From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Nicole Cantore
Get ready to embrace your soulful side with some delicious treats and excitement coming to Disneyland Resort this summer. Throughout the month of June, we are continuing our festivities for Celebrate Soulfully with the introduction of some tasty treats, eats, and sips honoring Black heritage and culture.
Multiple locations at Disneyland Resort are serving up selections to highlight Black Music Month with not-to-be-missed experiences filled with food, entertainment, art, and, of course, music! For foodie fun, you can taste test the Chicken-coconut Curry Sweet Potato at Troubadour Tavern hosted by Dreyer’s™ or the delicious Peaches and Cream Funnel Cake Fries from Award Wieners, but that’s not all to take part in. From “Tale of the Lion King” debuting at Disneyland park on May 28 to live entertainment showing the sweet sounds of classic Black music genres like Doo-Wop and Motown, there’s so much to enjoy at the resort to help you “celebrate soulfully”!
Did I mention we’ve got a new recipe for you to
try? I’ve included how to make the Pride Rock Punch from Troubadour Tavern hosted by Dreyer’s from the comfort of your own home so you can enjoy this refreshing drink anywhere, anytime!
Now, let’s get to the food!
Starting May 28, Troubadour Tavern hosted
by Dreyer’s at Disneyland park will be filled with special items that join
the excitement, many of which can be found on Mobile Order on the Disneyland
app. For tasty snacks, try the Salted Plantain Chips or the Berbere-spice
Popcorn tossed with a warming blend of spices.
The Chicken-coconut Curry Sweet Potato features a baked sweet potato topped with a Malawian chicken-coconut curry – yum! For a sweeter option, Hakuna Matata Sweets offer up a trio of animal print cookies, including a coconut macaroon, pineapple orange thumbprint, and a butter chocolate chunk cookie topped with cacao nibs and a white chocolate animal print décor. Or for a bright and refreshing treat, try the Nestlé® Outrageous Orange Push-up® frozen dairy dessert!
To complete your soulful meal with one (or all) of these items, add a beverage! The Cardamom Cold Brew is made up of cold brew coffee, brown sugar, and cardamom over ice. The Pride Rock Punch, with the recipe found down below, brings together Gold Peak tea, pineapple, mango, tamarind, and orange juice over ice. Talk about refreshing. All great options to grab and enjoy while you take in a performance of “Tale of the Lion King” at the Fantasyland Theatre!
Now, let’s take a little trip over to Disney
California Adventure park where Award Wieners has some treats featured
from June 1 through September 2. First up, the Foot-long BBQ Pulled Pork Dog
puts an all-beef foot-long hot dog on a toasted bun topped with BBQ pulled
pork, fried onions,
and a creamy slaw. If you’re looking for a sweet finish, the Peaches and
Cream Funnel Cake Fries dusted with cinnamon sugar and finished with whipped
topping and peach glaze drizzle is a must-try.
Starting June 1, the GCH Craftsman Bar at
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa has a dish and a cocktail for
Celebrate Soulfully. If the Jerk Seasoned Beef Tenderloin Skewers &
Coconut Shrimp with raspberry rum sauce sounds tasty to you, consider
getting the Summer Cocktail also to try all the specialty items! This
delicious refreshment perfectly combines Parrot Bay Rum, Svedka Vodka, orange
juice, pineapple juice, and grenadine.
Plus, the Downtown Disney District has some tasty treats for Celebrate Soulfully too! Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen has a delicious Peach Pie Old Fashioned. This drink has Uncle Nearest Whiskey, a splash of Peachtree Liquor, a dash of Peychaud’s Bitters, brown sugar, and peach. In addition, there are some food trucks joining in on the celebrations June 1 through July 4. Bred’s Nashville Hot Chicken truck is serving up some delicious spicy fried chicken options, so if you like some spice, this is for you. Happy Ice will also be rolling in to feature Ultra-premium Philadelphia Italian Ice treats as a perfect tasty option to have some fun and stay cool! Stop by anytime after 3:00 p.m. to enjoy these tasty eats and treats from these new spots.
Now, for the moment you’ve been waiting for,
the recipe for Pride Rock Punch. Grab your ingredients and get ready to
test out your mixology skills.
PRIDE ROCK PUNCH from Troubadour Tavern at DisneylandPark
- 1 cup fresh pineapple, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 4 cups freshly brewed unsweetened black tea
- 1/3 cup mango beverage syrup
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 3/4 teaspoon tamarind paste
- Orange slices
- Dried mango slices
- Dried pineapple
- Place pineapple in blender or food processor.
Blend until smooth.
- Combine puréed
pineapple, unsweetened tea, mango beverage syrup, orange juice, and tamarind
paste in a large pitcher. Stir until
tamarind paste is fully dissolved.
- Fill 4-6 tall
glasses halfway with ice. Add punch and garnish with orange slices, dried mango,
and dried pineapple.
Cook’s Note: If mango
beverage syrup is unavailable, you can make your own using water, sugar, and
mango. Bring 1/2 cup water, 1/2 sugar, and 1 cup of frozen mango pieces to a
boil in a saucepan. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook for 20 minutes. Cool
completely and strain out mango pieces. Refrigerate up to one week.
Always use caution when handling sharp objects and hot contents.
Please supervise children who are helping or nearby.
This recipe has been converted from a larger quantity in the restaurant kitchens.
The flavor profile may vary from the restaurant’s version.
Download the recipe here to keep the celebrations going!
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