Cotton Candy Blizzard {DQ Copycat & Lightened-up!}

Delicious and delightful, this Cotton Candy Blizzard will MAKE your day! Go ahead and indulge without gilt because it happens be be secretly light! Dairy-free option too!

When my family drove cross country to relocate, we had thousands of miles on the open road to cover in 2 days. It was a big daunting task. There were many nondescript hours of nothing to exciting look at, just the arrow straight highway flowing right out to the horizon. We packed lots of healthy food for the trip to keep us fueled, but on a tight deadline and thousands of miles to cover, you can’t really avoid the fast food joints (Although we did try!).

I must confess, Dairy Queen got me through this trip. I would drive a slew of hours and reward myself with a DQ Cotton Candy Blizzard, as a “atta girl” for knocking off another 6-8 hours. Heck I deserved it, right? And it tasted SOOOOO GOOD! COLD-CREAMY-SWEET-with a distinct cotton candy flair which reminded me of the summer fair.

Like many of my other indulgent recipe inspirations, this one arose in the middle of the night when I had a craving for the Cotton Candy DQ Blizzard and there was none to be found anywhere nearby. And of course- I made made some healthy tweeks, but it’s equally as tasty!

I found a cool cotton candy online store called, Cotton Cravings. They sell all natural, organic, gluten free, preservative free cotton candy in exciting flavors such as Temping Toasted Marshmallow, Happy Happy Birthday Cake, Dulce de Leche Deluxe! The ingredient line reads: “Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Natural Flavor, Natural Color, That’s it!” And you can order it right to your door, no needing to wait in line at the local fair!

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You can make your own ice cream (coconut based, frozen yogurt, almond milk based- your choice), or just go out a buy your favorite, as I did (no ice cream maker in this house :(-yet!)

Delicious and delightful, this Cotton Candy Blizzard will MAKE your day! Go ahead and indulge without gilt because it happens be be secretly light! Dairy-free option too!

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Delicious and delightful, this Cotton Candy Blizzard will MAKE your day! Go ahead and indulge without gilt because it happens be be secretly light! Dairy-free option too!

Ok so here we go- a simple, easy peasy, and lighten-up DQ Cotton Candy Blizzard:

Cotton Candy Blizzard {DQ Copycat & Lightened-up!}

Cotton Candy Blizzard {DQ Copycat and Lightened-up} Gluten free, dairy free options
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of vanilla ice cream of choice frozen yogurt, coconut milk or almond milk ice cream all ok
  • ¼ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or other milk of choice
  • ½ cup cotton candy any flavor
  • Optional: If you want your blizzard to extra thick so you can turn it upside down you can add ¼ cup frozen coconut creme.

Instructions

  1. Mix all the above ingredients in a high speed blender, and blend on high until smooth. Add only a small amount additional milk to blend if necessary.
  2. Top with excess cotton candy and serve. You may need a spoon!
Nutrition Facts
Cotton Candy Blizzard {DQ Copycat & Lightened-up!}
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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