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Something like Dairy Queen?

Does anyone have suggestions for a closer alternative for a Dairy Queen-like blizzard? It's a thick soft-serve ice cream with any variety of toppings mixed in. It's not a milkshake, and requires a spoon to eat. I'm having a blizzard craving and quick search shows a DQ in Reading, which is doable for me but on the far side. I'd also prefer something non-chain of course, and "local" to me is starting in Somerville.

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  1. I know you said not a chain but a McFlurry is the same thing more or less.

    1. I think Friendly has something like that-- a "Frienzy" or something or other.

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      1. re: newhound

        Yep Friend-z http://www.friendlys.com/menu/dessert...
        I think they are all using the same machine. The plastic spoon has a square hollow handle that snaps in the machine and does all the mixing right in the cup.

      2. Believe it or not, McDonald's serves a credible Dairy Queen like soft serve "Blizzard".

        1. I'm not positive but spun at powderhouse might do something like that with frozen yogurt.

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          1. re: joth68

            Spun is pretty much the antithesis of DQ. It's good, but not really a substitute.

            1. re: blink617

              Their name annoys me so much I can't go there. I prefer Berryline in flavor and texture, anyways. But agree w/ prior poster- nothing like Dairyqueen!

          2. Steves Ice Cream in Fanieul Hall. They will mix anything for you

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            1. re: Locutus

              Is there actually still a Steve's in Fanueil Hall? Or anywhere, for that matter?

              1. re: Locutus

                What part of "like Dairy Queen" don't you understand?

                Also, Steve's has been gone even longer than Herrell's.

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                Herrell's
                155 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134