Dairy Queen Butterfinger Blizzard Copycat

by Alli

I’ve been a Dairy Queen fan all my life. When I was a child, a lime Mr. Misty was my beverage of choice. I would get a brain freeze every single time. Later, when the blizzards were introduced, I immediately fell in love with the Dairy Queen Butterfinger Blizzard.

Dairy Queen Butterfinger Blizzard copycat with spoon and candy

Back in the day, I’d tell my husband how much I wished they had a mini blizzard. Then, in 2010 the mini blizzards were introduced. It’s the perfect size for me! It’s just enough without being too much.

Some of my family members would say that the mini is too small and the small is just right. Nope, it’s the mini for me.

Ice Cream Blizzard

Dairy Queen Butterfinger Blizzard Copycat

When I’m craving a Butterfinger blizzard and can’t get to the nearest Dairy Queen, I make them at home. Of course, you can add your favorite mix-ins but crushed Butterfinger bars are my favorite. The grandkids like Oreo and M&M’s.

A blizzard is not a milkshake so you don’t need to add any milk. Remember, they must be thick enough to turn upside down immediately after making them. 

This one definitely meets the upside down test. Of course, if you keep it upside down for very long, it will start to melt, etc. 

Two Ingredient Dairy Queen Butterfinger Blizzard

This is the easiest recipe ever and you only need two ingredients. Can you even call it a recipe?

You’ll need a premium vanilla ice cream and your mix-ins. In this case, crushed Butterfinger bars.

Gallon of ice cream and crushed butterfingers

Use Your Mixer

I like to use my KitchenAid mixer with the paddle attachment to mix the ice cream and crushed candy bars. We’re aiming for thick, creamy ice cream and the mixer is the way to go. 

First, I place the mixing bowl and paddle attachment in the freezer for about 15 minutes. This keeps the ice cream from getting too warm while mixing. Work quickly. You don’t want melted ice cream. 

This recipe makes approximately four mini (6 oz.) servings. Of course, you can double or triple the recipe and use your favorite mix-ins.

Mix-Ins You May Want to Try

Butterfinger is the only blizzard in my opinionated mind. However, you may want to try these mix-ins.

  • Oreo
  • Heath Bar
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup
  • M&M’s
  • Fudge Brownie
  • Turtle Pecan

There are a few new flavors for the summer and they include Summer Berry Cheesecake and Cotton Candy. I’d like to try the summer berry flavor but I’m sure I’ll stick to my all-time favorite.

Ice Cream Blizzard

Dairy Queen Butterfinger Blizzard Copycat Recipe

Yield: 4 mini servings

This Dairy Queen Butterfinger Blizzard Copycat Recipe is creamy with that Butterfinger crunch. The process is what makes this taste like the real deal.


  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup crushed Butterfinger bars


  1. Place mixing bowl and paddle attachment in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  2. Remove from freezer and add the ice cream. Beat on medium speed for about 30 seconds to one minute - just until the ice cream is creamy. Scrape down the sides as needed.
  3. Add the crushed Butterfinger and blend on low speed a few times or until the crushed candy is mixed evenly throughout the ice cream. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 6 oz.
Amount Per Serving Calories 203Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 29mgSodium 86mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 1gSugar 21gProtein 3g

This recipe makes 4

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What’s your favorite Blizzard flavor?

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Amber Myers May 9, 2019 - 8:06 am

I must make this! I just love Butterfinger Blizzards, and it’s been ages since I’ve had one. It’s gotten hot here, so this is the perfect dessert.

Heather May 9, 2019 - 10:01 am

OMG that sounds amazing. I’m on weight watchers and I wonder how many points this is!

Lian Wright May 9, 2019 - 12:02 pm

This sounds like a fabulous ice cream flavour combo! I would try the Oreo mix you suggested, or crush up a Crunch bar or crumble a Mars bar into this!

Tamara May 9, 2019 - 1:12 pm

My husband would just love this and so simple too. Thanks for sharing.

Tasheena May 9, 2019 - 1:32 pm

Butterfingers has always been one of my favorite candy bars. I know the combination is amazing.

Jamie H May 9, 2019 - 3:06 pm

Our local Dairy Queen closed a couple of years ago, and I’ve missed having Blizzards! Thanks for the recipe so I can make my own at home now!

Nancy Polanco May 9, 2019 - 4:24 pm

Oh my word. I love Butterfingers, I would absolutely enjoy this. I’m all about chocolate and I adore Blizzards. I think I will surprise the girls with this!

Esther Irish May 9, 2019 - 4:27 pm

Oh these look amazing. Butterfinger is my favorite, and you can’t go wrong with Blue Bell. I’m definitely trying this. My kids will love it too!

Liz Mays May 9, 2019 - 5:29 pm

Oh this is going to be a new favorite summer treat. I’m really liking the mix-in ideas too!

Beth May 10, 2019 - 1:09 am

We don’t have a Dairy Queen close by, so I’m very excited to have this copycat recipe! My stir-in will be Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

Fatima Torres May 10, 2019 - 12:03 pm

I wish I would’ve seen this when we had our ice cream social for our daughter’s first birthay. Blue Bell is a great idea, though. We had it as backup and turned out everyone wanted it!

Alexandra Pilo-Torrijos May 10, 2019 - 12:05 pm

Our oldest LOVES Blue Bell ice cream. His favorite flavor is the Vanilla Bean one. They even have smaller ones for birthdays and such

Diana Chastain May 10, 2019 - 3:14 pm

Oh my favorite! This is the recipe I needed in my life! I have been wanting to try the Reese’s copycat soon too. Yum!

Lia Mae May 10, 2019 - 3:37 pm

Perfect dessert for summer coming up looks delicious oh my gosh.

Ruth I May 10, 2019 - 6:11 pm

Oh wow. So easy to make! I’ve always loved Dairy Queen as well, I always buy almost every week and try different flavors!


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