Growing up I remember spending long days playing outside with the neighbourhood kids. As much as we loved playing in the sprinkler or going for walks to the park, the ultimate treat was when our parents would take us for a walk to get Dairy Queen. There is nothing like a refreshingly cool soft serve treat on a hot summer day. I was lucky that the closest Dairy Queen was about a 25 minute walk away, a perfect distance to work up an appetite and discuss what treat you were going to pick from the selection at Dairy Queen this time.
When I was a teen I moved out of the city and into the country, the closest town didn’t even have a dairy Queen. That didn’t stop me and a few friends from hopping in the car when we had a lunch break and spare period together to drive the 25 minutes to the next town enjoy lunch off the hot menu followed by a Blizzard® treat to bring back to help get you through the afternoon.
And don’t be fooled, Dairy Queen is just not for summer. As a November baby I still enjoy having a DQ Cake to celebrate my birthday each year. Oh that fudge and crunch centre….. Yuuuuuuuum
Now I am excited to introduce Monkey and Little Bear into the world of treats from Dairy Queen… and I think they like it! The apple does not fall from the tree and Monkey loves chocolate. On our last trip to Dairy Queen we let him pick his own Blizzard and he devoured the Chocolate Xtreme in no time at all.
Little Bear was just as thrilled with his hot fudge Sundae. I loved that the Dairy Queen employee gave us a bib for him – because eating ice cream with a spoon is so overrated.
I know we will be making several more trips to Dairy Queen this summer to enjoy some special summer timetreats, and with smiles like this, how could we not all have a great time!
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Do you have a favourite Dairy Queen treat?
Disclosure: This post was brought to you by Dairy Queen. All opinions are strictly my own.