Sometimes there are out of the way dining opportunities that most guests do not take advantage of. Also, on a rare occasion, there are menu items at a restaurant that not the marquee attraction, but deserve just as much fanfare. Then, there are the unsung items on an obscure menu that that no one knows about, and this is a tragedy. Today’s item, from Beaches and Cream, just happens to be one of these delicious dishes that no one knows about.
Beaches and Cream may not be the least known restaurant on property, but I have certainly never had a difficult time procuring a table there, even during the middle of the busy Easter/Spring Break period. For those who are unaware of this tucked away gem, Beaches and Cream resides along the first floor outdoor walkway between the Yacht and Beach Club. From the counter tops and stools, to the booths, patterned tin ceilings, and authentic WurliTzer by the front door, Beaches and Cream is the ideal in old fashioned soda fountains.
The menu, lined with soda and syrup concoctions, beef patty burgers, and an unhealthy amount of ice cream, complements the pop shop’s décor to the letter. For those in the know, the ice cream is what brings them back time and again. Whether it is the Kitchen Sink, a mountain of ice sure to give the entire table tummy aches, or the peanut butter, chocolate, and fudge fantasy known as a No Way Jose, there is a belly busting dessert here for everyone. Mine just happens to be the Frozen Sunshine.
Tucked away in the bottom corner of the inside fold of the menu, this little ray of sunshine offers a great dessert that will perk you up, rather than having you sluggishly rushing to take a nap, and give your taste buds a chill. Frozen Sunshine is a delicious potion of orange sherbet, vanilla ice cream and seltzer churned up to give just the right amount of creamy, tangy, fizzy that can be sipped with a straw or gulped down with a spoon. The treat is topped with a generous helping of whipped cream and a handful of small candied orange slices. As if this weren’t enough, whatever portion of the mixture that doesn’t fit into the glass in brought to your seat in the tumbler it was made in. Talk about a bonus!
I highly recommend everything on the menu at Beaches and Cream as, even though I haven’t tried everything on it, I have yet to have a bad experience or a bland meal. The sandwiches and burgers are all top tier, especially when paired with an old fashioned cherry Coke, but if you truly want to experience Beaches and Cream for all it is worth, as well as have the sugar trip of a lifetime, give one of the sundaes, milkshakes, or floats a once over. And, if you really want to taste the best they have to offer, you cannot go wrong with the Frozen Sunshine!