You know, I came across the beloved but long lost Cotton Candy blizzard while searching for potential April Fool's joke this year so imagine my great surprise when we heard the news that it has returned after a long hiatus (five years I believe). To make things a little more exciting, they started serving it a few days early... the nice server even handed it to me upside down :)
Dairy Queen Cotton Candy Blizzard
Cotton candy and sprinkles blended with creamy vanilla soft serve
Not quite as colorful as I imagined...
Despite not being perfectly blended on top, I liked it from bite number one and my love grew from there. I now understand why people clamored for this one to come back. When you dial in cotton candy softserve, there is just this great soft texture to sugary flavor balance that is hard to beat. It hits this special sweet spot and yeah, I'm loving every bite.
I did need to work the blizzard a little as the cotton candy flavor wasn't 100% uniform at first, but after a little bit of thoughtful scooping I got things going. There wasn't a ton of sprinkle action going on for awhile, and admittedly I was thinking about if I wanted a little more excitement, but then there were some larger bits near the bottom and they were great. They have a really nice, easy sugary crunch. Just little bursts of crisp flavor. I'd say add another scoopful of them to be safe but would that over-flavor the oh so pleasant base?
Yeah, I made short work of that blizzard. Rarely do I want a second one (a small is usually sufficient) but boy do I want another one today. Now granted the lingering sweetness is a little much, a couple of french fries wouldn't hurt right now, but still, I enjoyed every single bite of this blizzard. Oh man, I hope they serve this one all summer long!
Ok, in closing, this was an awesome blizzard and I hope to sneak this in to my routine on multiple occasions for as long as it's available. A small part of me is tempted to throw in another mix in like "crust" pieces, but I'm going to sleep on that. If you are stoked for it's return, or just happy to finally try it for the first time, let us know!
Wait, what if there was a royal shake version?!? Doh! "royal" shakes are off the menu!
Buy Again? YES YES YES
Note: This was available for May ONLY though I had hoped it would stick around all summer long. It feels like a missed opportunity, but hopefully it will come back around next year.