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2023 Dairy Queen Blizzard Lineup & Full Nutrition Breakdown

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There is no arguing that the DQ Blizzard is one of the best desserts out there.

Creamy, thick, indulgent, and just straight delicious. It’s simply in a league of its own.

If you’re reading this post, that means you are also curious about Dairy Queen’s Blizzard calories. Let me address two things first:

  1. I am not writing this to scare you away from eating a Blizzard. Yes, some of the calories are very high, but the reason I put together guides like these is simply so you can be informed on what you are eating.
  2. Blizzards are a treat. Even if the calories are high, you are allowed to enjoy a high-calorie dessert if you’d like to!

That being said, I always find a ton of value in being informed about what I’m eating. So, we’re going to break down Blizzard calories, macros, and sugar content.

What Are The Dairy Queen Blizzard Sizes?

If you’re ordering a Blizzard, you have 4 sizes to choose from: mini, small, medium, and large.

The exact ounces of every Blizzard will vary based on the flavor, but a mini Blizzard contains roughly 6 ounces, a small roughly 12 ounces, a medium roughly 16 ounces, and a large roughly 21 ounces.

Dairy Queen Blizzard Sizes

If you just want a quick sweet treat, a mini Blizzard is a great choice, containing roughly half the amount of a small.

A large is roughly the size of a Venti from Starbucks, so if you’ve got a huge craving for ice cream, it will certainly deliver.

Which DQ Blizzards Are the Healthiest?

DQ Summer Blizzards

We all define “healthy” differently, so the blizzard you view as the healthiest may not be the one that someone else thinks is the best option.

Still, we can identify some of the better options based on various goals. We’ll use mini Blizzards as examples here, but continue scrolling down to find the nutrition facts for every size.

Choco Dipped Strawberry Blizzard: 310 Calories, 11g Fat, 46g Carbs (39g Sugar), 7g Protein

While this flavor may not be available forever, it is impressively low in calories compared to other options, and the sugar is the lowest you’ll find.

Butterfinger Blizzard: 350 Calories, 12g Fat, 52g Carbs (41g Sugar), 9g Protein

The Butterfinger Blizzard is very close to being the lowest calorie and lowest sugar option, which is surprising considering it contains candy pieces. Still, for 350 calories, it’s not a bad option at all.

Snickers Blizzard: 350 Calories, 12g Fat, 53g Carbs (45g Sugar), 8g Protein

The Snickers Blizzard is very comparable to the Butterfinger Blizzard with just 350 calories, although the sugar content is slightly higher for this one.

Below you will find handy infographics for each different size of Blizzards, so you can find exactly what you’re looking for.

Note: At the time of writing this, these are the flavors that are currently being offered. Dairy Queen rotates their flavors based on the season and with limited releases, so keep in mind that the flavor you are looking for may be missing.

If that’s the case, be sure to head over to to find the nutrition info you need!

Mini DQ Blizzard Nutrition Facts

DQ Mini Blizzards Menu Nutrition

A mini Blizzard is the smallest you can get, so if you’re trying to keep the calories low, this size is your friend. Each of these mini Blizzards is about 6oz, or half the size of a small, so it may not quite satisfy that craving you’re having. But if you don’t have a huge appetite, or you need an option for a child, the mini may be a great choice!

Lowest Calorie Mini DQ Blizzard

Choco Dipped Strawberry Blizzard: 310 Calories, 11g Fat, 46g Carbs (39g Sugar), 7g Protein

Highest Calorie Mini DQ Blizzard

Royal Ultimate Choco Brownie DQ Blizzard: 480 Calories, 21g Fat, 68g Carbs (55g Sugar), 9g Protein

Small DQ Blizzard Nutrition Facts

If a mini DQ Blizzard just won’t cut it, step it up to a small! At 12oz, it’s double the size of the mini Blizzards, but still won’t break the calorie bank in a lot of cases (of course, that depends on what you’re expecting).

