Monday, September 26, 2011

Beyond Greatness: The Dairy Queen Pumpkin Pie Blizzard

The Pumpkin Pie Blizzard: an annual tradition that I look forward to every year.

People seem surprised every time I tell them I am in love with Dairy Queen's Pumpkin Pie Blizzard.  I don't think enough people know about it.  And then there are the people who know about it, but never want to try it.  I would also go as far as to say that people need to open their minds and their taste buds -- Blizzard treats aren't only for chocolate and candy.  The fruit ones are often the best, in my opinion!  Banana Cream Pie Blizzards are also a favorite of mine -- and also the Chocolate Covered Strawberry.

DQ describes PPB as "pumpkin pie blended with vanilla soft serve, topped with whipped topping and nutmeg:"

Dairy Queen promotional image

Doesn't that sound perfect, fellow pumpkinites?

Since my Dairy Queen closes at the end of September, they always seem to have it early. I remember getting it last year, right after the baby was born.  It was such a treat to have a week after having a baby!  It really made my day, and I told the girl that!

This year, I've already had one, and this past Friday night I had what was probably my last Blizzard of the year.  At an embarassing amount of calories, Blizzards aren't something that I give myself often.  A Blizzard Treat really is a TREAT for me.

Mine looked a bit different from the picture above:

I had asked my husband to get me a small, but he got me a medium.  I guess you only live once, right?

This thing is amazing -- it is basically like frozen pumpkin pie.  What I really wish is that there were more broken up pieces of pie crust inside.  It could have also used more pumpkin.  I've had ones in the past that were out of this world!  This one didn't live up to my expectations, but it was still really good.  Try one as soon as it is available!  It is usually the October Blizzard of the Month.  Be brave! You can get chocolate next time!

Lil' Snoopy wants a taste.
Conclusion:  There are lots of pumpkin flavored treats out this time of year, and of all the pumpkin treats, this one is right near the top!


  1. I have not had one yet but trust me I will get one of these. The Dairy Queen near me I think is open year round. Good for them but bad for me.

  2. Definitely! You might have to wait until October, but if you ask, they might already have it. They don't advertise it at mine - I have to ask.