With the recent sweltering temperatures many of us have been reaching for cool treats. Dairy Queen Blizzard recipes are some of our favorite hot weather desserts, and this M&M Blizzard recipe has always been the one the kids ask for the most.
M&M Blizzard Recipe
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Our area, like a lot of the United States, saw a massive heatwave recently. The high temps kept us mostly stuck in the house, and after so much time home due to summer vacation, Nick and I were both feeling some cabin fever.
I knew we needed a change of scenery, so I called my mother up. I told her we were thinking about coming out for a game night and I thought it would be fun to make our M&M Blizzard recipe.
Certainly we could have driven to Dairy Queen and had a Blizzard there, but making our own at home was much nicer. Our Dairy Queen only has outdoor seating, and it was simply too hot to sit outside to eat our ice cream. In the end we had a big rain shower come through when we were ready to eat our Blizzards, so eating at our Dairy Queen wouldn’t have gone well anyways.
Ingredients Needed to Make Your Own DQ M&M Blizzard
- Vanilla ice cream
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Making your own M&M Blizzards at home is pretty easy, but there are some items that you will need to make them.
How to Make a M&M Blizzard at Home
Depending on how cold your ice cream is the first thing you’ll want to do is get it out of the freezer to allow it time to soften. Most likely this won’t require much time because you don’t want it to become liquid. You just want it soft enough to easily scoop.
Scoop the desired amount of ice cream and put it into your food processor. This will likely be around 3 good scoops worth. Then turn the food processor on and blend it until the ice cream is thick. This only takes a minute or so.
Then stop the food processor and add the M&Ms to the ice cream. The exact amount will depend on how much candy you want mixed in with the ice cream, but 20 to 25 M&Ms should be a good amount.
After you have added the M&Ms you’ll want to turn the food processor on one more time. This won’t take long. You want to run the food processor just long enough to chop up the M&Ms.
Finally take your ice cream that is in the food processor and pour it into your freezer safe glass, or glasses depending on how much you made. Then place the glasses into the freezer to allow the ice cream to become firm.
Leave the glasses in the freezer for at least 30 minutes. If it is pretty warm in your house you probably will need to leave the glasses in the freezer for 60 minutes. Eat them as soon as you remove them from the freezer before they start to melt!
Tips for Making a Homemade M&M Blizzard
The process of making a homemade M&M Blizzard is pretty simple. The process doesn’t take much time either, but the ice cream does require time to set, so it’s important that you start making the Blizzards well before you want to actually eat them.
My food processor isn’t very large, so I can only make a little more than one Blizzard at a time. If you have a larger food processor then you could make multiple Blizzards at once. It takes very little time to make even one, so a bigger food processor will only save you some time if you’re making a lot of Blizzards.
I must say that the hardest part of the Blizzard making process is figuring out how much ice cream each Blizzard requires. I suggest 3 good sized scoops of ice cream, but this might not be the correct size for you. It really depends on the type of glasses that you use to hold the Blizzards once they’re made and how much ice cream they can hold.
More Summer Dessert Recipes
Blizzard recipes are a great way to cool off during the summer, but they aren’t always the best idea if you need to serve dessert for a lot of people. If you’re feeding a group check out these yummy dessert recipes perfect for a summer event.
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- No Bake, Egg-Free, Chocolate Banana Cream Pie
- No Bake Oreo Pudding Pie
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- 3 Scoops of vanilla ice cream
- 20 M&Ms
- Get ice cream out a few minutes before you plan to make your Blizzard to allow it to soften
- Place 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream into a food processor
- Blend until thick
- Add M&M's to the ice cream in the food processor
- Blend again, just long enough to chop up the M&M's
- Pour ice cream into a freezer safe glass
- Place the Blizzard in the freezer until firm (around 30-60 minutes)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 5133Total Fat: 225gSaturated Fat: 139gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 65gCholesterol: 222mgSodium: 744mgCarbohydrates: 730gFiber: 28gSugar: 653gProtein: 49g