Lowest Calorie Small DQ Blizzard

Butterfinger Blizzard: 520 Calories, 18g Fat, 76g Carbs (58g Sugar), 13g Protein

Highest Calorie Small DQ Blizzard

Oreo Brookie Blizzard: 860 Calories, 39g Fat, 116g Carbs (86g Sugar), 13g Protein

Medium DQ Blizzard Nutrition Facts

DQ Medium Blizzards Menu Nutrition

I’d say that the 16oz medium is the most common order, and most of these flavors hover around the 1,000 calorie mark. I’m not here to poo-poo on that decision if you want to order a medium DQ Blizzard, but it can be helpful to know roughly how many calories you’re consuming, especially if you have a weight loss goal.

Lowest Calorie Medium DQ Blizzard

Choco Dipped Strawberry Blizzard: 720 Calories, 25g Fat, 110g Carbs (94g Sugar), 16g Protein

Highest Calorie Medium DQ Blizzard

Oreo Brookie Blizzard: 1,210 Calories, 56g Fat, 162g Carbs (119g Sugar), 18g Protein

Large DQ Blizzard Nutrition Facts

DQ Large Blizzards Menu Nutrition

A large Blizzard is a buttload of calories… there’s simply no way around it. At 21oz, you’re getting quite a lot of ice cream, along with more candy or cookies mixed into it, so there should be no surprise that the calories are on the higher end.

To put it into perspective, a typical serving of ice cream is 1/2 cup, although I’d say most people will consume closer to 1 cup. A large Blizzard holds over 2 cups of ice cream + all the fixings, so it adds up!

Lowest Calorie Large DQ Blizzard

Choco Dipped Strawberry Blizzard: 910 Calories, 32g Fat, 140g Carbs (120g Sugar), 20g Protein

Highest Calorie Large DQ Blizzard

Oreo Brookie Blizzard: 1,590 Calories, 73g Fat, 212g Carbs (155g Sugar), 23g Protein

Calories For Limited Edition DQ Blizzards

Dairy Queen is very often rotating out limited edition & seasonal flavors. Since there is no telling if/when these flavors will make a comeback, I thought it might be useful to mention the calories of some of these flavors.

Note that some flavors have not come back in many years, so I’m not including them here. Likewise, some flavors no longer have any nutritional information available for them, so this is not a complete list.

All of that being said, here are the calories in many of the limited edition and seasonal Dairy Queen Blizzards:

Calories & Nutrition of Every DQ Blizzard Flavor

Below you’ll find every flavor listed in alphabetical order (to the best of my ability anyway, because words are hard) for easy searching!

I’ve included some previous flavors here since Dairy Queen is constantly rotating flavors, but this is not a complete list because the nutrition facts for discontinued Blizzard flavors are not always available.

