The Diamond Anniversary celebrations have begun at the Disneyland Resort, and it wouldn't be a celebration without some sweet treats! Limited time edible offerings include special desserts at your favorite Disneyland Resort restaurants, Diamond Anniversary versions of classic snacks, and other classic snacks served in special Diamond Anniversary souvenir containers.
We had the opportunity to meet with one of the chefs at the Disneyland Resort, Chef Caine, who showed us how to prepare a Meyer Lemon Creme Brulee Tart, which can be enjoyed at the Blue Bayou Restaurant during the Diamond Celebration. I thought it would be fun to include 3Po and Jammy at the recording session -- but in hindsight may not have been the best decision, because they ended up gobbling most of that delicious tart, with almost nothing left for me!
Check out our video below for step-by-step instructions to prepare your own Meyer Lemon Creme Brulee Tart, as well as a closer look at some of the treats available only during the Diamond Celebration:
The Disneyland Diamond Cupcakes are so beautiful. A lemon flavored version is available at Disneyland's Jolly Holly Bakery Cafe, and an orange-flavored version is available at California Adventure's Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe.
Check out these Diamond Anniversary sugar cookies!
One of my favorite sweet treats at the Disneyland Resort is the caramel apple. The Diamond Anniversary version has the apple dipped in milk chocolate, then half-dipped in blue-tinted chocolate, then rolled in blue sprinkles to give it a shiny look. There's a Mickey version with a shiny blue bow tie, and a Minnie version with a shiny blue hair ribbon. There are also cake pops and rice krispy treats which look like smaller versions of the caramel apples. Don't forget the marshmallow wands dipped in caramel and chocolate! With sparkly blue coating and white chocolate drizzle, they are almost too pretty to eat. Almost. Sorry my photo is so blurry, I'm working on getting a better version!
To wash it all down, the Disneyland Resort is debuting 12 dazzling Diamond Drinks, including (Top to bottom, left to right):
- Enchanted Cherry Apple Frozen Lemonade from Troubadour Tavern
- Monstro Blue Lemonade from Village Haus in Fantasyland
- Lucky Fortune Tea from Lucky Fortune Cookery in DCA
- Frozen Pomegranate Silver Sparkler at Jolly Holiday Bakery
- Party Wave Lemonade from PCH Grill
- Wild Raspberry Rapids Frozen Lemonade from White Water Snacks
- Honey Bee Frozen Lemonade at the Hungry Bear Restaurant
If you prefer regular soda or lemonade, you can get them in special new drink containers, like these oil can sippers over at Cars Land. They come in three varieties and they are adorable.
A special souvenir stein has designs featuring Disneyland attractions, topped with a Sleeping Beauty Castle. It looks like it's made from ceramic and metal, but it's actually lightweight plastic.
There was a special 32-oz drink container (fondly known as the "Bladder Buster") that was available only during the May 22 24-hour event, but you can still get a similar souvenir cup, in a more reasonable 16-oz size.
Oh, and what's that thing that looks like a Mickey balloon with the handle between the two souvenir cups? Why, it's the new Diamond Celebration souvenir popcorn bucket! The lines at the popcorn carts are even longer than usual because everyone wants to get their hands on these adorable buckets.
Other new souvenir popcorn buckets include the Big Thunder Mountain Popcorn Bucket (pictured below), shaped to look like a mine car, and the Cinderella Bucket (not pictured), shaped to look like Cinderella's pumpkin coach.
Disclosure: I was a guest of the Disneyland Resort at their May 2015 press event for the Disneyland Diamond Celebration. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.