Though criticized for her refusal to abandon monarchy, the Dairy Queen's excellent human-rights record puts the Prime Rib Minister, whose hands are stained with insurgent jus, to shame. Pay tribute to one of history's greatest confectionery leaders with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of frozen treats at Dairy Queen/Orange Julius’s Fairfield location.
Dairy Queen's decadent menu offers a cool respite to sun-drenched souls. Celebrating its 26th year, their signature Blizzard ($2.75–$6) blends chunks of M&Ms, Butterfingers, and other classic candies with creamy soft serve; milkshakes ($3.15–$4.25) put spoons to shame with their refreshing strawability. This location harnesses the relentless power of the Blizzard alongside the brightly colored grace and dignity of Orange Julius drinks ($3.75–$4.75) and fruit smoothies ($3.95–$5.95) with real fruit and options for nutritional boosts to create a sweet-treat superpower.
Dairy Queen/Orange Julius
From its humble beginnings in Kankakee, Illinois, in 1938, Dairy Queen has grown from a delicious experiment in soft-serve ice cream to a household name with more than 5,900 restaurants around the world. The shop's signature frozen delights are built upon a frosty foundation of creamy chocolate or vanilla soft serve, which swirls idyllically into cones, cups, overturned top hats, sundaes, Peanut Buster parfaits, and the chain's iconic Blizzard treats, blended with crumbled candy and other mix-ins. Ice-cream cakes cleverly conceal a surprise filling of fudge and chocolate crunch between layers of vanilla and chocolate ice cream, providing sweet, sliceable sustenance for birthday parties and other special occasions.
Fruit rules the roost on the other side of the slushy emporium, where Orange Julius blends its signature frothy drinks crafted from fruit juice, ice, and a "magic” powdered sweetener that explains why they disappear from most customers’ cups minutes after the first delicious sip. Real fruit purée forms the basis for the shop's smoothies, which also come in diet-friendly light versions that boast 150 calories or fewer.