Brownie Batter Blizzard

Mini: 420 Calories 18g Fat 57g Carbs 8g Protein

Small: 770 Calories 34g Fat 105g Carbs 15g Protein

Medium: 1,030 Calories 41g Fat 151g Carbs 17g Protein

Large: 1,390 Calories 63g Fat 188g Carbs 26g Protein

Butterfinger Blizzard

Mini: 350 Calories 12g Fat 52g Carbs 9g Protein

Small: 520 Calories 18g Fat 76g Carbs 13g Protein

Medium: 730 Calories 26g Fat 107g Carbs 18g Protein

Large: 970 Calories 34g Fat 142g Carbs 24g Protein

Caramel Fudge Cheesecake Blizzard

Caramel fudge cheesecake blizzard

Mini: 370 Calories 14g Fat 54g Carbs 8g Protein

Small: 660 Calories 26g Fat 94g Carbs 14g Protein

Medium: 930 Calories 36g Fat 134g Carbs 18g Protein

Large: 1,240 Calories 47g Fat 180g Carbs 24g Protein

Choco Brownie Extreme Blizzard

Mini: 400 Calories 17g Fat 56g Carbs 9g Protein

Small: 620 Calories 28g Fat 86g Carbs 12g Protein

Medium: 810 Calories 36g Fat 111g Carbs 16g Protein

Large: 1,120 Calories 52g Fat 154g Carbs 22g Protein

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard

Mini: 420 Calories 16g Fat 61g Carbs 8g Protein

Small: 710 Calories 28g Fat 104g Carbs 12g Protein

Medium: 1,030 Calories 41g Fat 151g Carbs 17g Protein

Large: 1,340 Calories 53g Fat 195g Carbs 22g Protein

Cotton Candy Blizzard

Cotton candy blizzard

Mini: 390 Calories 16g Fat 55g Carbs 7g Protein

Small: 610 Calories 22g Fat 91g Carbs 13g Protein

Medium: 870 Calories 33g Fat 127g Carbs 16g Protein

Large: 1,150 Calories 45g Fat 166g Carbs 21g Protein

DRUMSTICK with Peanuts Blizzard


Mini: 400 Calories 20g Fat 46g Carbs 9g Protein

Small: 690 Calories 33g Fat 82g Carbs 16g Protein

Medium: 1,030 Calories 53g Fat 116g Carbs 22g Protein

Large: 1,380 Calories 72g Fat 154g Carbs 29g Protein

Frosted Animal Cookie Blizzard

Mini: 420 Calories 18g Fat 56g Carbs 8g Protein

Small: 720 Calories 32g Fat 96g Carbs 12g Protein

Medium: 1,030 Calories 47g Fat 135g Carbs 17g Protein

Large: 1,310 Calories 61g Fat 172g Carbs 21g Protein

Girl Scout Thin Mints Blizzard

Mini: 370 Calories 13g Fat 56g Carbs 8g Protein

Small: 660 Calories 23g Fat 100g Carbs 14g Protein

Medium: 900 Calories 32g Fat 137g Carbs 18g Protein

Large: 1,170 Calories 41g Fat 177g Carbs 23g Protein

Heath Bar Blizzard

Mini: 370 Calories 15g Fat 53g Carbs 8g Protein

Small: 600 Calories 25g Fat 84g Carbs 11g Protein

Medium: 860 Calories 37g Fat 119g Carbs 16g Protein

Large: 1,150 Calories 50g Fat 159g Carbs 20g Protein

M&M’s Blizzard

Mini: 370 Calories 12g Fat 58g Carbs 8g Protein

Small: 630 Calories 21g Fat 99g Carbs 13g Protein

Medium: 800 Calories 27g Fat 124g Carbs 16g Protein

Large: 1,100 Calories 36g Fat 173g Carbs 22g Protein

Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Blizzard

Mini: 320 Calories 11g Fat 48g Carbs 8g Protein

Small: 550 Calories 19g Fat 83g Carbs 13g Protein

Medium: 740 Calories 26g Fat 111g Carbs 17g Protein

Large: 970 Calories 34g Fat 146g Carbs 23g Protein

Oreo Cookie Blizzard

Mini: 380 Calories 14g Fat 56g Carbs 8g Protein

Small: 620 Calories 24g Fat 91g Carbs 12g Protein

Medium: 790 Calories 31g Fat 117g Carbs 14g Protein

Large: 1,140 Calories 44g Fat 169g Carbs 21g Protein

Oreo Dirt Pie Blizzard

Oreo dirt pie blizzard

Mini: 460 Calories 19g Fat 566 Carbs 9g Protein

Small: 810 Calories 33g Fat 116g Carbs 15g Protein

Medium: 1,030 Calories 41g Fat 151g Carbs 17g Protein

Large: 1,520 Calories 63g Fat 217g Carbs 26g Protein

Raspberry Fudge Bliss Blizzard

Mini: 340 Calories 13g Fat 51g Carbs 8g Protein

Small: 600 Calories 24g Fat 88g Carbs 13g Protein

Medium: 800 Calories 32g Fat 117g Carbs 16g Protein

Large: 1,100 Calories 44g Fat 161g Carbs 23g Protein

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Blizzard

Mini: 360 Calories 14g Fat 50g Carbs 9g Protein

Small: 570 Calories 23g Fat 79g Carbs 15g Protein

Medium: 750 Calories 31g Fat 102g Carbs 19g Protein

Large: 1,000 Calories 42g Fat 136g Carbs 25g Protein

