This week’s story began the moment Mykaela noticed that we almost all had early shifts Friday night. She posted in our group chat Friday morning that it was time for some roommate bonding, and the response was almost immediate.IMG_4664

It was time to eat a kitchen sink.

Not an actual kitchen sink, of course: an ice cream dish that just happens to be served in one.

It happens to look like this.

According to the Disney Parks Blog website, a kitchen sink includes the following ingredients:

  • ½ cup fudge topping, warmed
  • ½ cup butterscotch topping, warmed
  • ½ cup peanut butter topping, warmed
  • 1 medium banana, sliced in 1/2 –inch slices
  • 1 cinnamon spice cupcake (2 ½ x 1 ¼-inch), quartered
  • 1 angel food cupcake (3 x 1 ½-inch), quartered
  • 2 4-oz. scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 2 4-oz. scoops chocolate ice cream
  • 2 4-oz. scoops strawberry ice cream
  • 1 4-oz. scoop mint chocolate chip ice cream
  • 1 4-oz. scoop coffee ice cream
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • ¼ cup marshmallow crème
  • ¼ cup strawberry topping
  • ¼ cup pineapple topping
  • 1 14-oz can dairy whipped topping
  • 1 brownie (6-inch x 6-inch), quartered
  • 1 regular-sized (2 ounce) candy bar, quartered
  • 4 chocolate cookies with cream filling
  • 1 tablespoon sliced toasted almonds
  • 1 tablespoon dark and white chocolate shavings
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate cookies with cream filling, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped jellied orange slices (approximately 2 large slices)
  • 1 tablespoon milk chocolate chip morsels
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter chip morsels
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate sprinkles
  • 1 tablespoon rainbow sprinkles
  • ½ cup drained maraschino cherries

Basically, it is massive.

We met at the Beach Club resort around 8:30 p.m. and walked out back to Beaches and Cream, the restaurant where the Kitchen Sink is served. We had to wait about an hour for seats to open up on the bar, but we passed the time watching a video of how the dessert is made.

You can find that here:

Our hostess was pretty fantastic, and gave us coloring pages to work on while our order was being made (because we are adults.) And our waitress kept giving us little inspirational speeches to get us mentally ready to consume a gallon of ice cream (plus toppings.) It was really neat.

When our dessert finally came out, we took turns dishing it up into smaller bowls, and sharing out loud what was in each one. I did really well until I accidentally bit into an orange gummy, thinking it was a clump of brownie, and had to call it quits. There was just no recovering from expecting something so different from what I’d actually eaten.

We did really well, but were unable to finish the Kitchen Sink before it turned into Kitchen Soup, and eventually had give up on finishing it.

It was a pretty fun night, and I look forward to trying it again sometime when we all can make it.