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June 26, 2019

Dairy Queen Forecasts Blizzard of New Ice Cream Treats, Just in Time for Summer

Summer is a season full of memories and images. From sun-kissed beaches to the thrill of jumping into swimming pools for the first time of the year. The heat, the longer days and free time allow for more activities. Along with those activities comes food, and what summer would be complete without ice cream?

One of the more famous ice cream treats is the Dairy Queen Blizzard, known for a silky texture, frozen and blended so it can be held upside-down without falling out of the cup. Filled with other morsels, the Blizzard is ice cream at its most powerful, like a sundae without all the fuss and muss.This summer, like all summers, Dairy Queen is unveiling new flavors and combinations.

While the first Dairy Queen opened its doors in 1940, it wasn’t until 1985 that it sold its first Blizzard. Since then, it’s been a blizzard of evolution for the innovative frozen treat. Many classic flavors are staples, like the chocolate chip cookie dough and brownie varieties. But each year, Dairy Queen brings to life new creations of icy goodness.

In the summer of 2019, Dairy Queen is rolling out six new varieties of Blizzards. That’s almost one for every day of the week.

First, there’s the Oreo Cookie Jar flavor. You’ve heard of cookies and cream before, but Dairy Queen’s blizzard creators looked at that and shook their heads. They knew they could create something even better. The Oreo Cookie Jar Blizzard contains not just chunks of real Oreo cookies, but also pieces of chocolate chip cookies, as well as fudge, all swirled together with classic Dairy Queen vanilla ice cream.

There’s also the Summer Berry Cheesecake flavor, which is blended with pieces of raspberry, blackberry and blueberry cheesecakes, as well as the Cotton Candy flavor, with sprinkles of cotton candy goodness.

Dairy Queen is also unveiling the Caramel Cannonball, with three varieties of caramel treats blended inside for the lovers of the syrupy flavor. For any fans of the Brownie Blizzard, Dairy Queen has taken it to the next level with the Brownie Dough Blizzard Treat, basically the same thing, only this time blended with chunks of actual brownie dough.

Last but not least, Dairy Queen has taken a popular summer dessert and put it into a Blizzard with the S’Mores Delight Blizzard Treat, which contains chocolate bits filled with marshmallow and pieces of real graham cracker.

For true Dairy Queen fans, there are three extremely limited editions being released this summer. First is the Zero Gravity Blizzard, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, only available for one week from June 24 to 30. There’s also the Sour Patch Blizzard and Snickers Blizzards, available in June and July, respectively.

If you’ve had too many Blizzards lately, but you still want dessert on a budget, the Norman location is running two for $4 treat nights after 8 p.m. every day of the week. There are also Dairy Queen’s new CupFections, in both Brownie Oreo and Summer Berry varieties this year.

But what if you’re in the mood for something savory instead? Dairy Queen has you covered there, too. All summer long, the restaurant will offer two for $4 single cheeseburgers and two for $5 double cheeseburgers. Not to mention the new chicken and waffles basket, in which you can add a Belgian waffle to any chicken tender order. – BSM