The Lowest Calorie Desserts at Dairy Queen (DQ)

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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

dairy queen ice-cream sandwich dessert nutritional information and calories
DQ 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

Dairy Queen (DQ) dilly bar with vanilla and chocolate ice-cream at a low 190 calories
DQ Dilly Bar – 190 Calorie Dessert

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

Dairy Queen Kid’s vanilla Ice Cream Cone with 170 Calories for dessert and a treat
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

Orange Julius Original from Dairy Queen with high sugar and 200 Calories
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)

Dairy Queen MooLattes (Latte Smoothies)
MooLattes (Latte Smoothies) are High in Calories

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

Dairy Queen raspberry and strawberry fruit smoothie with high sugar content
Fruit Smoothies are High in Sugar and Calories

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?

The small Oreo Blizzard with ice-cream and oreos at Dairy Queen (DQ) with 420 calories
Small Oreo Blizzard = 710 Calories!

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.

calories and nutritional info for a small Dairy Queen oreo ice-cream Blizzard
720 Calories in a Small Blizzard

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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