There's no better treat to eat year-round than some ice cream. And there's no better place to get ice cream than Dairy Queen. DQ is the place to go if you want a ridiculously cheap $7 lunch, a chocolate-dipped cone to treat yourself, or, of course, a Blizzard, AKA the best fast food ice cream.

For the two people on the planet who don't know what a Blizzard is, it's soft serve with various mix-ins such as candy, cookie dough, and the like, that is so thick and creamy that you can hold it upside down without the contents falling. With so many different flavors to choose from, how are you to decide the next time you're in line? Today, you're in luck. Here are the 11 best DQ blizzard flavors, ranked.

11. Choco Brownie Extreme Blizzard

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It's packed with chocolate chunks, fudge, and fudgy brownies. What else could you want? As a major chocolate fan, this is a go-to, but it might be too sweet or too "busy" for the average Dairy Queen ice cream lover. 

10. M&M's Milk Chocolate Candies Blizzard

We all know that the best part of trail mix is the M&M's. The same is true when it comes to Blizzard mix-ins. Each bite is great; you get that nice shell encasing the chocolate, adding a delightful chocolatey crunch to every spoonful of your dessert.

9. Turtle Pecan Cluster Blizzard

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Turtles are some of the best candies to eat whenever you get a box of chocolates. It's a combination of milk chocolate, pecans, and caramel; what's not to love? This Blizzard tastes like an elevated version of the candy because the crunch of the pecans gives a nice textural component to the otherwise smooth vanilla soft serve base.

8. Royal New York Cheesecake

DQ came out with Royal Blizzards, their signature ice cream with a filling in the middle. By far the best one is the New York Cheesecake Blizzard. There are bites of cheesecake, which is excellent, but what really elevates this dessert is the strawberry center that screams summer. If you're more of a chocolate person, you definitely have to try the Royal Ultimate Choco Brownie Blizzard with a big fudge core.

7. Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Blizzard

I'll just say it outright: Reese's are the best mainstream chocolate and you can fight me on this. I'll defend these chocolate and peanut butter cups with all my heart. Due to my affection for this candy, it only makes sense that this option is included on the list. I would've ranked it higher if there were Reese's Pieces, peanut butter swirls, or something to really accentuate the flavor.

6. Heath Blizzard

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I'll be the first to admit that I'm not the biggest fan of Heath bars. If you put one in front of me, I'll eat it, but it wouldn't be my first choice. Dairy Queen has since changed my opinion of Heath because, though I don't love them on their own, they make a fantastic topping for frozen treats. The toffee, when mixed with cold soft serve, adds a nice crunch to each bite.

5. Cotton Candy Blizzard

If you need a break from chocolate candy-filled Blizzard treats, and want a fruity, nostalgic, colorful dessert, the Cotton Candy flavor is what you need to order. Brimming with cotton candy sprinkles, this limited-time, often annually-appearing treat is here just in time for spring and summer sweetness. 

4. Oreo Blizzard

This is the O.G. Oreo Blizzard, which is an amped-up version of McDonald's McFlurry. The ice cream is silkier, the Oreo pieces are more plentiful, and it's just an overall better-quality dessert than what McDonald's serves. As an added bonus, you won't have to worry about the machine breaking down

3. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard

Cookie dough, in any shape or form, is one of mankind's greatest inventions. It's delicious on its own, baked into brownies, and as a topping on ice cream. The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard is packed with these morsels, which makes it #3 on this list of best DQ Blizzards. With every bite, you get a taste of delicious cookies that'll make you feel like you're in grandma's kitchen.

2. S'mores Blizzard

As Spongebob once eloquently said, "Let's gather 'round the campfire and sing our campfire song," and this S'mores Blizzard definitely makes you feel like you're out in the wilderness, roasting marshmallows on a campfire. It's loaded with graham crackers, chocolate bars, and ooey-gooey marshmallows. This is a limited-time treat that seems to pop up annually for a short while. It's currently the Blizzard Of The Month for April 2023. If you need to fill the void after it disappears off menus, here are other s'mores goodies to try out.

1. Snickers Brownie Blizzard

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You don't need to reinvent the wheel to make the most delicious Blizzard. Combining soft, chewy brownie bites with decadent layered Snickers pieces with crunchy peanuts is the ideal combo with the DQ soft serve. You get so many textures and flavors, and each bite really can contain multitudes.

If you read this article and you're now on your way to get a Blizzard, I think I've done my job. Blizzards are the best ice cream treat fast food has to offer, and we must appreciate and cherish them for the glorious concoctions that they are.