Sunday, February 2, 2014

DQ Red Velvet Cake Blizzard
Dairy Queen February Blizzard of the Month

[New for 2014] Alright, it's Super Bowl Sundae Sunday and I need to go veg, but first I need to tell you about the excellent blizzard of the month.

Dairy Queen Red Velvet Cake Blizzard
Red velvet cake pieces and cream cheese frosting

So my wife jumped in to her blizzard as I took this shot and instantly threw out an "I like it, it's subtle, but good" type statement. I examine my bespeckled creation and admit it's got my attention. I take my first bite and it threw me off a little, but then I took another bite, and another, and another....

Yeah, I really like this blizzard. Sure, most of the cake pieces got obliterated, but when you get one, man, they are perfect. Soft, fresh, not dried out, and you can actually taste the true chocolatey nature of red velvet cake. All too often it's near-flavorless, red colored cake in these type flavors, but not here. If you get a whole chunk, those chocolate vibes are there and they really hit the mark.

The overall flavor is great too. It's authentic, pleasant, and distinct but not too strong. Like any good blizzard, it tastes like it's name sake, I taste fresh cake here and I'm digging it. Note, I said cake, and not cake flavor or cake batter flavor. Even the cream cheese frosting is subtle. I get that sweet frosting vibe with a hint of cheese, but it's respectful and lets the soft-serve do it's thing.

Nice job DQ, I have no problem recommending that you take your special someone out for this treat (and if you happen to try it with chocolate chips, let me know how it goes!)

2024 thoughts: it's a pretty blizzard when you first get it (since the red velvet has only dyed some of the softserve), but it needs a little extra kick. Before I said it needed chocolate chips, but now I am wondering if cheesecake bites my spice this one up.

Verdict?  Well done
Buy Again?  Yup


  1. I love this blizzard. It is one of the only things I have been able to eat since having my wisdom teeth pulled. AWESOME! :D

  2. The tangy cream cheese flavor was pretty assertive in my Blizzard, in a good way. I wish there were bigger cake pieces left, I only had 3 tiny ones (I split with my daughter and don't know if she had any) and the rest was pulverized. I added some of these: . Best sprinkles ever!

  3. When I called last week to get a Red Velvet Blizzard Cake, they told me lots of the DQs were out of the cake pieces. I ended up finding one with some left. Definitely worth the trouble. A layer of cake pieces in the middle and a bunch on top (if no message is requested.) Even better than Ben & Jerry's Red Velvet if you ask me.

  4. @Serena: hope you feel better!

    @SM: sprinkles make everything better!

    @Josh: oh man, does that sound good!


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