Homemade DQ Cookie Dough Blizzard

by Kelly M

I just ate a sundae for breakfast.

Shamelessly, I might add. Don’t judge me. I had two completely legitimate reasons:

Number one: Sunday was my one year blogoversary! (I totally didn’t spell that right.) It has been such a wonderful year and I am so grateful for all the amazing people (like you!) that have had the privilege to meet through Foodie Fiasco. This blog is an incredible opportunity, and I love love love blogging, creating recipes, and talking with you! I look forward to many more years filled with exciting things in store for this blog. Totally a sundae-for-breakfast worthy reason, right?

Number two: In case you didn’t know, us sadly deprived LAers don’t have any Dairy Queens within a reasonable radius. Not one. How I’ve made it this long in life as a sane individual is a mysterious feat.

But there was a glimmer of hope. Whenever I paid a visit to my lovely Nana in Pennsylvania, I would stuff myself silly with DQ. Cookie dough blizzards, of course. Cookie dough anything is undeniable.

My poor mother would chauffeur me to the neighborhood DQ every other day of the trip (every day, if I was especially convincing). Despite the encroaching stomach ache, I would try to down as much of that cup of sugary glory before I waved my white napkin in defeat. Ahh, memories.

But being the matured individual I am today, I do not partake in said sugary glory. The late night DQ trips while we visit PA are awarded with sugar free fudge bars, and not oversized containers of delicious fat, sugar, and fake grossness. I’m a good girl now. I swore Blizzards off. I was done.

What a stupid decision! I can dig my spoon into DQ themed indulgence whenever I darn well please, thankyouverymuch. No plane ticket or size larger jeans needed! How, you might ask?

I can make them as home! I have an ice cream maker, but I thought it would be easier and would make my non-ice-cream-maker-owning friends happy if I made the ice cream in a blender (namely the Vita-mix) instead. And you know how much I love to make you happy.

So when it comes to recreating DQ Blizzards, I knew I had to start with my beloved cookie dough, but I hope to take on more flavors soon. You can also eat this “ice cream” plain if you were so inclined.

Plus, my Blizzards are vegan, raw, gluten free, grain free, low carb, low fat, sugar free, cheap, and only 120 calories for a MASSIVE serving.

DQ, who?

Homemade DQ Cookie Dough Blizzards

This Blizzard is made up of chunks of my breakfast-friendly cookie dough and a creamy, super low calorie soft serve made in a blender. Just FYI, the soft serve is not off-white because of the vanilla extract, but it is still a very pretty color. 

Adapted from my Cookie Dough Bites for Breakfast and Chocolate Covered Katie

Makes 1 (huge!) serving

Nutritional Comparison

Dairy Queen Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard

Calories: 720

Fat: 28 grams

vs.

Homemade DQ Cookie Dough Blizzard

(Calculated with applesauce without chocolate chips)

Calories: 120

Fat: ~5.25 grams

Ingredients

For soft serve:

1 1/2 cups almond milk

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

sweetener to taste (I used 20 drops of stevia.)

For cookie dough:

2 Tablespoons coconut flour

2 Tablespoon mashed banana or applesauce (I prefer banana. Personally, I think applesauce gives them too much of an apple-y taste. That’s just me.)

pinch salt

stevia or other sweetener, to taste (I used one packet of stevia)

3 Tablespoon almond milk, or milk of choice

chocolate chips, chopped

Directions

Combine all the ingredients for the soft serve. Pour into an ice cube tray (or other plastic container) and stick it in the freezer until it is completely firmed up and frozen.

Meanwhile, In a small bowl, mix coconut flour salt. Add in mashed banana or applesauce and stir. Add in almond milk, one tablespoon at a time, until fully incorporated. Stir in chopped chocolate chips. Roll the cookie dough into a log using your hands, and cut into cute little pieces. Refrigerate or freeze until ready to use.

Once the almond milk mixture is frozen, blend in a high-powered blender (go Vita!) or food processor until it somwhat resembles powdered ice. Just don’t over-blend, or it will melt. Stir in the cookie dough pieces, serve with an ice cream scoop, and enjoy!

There’s a Blizzard calling your name and you’re still sitting here. Hmm.

Enjoy!

-Kelly M.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 Jennie Northdale June 13, 2012 at 2:13 am

I think it looks absolutely amazing! (: Sometimes it’s ok to enjoy something lovely! Uh, i really want that sundae right now..!

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2 Kelly M June 14, 2012 at 12:38 pm

You are so sweet, Jennie! Thank you so much!

