Dairy Queen Revives Holiday Treat Just in Time for Christmas

Dairy Queen fans can rejoice, because one beloved holiday treat is finally returning to the Dairy Queen menu just in time for Christmas. The ice cream chain marked the start of December by returning the festive Candy Cane Chill Blizzard Treat to restaurants nationwide, though the delectably pepperminty treat is not here to stay.

Said to take "peppermint flavor to the next level," the Candy Cane Chill Blizzard Treat is made with peppermint candy cane pieces and choco chunks that are blended into Dairy Queen's world-famous soft serve ice cream. DQ says the treat "celebrates the classic form of holiday cheer," with the mix of minty, chocolatey flavors making it "the perfect, creamy introduction to the most wonderful time of the year." The holiday-themed blizzard is not here to last, though, as it is only a limited-time offering that will disappear after the holiday season. DQ hasn't provided a specific date for that just yet.

"Candy canes are a holiday delicacy – they're here and gone in a flash, and that's all part of their charm," DQ's description of the Candy Cane Chill Blizzard Treat reads. "Our Candy Cane Chill Blizzard Treat is here just in time to help you celebrate the holiday season. So grab your winter coat, your mittens, and your scarf because this Blizzard Treat captures the cold weather in the best possible way, and we're welcoming the peppermint chill with open arms. Don't miss out on your favorite peppermint-flavored treat!"

News of the Blizzard Treat's return to menus was met with plenty of fanfare. After DQ shared the announcement on Instagram, the comments section flooded with remarks from DQ lovers ready to place their order. One person wrote, "Yes!!! Can't wait! I love anything peppermint," with another person adding, "my literal favorite combo." Somebody else said it was their "personal favorite." One person even offered up some advice on how to make the Blizzard Treat even tastier, sharing, "adding brownie bites to this is even better."


The Candy Cane Chill Blizzard Treat can be found at participating DQ locations nationwide for a limited time during the holiday season only. Other Blizzard Treats on the menu include the Sea Salt Toffee Fudge Blizzard Treat, the Reese's Pieces Cookie Blizzard Treat, and the Oreo Mocha Fudge Blizzard Treat, among others. The menu also includes the Frozen Hot Chocolate, which was introduced in November and "brings the comfort of hot cocoa in delicious frozen form."