments

Tiffins Restaurant (Table Service) – International Cuisine

South American Chocolate Ganache

Indulge in a luxurious dessert experience like no other at Tiffins, a stunning restaurant that boasts both exquisite cuisine and beautiful sweet treats. If you’re looking for a dessert that’s the perfect blend of decadence and sophistication, look no further than the South America Chocolate Ganache.

While this dessert may appear simple on the surface, its rich and complex flavors are anything but.

Made with the finest quality chocolate, each bite of the South America Chocolate Ganache is an experience to be savored, with its smooth and velvety texture and intense chocolatey flavor melting in your mouth.

Item Description Vendor
South American Chocolate Ganache Luxurious dessert experience with rich and complex flavors. Smooth and velvety texture with intense chocolatey flavor. Tiffins Restaurant (Table Service) – International Cuisine

Trilo-Bites (Quick Service) – American Cuisine and Snacks

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse

Are you on the hunt for the ultimate sweet treat at Disney’s Animal Kingdom?

Look no further than Trilo-Bites, a hidden gem of a snack spot that’s home to one of the park’s most indulgent desserts.

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with the Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse, a dessert that’s sure to satisfy even the most discerning of palates.

Made with a luscious blend of creamy peanut butter and rich chocolate, this dessert is pure heaven for anyone who loves this classic flavor combination.

Item Description Vendor
Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse A dessert made with a blend of creamy peanut butter and rich chocolate that satisfies taste buds. Trilo-Bites (Quick Service) – American Cuisine and Snacks

Tusker House Restaurant (Table Service) – Buffet, Character Dining, African-inspired cuisine

Banana Bread Pudding

As the sun rises over Disney’s Animal Kingdom, guests are met with the enticing aroma of freshly baked pastries and the promise of a satisfying breakfast.

Tusker House Restaurant is a steadfast companion in this morning ritual, offering an array of delicious options that cater to every taste bud.

Among the scrumptious dessert selection, there’s one standout that captures the essence of a comforting, home-cooked treat: the Banana Bread Pudding.

Safari Cake

Layers of moist chocolate and vanilla cake, luscious chocolate mousse, and a rich chocolate ganache combine to create a dessert that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

But what really sets this dessert apart is the white chocolate disk on top, with its mesmerizing animal print design that will make you feel like you’re on safari.

If you’re a chocolate lover or simply in the mood for a rich, satisfying dessert, the Safari Cake is a must-try!

Item Description Vendor
Banana Bread Pudding A comforting, home-cooked dessert made with banana bread that satisfies taste buds. Tusker House Restaurant (Table Service) – Buffet, Character Dining, African-inspired cuisine
Safari Cake A chocolate lover’s dream dessert with layers of chocolate and vanilla cake, chocolate mousse, and ganache, topped with a white chocolate disk with animal print design. Tusker House Restaurant (Table Service) – Buffet, Character Dining, African-inspired cuisine

Yak & Yeti Local Foods Cafe (Quick Service) – Asian-inspired cuisine

Mini Mango Pie

The sweet and tangy flavor of mangoes makes it a popular choice for desserts. However, not all mango pies are created equal!

The Mini Mango Pie from Yak and Yeti Local Food Cafe stands out from the crowd with its perfectly balanced crust-to-filling ratio.

Each bite of the pie is bursting with the juicy sweetness of mangoes, making it a perfect dessert option for those with a sweet tooth.

Item Description Vendor
Mini Mango Pie A perfectly balanced dessert with a sweet and tangy filling made of mangoes. Yak & Yeti Local Foods Cafe (Quick Service) – Asian-inspired cuisine

Yak & Yeti Restaurant (Table Service) – Asian-inspired cuisine

Chocolate Mousse Cup

At Yak and Yeti Restaurant, guests can indulge in a sweet treat that’s both elegant and decadent: the Chocolate Mousse Cup.

This dessert is a true chocolate lover’s dream, featuring layers of rich chocolate cake, velvety chocolate mousse, and smooth chocolate ganache.

Topped with a dollop of whipped cream and a delicate chocolate curl, it’s the perfect ending to any meal.

Item Description Vendor
Chocolate Mousse Cup A decadent dessert with layers of chocolate cake, chocolate mousse, and chocolate ganache, topped with whipped cream and a chocolate curl. Yak & Yeti Restaurant (Table Service) – Asian-inspired cuisine

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