Dairy Queen is a popular restaurant for snacks, desserts, and lunch. Of course, an important part of your fast food order is choosing which drink to go with your meal.
I’ve compiled a comprehensive list of every drink you may find at Dairy Queen, although individual menus vary at each franchise. This article should help you decide what kind of drink to get at DQ, so keep reading!
Which Drinks Are Sold at Dairy Queen In 2023?
Aside from various fountain drinks, Dairy Queen offers many beverage options like milkshakes, malts, smoothies, Orange Julius Originals, Misty Slushes, and floats in 2023. You can order a Dairy Queen drink in small, medium, and large sizes. With many flavors and varieties to choose from, you’ll have no shortage of drink options to consider next time you stop by DQ.
Keep reading to find out all you need to know about Dairy Queen’s drink options, such as the banana shakes, malts, MooLattes, and more!
1. Banana Shakes & Malts
Banana shakes at Dairy Queen are made with fresh bananas, vanilla soft serve, and milk blended until smooth and topped with creamy whipped topping.
To make it into a malt, DQ uses the same ingredients but adds malted milk powder, which makes the drink thicker and sweeter.
There are between 470 and 750 calories in a banana shake, and there are between 530 and 860 calories in a banana malt.
2. Caramel Shakes & Malts
Caramel shakes at Dairy Queen are made with caramel, vanilla soft serve, and milk blended together and garnished with whipped topping.
There are between 550 and 750 calories in a caramel shake, and between 610 and 1090 calories in a caramel malt.
3. Chocolate Shakes & Malts
Chocolate Shakes and Malts at DQ are made by blending together rich chocolate or chocolate topping, vanilla DQ soft serve, and milk, then topped with whipped topping.
There are between 530 and 920 calories in a chocolate shake, and between 590 and 1030 calories in a chocolate malt.
4. Hot Fudge Shakes & Malts
Chocolate fudge is blended together with milk and vanilla soft serve to create a rich and creamy beverage.
A small Hot Fudge Shake contains between 430 and 990 calories, while a chocolate malt contains between 490 and 1100 calories.
5. Mint Chip Shakes
Although it is not on the standard DQ menu, some locations offer a Mint Shake and Malt or a Mint Chip Shake.
They are made with cool mint milk and vanilla soft serve blended together in minty goodness.
There are between 550 and 1010 calories in a Mint Chip Shake.
6. Peanut Butter Shakes & Malts
Peanut Butter shakes at DQ are made with peanut butter, milk, and DQ soft serve blended to creamy perfection.
There are between 640 and 1250 calories in a peanut butter shake, and between 590 and 1360 calories in a peanut butter malt.
7. Strawberry Shakes & Malts
DQ Strawberry shakes are made with strawberries or strawberry topping, milk, and DQ soft serve blended for a sweet and fruity treat.
There are 490 calories in a small strawberry shake, 630 calories in a medium, and 800 calories in a large.
Further, there are 550 calories in a small strawberry malt, 710 calories in a medium, and 910 calories in a large.
8. Vanilla Shakes & Malts
Vanilla shakes and malts are classic and simple and pair well with any item. They are made with milk and vanilla soft serve blended together and of course, garnished with whipped topping.
There are 520 calories in a small vanilla shake, 660 in a medium, and 860 calories in a large.
In addition, there are 580 calories in a small vanilla malt, 740 calories in a medium, and 970 calories in a large.
9. S’mores Shakes
The S’mores Shake from DQ is a 2022 seasonal summer item.
It is made with soft serve and milk blended with marshmallow, graham, and chocolate shavings to create that iconic s’mores flavor.
A small S’mores Shake contains 640 calories, a medium contains 910 calories, and a large contains 1230 calories.
10. What Is Malted Milk Powder?
According to a Dairy Queen source, “malted milk powder is a simple combination of wheat flour and malted barley extracts, along with milk, salt, and sodium bicarbonate to adjust its acidity.”
