You scream. We scream. We all scream for ice cream! Even though it is still wintery, it is only four days till spring begins. Today is a day of celebration for Dairy Queen as it commemorates its 75th anniversary of being open for business serving customers the “fan food not fast food.” Coincidentally, on the 75th calendar day of the year, this March 16th, participating Dairy Queen locations are offering a free vanilla small cone with the signature curl on the top to every customer which is limited to a single cone. Dairy Queen representatives have already stated that the company will be offering many food and treat innovations during the year to show their appreciation to their dedicated fans while celebrating being opened for 75 years, Dairy Queen even kicked off their celebration at the start of the year by featuring a birthday cake Oreo blizzard. On the behalf of Dairy Queen’s generosity, in turn, they are hoping that guests donate to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals which the company has sponsored for the past thirty years, in order to raise funds for children’s hospitals, medical research, and awareness of children’s health issues. These donations will help save and improve the lives of children that are currently being treated at the 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada. Ice cream always taste good during any season at any time despite the flavor but it will taste even better knowing that you could be helping children all around America. And if you happen to be a fan of Dairy Queen, stay informed for all their special events either with their website or for a particular location with Facebook.
New York Dairy Queen locations participating in Free Cone Day:
5366 Sunrise Highway, Massapequa, NY
3095 Hempstead Tpk., Levittown, NY
54 W 14th St. New York, NY
Staten Island Ferry St. George Terminal Staten Island, NY
Bay Plaza Mall Bronx, NY
37-39 Junction Blvd. Corona, NY
If you can’t make it to any of the Dairy Queen locations but still want some fresh ice cream to eat. Here is one of the simplest vanilla ice cream recipes.
- 3 cups whole milk
- 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 4 egg yolks
- ¾ cups granulated sugar
- Place the milk, vanilla bean and vanilla extract in a saucepan over medium heat and heat until almost boiling. Beat together the egg yolks and sugar. Remove the milk from the heat and whisk slowly into the egg mixture. Return the pot to the heat and stir until the mixture thickens slightly, approximately 3-4 minutes. Remove from the heat and discard the vanilla bean. Allow to cool (preferably overnight).
- Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions until the gelato is frozen and scoopable. Alternatively, place the mixture in a metal container and freeze, beating at 1-hour intervals, until the gelato is scoopable.
Recipe mostly adapted from: Savory Simple