Review: Dairy Queen Lemon Meringue Pie Blizzard

Dairy Queen’s July 2013 Blizzard of the Month is the Lemon Meringue Pie Blizzard. This Blizzard features “Lemon Meringue Pie” filling, bits of pie crust, and whipped cream topping. Ice cream and lemon, sounds like the perfect combination on a hot summer day! I purchased one of the new medium-sized Blizzards for $3.49.

How Does It Taste?

Dairy Queen Lemon Meringue Pie Blizzard

I was excited for Dairy Queen’s next Blizzard of the Month after the successful and delicious S’mores Blizzard last month. The Blizzard looked like it’d be a perfect cold treat for the heat of the summer, and it very well could have been, but Dairy Queen definitely bombed it on this one.

I figured it’d be hard to screw up any combination of cold soft serve and tart lemon but Dairy Queen had managed to mix the two in a diabolical ratio. The lemon flavor of the Blizzard comes off as such a shock initially. The light yellow color of the Blizzard does not adequately forewarn of the dangerous level of lemon flavor that lies ahead. This was the most sickening lemon ice cream I’ve ever eaten.

Dairy Queen Lemon Meringue Pie Blizzard

The whipped cream and the bits of pie crust mixed into the Lemon Meringue Pie Blizzard are cute, but they fail to deliver on the promise of Lemon Meringue Pie. Instead the pie crust bits, the few that were there, felt like they were haphazardly thrown in just for the sake of some crunch, and the whipped cream topping was a waste for me.

Dairy Queen Lemon Meringue Pie Blizzard

I wanted to like the Lemon Meringue Pie Blizzard, I really did. I gave it a few more bites, and eventually the intense level of sour lemon died down to a more tolerable level, but it was still too over the top for me. I’d say this Blizzard is perfect for fans of very sour things or extreme lemon flavor, but it was definitely a miss for me.


The Lemon Meringue Pie Blizzard is a Blizzard that could have worked out well if it wasn’t for the annoyingly artificial lemon flavor and the sickening level of sourness. The Blizzard contains lemon flavor to the nth degree and really is only meant for fans of seriously sour things or lemon drops. The pie crust and whipped cream added nothing but confusion to the Lemon Meringue Pie Blizzard. The Blizzard doesn’t remind me of Lemon Meringue Pie, but instead lemon juice concentrate, which is actually what they use in this thing. I’d recommend skipping this one.

The Score

Taste: 4.5/10
Presentation: 7.5/10

Pros: Definitely a Blizzard for lovers of sour things
Cons: Was way too artificial tasting, excessive lemon flavor, didn’t really capture the flavor of Lemon Meringue Pie

Nutrition Facts

Dairy Queen Lemon Meringue Pie Blizzard
Calories: 930
Calories from Fat: 310
Total Fat: 34g
Sat. Fat: 25g
Trans Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 65mg
Sodium: 380mg
Carbs: 148g
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Sugars: 120g
Protein: 14g

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Taylor Tamblin

Taylor is a food lover, rock guitar player, programmer, and runs the fast food review website Man Reviews Food.

One Comment

  1. I think you may have gotten an especially bad serving, I’m not really a big fan of lemon flavored things and I didn’t find mine to be particularly sour or too lemony tasting. It was just OK, pleasant but nothing special. Kinda like a blended lemon creamsicle with a few crunchy bits thrown in

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