Let’s take a trip down memory lane to one of our cherished ice cream spots in Disney California Adventure: Clarabelle’s Hand-Scooped Ice Cream!
A Charming Atmosphere
Located on Buena Vista Street in DCA, Clarabelle’s Hand-Scooped Ice Cream welcomes you with its quaint setup of ordering counters, registers, and a striking wrought iron queue line. The surroundings, while simple, exude a cool vibe, serving as a constant reminder of the star of the show: ICE CREAM! Be sure to admire the cone-shaped lighting fixtures made of stunning pastel-colored glass. The colorful tiles along the wall reflect the various flavors available, including classic options like vanilla, chocolate, butter pecan, and strawberry. And let’s not forget the breathtaking stained-glass window that captures the essence of this frozen delicacy. These delightful touches will surely awaken your ice cream cravings!
Seating is not available at Clarabelle’s, but fear not! Just head through the archway to Fiddler/Starbucks for a cozy spot to enjoy your treats.
Clarabelle’s menu offers all your favorite ice cream shop classics, such as scoops, cups, and floats. Indulge your inner child with a traditional waffle ice cream cone or cup, available in a range of flavors. But if you’re in the mood for something extraordinary, the Triple-Scoop Sundaes will surely catch your eye. Picture yourself savoring a decadent Mocha Almond Fudge or a Chocolate Chip Cookie & Hot Fudge Sundae, both served in adorable Mickey Pants. These sundaes are truly a feast for the eyes and the taste buds!
However, where Clarabelle’s truly shines is with its customizable Hand-Dipped Ice Cream Bars. Follow the sign for instructions and let the fun begin!
- Step One: Choose Your Bar – Vanilla bean, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or mixed berry sorbet.
- Step Two: Choose Your Chocolate – Milk or dark chocolate.
- Step Three: Choose Your Topping – Get creative with chocolate chip morsels, pearls, sprinkles, Mickey’s confetti, or blue raspberry bursts (aka Pop Rocks). If you can’t decide, go for the “Whole Herd” option, which includes a little bit of everything!
The presentation alone will leave you in awe, as these indulgent bars come in boats, ensuring that no topping goes to waste. Delight in the perfect blend of cold ice cream and rich chocolate, allowing you to savor every moment.
And let’s not forget the sundae selection! Clarabelle’s offers a variety of specialty sundaes, including the beloved Olaf’s Perfect Sundae Day. Keep an eye out for occasional seasonal nods to characters like Olaf, as well as classic figures like Oswald the Rabbit, who has his own creation on the menu – The Oswald Sundae. With large scoops of ice cream, tantalizing toppings, whipped cream, and cherries, all served in a Mickey Kitchen Sink or a non-souvenir dish, these sundaes are pure bliss. The Oswald Sundae even features a waffle cup with chocolate and vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream, chocolate chips, and cherries. To top it off, the sundae includes tall ears made from a chocolate-covered banana split. It’s a delightful combination that truly showcases the creative genius behind Clarabelle’s finest creations.
A Truly Memorable Experience
Despite being only three years old, Clarabelle’s Hand-Scooped Ice Cream has quickly established itself as a beloved spot in Disneyland Resort. Its impressive range of delectable treats, including the famous Hand-Dipped Ice Cream Bars, has captivated the hearts of ice cream enthusiasts far and wide. Whether you opt for a cone, cup, sundae, or the ever-popular Hand-Dipped Ice Cream Bar, Clarabelle’s is guaranteed to satisfy your ice cream cravings.
So, is Clarabelle’s a must-stop ice cream shop for you? Let us know in the comments below!