I Love Dairy Queen!
In Toronto (Canada) I used to love going to the Dairy Queen, they were all over. Travelling in the US hard to find a place without a DQ. Living in Costa Rica has meant living with my DQ fix or travel to Panama, the only DQ’s in all of Central America, which I did on several occasions over the years.
While visiting Colombia I enjoyed my “Mimos”, the closest to DQ. Yes, McD has the same soft ice cream. So does KFC. And many others.
Yes, the same, but not the same.
Dairy Queen ice cream is made from whole milk, cream, milk solids, sugar, vanilla, and a natural stabilizer. It is pasteurized and homogenized. It comes to the store in a liquid form and is pumped into the machine where it is frozen down to 18º F for serving. Dairy Queen mix contains only 5% butterfat (the same as it has been since 1940) while ice cream and frozen custard are 10% or more.
Need I to say more?
So, walking through Multiplaza Ecazú Sunday I got a treat, a Dairy Queen. OK, it’s not open yet, an plans for a July opening have been delayed, yet I could not get over the emotion of the DQ logo and the words ‘Proximamente”.
Hopefully soon I can get my DQ fix regularly and balance is restored!