Get ready for this easy copycat Dairy Queen Oreo Blizzard recipe made right in your home. This is the best homemade DQ ice cream treat and has the perfect texture with smooth ice cream and Oreo chunks, and it even passes the upside down test! We can't get enough of this ice cream treat during the summer.
This ice cream treat is perfect for any summer night or when you are dreaming of warmer days in winter. We love being able to make this blizzard in the comfort of your home!
Just like you, we love recipes that use Oreos! They are the best! Be sure to check out our Oreo Trifle, Oreo Pie, 2 ingredient Oreo mug Cake, and our Oreo Cheesecake Cookies. Or you'll love our other milkshakes like our Peppermint Bark Milkshake.
Unlike a milkshake, this homemade blizzard recipe only uses two ingredients. It's the method of how you mix the ice cream and Oreos that gives it that iconic texture.
- Vanilla Ice Cream- Use your favorite brand of vanilla ice cream. We love use high quality brands like Tillamook for the creamiest texture.
- Oreo Cookies- Traditional flavor is used for this recipe but you can also use any variety you love.
See recipe card for quantities.
How to make a Homemade Oreo Blizzard
Follow these step-by-step process photos to enjoy a copycat Dairy Queen blizzard at home. It's even better than Sonic milkshakes!
- At least 10 minutes prior to making this treat, place the stand mixer bowl in the freezer. This helps regulate the temperature of the ice cream and stops it from melting quickly. If you don't have a bowl that will go in the freezer, you can still make the recipe.
2. Crush Oreo cookies into small pieces. Make sure to leave larger chunks, you don't want to turn the cookies into powder.
3. Remove the bowl from the freezer and add the vanilla ice cream. Mix the ice cream in the stand mixer until a smooth texture.
4. Add the crushed cookies to the smooth vanilla ice cream. Mix the ice cream and the cookie chunks together until well mixed. You don't need to blend the ice cream and cookies together like you would a milkshake.
Pour the mixture into a cup and enjoy immediately.
Hint: DO NOT add milk to the ice cream! This will make the consistency too runny. You will loose that authentic blizzard texture you're looking for. By just using vanilla ice cream and Oreo cookies, you can get that perfect cup flip just like they do at Dairy Queen.
- Gluten Free- make this a gluten free treat by using gluten free Oreos.
- Dairy Free/Lactose Free- Use your favorite dairy free or lactose free vanilla ice cream to make this a blizzard fit for your diet preferences.
- Golden Oreos - Use golden Oreos for a vanilla flavor.
- Mint Oreos - Make it mint by using Mint Oreos instead of standard cookies.
- Birthday Cake - Change up the vanilla ice cream with birthday cake ice cream for a birthday cake flavor.
- Chocolate Explosion - Make this a double chocolate experience by using chocolate ice cream instead of vanilla ice cream.
- Peanut Butter- Add a tablespoon of peanut butter when you mix in the cookies with the ice cream for a Peanut Butter Oreo Blizzard.
- Cheesecake: Use either cheesecake ice cream, or add in cheesecake pieces.
- Cookie Dough: Use Edible cookie dough bites or cookie dough ice cream instead of vanilla ice cream.
A stand mixer with a metal bowl will allow you to freeze the bowl for 10-30 minutes before making the recipe. This will keep the ice cream from melting too quickly and changing the texture of the recipe. If you don't have a stand mixer with a metal bowl, that's ok! You can still make a smooth textured ice cream creation.
I tried this recipe by using a large wooden spoon to slowly mix the ice cream. It took longer than a stand mixer but still gave a great texture. You want to try and avoid the blender.
Storing Homemade Blizzard Recipe
Freeze any uneaten ice cream in an air tight container. When ready to eat take out of the freezer and enjoy. The texture may be harder than normal so let it sit out for a couple minutes before enjoying.
Put this homemade ice cream treat to the famous flip test and you won't be disappointed.
Don't use a blender when making this homemade treat. Use a stand mixer! It will turn into a milkshake if you use a blender and will not have the consistency you are looking for.
Freezing the bowl before mixing the ice cream and cookies together will help keep the ice cream from melting too quickly.
Oreo Blizzard Recipe
- 1 Cup
- ½ cup crush Oreos about 6 cookies
- 2 cups vanilla ice cream
- Place the metal bowl of your stand mixer in the freezer for 10 minutes. If you don't have a metal bowl with your stand mixer, skip this step. Placing the bowl in the freezer will help maintain the creamy texture of a blizzard.
- While the bowl is in the freezer crush 6 Oreos into small chunks. Don't crush them too much, you don't want Oreo powder.
- Remove the bowl from the freezer and re-attach to your stand mixer. Add the vanilla ice cream and mix with the the stand mixer paddle until smooth and creamy. See photos above for a great visual.
- Add the cookie chunks and mix until well incorporated.
- Spoon into a cup and enjoy immediately.
- Do not use a blender to make this homemade treat, it will turn out like a milkshake if you use a blender.
- Add a tablespoon of peanut butter when adding the cookie pieces.
- Substitute with Mint Oreos, or Golden Oreos for a different taste.
- Instead of vanilla ice cream, use chocolate or birthday cake ice cream.