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.



New Friendly's Sundae Cups

Friendly’s Ice Cream Expands Iconic Sundae Cup Lineup

Friendly’s Ice Cream, LLC, the operator of over 250 Friendly’s restaurants and a manufacturer of ice cream products distributed in over 8,000 retail outlets, is excited to introduce ten new, one of a kind sundae cups to supermarket freezers across the Northeast. Available now at local grocery stores, ice cream enthusiasts can take their pick of eight new everyday flavors, including Strawberry Cake Krunch and Cherry Chocolate Chunk, along with two limited edition options like Wattamelon, a unique take on Friendly’s beloved Wattamelon Roll, and Crayola Color Me Sundae, a sundae cup version of Friendly’s Crayola Decorate Your Own Ice Cream Cake. A staple at birthday parties and a must-have for everyday celebrations, Friendly’s sundae cups provide an element of convenience with their individual sizing and tops, which allow for easy, on-the-go snacking and storage.

Friendly’s newest additions to the sundae cup family include the following rich and creamy flavors: 
  • Candy Bar - nougat ice cream covered with rich fudge and caramel topping, milk chocolate chips and chocolate-coated peanuts
  • Chocolate Cake Krunch - layers of chocolate ice cream separated chocolaty crunchies, all topped with fudge and additional chocolaty crunchies
  • Salted Caramel Cake Krunch - two layers of salted caramel ice cream separated by a layer of chocolaty crunchies topped with caramel sauce and more chocolaty crunchies
  • Cherry Chocolate Chunk - cherry ice cream with real cherry pieces topped with fudge, whipped topping and chocolate flakes
  • Heath - toffee ice cream loaded with Heath candy that’s topped with caramel, fudge and chocolate flakes
  • Strawberry Cake Krunch - layers of strawberry and vanilla ice cream separated by layer of pink & white vanilla crunchies, topped with strawberry sauce, whipped topping and more crunchies
  • Original Chocolate Fudge - chocolate ice cream topped with fudge, whipped topping and chocolate chunks
  • Original Caramel Sundae - vanilla ice cream topped with caramel sauce, whipped topping and chocolate chunks
  • Crayola Color Me Sundae - layers of green and yellow vanilla flavored ice cream topped with blue marshmallow whipped topping and colored sprinkles
  • Wattamelon - refreshing watermelon sherbet mixed with chocolate chips that’s topped with green icing and chocolate flakes

Friendly’s sundae cups retail for $1.49-$1.69 and are available for purchase in select local grocery stores in Vermont, New York, Maine, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Connecticut. The limited edition Wattamelon sundae cup will be available March through September, and the Crayola Color Me Sundae will be available March through January. Friendly’s new sundae cups will be sold in conjunction with the brand’s existing six sundae cup flavors, which include Original Fudge, REESE’S Peanut Butter Cup, REESE’S Pieces, Ice Cream Cake, Jim Dandy, and Cookie Dough.

Peanut Buster Parfait

Dairy Queen Restaurant Copycat Recipe 

1 pint vanilla ice cream, softened
1 cup hot fudge
1/4 cup roasted Spanish peanuts, unsalted

Using two 1 1/2 cup glasses or sturdy plastic cups, pour 1 inch hot fudge into the bottom of each glass. Fill the glass with the softened ice cream to about halfway. Pour in another 1 inch of hot fudge, then fill to a little below the brim with more ice cream. Finish off the top of the parfait with more hot fudge and a sprinkling of the peanuts. Makes 2 servings.

New Menu Items at Cold Stone Creamery

Cold Stone Creamery New Items:

  • Shark Week Frenzy: Blue Sweet Cream ice cream, graham cracker pie crust and gummy sharks
  • The Great Blue Cupcake: Layers of yellow cake and Blue Sweet Cream ice cream topped with blue fluffy frosting and a gummy shark

Availability: Through July 14, 2015

New Menu Items at Carvel

Carvel New Items: 

  • Oreo Cookie Soft Ice Cream: Vanilla base blended with ground Oreo cookies, dispensed as soft serve
  • Hand-Scooped Oreo Cookie Ice Cream: Vanilla base blended with ground Oreo cookies, spun into ice cream and blended with larger cookie pieces 
  • Oreo Cookie Sundae Dasher: Oreo soft serve layered with hot fudge and topped with whipped cream and Oreo cookie pieces 
  • Oreo Cookie Shake: Oreo soft serve blended with Oreo cookie pieces
  • Oreo Lil’ Rounders: A sandwich of Oreo soft serve wedged between two chocolate crackers 
  • Oreo Cake: Oreo pieces folded into vanilla ice cream topped with a layer of Oreo pieces, another layer of vanilla ice cream, fudge and more Oreo pieces

Availability: Through May 31, 2016


Carvel New Items:

  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Soft Ice Cream: Vanilla soft serve flavored with Reese’s peanut butter
  • Hand Scooped Reese’s Ice Cream: Peanut butter ice cream with swirls of peanut butter sauce, chocolate and chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, 
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Sundae Dasher: Reese’s Peanut Butter ice cream on top of peanut butter sauce, mixed with peanut butter cups and topped with fudge and whipped cream
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Shake: Reese’s Peanut Butter soft serve, milk, peanut butter sauce and chocolate syrup
  • Flying Saucers: Reese’s Peanut Butter soft serve between two chocolate crackers,
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Hidden Treasure Cone: Reese’s Peanut Butter ice cream in a cone with chunks of peanut better cups hidden inside, coated in a chocolate shell

Availability: Through Sept. 13 2015

New Menu Items at Baskin Robbins

Baskin-Robbins New Item: 

  • Sour Patch Kids Redberry Blast, red raspberry and marshmallow flavored ice creams with a Redberry Sour Patch Kids ribbon, price varies by size and location.

