The words "I love Dairy Queen" are an understatement. I grew up with Dairy Queen running through my veins, and it didn't help that there was a Dairy Queen just a short walk away from my house. In my mind, every event called for a celebratory trip to Dairy Queen. Soccer game? Dairy Queen. Violin recital? Dairy Queen. Family visiting? Dairy Queen. There may be dessert shops with fancier, and perhaps better tasting frozen treats, but there's nothing that quite beats the classic DQ taste with a hint of nostalgia. 

I was born to go to Dairy Queen (OK, maybe that's a bit dramatic). And after years and years of in-depth research, I believe that I have created the ultimate Dairy Queen frozen treat ranking from worst to best. So, feast your eyes on this list and get ready to indulge. 

14. Arctic Rush

OK, the Arctic Rush is just an over-glorified slushy that you could probably get for cheaper at a 7-Eleven or make yourself. That being said, I actually do like the Blue Raspberry flavor, but these slushies are not the reason why I go to Dairy Queen.

13. Banana Split

I may be biased because banana splits are not my favorite to begin with, but this Dairy Queen treat just does not do it for me. The whipped cream and sugary syrups overpower the natural goodness of the banana. 

12. Fruit Smoothies

In my mind, Dairy Queen is an ice cream shop, not a smoothie shop, so their smoothies are not my go-to. These smoothies are a bit too sweet for me, and I'd prefer just getting the ice cream. We're all here for the ice cream anyways. 

11. DQ Cake

True life: I used to get a DQ ice-cream cake for every single birthday. Then, one day I realized that they're good, but I like normal cake better. 

10. Treatzza Pizza

I will admit, the chocolate fudge and crunch center of a DQ ice cream cake is nearly irresistible, but if you're just getting a cake for the crunch, do yourself a favor and go for a Treatzza Pizza. The crust is entirely made of fudge and crunchy bits, then topped with soft serve ice cream. Dreams really do come true!

9. MooLatte Frozen Blended Coffee

This frozen coffee gets props just for the name MooLatte. It's a great drink for the summer when you want a little bit of caffeine with the ice cream feel.

8. Buster Bar

Buster Bars are kind of like Dilly Bars, but not as cute and somehow not as tasty. However, they're still a good treat when you need to fulfill that ice cream sundae craving, because it's basically the Peanut Buster Parfait on a stick.

7. DQ Bakes

You can have your cake and eat it too with DQ Bakes. They come in Triple Chocolate Brownie, Fudge Stuffed Cookie, and Funnel Cake, but heads up, the best is definitely the brownie flavor.

6. Sundae

It's a little basic, but still an amazing treat. A sundae is satisfying and versatile since it comes in many different flavors, from hot fudge to strawberry to caramel. 

5. Peanut Buster Parfait

Everybody likes parfaits. Peanut Buster Parfaits are sundaes taken to the next level. They have that delicious vanilla soft serve taste but with a crunch. 

4. Shake

The DQ chocolate shake is my brother's go-to ice-cream treat, and he doesn't even like dessert (yes, I know that's strange), so that says a lot about these shakes. You can never go wrong with ordering a milkshake.

3. Dilly Bar

I love Dilly Bars. I'm not really sure why, because they're just vanilla ice cream covered in chocolate, but there's something about them that makes them absolutely appetizing. Maybe it's their circular shape and that little swirl in the middle that makes them so appealing — they're perfect for the Insta.

2. Cone

DQ's yummy soft serve swirled up into a curly-cue are a classic. They're sweet, simple and take a good picture. Up your cone game by getting it chocolate dipped or smothered in sprinkles.

1. Blizzard

Obviously the Blizzard is number one. Blizzards are the whole reason you go to Dairy Queen! Not only can you feel the magic when the worker turns the Blizzard upside down and the ice cream doesn't move, but Blizzards also come in numerous flavors like Oreo, Butterfinger, cookie dough (my all-time fav) and more. Then there are also the Royal Blizzards with a gooey, chocolatey fudge inside.

It's safe to say that Dairy Queen will forever be one of my favorite ice cream shops and one of my favorite childhood memories. It's probably even safer to say that you'll find me there more often than not this summer with a Blizzard in hand. But overall, the main takeaway here is to treat yourself this summer to some DQ, not matter how high or low it's ranked on this list.