QUICK REVIEW: Dairy Queen Summer Berry Cheesecake Blizzard

Dairy Queen Summer Berry Cheesecake Blizzard

What is it?

One of two new blizzards available on Dairy Queen’s Summer Blizzard menu. The Summery Berry Cheesecake Blizzard adds real raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries along with cheesecake pieces to vanilla soft serve.

The emphasis on the use of “real” berries begs the question, does that mean the cheesecake and ice cream are part of the illusory world that is Ed Sheeran’s dream?

How is it?

The only flavor that distinguishes itself is blueberry despite equal representation of raspberries and blackberries. This created a mildly blueberry flavored ice cream base that was unexpected but welcome. Unfortunately, when it comes to whole berries mixed with soft serve, the cold most certainly does bother me.

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While cheesecake topped with fresh, succulent berries isn’t Ed’s dream come true, these icy berries are texturally unpleasant and muted in flavor. Fortunately, the stark reality of boring berries is somewhat offset by the fantastic cheesecake pieces. They bring a deep cream cheese flavor with a bit of tanginess upfront and finish with graham cracker in all its soft, crumbly, brown sugary glory.

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Enrobed in a creamy cloak of the blueberry-infused base, the intense cheesecake pops and almost delivers on the promise of its lofty name, sans frigid fruit faux pas that is.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Whoever said patience is a virtue is a big fat liar as letting the ice cream temper didn’t help matters. The fruit was no longer as problematic in the polar molars department, but that served to underscore that fresh off the vine these berries are not.


In what I suppose works out to be the equivalent of taking a purple pill from Morpheus, the Summer Berry Cheesecake is seemingly two worlds colliding. The unreal cheesecake highs are brought down by the real lows of frozen, bland fruit that isn’t berry good.

Purchased Price: $3.59
Size: Small
Rating: 6 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (Small) 560 calories, 21 grams of fat, 13 grams of saturated fat, 1 gram of trans fat, 75 milligrams of cholesterol, 260 milligrams of sodium, 79 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of dietary fiber, 64 grams of sugar, and 14 grams of protein.

9 thoughts to “QUICK REVIEW: Dairy Queen Summer Berry Cheesecake Blizzard”

  1. The only berries in mine were blueberries. Very dissapointed. I saw all the raspberries on the commercial and I got none!

    1. I got a medium that cost $5 and I barely had two small raspberry chunks and maybe five pieces of cheesecake! That’s ridiculous! basically I paid $5 for a cup full of vanilla soft serve ice cream! Shame on you Dairy Queen!

  2. This was the most disgusting blizzard I’ve ever tried. The berries were frozen it had a sour taste. It was very boring and not good at all. Will never purchase again. And will not recommend it to anyone DQ really failed with this one.

  3. I had a small one two nights ago. It was amazing. Mostly blackberries and blueberries. Will buy it again!

  4. Agree. Fresh berries or a berry compote would have been much better. The frozen berries especially the frozen raspberry seeds were an unpleasant texture.

  5. I got a medium summer berry cheesecake at DQ in Richmond Indiana yesterday. He must have ground all the ingredients in a blender. No berries no cheesecake. Seriously I get it because of the berries and cheesecake pieces. Was not happy.

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