Get in the holiday spirit with these frozen drinks at Universal Orlando (Photo: Universal Orlando)

Food for Thought

The holidays have arrived at Universal Orlando Resort and what better way to fill your day with festive cheer than by devouring the most delicious and delightful seasonal snacks you can find! With Santa shaped doughnuts, Grinch decorated cupcakes, both frozen and hot holiday beverages and more, there's delectable delights around every corner. Here are our picks for the best sweet treats at Universal Orlando this season.

Grinch-Inspired Cupcakes and Cookies
While all the Whos down in Whoville are celebrating Grinchmas in Seuss Landing at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, you can pick up a cupcake that's decorated to look like the mean, green one himself – The Grinch. This chocolate cupcake is topped with layers of green and red frosting and two Grinchy eyes. Grinchmas green holiday cookies can be found around the land as well, perfect for leaving for Santa (or the green guy in a red suit and his buddy Max).

Festive Holiday Pastries
The popular Apple Strudel on a Stick returns this year—the perfect holiday treat on-the-go! It's made of sweet dough wrapped around gooey apple cinnamon filling, and decorated with lines of colorful red, green and white icing, on a stick! You can find it in the San Francisco Bakery and TODAY Cafe in Universal Studios Florida and Croissant Moon Bakery in Islands of Adventure. If you're in the mood for a festive doughnut while walking around the parks you can also find Christmas Tree Eclairs and Holiday “Wreaths” in these bakeries. They're great treats to start your day with a cup of coffee, or to enjoy on your way back from the parks.

Hot Butterbeer
A Christmastime tradition, Hot Butterbeer is only available around this time of year. This toasty version of the popular beverage can only be found in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and goes great with a Pumpkin Pasty from either Sugarplums in Diagon Alley or Honeydukes in Hogsmeade. What better way to keep warm from the cold than a hot cup of the best theme park beverage around?

Voodoo Doughnut’s Stuffed Santa Suit
The always incredible Voodoo Doughnut at Universal CityWalk offers specialty flavors for different events throughout the year, and the holidays are no exception! This year they are offering a set of two delicious doughnuts. The Stuffed Santa Suit doughnut set are freshly made yeast doughnuts dipped in Vanilla icing–one filled with Bavarian and white chocolate topped with coconut and the other filled with peppermint chocolate cream. When ordered together they form a colorful Santa Claus, and they taste just as good as they look.

Frozen Eggnog and Frozen Candy Cane Drinks
Take your holiday cheer up a notch with these Instagram-worthy non-alcoholic frozen drinks. The Frozen Eggnog is a slushy variation of the classic holiday favorite and the Frozen Candy Cane is beautifully layered peppermint and vanilla flavored slushies, making it perfect for photos and seasonal selfies! You can find both of these sweet signature drinks from the production central veranda and Gramercy pizza in Universal Studios Florida.

You can satisfy your sweet-tooth with all of these yuletide treats and more at the Universal Orlando Resort now through Jan. 5, 2020. With epic live shows, free holiday concerts, impressive Christmas light displays and a spectacular holiday parade featuring larger-than-life Macy's balloons, now is the best time to visit the parks of Universal Orlando!