Dairy Queen has been supplying brain-freezes for a long, long time. The company is a leading franchisor of frozen treat stores with more than 5,900 quick-service restaurants, most of which operate under the Dairy Queen banner. Popular DQ ice cream treats include Blizzards, sundaes, and cones. Many of the stores also serve burgers, fries, and other items. In addition to its flagship chain, has about 700 Orange Julius locations offering blended fruit drinks and a small number of Karmelkorn stands that feature popcorn snacks.



Grasshopper Mouse Pie Blizzard

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  • Grasshopper Mousse Pie Blizzard, mint, chocolate chunks, whipped topping and graham cracker crust crumbles blended with soft serve and topped with whipped topping. Suggested $2.69 for a mini, $3.39 for a small, $3.89 for a medium and $4.39 for a large. 

Availability: Through March 2015

DIY Dessert Milkshakes

Don't throw away that leftover cake or pie! You can turn it into a delicious milkshake.  Use 1 part milk, 4 parts ice cream and 1 1/2 parts goodies (cake, cookie, brownie or pie), add syrup, sauce or whipped cream on top.

How To: Make the Ultimate Banana Split

How To: Make the Ultimate Banana Split

Want to make that banana split better? New York's Sugar and Plumm has a recipe that will blow up your sweet tooth. The secret ingredient: "really big scoops." Check out the recipe in the video above. Who thinks they can eat this beast all on their own?

Chips Ahoy Blizzard


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  • Chips Ahoy! Blizzard Treat:  a blend of chocolate chip cookies, chocolate topping, chocolate chunks and vanilla soft serve, $2.69 for a mini, $3.39 for a small, $3.89 for a medium and $4.39 for a large

Availability: Through August, 2014

Apple Pie Blizzard

Beginning September 2, 2014 the Dairy Queen system will introduce an Apple Pie Blizzard Treat as the September Blizzard of the Month and bring back fan favorite, the Pumpkin Pie Blizzard Treat, in a battle of two of America’s most popular pie flavors.

Available at participating Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill restaurants in September, the new Apple Pie Blizzard Treat is a sweet blend of real Granny Smith apple pie filling, cinnamon pie pieces and creamy DQ vanilla soft serve. The Pumpkin Pie Blizzard Treat is a delectable combination of pumpkin pie mix and crunchy pie pieces blended with creamy DQ vanilla soft serve.

Both Blizzard Treats are available in four sizes, including the popular Mini, and also can be served in a waffle cone.

Many Blizzard Treat flavors, including Apple Pie and Pumpkin Pie, can easily be made into DQ Cakes which are perfect for the first day of fall and other special events, such as birthdays and anniversaries.

The Dairy Queen system began blending simple combinations of cookies, chocolates, nuts, fruits and candies with DQ soft serve in 1985 to create the signature Blizzard Treat. The iconic treat has created the served upside down Blizzard culture and since then, one of a kind flavors such as Chocolate Candy Shop and Confetti Cake have delighted Dairy Queen fans as part of the featured Blizzard of the Month program, which began in 2003.

Brownie Milk Shakes


Serves 2

1 pint vanilla bean ice cream
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups crumbled brownies
2 square brownie pieces for garnish

In a blender, place all ingredients.  Cover; blend on low speed about 10 seconds or until smooth.  Add more milk if too thick.

Pour into glasses.  Garnish each glass with a brownie square.

Lemonade Chillers

Dairy Queen Copycat Recipe

16 ounces prepared lemonade like Country Time powdered drink mix
2 cups ice cube
2 tablespoons strawberry ice cream topping

Prepare 16 ounces of lemonade, I find that Country Time drink mix works very well. Prepare the lemonade according to the package directions. Place 16 ounces of lemonade, and 2 cups of ice in a blender. Blend until the ice is crushed completely. Place about two tablespoons of strawberry ice cream topping in the bottom of a glass, and then pour frozen lemonade over the strawberry topping.

Junkyard Burger or Dog

This is a LTO (Limited Time Offering) from Tastee Freeze that is Topped with french fries, chili, cheese, grilled onions and mustard.