Save on Pinterest

20 Dairy Queen Copycat Recipes

Make your Dairy Queen favorites at home with these awesome copycat recipes. Crispy chicken strips, juicy burgers and Blizzard-inspired desserts will satisfy your biggest DQ cravings.

1 / 20
Inspired by: Bacon Cheese GrillBurgerTaste of Home

Inspired by: Bacon Cheese GrillBurger

Every family has a burger of choice, and this is ours. It's stacked tall with bacon and crunchy onion rings. —Paula Homer, Nampa, Idaho

2 / 20
Inspired by: Pretzel Sticks with Zesty QuesoTaste of Home

Inspired by: Pretzel Sticks with Zesty Queso

I'm always looking for new ways to combine fun flavors, and what goes together better than beer and pretzels? Not much that I can think of. That’s why I put them together into one delicious recipe. —Alyssa Wilhite, Whitehouse, Texas

3 / 20
Inspired by: S'mores Blizzard TreatTaste of Home

Inspired by: S'mores Blizzard Treat

When cabin fever hits, we whip up a beverage that tastes like s’mores. Oven-toasted marshmallows and a blender make it happen. —Sarah McKenna, Centennial, Colorado

4 / 20
Inspired by: Chili Cheese DogTaste of Home

Inspired by: Chili Cheese Dog

My in-laws are from Ohio, so we have Cincinnati chili at many of our family gatherings. I spiced up this family classic with cinnamon and cocoa powder and ladled it over hot dogs. It's perfect for game day, tailgates and potlucks. —Jennifer Gilbert, Brighton, Michigan

5 / 20
Bacon Cheddar Potato Skins Exps Thso17 9266 C04 21 6b 3

Inspired by: Dairy Queen's Potato Skins

Wondering how to make potato skins taste great? I top my restaurant-worthy loaded potato skins with cheese, bacon and a dollop of sour cream. Have them at lunch, snack time or cocktail hour. —Trish Perrin, Keizer, Oregon

6 / 20
Inspired by: Caramel MooLatteTaste of Home

Inspired by: Caramel MooLatte

Indulge in a coffeehouse-quality drink with this caramel mocha recipe. With whipped cream and a butterscotch drizzle, this treat will perk up even the sleepiest person at the table. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

7 / 20
Inspired by: Kansas City BBQ Pulled PorkTaste of Home

Inspired by: Kansas City BBQ Pulled Pork

I threw some always-available condiments into my slow cooker with a pork roast to create this fantastic pulled pork. It has become a staple sandwich filler for large get-togethers. The flavor of the pork goes well with a cold glass of white wine.—Lori Terry, Chicago, Illinois

8 / 20
Inspired by: DQ's Banana SplitTaste of Home

Inspired by: DQ's Banana Split

The fruit flavors plus chocolate ice cream make this a very tasty, pretty dessert. There's an explosion of flavor with a delightful crunch of pecans.—Margie Williams, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee

9 / 20
Inspired by: Buffalo Chicken Snack WrapTaste of Home

Inspired by: Buffalo Chicken Snack Wrap

I’m a busy stay-at-home mom, so I wing it at mealtime. My wraps loaded with Buffalo wing sauce chicken, lettuce and tomatoes are a snap to make. —Christina Addison, Blanchester, Ohio

10 / 20
Exps170843 Sd153321d02 05 2b Web 3

Inspired by: DQ Round Cake

When we were young, Mom made birthday cakes with a small toy on top, chosen just for us. Now that I'm a parent, I go with jimmies. —Becky Herges, Fargo, North Dakota

11 / 20
Inspired by: Dairy Queen's Cheese Curds

Inspired by: Dairy Queen's Cheese Curds

Cheese curds or cubes dipped in flour and beer, then fried, need only a good supply of crinkly toothpicks to turn them into a vanishing act. —Katie Rose, Pewaukee, Wisconsin

12 / 20
Inspired by: FlameThrower GrillBurgerTaste of Home

Inspired by: FlameThrower GrillBurger

If you like a little spice in your food, these big stuffed burgers are for you. Just have plenty of frosty cold drinks on hand to serve with them. —Kris Swihart, Perrysburg, Ohio

13 / 20
Inspired by: Turkey BLTTaste of Home

Inspired by: Turkey BLT

Everyone likes this tasty chicken breast sandwich. Flattening the chicken breasts helps them cook faster, and the mango chutney and other toppings make them better than anything you could order in a restaurant. —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario

14 / 20
Inspired by: DQ Ice Cream CakeTaste of Home

Inspired by: DQ Ice Cream Cake

Want something cool and refreshing after your holiday feast? Serve generous slices of a rich, frosty dessert featuring peanuts, cookies and drizzled ice cream toppings.—TerryAnn Moore, Vineland, New Jersey

15 / 20
Inspired by: Chicken Strip BasketTaste of Home

Inspired by: Chicken Strip Basket

These strips are designed for kids, but tasty enough for company. The tender strips are moist and juicy and would also be great on a salad. —Becky Oliver, Fairplay, Colorado

16 / 20
Burger Americana Exps179593 Th143192b02 13 14bc Rms 3

Inspired by: Cheese Grillburger

Go on a burger road trip in your own backyard. Grill the patties and load them sky-high. Peanut butter and bacon make them Southern style; coleslaw and tomatoes, a Northern version. —Susan Mahaney, New Hartford, New York

17 / 20
Inspired by: Dairy Queen's Onion RingsTaste of Home

Inspired by: Dairy Queen's Onion Rings

These onion rings cook to a crisp, golden brown. This is one of those foods you never tire of and a great side dish to so many meals. —Betsy King, Duluth, Minnesota

18 / 20
Inspired by: Chicken Bacon RanchTaste of Home

Inspired by: Chicken Bacon Ranch

I created this chicken sandwich recipe based on a meal my daughter ordered at a restaurant. She likes to dip her sandwich in the extra honey-mustard sauce. —Marilyn Moberg, Papillion, Nebraska

19 / 20
Inspired by: Honey Hot Glazed Chicken StripsTaste of Home

Inspired by: Honey Hot Glazed Chicken Strips

Instead of ordinary bread crumbs, seasoned crushed corn chips coat these slightly crunchy chicken fingers. If your family likes food with some heat, use the full 1-1/2 teaspoons of chili powder. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

20 / 20
Inspired by: Dairy Queen's French FriesTaste of Home

Inspired by: Dairy Queen's French Fries

I taught my nieces to make these easy, cheesy oven-baked potatoes. When the whole family comes over, we triple the recipe—and have no leftovers. —Ann Brown, Niles, MI

Sue Stetzel
Sue has been part of the Taste of Home family for over 16 years. Her collection of magazines dates back to the premier issue in 1993. When she isn’t writing, she’s answering your burning cooking questions and working with our team of Volunteer Field Editors.

Popular Videos