Dairy Queen Launches Zero Gravity Blizzard to Honor Moon Landing Anniversary

Published 06-24-2019

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That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for dessert lovers. Dairy Queen is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with a new limited-edition Zero Gravity Blizzard treat. It's sure a lot tastier than the freeze-dried bricks of "astronaut ice cream" you find in museum gift shops, and it's much more Instagrammable too.

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The Zero Gravity Blizzard honors America's space legacy, and also looks like something the Jetsons would eat. Its swirly blue appearance somewhat resembles Earth as seen from space, and it's dotted with colorful sprinkles that look like stars and planets. The treat also features Oreo cookie pieces and sweet cotton candy topping, all blended with vanilla soft serve.

Like all Blizzards, this one defies gravity, as it is served upside down or the diner is given their next blizzard for free. It's available at participating Dairy Queen locations beginning June 24 and offered while supplies last.

In case you need a history refresher, NASA's Apollo 11 lunar mission touched down on the moon on July 20, 1969. Astronaut Neil Armstrong was the first human to step on the lunar service, followed by Buzz Aldrin, while command module pilot Michael Collins stayed in orbit.

DQ is really mooning over the moon landing anniversary. In addition to the spacy treat, there's a free space-themed Zero Gravity playlist that can be downloaded on Spotify. Songs include David Bowie's "Space Oddity," Elton John's "Rocketman" and R.E.M.'s "Man on the Moon." If you're craving ice cream as the summer rolls on, you're not alone, and these wild ice cream trucks may have something just as insane as this Blizzard.

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