Food of the Eighties, Mister Misty
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This was from Dairy Queen and sort of like a slurpee or slush puppy but it was icier and less foamy. You could pick from several flavors (lime, raspberry, cheery, etc). Don't know why they got rid of them--I miss them!
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HTP - June 20, 2007 - Report this comment
They still have them in the Southeast. Be wary though, they might try to put some whipped cream on top and ruin the taste!
Tiffany - November 25, 2007 - Report this comment
in Indiana they are called Artic Rush
courtney - March 27, 2008 - Report this comment
they used to be called something after mister misty, recently renamed arctic rush, I always get one and have them mix in soft serve with it, mmmmmmmmm!
Rob - March 24, 2009 - Report this comment
A family friend owned a DQ so I got all the free ice cream I wanted, hum, maybe that is why I am overweight. Kiwi-Strawberry was the best.
megan from vancouver - March 24, 2009 - Report this comment
these are still made--now called artic rush. i always had whipped cream on mine. blue raspberry or cherry are the best
Todd - November 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Political correctness killed Mister Misty. The company changed the name to "Arctic Rush" because someone complained Mister was too masculine and offended their sensibilities. Regardless, I still order Mister Misty whenever the machines aren't broken (which is often)--a dessert that proved guys could be sweet, too!
bob - December 24, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember Mister Misty around 1971.My hippyish friends and I couln't afford alot so it was a large fries and Mister Misties all around.They were sweet and tasty and cold.It was in Nova Scotia and I remember something frozen in a tube as well along with something called a dilly bar.All very tasty!
Joe from Boston - August 24, 2011 - Report this comment
Didn't D.Q. use to make a "Orange Freeze " ? Tasted like Orange Sherbert but "WICKED COLD " !!! I know they made um up in New England for years.
Charlie - February 13, 2014 - Report this comment
After Mr. Misty they were called misty slush before arctic rush
Kathy - March 08, 2014 - Report this comment
The lime Mr. Misty was sooooo good.
DonnaMarie113 - September 05, 2015 - Report this comment
When I order a Mister Misty float, I cannot use the term "Arctic Rush." It sounds and feels unnatural. Embarrassingly, I take the "safe road" and order a Blue Raspberry Float.
Arnild - November 26, 2015 - Report this comment
I remember getting them from A&W root beer
GregP - December 13, 2015 - Report this comment
I used to work at DQ in the late 1970's. Mr. Misty was a slushy drink that was kinda like the equivalent of a drinkable snow cone. Each store would have a range of flavors (cherry, blueberry, raspberry, etc) in pump bottles that were very reminiscent of the same flavors you would use on a snow cone. You could also use soft drinks for flavoring (a root beer Mr. Misty was relatively commonly ordered). What many people don't know is that the base slush was sweet and had a light citrus flavor too it. Note that Mr. Misty is NOT the same thing as an Orange Julius - which is a completely different product DQ offered in some of its stores.
Barbara - May 24, 2016 - Report this comment
Mr. Mistys were for sale in the 1960's in Manchester, NH. My grandfather would hand me a quarter to get a Dilly Bar or a Buster Bar (round cup shaped with nuts and caramel and vanilla ice cream with a chocolate coating). Dilly Bars were 10 cents.
Sandra - May 15, 2017 - Report this comment
Courtney~ Back in the day, a Mr. Misty mixed with soft serve was called a Freeze. I don't think it's officially on the menu any longer, but I still order it. "A cherry Arctic Rush with soft serve, please." :)
tori - July 31, 2017 - Report this comment
Fond memories of my parents taking me to DQ as a kid in the 70s in New England. ALWAYS ordered an Orange Freeze (vanilla soft serve with orange soda). I think the last time I had one was probably early 90s. Our local DQ (I'm now in the Carolinas) doesn't even have orange soda anymore or Orange flavoring for the slush (Artic whatever... lol, It'll always be a Mr Misty to me!). Miss those Orange Freezes!
Micheal - June 10, 2018 - Report this comment
The Mister Misty machine was originally called the DeLush. The machine was designed and first used in a Wichita, Kansas Dairy Queen. One of the inventors was also the first person to put a hot kitchen in a Dairy Queen (before these were labelled - Brazier locations). When the patent was bought up by Dairy Queen they changed the name to Mr. Misty. It was released to the mass market around 1960 or 1961. I know this because he was my grandfather. That man put smiles on more faces than anyone else I have ever met.

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