As the rest of the United States gets ready for fall by rushing to get their PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte) fix, we in Central Florida celebrate with pumpkin gelato and the other September Specials from Vivoli il Gelato at Disney Springs.
About Vivoli il Gelato
Vivoli il Gelato has allowed guests to experience the hand-crafted goodness of authentic Italian gelati, sorbetti, espresso drinks, signature pastries, and more since 1930. Founded by Raffaello Vivoli, their flagship store is in Florence and, after 85 years, this world-famous, family-run gelato shop chose to open its second storefront in history—right in the heart of Disney Springs in 2015.
Leaning Tower of Doughnuts
Nothing says it is going to be a good morning like finding a fresh box of doughnuts when you walk into work. Similarly, nothing says it is going to be a great day like the Leaning Tower of Doughnuts. This delish treat features two scoops of your choice of gelato, doughnut holes, and whipped cream all over and in a warm Italian doughnut. This is perfection on a plate, from the fresh doughnut holes to the amazing gelato (I did peanut butter and pumpkin). It’s also a great option for two to split.
Apple Pie Bombolato
On those cool fall nights, a piece of warm apple pie is a perfect finish to a family dinner or, on a hot Florida day, an Apple Pie Bombolato is a great way to cool down. Featuring apple sorbetto, caramel sauce, and graham cracker crumbs, pressed inside a warm Italian doughnut. This is what you want to grab as you are strolling the springs, but don’t worry about it melting because, if you are anything like me, it won't last long enough to get to that point.
Pumpkin Mudslide Shake
To round out the September Specials, we have Vivoli il Gelato's answer to the PSL: the amazing Pumpkin Mudslide Shake. If you are a fan of pumpkin anything, this is the way to go. With pumpkin gelato, tiramisu gelato, milk, waffle cone, chocolate sauce, and whipped cream, you will never want to go back to getting the two pumps of pumpkin spice again.
Now if you can’t make it to Vivoli il Gelato in September, don’t worry because every month new specials are created and taste just as amazing as they look.
Our main correspondent for Walt Disney World and the Orlando area and a heck of a paleontologist if he does say so himself.