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Dairy Queen Doesn't Serve Real Ice Cream, But We Still Love it


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Dairy Queen is legendary for their creamy soft serve ice cream, from candy-filled Blizzards to decadent sundaes. Whether you're on a road trip or simply looking for a sweet treat, Dairy Queen has always been the spot when it comes to ice cream. However, one detail about this frozen confection may surprise you- Dairy Queen ice cream isn't actually real ice cream.

Why Is Dairy Queen Not Called Ice Cream?

In fact, the fast-food restaurant admits this itself, saying "to be categorized as ice cream, the minimum butterfat content must be 10 percent, and our soft-serve has only 5 percent butterfat." Who knew there were such specific rules when it comes to this frozen treat!

Despite the fact that this beloved fast food ice cream is actually soft-serve, sweets-lovers across American have long depended on it for a sugary, creamy fix. Dairy Queen's famous soft serve can be enjoyed in many ways, from chocolate ice cream delights like the Choco Brownie Extreme Blizzard to classics like the New York Cheesecake Blizzard.

Since the creation of the Blizzard in 1985, Dairy Queen has made their mark on America with their cups of creamy milkshake-esque desserts. You might start your meal with a Crispy Chicken Strips Salad or a Bacon Cheese Grillburger with a side of Onion Rings or French Fries, but it's not a true Dairy Queen trip if you don't end it with a creamy Blizzard full of candy chunks.

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What Ice Cream Flavors Does Dairy Queen Have?

When it comes to Dairy Queen's ice cream (or should I say soft serve) flavors, there's an option for anyone. To enjoy a classic sweet, it's hard to go wrong with a classic Vanilla Cone or Chocolate Coated Waffle Cone. As for the limited time items, the menu currently includes a Sea Salt Toffee Fudge Blizzard, Reese's Pieces Cookie Dough Blizzard, Oreo Mocha Fudge Blizzard, and a Choco dipped Strawberry Blizzard.

These decadent flavors are ideal as a reward for holiday shopping! The fast food chain also has signature creations like the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard, Turtle Pecan Cluster Blizzard, and Choco Brownie Extreme Blizzard. For those who are there for the candy, choose between an Oreo Cookie Blizzard Treat, Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Blizzard Treat, Butterfinger, and more.

For something a little fancier, the Royal New York Cheesecake Blizzard and Royal Ultimate Chocolate Brownie Blizzard are not ones to pass by. To get even more indulgent, the Hot Fudge Sundae, Banana Split, and Triple Chocolate Brownie are for those with a serious sweet tooth.

Dairy Queen even has an option for those with food allergies. The Non-Dairy Dilly Bar is gluten-free, dairy-free and plant-based, made from coconut cream. To enjoy on a large scale, there are also Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cakes to celebrate holidays and events with creamy, Dairy Queen (soft serve) deliciousness!

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