Try the Grey Stuff Recipe from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

by | Oct 14, 2021 | WDW Blog, WDW Food

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Wondering how to make the Grey Stuff from Beauty and the Beast? Try our copcycat Grey Stuff recipe from Disney; it’s delicious—and super easy to boot.

It’s a tale as old as time: You see something delicious on your screen, and you wish you had it right there in front of you. I’m still waiting for the day I can stick my hands through my TV and pull out the food (million-dollar idea, Imagineers, though Willy Wonka may already have that copyrighted).

For now, I have resolved to make some goodies I can’t stop thinking about on my own. 

The top of that list for me is the bewildering Grey Stuff. No matter how many times I’ve seen it, the moment Lumière lifts the lid off that silver platter and shows Belle a plethora of sweet and savory treats, my eyes are always drawn to that mountain of … well, grey stuff!

What is it? Why is it? How is it!?

Well, my friends, if it’s good enough for the dishes, it’s good enough for me. And with that said, it is with deepest pride and greatest pleasure that I invite you to read along and join in learning how to make The Grey Stuff from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

Considering it’s nearly impossible to figure out what this dessert is from the movie alone, I went to the source and followed this Grey Stuff recipe, courtesy of the Disney Parks Blog. Now please, be my guest, and let’s get to it. 

Disney’s Official Grey Stuff Recipe

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Here’s what Disney came up with using the same recipe. Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

What You’ll Need to Make the Grey Stuff from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast 

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Everything you’ll need to make the Grey Stuff. Photo by Amy Lynne Berger

Grey Stuff Ingredients (Makes 12)

  • 1.5 cups cold whole milk 
  • 1 (3.4 oz) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 15 chocolate sandwich cookies 
  • 1 (8 oz) container whipped topping, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 12 scalloped sugar cookies (or small doilies)
  • Edible sugar pearls

How to Make the Grey Stuff from Disney’s Beauty and the 

1. Pour 1.5 cups of cold whole milk into a large mixing bowl. Add instant vanilla pudding mix and whisk for about 2 minutes, or until it is smooth and slightly thickened. Store in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours, until firm.

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Step 1. Photo by Amy Lynne Berger

2. Use a food processor to purée chocolate sandwich cookies; pulse until finely blended.

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Step 2a. Photo by Amy Lynne Berger

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Step 2b. Photo by Amy Lynne Berger

3. Fold the blended cookies into the pudding mix, stirring until fully mixed.

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Step 3. Photo by Amy Lynne Berger

4. Add whipped topping and instant chocolate pudding. Again, stir until fully mixed.

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Step 4. Photo by Amy Lynne Berger

5. Store in refrigerator to chill for 1 hour. 

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Step 5. Photo by Amy Lynne Berger

6.Spoon the Grey Stuff into a piping bag fitted with your tip of choice. Pipe Grey Stuff onto scalloped sugar cookies or doilies. Top with sugar pearls.  

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Step 6. Photo by Amy Lynne Berger

Enjoy! 

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Disney’s Grey Stuff Recipe: Review

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Voila! Photo by Amy Lynne Berger

While I hesitate to admit the obvious, it was delicious!

Don’t believe me? Fine! Then go ahead and starve!

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This Grey Stuff recipe from Disney was straightforward and easy to make. While I stuck to a smaller batch, just multiply the recipe once or twice, and you have yourself an affordable and charming party dessert. 

This recipe suggests being piped onto scalloped sugar cookies. However, if you want to skip making sugar cookies or don’t want to deal with finding them to buy, you can do what I did and present them on little paper doilies. I think they are just as cute and work just as well.  

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The final product. Photo by Amy Lynne Berger

I’d recommend trying this recipe out the next time you watch the original or live-action movie. Bon appétit!

Where to Get the Grey Stuff at Disney World

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Be Our Guest is the only place to order the Grey Stuff at Disney World. Photo by Judd Helms

“Anyone can cook,” says Chef Gusteau. But what if you just want to take it easy?

Luckily, you can get the Grey Stuff at Walt Disney World. Right now, it’s served at one place: Be Our Guest Restaurant in Magic Kingdom.

And while you’re there, do us a favor and try the Squid’s Revenge cocktail and tell us what you think.

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Written by Amy Berger

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Amy Lynne Berger is a New York-based actor, writer, and comedian, with a Disney World-based soul. Select credits include performing/writing for Disney+, Disney Food Blog, Hulu, and the Upright Citizens Brigade. She’s always in the mood for Mickey-shaped food and can often be found hiking her favorite mountains: Big Thunder, Expedition Everest, and Space Mountain. For more about Amy, you can check out her website or follow her on Instagram and Twitter!
Amy Berger

Written by Amy Berger

Amy Lynne Berger is a New York-based actor, writer, and comedian, with a Disney World-based soul. Select credits include performing/writing for Disney+, Disney Food Blog, Hulu, and the Upright Citizens Brigade. She’s always in the mood for Mickey-shaped food and can often be found hiking her favorite mountains: Big Thunder, Expedition Everest, and Space Mountain. For more about Amy, you can check out her website or follow her on Instagram and Twitter!