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After a long winter season, we could all use a … blizzard? Summer is prime time for the Blizzard frozen dessert, and Dairy Queen will once again celebrate with the release of special summer season Blizzards.

While we’re waiting for the official release of the summer 2023 lineup of summer Blizzards, we’ll tell you everything we know about the release of these desserts, and give you an idea what to expect based on past years.

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DQ Summer Blizzards are a mix of new flavors and once-a-year treats.

Two people holding up Dairy Queen blizzrds.

Last year Dairy Queen released four limited-edition Blizzards that were only available during the summer, including two new flavors that they’ve never released before. We expect the Cotton Candy and Drumstick Blizzards to come back in 2023 since they’ve returned in the past.

Here were all the summer Blizzard flavors that were available in 2022:

  • Drumstick: Chocolate-covered Drumstick pieces and peanuts inside soft serve
  • Cotton Candy: Pink and blue sprinkles throughout cotton candy soft serve
  • The Oreo Dirt Pile: A new chocolate Blizzard with Oreo chunks and gummy worms.
  • Caramel Fudge Cheesecake: This new flavor incorporates cheesecake chunks and fudge-covered caramel pieces in a signature Blizzard


Dairy Queen announces the summer Blizzards menu in April.

A person holding a Dairy Queen blizzard.

While Dairy Queen is keeping their summer Blizzard plans to themselves so far, based on previous years, we can expect to get the 2023 summer lineup in April. In 2022 DQ announced their summer lineup on April 3 — the earliest ever. We expect a 2023 announcement around the same date.

Here’s when they released the summer Blizzard menu in the past:

  • 2021: April 20
  • 2020: April 3
  • 2019: April 5
  • 2018: April 30



The Dairy Queen Summer Blizzards will be available until the end of August.

Two Blizzards from Dairy Queen sitting on a table inside the restaurant.

While there aren’t official dates for when the Dairy Queen summer Blizzards end, we can expect them to begin in late April and end at the end of August. Depending on your Dairy Queen location, they might have the supplies to create your favorite summer Blizzard flavor after August.

What about the Blizzard of the Month? In the past, Dairy Queen used the Blizzard of the Month to highlight the different summer Blizzard flavors. Each month was dedicated to highlighting a different limited-edition Blizzard from the summer menu.



Dairy Queen Summer Blizzards Are Coming