Availability: Flavor of The Month for April 2016


Baskin-Robbins New Items:

  • Chocoholic’s Resolution (pictured): Swiss style chocolate ice cream with chocolate ganache cake pieces, white caramel filled cups and a chocolate ganache flavored ribbon

Availability: Flavor of the month for January 2016.

  • Vanilla Pomegranate Parfait Frozen Yogurt: Vanilla flavored frozen yogurt and granola clusters swirled with a pomegranate ribbon
  • Orange Sherbet: Citrus sherbet made with oranges
  • Rock ’n Pop Swirl: Green grape flavored sherbet, purple green apple flavored sherbet and popping candy
  • Icing on the Cake: Cake flavored ice cream with cake pieces, frosting bits and a candy confetti ribbon

Availability: At participating locations through January 2016


Baskin Robbins New Items:

  • Trick Oreo Treat: Vanilla flavored ice cream with Oreo cookie, Baby Ruth and Butterfinger pieces mixed in, price varies by size and location
  • Piñata Pumpkin Patch Cake (pictured): Choice of ice cream in a cake decorated like a jack-o-lantern, with a candy-filled center, price varies by size and location

Availability: Through October 2015


Baskin Robbins New Item: 

  • Oreo Malt Madness: Chocolate malt-flavored ice cream with Oreo cookie pieces and a chocolate sea salt cookie flavored ribbon, price varies by size and location
Availability: Through August 2015


Baskin Robbins New Item: 

  • Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee ’N Donut Ice Cream, coffee and doughnut flavored ice cream with doughnut pieces and a chocolate flavored icing ribbon, available in a cup, cone, milkshake, sundae or Cappuccino Blast (coffee, ice cream, ice, whipped cream and cinnamon)

Availability: Flavor of the Month for June 2015

New Menu Items at Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen New Items:

  • Royal Oreo Blizzard: Vanilla soft serve blended with Oreo pieces and filled with a center of chocolate fudge
  • Royal New York Cheesecake Blizzard: Vanilla soft serve blended with cheesecake pieces and graham cracker, filled with a strawberry center
  • Royal Rocky Road Brownie Blizzard: Vanilla soft serve blended with brownies, peanuts and fudge, filled with a marshmallow center

Availability: Permanent


Dairy Queen New Items: 

  • Chicken Bruschetta Artisan Style Sandwich (pictured): Grilled chicken topped with lettuce and chopped tomatoes seasoned with basil and other Italian herbs and drizzled with balsamic glaze, served on a hot basil cheese focaccia roll.

Availability: Through the end of May 2016

  • Grasshopper Mousse Pie Blizzard Treat: Mint, chocolate chunks, whipped topping and crumbled graham cracker pie crust blended with vanilla soft serve and topped with whipped topping

Availability: Flavor of the month for March 2016


Dairy Queen New Item: 

  • Rolo Minis Blizzard: Pieces of Rolo candy (caramel wrapped in milk chocolate), blended with soft serve. Suggested prices: $2.69 for a mini, $3.39 for a small, $3.89 for a medium and $4.39 for a large.

Availability: Through August 2015


Dairy Queen Corp. is rolling out several lines of sweet and savory menu items prepared using new ovens that are being introduced across the franchisor’s various brands. Included in the new DQ Bakes! platform are three Snack Melts priced around $1.79-$1.99, three Artisan-Style Oven Fresh Sandwiches, priced around $3.59-$3.99, and three Hot Desserts à la Mode, priced around $3.89-$4.09.

The new SNACK MELTS are:
  • Buffalo Chicken: A flour tortilla filled with grilled chicken, buffalo sauce, ranch dressing and Cheddar cheese, toasted in the oven;
  • Chicken Bacon BBQ: A flour tortilla filled with grilled chicken, barbecue sauce, hickory smoked bacon and Cheddar cheese, toasted in the oven; and
  • Chicken Quesadilla: A flour tortilla filled with grilled chicken, tomatoes, onions, California black olives, Cheddar cheese and Monterey Jack cheese, toasted in the oven.

  • Chicken Bacon Ranch: Grilled marinated chicken breast, aged Swiss cheese, hickory smoked bacon, ranch dressing, tomato and chopped lettuce on a ciabatta roll, served hot from the oven;
  • Chicken Mozzarella: Batter fried chicken strips, mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce, served hot from the oven on a basil cheese focaccia roll; and
  • Turkey BLT: Oven roasted turkey, aged Swiss cheese and hickory smoked bacon topped with mayonnaise, tomato and chopped lettuce, served hot out of the oven on a ciabatta roll.
  • Triple Chocolate Brownie: A warm chocolate brownie made with a blend of milk, semisweet and bittersweet chocolates, topped with chocolate sauce and chocolate chunks;
  • Apple Tart: Flaky dessert crust topped with Granny Smith apples, rolled oats, butter and brown sugar, drizzled with caramel; and
  • Fudge Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie: A warm chocolate chip cookie with a gooey fudge center.


Dairy Queen New Item: 

Jurassic Smash Blizzard Treat, vanilla soft serve blended with peanut butter cookies,  chocolate chip cookie dough bites and chocolate chunks, topped with a peanut butter drizzle, served  in Jurassic World branded cups

Availability: Through June 2015

Grasshopper Mouse Pie Blizzard

Dairy Queen NewItem: 

  • 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.