Most kids love Dairy Queen (DQ). Their commercials for their ice-cream Blizzards are amazing! (Way to go DQ marketing and brand management teams!) I still remember the commercials for DQ Blizzards from when I was a kid.
Unfortunately, a DQ Blizzard is a pretty high calorie dessert option. But, Dairy Queen does have relatively low calorie desserts. If you are craving a treat, buy one of these desserts at Dairy Queen.
The Lowest Calorie Desserts at Dairy Queen – 5 Low-Calorie Treats
1. DQ Ice-Cream Sandwich – 190 Calories
The DQ sandwich is soft-serve ice-cream between two chocolate flavored wafers. With 190 calories and 4 grams of protein, it’s surprisingly not that bad for you. Most energy bars nowadays after 200+ calories.
2. Dilly Bar – 190 Calories
The Dilly bar is basically ice-cream dipped in chocolate. It only has 190 calories. It’s relatively high in saturated fat (8 grams), but a Dilly Bar occasionally won’t hurt you.
3. Fudge Bar – 60 Calories (Lowest Calorie Dessert at Dairy Queen)
With only 60 calories, you can order a fudge bar guilty-free. It also has 5 grams of fiber and 0 grams of saturated fat. It’s a winner all around!
4. Vanilla Orange Bar – 70 Calories (Second Lowest Calorie Dessert)
After the chocolate fudge bar, the vanilla orange bar is a great DQ classic. The Vanilla Orange Bar at Dairy Queen has 70 calories, 0 grams of saturated fat, 6 grams of fiber (which is a lot!!), and only 4 grams of sugar.
Order the Vanilla Orange Bar at Dairy Queen if you are counting calories and want to keep your sugar count low.
5. Kid’s Ice Cream Cone – 170 Calories
The kid’s ice-cream cone at Dairy Queen only 160 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, 25 total carbs, and 4 grams of protein.
If you get a small ice cream instead, the calorie count is 230.
Bonus Option: Orange Julius Original – 200 Calories
It’s loaded with sugars and has 0 grams of dietary fiber, but a small Orange Julia at DQ does only have 200 calories. I wouldn’t recommend it, but it is a low-calorie dessert option.
Desserts to Avoid at Dairy Queen
1. Small Ice-Cream Shakes (Vanilla, Strawberry, Caramel, and More)
A small ice-cream shake may seem like a smart choice, but it’s not! Even the small shakes have 500+ calories. That’s more than a cheese hamburger from McDonald’s and more than a Kid’s Happy Meal!
2. MooLattes (Latte Smoothies)
Even the small MooLattes have 400-500 calories. Don’t order them at DQ if you want a low-calorie dessert.
3. Fruit Smoothies at Dairy Queen
I recommend staying away from fruit smoothies at ANY quick-service restaurant or fast-food restaurant. They are usually just sugar. Even the small strawberry smoothie from Dairy Queen has 45 grams of sugar and only 1 gram of fiber. You are better off having a banana or Greek yogurt.
How Many Calories Are in a DQ Blizzard Anyway?
Curious how many calories are in a classic Dairy Queen Blizzard? A small OREO Cookie Blizzard has 710 calories. So yeah…probably best to avoid a DQ Blizzard unless you just ran 7 miles and want to treat yourself.
Want More Low-Calorie Desserts to Buy? Consider Any of These Options.
If you have a sweet tooth and want a low-calorie dessert, I highly recommend you stay away from foods in the grocery store with low-calorie, reduced sugar, or diet on the packaging. These desserts are often packed with fake sugars that will mess up your food cravings.
Instead, opt for a REAL dessert.
Lower-calorie desserts include ice-cream sandwiches, frozen fruit pops, fudge bars, and ice-cream bars.
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Chrissy from The Jeans Fit
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