Snickers Blizzard

Mini: 350 Calories 12g Fat 53g Carbs 8g Protein

Small: 610 Calories 20g Fat 92g Carbs 14g Protein

Medium: 800 Calories 28g Fat 120g Carbs 19g Protein

Large: 1,060 Calories 36g Fat 162g Carbs 24g Protein

Royal New York Cheesecake Blizzard

Mini: 450 Calories 18g Fat 65g Carbs 8g Protein

Small: 750 Calories 32g Fat 102g Carbs 14g Protein

Medium: 1,040 Calories 46g Fat 140g Carbs 19g Protein

Large: 1,350 Calories 61g Fat 177g Carbs 25g Protein

Royal Choco Brownie DQ Blizzard

Royal choco blizzard

Mini: 480 Calories 21g Fat 68g Carbs 9g Protein

Small: 770 Calories 34g Fat 107g Carbs 14g Protein

Medium: 1,040 Calories 45g Fat 146g Carbs 19g Protein

Large: 1,340 Calories 60g Fat 186g Carbs 25g Protein

Very Cherry Chip Blizzard

Very cherry chip blizzard

Mini: 320 Calories 11g Fat 48g Carbs 7g Protein

Small: 550 Calories 19g Fat 84g Carbs 12g Protein

Medium: 730 Calories 25g Fat 113g Carbs 16g Protein

Large: 920 Calories 32g Fat 143g Carbs 20g Protein

Conclusion: Are DQ Blizzards ACTUALLY Healthy?

If you’ve made it this far, you’ve seen that DQ Blizzards are pretty high in calories. However, it’s important to note that these are treats that are meant to be enjoyed in moderation.

Generally speaking, ice cream is not widely thought of as a healthy dessert (unless we make our own healthier version, of course). Ice cream is loaded up with sugar & calories, and DQ Blizzards are no exception.

In fact, Blizzards are also full of various other syrups and candies, which bump up the calories even more.

But that doesn’t make a Blizzard unhealthy. Rather, they are simply less healthy than other options.

When it comes to dieting, the way we view our food matters. Think of it in terms of the “all or nothing” approach…

Ditch the all or nothing mindset

Blizzards, and ice cream in general, are one of those foods that so many people have an all-or-nothing approach towards.

People won’t let themselves eat ice cream regularly, so if they do have it, they’re gonna eat a huge amount of it. They feel that eating ice cream is already ruining their diet, so they might as well eat lots of it.

You don’t need to over-indulge to enjoy ice cream. It can be part of a regular, healthy diet!

Let’s say you’re on a family road trip and Dairy Queen is your next stop. Everyone is getting some ice cream, so you want to enjoy it with them! The problem is: you’re watching your calories and really don’t want to completely blow your progress on ice cream.

Lucky for you, this entire post has a breakdown of all the calories you can expect to find.

You can say screw it and accept that you’re going to consume a ton of calories and order that large Oreo Blizzard with over 1,000 calories.

Or you can go for the vanilla cone, which might not be as exciting as an Oreo-packed Blizzard, but still satisfy your sweet tooth and make your heart happy. Or, sticking with the Blizzard theme, you can go with the mini Blizzard to get that sweet fix!

By all means, go for the large Blizzard if you’re feeling adventurous. But if you’re in the mood for ice cream, you don’t have to consume 1,000 calories worth.

Nobody is saying that you can’t get a large Blizzard if you truly want that. I mean, sometimes you just need to treat yo self! But too many people believe that it’s all or nothing with dieting.

They believe that if you want to lose weight, you need to be super strict with your diet. That ice cream will completely blow your progress.

Is ice cream the healthiest thing in the world? No, of course not. It’s a treat after all.

But if you want it, it doesn’t need to be all or nothing. There are options out there for you to have your ice cream and eat it too. And if you’re anything like me, you want it… all the time.

You can very much enjoy ice cream AND stay on track towards your goals. Even if those goals revolve around weight loss.

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