Sweet Treats: Zebra Domes

Zebra Domes have long been a favorite of those who visit Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Boma restaurant. If you want to seek out just the dessert without the buffet, you can head down to The Mara to pick up a package of 5 for $3.69. Since Matt and I never had them, we stopped in to finally give them a try.

Zebra Domes consist of a thin layer of white cake, a dome of Amarula Liqueur mousse, coated in a white chocolate ganache with a dark chocolate ganache drizzle.

Amarula Liqueur is made from the fruit of the African Marula tree, and is described as having a fruity, caramel flavor. I found it to taste reminiscent of amaretto.

Matt and I both found the ganache to be a bit too sweet for us, so after each eating one, we actually peeled it from the mousse center. My favorite part was the mousse, while Matt really liked the cake on the bottom. The cake had a light dusting of sugar, which added subtle, sweet crunch to it.

Were they good? Yes, and we’d eat them again. We’re just not as fanatical about them as so many people seem to be. What are your thoughts on Zebra Domes?


10 responses to “Sweet Treats: Zebra Domes

  1. this is a must with every trip to Animal Kingdom Lodge!! Normally its a couple of trips up to the dessert bar to get several! I always suggest to anyone that will be in the area, to stop by and try one of these delicious treats

  2. Haha! You know we love these! We get them 3 or 4 times each trip. 🙂

  3. Matt: They are definitely worth a try, and we’re glad we did!

  4. Andrew, you must be in a sugar coma by the end of your trip! 🙂

  5. Five for $3.69?! That’s one of the best bargains on property. And kudos on those close up photos. I can see every lucious crumb. Takes me back to Boma!

  6. Patti – It is a great value! And thank you for the compliment on the photos. 🙂

  7. I have never been to Boma… or to the AK Lodge… now I have one more reason to pay them a visit during our next trip!! Those look SO GOOD!!! Especially for that price!

  8. Ricardo: I’ve never eaten at Boma either, but I’m glad they sell these at The Mara! I’ve stayed at AKL a few times and love it there. It’s definitely worth a visit, and the Zebra Domes are an added bonus!

  9. Love your up close views of the Zebra Dome! It is a hard dessert to describe…but not to eat!

  10. Thank you! It’s definitely a unique dessert. 🙂