11. Mocha MooLattés
MooLattes are Dairy Queen’s version of a Frappucino. The sweet, blended beverage is made with coffee, soft serve, and ice, and in the case of the Mocha flavor, fudge is also blended in.
The drink is garnished with whipped topping and a chocolatey drizzle. It makes a great morning pick-me-up!
There are 500 calories in a small Mocha Moolatte, 620 in a medium, and 780 in a large.
12. Caramel MooLattés
A classic flavor combination, this blended Caramel flavored beverage is made with coffee, soft serve, caramel, and ice. It is garnished with whipped topping and caramel drizzle.
There are between 490 and 780 calories in a Caramel Moolatte.
13. Vanilla MooLattés
This blended coffee beverage is made with vanilla soft serve, coffee, and ice. It is garnished with whipped topping.
There are 450 calories in a small Vanilla Moolatte, 560 in a medium, and 700 calories in a large.
14. Tripleberry® Premium Fruit Smoothies
Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are sold at participating DQ locations. They are made with real fruit and yogurt along with other ingredients.
The Tripleberry flavor is made with real strawberry, raspberry, and blackberry.
There are between 280 and 460 calories in a Tripleberry smoothie.
15. Mango Pineapple Premium Fruit Smoothies
The Mango Pineapple Premium Fruit Smoothie from Orange Julius is made with pineapple and mango blended with low-fat yogurt and sweetener to create a refreshing smoothie.
There are between 250 and 420 in a Mango Pineapple smoothie.
16. Strawberry Banana Premium Fruit Smoothies
The Strawberry Banana Premium Fruit Smoothie is made with real strawberries, nonfat yogurt and sweetener blended together to fruity perfection.
There are between 260 and 440 calories in the smoothie, depending on the size.
17. DQ Orange Julius Original
The classic Orange Julius drink was acquired by Dairy Queen when it bought the Orange Julius company in 1987.
Orange Julius Originals are made with orange juice concentrate and a “secret ingredient” to create a frothy beverage.
There are between 200 and 400 calories in an Orange Julius.
18. Strawberry Banana Julius Original
Much like its orange counterpart, the Strawberry Banana Julius Original is a light and frothy drink. It’s thinner than a smoothie and very sweet.
There are between 330 and 670 calories in a Strawberry Banana Julius.
19. Misty Floats
Misty Floats are made with your choice of slush flavor and creamy vanilla soft serve swirled together in icy harmony. It’s a Dairy Queen twist on the classic soda float.
Misty Floats contain between 300 and 500 calories depending on the size.
20. Misty Freezes
Misty Freezes at dairy queen are slushes blended with DQ soft serve to create a sweet, icy, creamy beverage. They contain between 360 and 640 calories.
21. Soda Float
A soda float at Dairy Queen comes with your choice of soda (root beer is a popular choice) with vanilla soft serve poured in.
22. Misty Slush
Dairy Queen’s cool and refreshing slushy drink is available in many flavors which may vary by location. Some of these flavor options include:
- Blue raspberry
- Strawberry kiwi
- Pink punch
- Poolside punch
The standard misty slushes range from 200-340 calories, while the punch flavors range from 200-280 calories.
23. Additional Soft Drinks
Dairy Queen has many soft drinks and fountain sodas to choose from. They may vary at each location, but here is a list of common drinks you will find at the soda fountain at DQ:
- Diet Coke
- Mello Yello
- Barq’s Root Beer
- Pibb Xtra
- Minute Made Lemonade
- Fanta Orange
24. Milk Carton
Dairy Queen’s 1% milk carton is a good beverage choice for those who want to get a little calcium and protein in their system. The cartons each contain 110 calories.
To learn more, you can also read our posts on Dairy Queen toppings, does Dairy Queen have frozen yogurt, and does Dairy Queen have ice cream sandwiches.
There are many drink options to choose from at Dairy Queen, including shakes, smoothies, slushes, and sodas. Try a Moolatte, which is made with coffee, or a fun Misty Float to shake things up.