Save Room for Dessert on I-Drive

Thursday, October 20, 2022
Pro Tip: When on International Drive, always save room for dessert.
From world-class entertainment, globally-known attractions, and unlimited once-in-life-time experiences, there are many things that draw people to International Drive each year - and another reason to add to the long list is the food scene!
While exploring the miles that make up the International Drive District, you’ll find tons of dining options featuring everything from authentic international cuisine to modern twists on traditional American favorites and everything in between. And when it comes to satisfying a sweet tooth, you’ll find plenty of options.
If you find yourself on International Drive craving something sweet, be sure to stop at these dessert destinations to take a moment to enjoy the sweeter things in life while satisfying that sweet tooth with desserts and experiences you will only find on I-Drive.

Pao Gostoso Bakery: Here to make life a little sweeter.

If you’re looking for fresh baked goods, baked fresh each day, made using only the finest ingredients, add a stop at Pao Gostoso Bakery to your itinerary.
Pao Gostoso Bakery’s menu offers a large variety of authentic Brazilian baked goods and desserts! Just craving a small bite? Order up a few of their mini sweets! Celebrating something and want to order a delicious Brazilian cake? They’ve got those too! A trip to Pao Gostoso Bakery is the perfect opportunity to try something new, like one of their many different flavored mousse desserts or something else from their large menu of Brazilian desserts and baked goods. Whatever you end up ordering, we’re sure it’ll be tasty, and who knows, you may even find a new favorite dessert!

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium: For the love of everything sweet

Extraordinary foodstuffs abound at this full-service restaurant, bar and confectionary on Universal Orlando’s CityWalk. 
Indulge in classic dishes like steak and seafood but save room for the grand finale. Their chefs create culinary alchemy with gourmet chocolates, artisanal milkshakes and sumptuous sundaes.
Choose from one of their many milkshake creations, and if you’ll be visiting this fall, be sure to order their special Black Magic Milkshake- Halloween Milkshake made with pumpkin dulce de leche ice cream, Nutella and tombstone sprinkle rim with a severed body part filled cauldron over whipped topping flames. Or, if you’re a sucker for a good sundae, get ready to make some hard decisions because they’ve got a variety of sundaes to choose from, like Banana Cream Pie, Apple Pie, Strawberry Shortcake, Chocolate Brownie Bark, S’mores, and Birthday Cake to name a few. But that’s not all - they also have other dessert items to choose from, like Triple Chocolate Bread Pudding, Chocolate Crème Brulé, Classic French Chocolate Mousse, Flourless Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Cream Pie, and more! Toothsome Chocolate Emporium is a 19th-century-themed dream, and a truly fantastical dining experience for dessert lovers while in Orlando!

Sugar Factory: Is it a sugar rush you’re looking for?

Sugar Factory is an American brasserie that is sure to satisfy the sweet tooth craving of anybody who walks through its doors. Here you’ll find an upscale dining experience with classic dishes for every meal, from brunch to late-night bites, ranging from flavorful milkshakes, gourmet burgers, ice cream sandwiches and more!
During your visit, be sure to order one of their signature treats that include a delicious variety of celebrity-endorsed Couture Pops, smoking Goblet Drinks, infused cocktails, and the one-and-only King Kong Sundae complete with 16 scoops of ice cream, tasty toppings, and of course sparklers because digging into this famous sundae is a whole dessert experience.
After you’re full, stay long into the night to sip on your smoking goblet, listen to top dance music hits, and enjoy the lively social scene! If you’re celebrating something special and want the ultimate sweet experience on I-Drive, Sugar Factory is the perfect place to celebrate the sweeter things in life!

Chocolate Kingdom: A chocolate-inspired adventure!

Calling all chocolate lovers, a stop at the Chocolate Kingdom during your trip to I-Drive is obligatory!
The Factory Adventure Tour at the Chocolate Kingdom takes you on an interactive journey that uncovers how chocolate transforms from the bean into the creamy, dreamy chocolate bar we all love! Your personal chocolate tour guide joins forces with a handsome Prince and his Dragon sidekick to take you on a journey through a Cacao Tree Greenhouse, a one-of-a-kind Chocolate Museum, a Mystical River of Chocolate, and a Micro Batch Bean-to-the-Bar Factory that uses old-world machinery!
Plus, check out their special experiences like their wine and chocolate pairing experience, a hands-on chocolate-making experience, or the chocolate fountain galore experience.
If you’re hoping to dive into a world of chocolate during your time on I-Drive, learn more about this sweet destination, and be sure to add it to your I-Drive itinerary.

Ginther’s Swirls Ice Cream: We all scream for ice cream!

A favorite Florida dessert because it is both sweet and refreshing, ice cream is the perfect way to satisfy a sweet tooth while exploring International Drive. Ginther’s is a local ice cream stop offering all of your favorite soft-serve ice cream flavors, in addition to a variety of specialty flavors, cones, shakes, toppings, and Sundaes! If you’re looking to indulge in your favorite ice cream classics, this is the stop for you. Nothing beats a classic, no frills ice cream stop. Bring the whole family and enjoy a scoop (or two) of your favorite ice cream. You can view their full menu here
Finding the perfect sweet treat while on I-Drive is easy! Next time you’re craving something sweet on I-Drive, be sure to head to one of these sweet stops in Orlando’s Most Dynamic Neighborhood for the ultimate dessert experience!