Pumpkin Pie Blizzard

by Rodzilla on October 10, 2011 · 11 comments

I don’t visit the local Dairy Queen  very often, most of my recent encounters have been incredibly disappointing. First, they refused to add bacon to my Reeses Cup Blizzard. A few weeks later, I was given what might have been the only shitty Nutter Butter Blizzard ever made. Right as I was about to cast them off entirely, we had an unseasonably warm October day. That and  the pressure to stay current on the seasonal junk food scene was enough for me to give them one last try.

Pumpkin Pie blended with vanilla soft serve, crowned with whipped topping and nutmeg.

I paid the $2.50 for my mini blizzard  and prepared myself for some barely flavored soft serve, a few soggy pie pieces and a sprinkling of pumpkin pie spice to stick with the theme.  The best part about low expectations is being blown the fuck away that they’re easily exceeded. Really, this was good.

Pie Pieces

The pumpkin pie mix combined with soft-serve made for a strong and authentic base flavor. I would even say this was better than Ben & Jerry’s. There were a good amount of  lightly sweet and buttery pie pieces mixed throughout, and they managed to keep from becoming soggy. DQ puts whipped cream on all of their blizzards, but here the addition and the sprinkling of nutmeg really rounded out the pie theme.

Starting the concoction

Before anyone questions my choice of mini-sizing, check the picture above. That’s my blizzard…on top of cheesecake flavored protein pudding, an oatmeal raisin cookie and a few Wheaties for good measure. Don’t worry, I tasted it alone to make sure I could recommend it in it’s natural state.


..and then I made it better.

Grade: B+

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 James

I guess there’s your guilty pleasure conversation topic for the next big dinner ;)

2 Lisa

lol way to modify it alright hahah
there are no dairy queens by me! stop teasing me with this tasty treats :(

3 Katie @Nutrition In A Peanut Shell

THAT’S a mini?
That is one of the biggest minis I have ever seen.
Pudding and ice cream though? I’m not so sure

4 Adam from GrubGrade

No argument out of me on the mini. Blizzards are too good to leave any for the trash, so if I order an triple extra large blizzard, I’m eating the whole thing, and liable to still feel hungry. Sometimes, restraint is in order to grasp the awsomeness of thick soft serve and crunchy pumpkin pie.

5 Jess

Mmmmm…that looks good! I’m more curious about cheesecake protein pudding, though…what is it?

6 Lot-O-Choc

Mmm i love the look of these blizzard things! I really want to try one, we don’t really have anything like it in the UK…plus pumpkin pie looks amazing!!

7 Chuck

Both those concoctions sound awesome! I used to do very similar stuff!

But they wouldn’t add bacon! Preposterous! Oh well, that’s why they make Bacos right? So you can have a portable bacon option lol

8 Rodzilla

James – nothing guilty about it, this trumped some fine-dining desserts :D

Lisa – NYC has froyo, I don’t want to hear it.

Katie- You’ll just have to trust me. and try it. Have I ever given you a bum steer?

Adam – my thoughts exactly

Jess – it’s cheesecake pudding mix, and protein powder, and delicious.

Nat – you guy’s have McFlurrys though, correct? Same concept..not quite as good.

Chuck – I just don’t think adding my own would be as fun, but if I do I’ll opt for the real deal bacon pieces, that fake stuff doesn’t fly :D

9 Steve

I’m an infrequent frequenter of Dairy Queen. Though it was a joy of my childhood when I visited my grandparents outside of Pittsburgh for the summer and they would take us there. I’ve got to change up my blizzard routine. I always go Georgia Mud Fudge with double brownies.

10 Britt

If you guys actually get real pie crust pieces in your Pumpkin Pie Blizzards south of the 49th, then colour me jealous. Both times I’ve tried this (this year and last), the “pie crust” bits have been very cereal-like and taste strongly of something made with corn meal. Since you described yours as “buttery” I have to assume that we have experienced totally different animals. Having the real thing would improve my relationship with this treat immensely. :(

11 Chelsea

I can believe that it was better than Ben&Jerry’s but was it better than Cold Stone Creamery? I mean I guess price wise there is some discrepancy but I would say that Cold Stone is always worth every bite! but that’s just me….I mean they prepare it perfectly and you get everything that you want and i don’t think they would leave off the bacon bits if they had it….bacon and ice cream tho…i dunno lol

Smiles =)

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