Top five desserts to try at Debary’s Dairy Queen


Elise Crane

Known for its tasty cold treats, Dairy Queen opened a new location in DeBary, on Charles Richard Beall Blvd. With different desserts on the menu, I asked student employees to see which desserts they recommend.

When I entered I was greeted with a smile and a “Welcome to Dairy Queen, what can I do for you?”. After ordering, I sat down in a booth in the back and waited for my food. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming. The walls were decorated with bright and colorful pictures hanging everywhere. I waited around ten minutes for my order which I expected considering it was a new staff handling several different desserts.

After eating way too much ice cream, I wrote down my thoughts in my notes and created a list of my top five favorite desserts.

#5 Heath Caramel Brownie Blizzard: The mixture of the soft ice cream, chocolate, and hard toffee candy mixed well. I was surprised to see how much I liked this Blizzard considering I don’t enjoy the candy on its own. However, when it is mixed with ice cream and caramel, it is delicious. I understand why this was a customer favorite.

#4 Royal New York Cheesecake Blizzard: This blizzard had pieces of cheesecake and the strawberry center was sweet and tasty. The fine grind graham pieces give the blizzard a bit of crunch to it.

#3 Turtle Pecan Cluster Blizzard: The pecans in this blizzard are full-sized and gave a nice crunch to the soft ice cream. The chocolate pieces and caramel made the desert nice and rich. This was the perfect blend of sweetness and salty.

#2 Choco Brownie Xtreme Blizzard: The soft brownie bites, the hard chocolate chunks, and the fudge mixed well with the vanilla soft serve ice cream. As a person who loves chocolate desserts, this rose to my expectations.

#1 Brownie and Oreo Cupfection: This dessert was my favorite cold treat. The soft-serve ice cream was thick and creamy. There were large squares of brownie that were still warm. The drizzled chocolate sauce on the side and the marshmallow topping gave the ice cream a bit more flavor. This dessert is worth trying the next time you visit Dairy Queen.