Dairy Queen Kicks Off Wave of Fall-Flavored Food with Pumpkin Pie Blizzard

by Amy Myers

While the summer heat scorches on, Dairy Queen is giving fans a reason to look forward to Fall. Three words:

Pumpkin. Pie. Blizzard.

From coffee to baked goods to just about any sweet treat you can possibly imagine, pumpkin becomes an essential ingredient of them all. For some reason, that extra ingredient plus the classic spices that go with it create a cozy effect, making us willing to trade long, sunny days in short sleeves to cold nights in a warm sweater. Thankfully, Dairy Queen is honoring its annual tradition of featuring pumpkin-centered items on its menu. Starting August 30, the Pumpkin Pie Blizzard will once again be available. Also back for its second year is the delectable Pumpkin Cookie Butter Shake.

Dairy Queen Gives Customers the Full Fall Experience

Whether you prefer to sip through a straw or dip with a spoon, Dairy Queen has you covered for all of your fall-flavored cravings. Unlike some coffee and ice cream chains, these treats don’t have just a hint of pumpkin flavor. Rather, Dairy Queen commits to giving its royal subjects the full pumpkin pie experience.

The Pumpkin Pie Blizzard features vanilla soft-serve ice cream with real pieces of pumpkin pie, topped with whipped cream and a bit of nutmeg. It’s like having your Thanksgiving dessert in a cup!

Meanwhile, the Pumpkin Cookie Butter Shake has vanilla soft-serve ice cream, milk, pumpkin puree and cinnamon spice cookie butter. Of course, like its predecessor, the shake comes with whipped cream and nutmeg, too. Forget your diet for a day and indulge in one of these limited-offer treats while they’re still available.

Last year, Dairy Queen also had other fall-flavored treats for those that aren’t a part of the pumpkin-spice craze. Of course, the Caramel Apple Pie Blizzard, was the favorite of the bunch, as it was the frozen version of the staple dessert. The Blizzard featured the usual vanilla soft-serve base with real apple pie pieces and caramel-coated truffles. Of course, no pie-inspired dessert would be complete without a whipped cream topping.

Other Blizzard flavors on last year’s fall menu included Brownie Dough, Choco Dipped Strawberry, Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough and OREO Mocha Fudge. These might not be the most traditional fall treats, but they were a welcome addition to the regular menu.

While it’s not clear if these special edition desserts will be returning to the Dairy Queen menu this cozy season, we can hope that the sweet treats made enough of an impact last year that they will become a regular part of the changing seasons. Either way, Dairy Queen is making us ready for crisp leaves and campfires.