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The Top 5 Worst Choices on Dairy Queen’s Ice Cream Menu

Blizzards, Dairy Queen, Soft Serve

Ice cream and hot summer days go together like peanut butter and jelly. There is just something about that feeling of cool, creamy bliss that makes our taste buds and our souls happy. Unfortunately, that creamy goodness can be anything but good– often packing hundreds, if not thousands, of calories in one serving.

With more than 6000 nationwide location, Dairy Queen is perhaps America’s most familiar ice cream franchise. Their soft serve treats are loved by millions, but many of their menu offerings pack nearly whole day’s worth of fat and calories. If you’re looking to watch your weight, don’t go near these Dairy Queen diet disasters.

1. Large Georgia Mud Fudge Blizzard
1450 calories, 83 grams of fat
Dairy Queen’s Blizzards are perhaps their most familiar menu offering, but these cups of concentrated ice cream and sweet add-ins pack a serious calorie punch. Topping the list of the Blizzard calorie offenders is the large Georgia Mud Fudge. With more than a day’s worth of fat and a whopping 122 grams of sugar, this Blizzard is bad to the bone. Nearly all of DQ’s Blizzards, small to large, fall in the 600 to 1400 calorie range. Yikes!

2. Large Mocha MooLatte
820 calories, 31 grams of fat
Frozen coffee drinks are a burgeoning food trend in America. In most cases, though, these sugar coffee drinks are the equivalent of a milkshake with added coffee. Dairy Queen’s Mocha MooLatte is no different– this sweet drink features, unsurprisingly, lots of ice cream. A large packs 820 calories and 105 grams of sugar. Holy moly!

3. Large Peanut Butter Shake
1230 calories, 71 grams of fat
It is no secret that milkshakes aren’t exactly diet friendly. Even small ones pack the calories like nobody’s business. Essentially, the drink is comprised of concentrated ice cream, milk and flavoring. Think about it– when you make a shake at home, a large amount of ice cream is required to make even a small shake. At Dairy Queen, it’s no exception. The large peanut butter shake is the restaurant’s worst offender, clocking in at 1230 calories and 71 grams of fat. Let’s not forget the 88 grams of sugar, either.

4. Fudge Brownie Temptation Sundae w/ Waffle Bowl
940 calories, 48 grams of fat
Just the name of this sugary treat makes mouths water. Go ahead–it’s OK to admit it. A crunch waffle bowl, soft serve ice cream, hot fudge, brownies… yum! Unfortunately, this over the top dessert has an over the top amount of calories, too. 940 to be exact– and 89 grams of sugar. You’d better pass on this one unless you’re sharing it with two of your best friends. Or giving it to your worst enemy. You choose.

5. Waffle Bowl Turtle Sundae
810 calories, 35 grams of fat
Caramel, fudge and pecans are a match made in ice cream heaven. Unfortunately, they’re also a match made in calorie hell. With 810 calories and 74 grams of sugar, the turtle sundae in a waffle bowl is a treat best saved for, well, never. Or maybe the day before you have to fast for a surgery–that might be OK.

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