Dairy Queen ice cream sign, Rt 50, Dodge City, Kansas; ca. 1979. (Photo by: HUM Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
The Fascinating Way Dairy Queen Makes Their Ice Cream Cakes In-Store
By Arianna Endicott
Dairy Queen is the perfect place for a sweet treat like the DQ Blizzard Cake, which allows customers to choose from a variety of sweet ice cream blends to act as the cake's top layer. If you’ve ever wondered how these special cakes are made, you can now satisfy your curiosity.
DQ employee Morgann Book revealed the process in a YouTube video that sees her making a Turtle-Pecan Blizzard Cake. She starts out by filling the sides of the frozen cake mold with vanilla soft serve ice cream, uses a spatula to press the ice cream into a bowl shape, adds a bottom layer of vanilla soft serve to the cake, and then drizzles some caramel sauce over it.
She then places the cake in the freezer and prepares the Blizzard for the top layer by blending vanilla soft serve, caramel sauce, pecans, and caramel turtles (substituted for a chocolate fudge cookie center) in a cup. Once blended, she adds the Blizzard mix to the top layer of the cake and smooths it out with a spatula, before placing it all back in the freezer to solidify.