PHOENIX — For those who have ever stared at a restaurant's menu and suddenly become overwhelmed with the choices, Dairy Queen has borrowed an idea from the beer industry: ice cream flights.
As part of the roll-out of its summer menu, which features six Blizzard combinations, some DQ locations will have mini Blizzard flights. Yes! You are reading that correctly. Ice cream aficionados will be able to choose three mini-sized Blizzards flavors that will be served in an ice cream palette.
Why choose one when you can choose three? Introducing NEW DQ Mini BLIZZARD Treat Flights. The best way to try all six flavors on the NEW DQ Summer BLIZZARD Treat Menu, only here for a limited time! 😎 #HappyTastesGood pic.twitter.com/rpVmt4v25i— Dairy Queen (@DairyQueen) May 2, 2019
Flights will be available through the month of May, a news release said.
The six summer Blizzard flavors are:
- Caramel Cannonball Blizzard Treat: Sweet caramel coated truffles, crunchy toffee pieces and caramel topping.
- OREO Cookie Jar Blizzard Treat: OREO cookie pieces, chocolate chip cookie dough and fudge.
- Brownie Dough Blizzard Treat: Rich and chewy brownie dough pieces, choco chunks and cocoa fudge.
- S’mores Blizzard Treat: Blend of marshmallow-filled chocolates and graham.
- Cotton Candy Blizzard Treat: Pink and blue cotton candy sprinkles layered throughout creamy soft-serve.
- Summer Berry Cheesecake Blizzard Treat: Blend of real raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, plus rich and creamy cheesecake pieces.
What is not clear is how much the Blizzard flights are. A spokesperson said franchises and owners have the ability to set their own costs so pricing and availability will vary by location. A worker at a DQ store at Scottsdale and Oak told ABC15 the flight was $9.79. Find a location near you.
Those are not the only treats DQ has for summer. DQ will also have "cupfections," a "delightful twist" on the sundae; cake shakes blended with vanilla cake, and a Dreamsicle dip cone, which is vanilla soft serve with a crunchy orange shell.