A Definitive Ranking of the 9 Classic Dairy Queen Blizzards

I consider myself something of an ice cream connoisseur.

By that, I mean I eat a lot of ice cream. It's been my favorite dessert for as long as I can remember, and I have quite a few well-established opinions on the creamy treat.

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That's why I think I'm perfectly qualified to rank Dairy Queen's classic blizzards. Although they're all delicious, some of these are definitely better than others, if only by a slim margin.

Keep scrolling to read what I think of these tasty desserts.

9. M&M's Milk Chocolate Candies Blizzard

I'm not the biggest fan of M&M's on their own, and I'definitely not a fan of having these crunchy morsels in my dessert. They totally ruin the texture of the ice cream, especially because they often harden to the point of being nearly inedible. Beyond that already-annoying problem, the M&M's are also the only standout element in this blizzard. With nothing else to rely on, it's clearly the least impressive take on a classic treat.

M&M milk chocolate blizzard

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8. Turtle Pecan Cluster Blizzard

wanted to like the Turtle Pecan Cluster Blizzard so much. It includes pecan pieces, chocolate shavings and a healthy dose of caramel. As a total sucker for caramel, I thought this snack would be a real winner for me. Unfortunately—and I can't believe I'm going to say this—there was too much caramel. There was nothing else to balance out the flavor, which made the taste cloying and totally unpalatable after a few bites.

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7. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard

Cookie dough is a classic when it comes to ice cream-based desserts. Actually, cookie dough is a classic for desserts in general, but that doesn't make this Blizzard a winner. The real problem here is that the cookie dough isn't the soft and gooey stuff that we love to bite into. Much like M&M's ,the doughy morsels often become overly hard, making them a pain to eat rather than a joy. I'll eat the Cookie Dough Blizzard, but it's definitely not one of my favorites.
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6. Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Blizzard

Put peanut butter in anything and I'm pretty much guaranteed to be on board. The same is true for the Peanut Butter Cup Blizzard, but unfortunately I just don't like it as much as some of Dairy Queen's other offerings. Don't get me wrong, it's a tasty treat that I'm happy to eat. But at the end of the day, it's just Reeses mixed with vanilla soft serve. It's not unenjoyable by any means, but it's also not the most exciting Blizzard available.

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5. Heath Blizzard

I don't think I've ever eaten a Heath bar in my life, so I had absolutely no starting point for this Blizzard. However, it was a surprising success. It's definitely toffee-heavy from the Heath bar candy pieces, but in a way that's not at all unenjoyable. In fact, they add a satisfying crunch to the dessert. Unlike the Peanut Butter Cup Blizzard, this treat adds in extra layers of fudge that provide a much-needed extra flavor to the dessert. All in all, I was pretty pleased with the Heath Blizzard.

heath blizzard

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4. Choco Brownie Extreme Blizzard

Although the base of this dessert is vanilla ice cream, it tastes like a chocolate explosion. Brownie pieces, chocolate chunks and cocoa fudge are all blended together to create this chocolate-heavy dessert. I was worried it was going to be too rich, but it was simply perfect. It's definitely a win for chocolate-lovers, and the addition of the brownie pieces and chocolate chunks add varying textures that create interest with every bite. Basically, I had zero complaints about this chocolate masterpiece.

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3. Butterfinger Blizzard

Let me start by saying I'm not a fan of Butterfingers on their own. But apparently eating a Butterfinger in ice cream form is all I need to fall in love with this crunchy candy. That's why I had to put this treat so high on this list. There's a good texture to this ice cream, with a little bit of crunch to add some interest to the dessert. Beyond that, it has a nice underlying salty flavor that I'm completely obsessed with. The one downfall? The pieces of Butterfinger often get stuck in your teeth, which is one of my major complaints about the candy in general.

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2. Oreo Cookie Blizzard

Truly, it's hard to go wrong when you add Oreo to anything. It's one of the most versatile snacks, and it definitely holds its own in Blizzard form. There are plenty of Oreo pieces to go around, adding a satisfying crunch to the vanilla ice cream. It's creamy, delicious and a total classic, which truly makes it hard to beat.


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1. Salted Caramel Truffle Blizzard

Hard as it may be to beat the Oreo Blizzard, the Salted Caramel Truffle Blizzard does just that. This luxurious treat layers toffee pieces, fudge, chocolate chunks and salted caramel truffles together to create a genuinely decadent dessert experience. All those different elements may sound overwhelming in theory, but in practice they're perfectly combined to create an indulgent dessert I could eat any day.

salted caramel truffle blizzard

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