Lately, I have been craving ice cream confectioneries from Dairy Queen.
I didn't eat DQ treats that often when I lived in Houston. I think I indulged maybe once or twice per year.
But my DQ craving has been full on lately! Maybe because there is nothing like it here in Melbourne.
|Dipped ice cream cones from Dairy Queen|
These are examples of the cones from DQ. Chocolate dipped is by far the most popular. But strawberry dipped and butterscotch dipped are also available. I have been daydreaming about all three flavors lately.
Another favorite is the Dilly Bar. It is basically the same treat but with a wooden stick instead of a cone. It has quite a distinctive shape. These were my favorite as a child.
|DQ Dilly Bar|
Lastly, the Dairy Queen Blizzard. The Oreo Cookie Blizzard has a special place in my heart.
Missing the food from home is part of the living overseas experience. There's something romantic about pining away for the things that I took for granted living in The States. By living here in Melbourne, I learn to love my home more.
I also think that Dairy Queen is a bit of a Texas symbol. Dairy Queens are like the community centers of small towns in Texas. As they say, you are not a town unless you have a Dairy Queen!
I'm a bit of a health nut so DQ meals were not on my daily menu. But on road trips through the Texas country side, DQ could always be counted on for some comfort food and a deliciously sinful dessert!
I pine for thee, Dairy Queen. We shall be reunited in time!