The Grey Stuff – an iconic Disney treat! I mean, Lumierre was right, it IS delicious! It is likely that the grey stuff he refers to in pre-revoluntionary France is a form of liver pâté. But Disney has turned it into a sweet treat that you can get at several places in Walt Disney World and Disneyland.
At Disney World, you can always find it as part of the dessert trio at the Be Our Guest restaraunt in Magic Kingdom, located in Fantasyland. However, it can sometimes be difficult to get a reservation here (a great reason to use a travel agent, we have our tricks!). Another location, not too far away, but a little more accessable, is at Gaston’s Tavern. Here, it is in cupcake form, and honestly, it’s the best cupcake I’ve ever had in my life. Unfortunately, it’s not part of the menu here 100% of the time. It comes and goes, so you have to get lucky!
At Disneyland, it is found at the Red Rose Taverne in Fantasyland. Here, it’s referred to as The Grey Stuff Gâteau. It is usually a form of a shortbread cookie, topped with red velvet cake and smothered in the grey stuff. It is sometimes redecorated or tweaked a bit for holiday and seasonal offerings. This was personally my least favorite form of the dessert, although the Christmas version was quite pretty.
Here’s the recipe to make your own version of this delicious treat:
12 chocolate sandwich cookies
1 (3.4 oz) box instant vanilla pudding
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 (8 oz) tup frozen whipped topping, thawed
- In a blender or food processor, crush chocolate sandwich cookies into a fine crumble. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, add instant pudding powder and milk. Whisk together and let chill in refrigerator 10 minutes.
- Stir in cookie crumbles and whipped topping with a spoon, being careful not to overmix