I figured Dairy Queen must have something coffee-flavored, and I figured right — they have the MooLatte. I would not have bothered trying it if not for this blog and now, in retrospect, I will most likely never try it again. This isn’t to say DQ doesn’t have good chocolate malts and Blizzards, they just don’t make very good blended coffee simulations.
The MooLatte is a variation on their “Freeze” variety, which means it had a lot of sugar and little ice chunks in it. From what I saw, it contains a large shot of their Freeze base, a few squirts of coffee syrup, a squirt of mocha, a shot of ice cream and whipped cream on top.
Perhaps the fact that it contains no real coffee rubbed me the wrong way since I had not had any coffee all day and thus the drink did nothing to appease my fiending brain.
I understand what Dairy Queen was trying to communicate by naming this coffee-esque slushy the “MooLatte” — “Hey guys, this is Dairy Queen’s version of a latte!” — but I think they could have done a lot better. When I hear “MooLatte” I picture espresso mixed with milk that went from the cow’s udder directly into my cup with no pasteurization in between. Enter the Dairy Queen barn, they make the espresso, a cow mooed, and thus my MooLatte came into the world.
If you were considering trying one of Dairy Queen’s MooLatte’s, I would recommend a dipped cone or a chili dog instead.