Transport yourself to New Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom by making one of its new iconic dessert treats at home – the Grey Stuff direct from “Be Our Guest” restaurant. This has been a sought after recipe, but Disney is sharing it with us during while we’re stuck at home to help us stay in touch with the magic.
New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom isn’t so new any more. When it opened in 2012, one of the centerpieces was not a new attraction, but rather the “Beauty and the Beast” themed restaurant, “Be Our Guest,” where guests dine in the iconic ballroom scene from the movie, the West Wing, or a movie inspired art gallery.
The restaurant serves French-inspired cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is one of the few public locations in the park that offers guests wine or beer with their meal. Reservations can be hard to come by even 8 years later.
Part of the charm of visiting Beast’s castle for a dine in “Be Our Guest” restaurant is the opportunity to try “the grey stuff” and find out for yourself if it is actually delicious. (Take it from us, it is!)
With this easy to recreate at home recipe, you can now have the Grey Stuff whenever you want. The recipe below, converted from the larger portioned restaurant recipe, is supposed to serve 12, but you might find it gone much sooner.
Simple At-Home Grey Stuff Recipe Inspired by the Ultimate “Grey Stuff”
- 1 1/2 cups cold whole milk
- 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
- 15 chocolate sandwich cookies
- 1 (8 ounce) container whipped topping, thawed
- 3 tablespoons instant chocolate pudding mix
- 12 scalloped sugar cookies
- Edible sugar pearls
- Pour milk into large mixing bowl. Add instant vanilla pudding mix and whisk for 2 minutes until smooth and slightly thickened. Place in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours, until firm.
- Place chocolate sandwich cookies (aka Oreos) in food processor and pulse until puréed.
- Fold puréed cookies into pudding mix. Stir until fully mixed.
- Add whipped topping and instant chocolate pudding. Stir until fully mixed.
- Place in refrigerator and chill for one hour.
- Spoon grey stuff into piping bag fitted with desired tip. Pipe grey stuff onto cookies. Top with sugar pearls. (tip: don’t have a piping bag? Just use a 1 gallon plastic bag and snip off a corner with your scissors.)
Download a copy of the recipe to add to your recipe book at home.
For some visual assistance, Disney has tapped 13-year-old chef and Disney fan, Ava to film the making of the recipe, with a little assistance from her parents. Looks so easy!
Alright, it’s time to tie your napkin ’round your neck and enjoy.
We hope you enjoy this simple, but tasty recipe and that it brings you a bit of the magic during this time.