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 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:

  • 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 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 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.

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


Dairy Queen New Item

  • 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