Recreate Disneyland Food by Following These Simple At-Home Recipes

Recreate Disneyland Food: Here Are Simple DIY Home Recipes!

Explore a whole new world with these simple at-home Disney-inspired recipes!

Growing up, Disney, especially Disneyland food, has always been part and parcel of childhood. Synonymous with the word happiness, Disney has always been a safe harbour, allowing us to park our troubles as we plug into Disney classics for the day. More significantly, Disney has been a home, where we have nurtured intimate relationships with the characters. They have literally watched us grow up through various phases of our lives. Nevertheless, from the OG Disney Princesses tales to the latest Frozen II edition, this serves as a reminder that even home is somewhere that evolves. 

Also read: 8 New Attractions in Disney Parks to Look Forward to in 2020 & Beyond

However, do not fear that you would be foraging into the unknown for the first time in forever, as these simple recipes inspired by Disneyland food would make you feel right at home. 

1. Disney churros

disneyland food churros simple at-home recipe

Image credit: Disney Parks Blog

Is a trip to Disneyland ever complete without a serving of churros? Dusted in cinnamon, end off your magical evening with a side of churros. This is said to be one of Disney’s most iconic Disneyland food. Now, you can enjoy these snacks at home as well.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 4oz, approximately 113.4g butter 
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon 
  • 1 ¼ cups flour 
  • 3 eggs 
  • 1 ½ cups oil 
  • Cinnamon/sugar
  • Chocolate sauce

Recipe

  1. Combine 1 cup of water with 4oz of butter.
  2. Add ¼ tsp of salt.
  3. Add ¼ tsp of cinnamon.
  4. Leave it to boil.
  5. Add in 1 ¼ cups of flour.
  6. Reduce heat to low.
  7. Stir vigorously until the mix forms a ball.
  8. Remove from the heat.
  9. Rest for five until seven minutes.
  10. After resting, add 3 eggs one at a time.
  11. Stir the mix.
  12. Heat 1 ½ cups of oil in a skillet to 350 degrees and stir.
  13. Spoon the rested dough into a piping bag.
  14. Squeeze 1-inch strips into hot oil.
  15. Fry the churros until golden brown.
  16. Drain the churros on a paper towel.
  17. Coat in cinnamon or sugar mix.
  18. Plate the churros with a side of chocolate sauce.
  19. Enjoy! 

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Recipe credit: The Disney Parks Blog

2. Baymax cupcakes

disneyland food baymax cupcake simple at-home recipe

Image credit: Disney Family

We definitely all need a Baymax in our lives.

Imagine moist, flavoursome red velvet sponge topped with light, fluffy marshmallows. Not only is this Disneyland inspired food bursting with flavour, these cupcakes look equally the part. In fact, so adorable that we can hardly bear to sink our teeth in it! 

Ingredients

  • Cake mix (red velvet or any cake mix of your choice if you wish)
  • 3 eggs 
  • 1 ¼ cups of water
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • Cream cheese frosting (or any frosting of your choice if you wish)
  • Marshmallows
  • M&Ms (optional)

Recipe

  1. Crack 3 eggs and pour into the bowl of cake mix.
  2. Add 1 ¼ cups of water to the mixture.
  3. Add ⅓ cup of vegetable oil to the mixture.
  4. Whisk the mixture thoroughly.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases.
  6. Bake 350 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes.
  7. After cooling, pipe cream cheese frosting to form swirls on the cupcake.
  8. Assemble the hands as well as the head of Baymax using the marshmallows.
  9. Use the M&Ms to assemble the eyes of Baymax as well as its face. 
  10. Enjoy!

Recipe credit: Adapted from Disney Eats

3. Winnie the Pooh parfait

disneyland food winnie the pooh simple at-home recipe

Image credit: Disney Family

Before you go exploring in the 100 Acre Wood, be sure to fortify yourself with a good dessert. This Winnie the Pooh parfait puts a Disney spin on the rich custard-like puree that originated from France. Opt for yoghurt instead of pudding for a healthier alternative to satiate your cravings for something sweet. This fruit parfait makes well for either breakfast or a snack. 

Ingredients

  • 1 banana 
  • 5 strawberries
  • Pudding/Yoghurt
  • Wafer Biscuits (or any biscuit of your choice if you wish)
  • Honey 

Recipe

  1. Slice the banana and 5 strawberries.
  2. Fill the base of an empty container with wafer biscuits.
  3. Spoon pudding/yoghurt on the top of the wafer biscuits base. 
  4. Drizzle honey on the top.
  5. Add a layer of strawberry slices (as Winnie the Pooh’s iconic red shirt).
  6. Spoon another glob of pudding/yoghurt on top of the layer of strawberry slices.
  7. Add banana slices on the top.
  8. Add the third round of pudding/yoghurt on top of the banana slices.
  9. Drizzle another round of honey on the top.
  10. Finish off by assembling the ears of Winnie the Pooh with 2 round wafer biscuits. 
  11. Draw the outline of Winnie the Pooh’s face on the surface of the container. 
  12. Enjoy!

