The International Epcot Food and Wine Festival 2017 is jam packed with almost too many delicious desserts, so here is a list to help select the best.
The popular Epcot Food & Wine Festival has been celebrated for 22 years and this year the event contains not only the most number of days at seventy-five, but also more dishes and drinks than ever before. This year’s event also brings the most desserts to the event as well, as almost every country from around the World Showcase has a dessert or two available within its Food and Wine Festival kiosk.
So here is a narrowed down list of some of the most delicious desserts offered at the festival.
1. Cajeta Mousse (Mexico)
This Mexican delight is served with cajeta Sauce and white chocolate flakes. When walking around the World Showcase in the hot sun it’s nice to have something not only sweet, but cold and this dessert definitely fits the bill. The mousse is nice and creamy and the white chocolate flakes add an extra sweetness to the dessert. The cajeata sauce is on the thicker side but overall it doesn’t make the dish unsatisfying or too rich.
This cannoli is made with a chocolate-covered cannoli shell filled with sweet ricotta, chocolate and candied fruit. If you have a sweet tooth, then this is definitely the treat for you. This dessert is very sweet and rich for a cannoli, but for its size it isn’t too much. Definitely great if you’re looking for that quick sweet bite that you can eat with only one hand, especially if you’re running to use one of your FastPasses.
3. Pistachio Cardamom Bundt Cake with Chocolate Coconut Mousse (India)
What’s great about this dessert is its insides. The outside bundt cake is nice and light by itself, but as you cut into this treat you get the delight of a nice chocolate coconut mousse. The chocolate coconut mousse inside definitely sweetens up the bundt cake, which already is topped with powdered sugar and nuts. If you are looking for a more sophisticated dessert that has many different flavors, then this is definitely a choice for you.
4. Sweet Avocado Crema (Active Eats)
This brightly colored sweet, which is packed with energy, is made with strawberries, yellow cake and tortilla streusel. This is a fairly light but tasty dessert, as it isn’t super rich. The yellow cake is nice and light in your mouth and with the combination of the avocado and strawberries comes a sweetness that makes the dessert really enjoyable. In fact, all of this dessert’s fresh insides make this a refreshing choice as it is created with more natural ingredients which are said to give you a kick of energy.
5. Crème Brûlée à la Confiture de Framboises (France)
For those who like a thick and rich dessert, this is for you. This creamy dessert is made with crème brûlée and housemade rasberry jam. If you’re walking around the showcase and are in the mood to sample a bunch of different foods, then you may want to steer clear of this dessert as it is quite filling. This dessert does have a smaller portion size, but ultimately isn’t for those who get full quickly by richer foods. After eating this dessert, you may find yourself done for the day.
6. Chocolate Baklava (Morocco)
This crunchy little dessert is the combination of rolled phyllo dough with toasted almonds, topped off with dark chocolate sauce. For those who enjoy chocolate but not overly sweet desserts, this is the dish for you. The phyllo dough and almonds are tasty on their own, but when given the addition of the dark chocolate drizzle, this sweet gets a nice added kick that makes it even more enjoyable.
To take a look at an overview of even more options available at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival 2017, be sure to check out our earlier coverage of the event. All of the options shown above are currently available at the festival and will be there until the festival ends.