Dairy Queen’s Dixie Belle Sundae Is a Vintage Menu Mystery—Here’s What We Know

Updated: Apr. 15, 2022

The Dixie Belle Sundae likely dates back to the 1950s!

We’ve been enjoying the frozen treats at Dairy Queen for a long, long time—over 80 years. Between Blizzards, banana splits and Stackburgers, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The logo even has its own hidden meaning, in case you didn’t know! But there are a lot of retired menu items from the ’50s and ’60s that we never had a chance to experience. Fortunately, the secret menu at Dairy Queen can help bring them back.

The Dairy Queen Dixie Belle Sundae may be a mystery, but we’re ready to figure it out.

How to Order a Dixie Belle Sundae

It’s still possible to enjoy this vintage menu item. Based on old Dairy Queen advertisements for the Dixie Belle Sundae, we’ve got the scoop on how to order. To start, ask for a regular hot fudge sundae. Then add butterscotch and finish with pecans. The recipe is simple, tasty and straight out of the 1950s!

If you’re interested in seeking out retro Dairy Queen posters, check out eBay. And take a look at photos of the first Dairy Queen from 1940.

What Else Is on the Secret Menu?

The Dixie Belle Sundae isn’t the only vintage menu item we’ve brought back into the limelight. If you haven’t tried them already, we highly recommend the Peanut Butter Bash Sundae and the Jack and Jill Sundae from the Dairy Queen “secret menu.”

Big fan of classic peanut butter and jelly sandwiches? Give the Peanut Butter and Jelly Shake a try! Ask for a peanut butter shake mixed with strawberry topping. Mmm, tastes like childhood!

When you need a little boost of caffeine for a pick-me-up, ask for coffee syrup in your Vanilla or Oreo Blizzard. You can even ask for coffee ice cream if it’s available. There’s nothing better than a sweet buzz!