Recipe credit: Adapted from Disney Family

4. Let your creativity go wild with Inside Out parfaits

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Image credit: Inside Out

Ingredients (Anger’s Character Parfait)

  • Strawberries
  • Yoghurt
  • Granola

Recipe

  1. Slice the strawberries.
  2. Fill the base of an empty container with a layer of yoghurt.
  3. Sprinkle a layer of granola flakes on top of the layer of yoghurt.
  4. Add strawberry slices on the top of the granola layer.
  5. Spoon another glob of yoghurt on top of the layer of strawberry slices.
  6. Add the second round of granola on top of the yoghurt.
  7. Finish off by topping the yoghurt with strawberry slices.
  8. Feel free to replicate this Disneyland food, replacing the strawberries in the ingredients list with bananas for Joy’s character, grapes for Fear’s character, kiwis for Disgust’s character as well as blueberries for Sadness’s character.
  9. Enjoy!

Recipe credit: Disney

5. The Grey Stuff from Beauty and the Beast

“Try the grey stuff, it’s delicious. Don’t believe me? Ask the dishes!” Trust Lumiere on that. Although The Grey Stuff might sound somewhat underwhelming at first, isn’t life filled with surprises? Enjoy the original rendition. 

Be our guest at recreating this tale-as-old-as-time dish. It is also said to be one that is highly versatile. Enjoy it either on a cookie, as a cupcake topping or simply by itself. 

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups milk 
  • 3.4oz, approximately 96.4g instant vanilla pudding mix 
  • 15 cookie and cream sandwich biscuits 
  • 8oz, approximately 226.8g whipped topping/cream
  • 1 tbsp instant chocolate pudding mix 
  • Cookie

Recipe

  1. Pour 1 ½ cups of milk into a mixing bowl.
  2. Add 3.4oz of instant vanilla pudding mix.
  3. Whisk the mixture.
  4. Blend 15 cookie and cream sandwich biscuits until crushed.
  5. Add the crushed cookie and cream sandwich biscuits to the mixture.
  6. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  7. Add 8oz of whipped topping/cream.
  8. Add 1 tbsp of instant chocolate pudding mix.
  9. Fold the mixture.
  10. Chill the mixture until thickened.
  11. Pipe the mixture onto a cookie, creating swirls. 
  12. Enjoy!

Recipe credit: Adapted from Disney Eats

6. The Princess and the Frog’s gumbo

Savour a hearty, simmering gumbo, inspired by the Princess and the Frog. Gumbo is a savoury dish that exhibits a stock that is rich in flavour. It is coined the Holy Trinity of vegetables, consisting of primarily celery, onions as well as bell peppers. We all felt the warmth exuded from the scene in the movie when Princess Tiana and her dad whipped up this comfort food. Bring some warmth back to your own home this season by cooking up this feast with your family.

Ingredients

  • 1 bay leaf 
  • 1/2 cup olive oil 
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper 
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 1 cup sweet onion
  • 2 tsps minced garlic 
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 package frozen okra 
  • 2 cups water 
  • 1 1/2 to 3 tsps Cajun seasoning 
  • 1 package, cut into ¼ inch pieces of Andouille sausage
  • 1lb, approximately 454g shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup chopped celery 
  • 1 cup cooked rice

Recipe

  1. Heat ½ cup of oil over medium heat in a pot.
  2. Add ½ cup of flour and let it boil, whisking constantly until pale golden for approximately five to seven minutes.
  3. Stir in 2 tsps of minced garlic, 1 cup of onion, 1 cup of bell pepper, 1 cup of chopped celery, as well as 1 1/2 to 3 tsps of cajun seasoning.
  4. Season with a dash of salt and pepper.
  5. Cook on medium heat, stirring every once in a while until the vegetables are crisp as well as cooked through for approximately ten minutes.
  6. Add 2 cups of water, 3 cups of chicken broth, 1 can of diced tomatoes and 1 bay leaf.
  7. Stir in the okra and sausage.
  8. Let the mixture simmer for approximately 45 minutes until an hour until the mixture becomes thickened.
  9. Add the shrimp.
  10. Serve over a plate of cooked rice (if you wish).
  11. Enjoy!

Recipe credit: Feast of Fiction

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We hope that you see the light at last, as well as explore a whole new world with these Disney-inspired recipes!

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