Dairy Queen Oreo Blizzard Ice Cream (2 Ingredient Copycat Recipe)

Dairy Queen Oreo Blizzard is a classic ice cream treat that has been around for years. The combination of soft-serve vanilla ice cream and Oreos is a match made in heaven. You can recreate this ice cream treat at home.

homemade Dairy Queen Oreo Blizzard in a glass

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Over 100 million DQ Blizzards sold

This ice cream treat was first created in 1985. Other chains have tried to put their own spin on this frosty treat, but it was the DQ that first originated this sublime dessert. The DQ Blizzard is the pinnacle of creamy vanilla soft serve ice cream. Everyone looks forward to the Blizzard of the month. They also serve some flavors that are limited-edition Blizzards and available for a limited time. It’s really hard to beat a blizzard treat.

These soft-serve ice cream treats are so thick that they are turned upside down just to show you how thick your Blizzard is! Favorite flavors are Reeses Pieces, Butterfinger, Oreo, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, and M&M’s.

What goes in a Blizzard ice cream?

You are going to find lots of different ingredients in a Blizzard. When I worked at a local Dairy Queen in Texas when I was in high school we offered about 30 different blizzards.

Blizzards are combinations of creamy DQ vanilla soft serve, Sundae toppings, and candies, and so much more. The possibilities are endless!! One thing that should not go into a Blizzard is any milk. This confection is ice cream and toppings only!

Oreo Blizzard Ingredients

There are two simple ingredients in an Oreo Blizzard.

  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Oreo cookies

If you have these on hand, you can make this tasty treat anytime.

Oreo blizzard ingredients

Variations on Dairy Queen Blizzards

  • Chocolate Chip Blizzard – Add two tablespoons Magic Shell ice cream topping
  • M&M Blizzard – Add two tablespoons of M&M’s and a teaspoon or two of chocolate syrup
  • Butterfinger – Add two tablespoons of Butterfinger, and 1/2 a tablespoon of hot fudge
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup – Add a couple of Reese’s peanut butter cups instead of Oreo cookies
  • Use Mint Oreos – This would make a Mint Oreo Blizzard this one has the refreshing taste of cool mint flavor! Add a little food coloring and you have a world-famous DQ Blizzard for St. Patrick’s Day

How to Make a Blizzard at Home

  • Allow the ice cream to soften at room temperature until it just begins to melt. 
  • Place ice cream into a blender.
  • Blend until the ice cream becomes soft and looks like pudding, you want to see creamy vanilla ice cream in the blender.
  • Add half of the crumbled Oreo pieces and pulse once or twice. 
  • Pour the blended ice cream into a glass.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cookie crumbs on the top of the Blizzard.
oreo blizzard and oreo cookies in a cookie jar
Can vanilla ice cream be substituted for frozen yogurt or non-dairy ice cream?

Yes, you can make the changes as you need. Simply let the frozen yogurt or non-dairy ice cream melt and become soft before you use it.

Can DQ Blizzards also be made with a stand mixer or food processor if I don’t have a blender?

Unless you need to make Blizzards for the whole family I don’t recommend a stand mixer. It shouldn’t be necessary to bring out the stand mixer. I would suggest that you also avoid the food processor, it would pulverize the mix-ins too much.

I hope you give this classic DQ Blizzard a try! You can make one of these any time of year! The possibilities for mix-ins are limited by only your imagination. You may want to try mixing in chocolate chip cookies, frosted animal cookies, chewy brownie pieces, the candy bar of your choice. You really can make DQ’s blizzards at home! Share in the comments your favorite flavor combination!

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homemade Dairy Queen Oreo Blizzard in a glass

Dairy Queen Oreo Cookie Blizzard

Make your own homemade Dairy Queen Oreo Cookie Blizzard at home. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dairy Queen Oreo Cookie Blizzard, Oreo Blizzard
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 1157kcal


  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream softened
  • 6 Oreo cookies crushed


  • Allow the ice cream to soften at room temperature until it just begins to melt. 
  • Place ice cream into a blender.
  • Blend until the ice cream becomes liquefied.
  • Add half of the crushed Oreo cookies and pulse once or twice. 
  • Pour the blended ice cream into a glass.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cookie crumbs on the top of the Blizzard.


Calories: 1157kcal | Carbohydrates: 144g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 57g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Cholesterol: 174mg | Sodium: 648mg | Potassium: 942mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 113g | Vitamin A: 1665IU | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 523mg | Iron: 6.6mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Regina

    Does Dairy Queen really use vanilla ice cream? This may seem like an ignorant question, but I normally do not like vanilla ice cream at least by itself. I figured it was vanilla but maybe they added some things to it as it tastes more like milk or cream:

      • Saphiraice

        Their soft serve is ice milk, which when ran through the machine freezes it to soft serve consistency. It has less milk fat and is a bit healthier tgan regular ice cream. I worked at DQ ehen i was in high school..

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