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3 Chelsea @ Chelsea Runs June 13, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Umm.. Making this. NOW. Seriously though. Also, I think that ice cream for breakfast is a perfectly normal. I made your cocomeal for breakfast the other day btw.. DELISH. And HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY! You da bomb. You deserve a party. I’m throwing you a party righthererightnow. Did you enjoy it? :D

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4 Kelly M June 19, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Oh my gosh Chelsea!! You’re party was sooooo fun!!! You are quite the party planner, my lovely. Can I throw you one next? I might not have quite the talent you do, but I will make a full-hearted attempt. ;)

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5 Toni June 16, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Just made this and it is AWESOME!!!! Thanks so much!

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6 Kelly M June 17, 2012 at 10:22 am

Yay!!!! Thank you so much for making this, Toni. ;) I am so glad you liked it!

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7 Ellen June 16, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Oh wow DQ was the best! The butterfinger blizzards and the dipped cones rocked…Nice alternative!

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8 Jennifer August 10, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Oh my gosh. You are such a genius! Brilliant! :) I’m so excited to try this!

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9 Jennifer August 12, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Would it be a bad idea to use whole wheat flour? I can’t find any coconut flour anywhere. :/

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10 Kelly M August 12, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Thanks for the question, Jennifer! Unfortunately, I would not sub coconut flour out for anything else if you want the final product to be edible. You can buy coconut flour at places like Whole Foods or online here. Thanks again, and I hope this helps!

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11 Jennifer Powell October 14, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Have you ever made this without stevia? I don’t like the flavor and am wondering if the banana sweetens it enough or what if you used vanilla flavored almond milk?

Love the recipes!

Jen

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12 Kelly M October 14, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Thank you so much for the question, Jen! I have not made this recipe without stevia, but I don’t see why you couldn’t. The only purpose it serves is to sweeten the recipe, but if you think the cookie dough is sweet enough without the stevia (especially with the banana!), feel free to leave it out. Same thing goes for the almond milk “soft serve”: just taste as you go and leave the stevia out if you so desire. You could also use other sweetener in place of the stevia such as regular ol’ sugar, honey, brown rice syrup, etc. if you would like. Thanks again, and I hope this helps!

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13 Brittany @ twosaucysisters October 23, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Julie and I just made this and we have one word- DELICIOUS! Thanks for the delicious recipe! :)

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14 Kelly M October 23, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Yaaaay! Thanks so much you two for making this recipe, and I am so glad you enjoyed it!

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15 Rachel Additcted-To-Peanut Butter December 6, 2012 at 1:49 pm

This looks amazing!!!! I am going to drag my mother kicking and screaming to the grocery store just so my brother and I can try this. You have made me look forward to the holiday season. You, my friend, are changing the world for the better!!!!!!!!!!!

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16 Kelly M December 19, 2012 at 8:05 pm

I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your kindness, Rachel. I am so glad you found me!

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17 Kathy December 13, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Omigod this looks so good!!! I’m gonna go make this right now!

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18 Sj December 18, 2012 at 1:42 am

um, a healthy sundae? i am crying! you are my new best friend ;)

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19 Kelly M December 19, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Haha. Thanks. Should we get one of those heart necklaces?

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20 Sarah-Jane December 23, 2012 at 1:36 am

Just tried the soft serve! I found it lacked in sweetness and was a bit bitter, but then again I used Sugarless liquid sweetener and not Stevia. Do you think this is what affected the taste?
Aldo, what is your personal vouch on Stevia? Is it bitter at all? Thank you!

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21 Kelly M March 25, 2013 at 5:57 pm

I love stevia, but only the good kind. I think NuNaturals brand is the best, and I’ve tried other brands that are very bitter, and the bitter taste was very apparent in the final product. Hope this helps!

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22 Angela February 17, 2013 at 10:05 am

Mine didnt seem to work! It was very crunchy/crystal-y.
Could be be because Im using a cheap blender?

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23 Jackie M March 8, 2013 at 5:28 pm

O MY LORD.
This looks sinful.
But like magic its not!!!!
I’ve never been to dairy queen, never.
And now, I don’t have a reason!
Thanks Kelly!

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24 Jeanette March 21, 2013 at 9:36 am

Just stumbled onto your site.. IM SOOO excited..

Ques.. when you say Almond Milk… do you use sweetened or un…
And do you use from the boxes or in dairy section of grocery..

Im low carbing but I think a 1/2 banana or maybe a bit of applesauce might be okay

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25 Kelly M April 2, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Welcome aboard! Yes, I mean unsweetened almond milk. I prefer the ones from the dairy section, but the boxed ones are fine too. Thanks!

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26 Kari Cooper April 12, 2013 at 7:22 am

Oh my..this looks amazing! Thank you so much for sharing:)

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27 Raplh August 27, 2013 at 7:01 pm

Oh my gosh i love you!!!!! Youmake the best foods ever!!!! Healthy too! Your the best. Keep it coming.

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28 Kelly M September 6, 2013 at 10:33 pm

I love you too.

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