- 7035 S. Cedar Street
- Lansing, MI 48911
- (517) 268-1264
- No Known Website
- No Online Menu
- Original Review (4/11/08)
J must have been reading my mind this afternoon. When she came home for dinner the first thing she said wasn’t “hi.” It was, “I’m craving ice cream.” That’s funny because I was craving ice cream too. I was going to suggest making a quick run to Dairy Dan after dinner, but she beat me to it.
Dairy Dan is our go to when it comes to ice cream. It was the first place we found after moving here because it’s just down the street from our apartment on South Cedar Street near the Lansing city limits. The building is a walk up that’s only open in the summer. They opened for the season just a few weeks ago. We drove by all winter bummed that we couldn’t stop and get ice cream.
There is a drive-up window at Dairy Dan, but I prefer getting out and walking up to the window, so I parked under the sign and made the short walk to the window. I know I wanted a Flurry, but I wanted to let J get a look at the other items. Like most ice cream shops in this area, they put pictures of all their creations in the window so you know what you’re ordering.
We ended up both getting peanut butter cup flurries. J got a small and I asked for a medium, but they don’t have medium. It’s just small or large. I didn’t really want a large, but I thought I wanted more than a small. I should have just went with the small because the large was huge. It was too much ice cream. My tummy hurt the rest of the night. Sure, I didn’t have to eat it, but flurries just aren’t that good if you put them in the freezer.
The big difference between Dairy Dan’s flurries and DQ’s Blizzard is the topping. Dairy Dan puts extra candy pieces on top then finishes it off with whipped cream and a cherry. I let J take the cherry off mine and I usually push most of the whipped cream off. I just want the ice cream.
Our two flurries cost a little over eight bucks. J thought that was higher than last year, but I don’t think I usually order the large. I think I usually get the small, but it was my first of the season, so I guess I forgot.
I know for a fact this won’t be our only trip to Dairy Dan this summer. If my stomach has anything to say about it, it will be a weekly trip.