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17 Dairy Queen Copycat Recipes

Make your favorites at home with these awesome Dairy Queen recipes. They'll satisfy your biggest DQ cravings.

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Inspired by: Original Cheeseburger Signature Stackburger

Two mouthwatering burger patties stacked high with toppings like melted cheese, pickles, ketchup and mustard. Our smash burger recipe is just like DQ’s Original Signature Stackburger—and maybe even better.
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Inspired by: Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Blizzard Treat

These rich chocolate peanut butter shakes will make you feel as if you’re sitting in your local Dairy Queen. But since you’re the one whipping it up, you can add as many Reese’s cups as you heart desires!
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Inspired by: Pretzel Sticks with Zesty Queso

Serve up warm pretzel sticks straight from the oven. Don’t forget the cheese sauce! To make it zesty just like DQ’s, add diced jalapenos and green chiles.
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Inspired by: Ice Cream Round Cake

You don’t have to be a baker to make this ice cream cake for your next celebration! This ice cream cake recipe is inspired by the DQ classic—made with chocolate and vanilla ice cream, chocolate ganache and a thick layer of chocolate cookie crumbles.

Get Our Ice Cream Cake Recipe

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Inspired by: Chili Dog

The very thought of a hot dog dressed in chili makes us giddy. Just add slightly melted cheese to get that straight-from-the-drive-thru taste.
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Inspired by: Caramel MooLatte

You can easily indulge in a MooLatte at home anytime. This copycat recipe will give you the extra caffeine to get you through your day.
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Inspired by: Crispy Chicken Sandwich

Here’s our take on the Crispy Chicken Sandwich from Dairy Queen. We know everyone says theirs is better than the original, but ours really is.
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Inspired by: Banana Split

Serve up this classic Dairy Queen staple at home! We promise it’s not as intimidating as it looks. Top scoops of your favorite vanilla ice cream with sauce, whipped cream, strawberry slices and bananas. Sprinkle a few nuts on top for good measure, too.
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Inspired by: Cheese Curds

DQ’s cheese curds are the ultimate in delicious comfort food. Dip them in ranch dressing, ketchup or barbecue sauce for the full experience.
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Inspired by: Strawberry Sundae

A simple scoop of vanilla ice cream topped with strawberry jam makes for the perfect treat. We like adding a handful of chocolate chips and chopped nuts to our sundae.
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Inspired by: Chicken Strip Basket

You can skip the drive-thru and make these golden chicken fingers in your own kitchen. They’re finger-licking good!
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Inspired by: Strawberry Shake

No matter what the temperature is outside, there’s nothing quite like a cool strawberry shake to finish a meal. Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream for the finishing touch.
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Inspired by: Onion Rings

These Dairy Queen-inspired onion rings are a healthy alternative to the deep-fried version. But don’t worry, they’re still as crispy as ever!
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Inspired by: Mint Chip Shake

Yup, we even have a copycat recipe for DQ’s latest (and limited time) release: their Mint Chip Shake! Ours even uses up a handful of Thin Mints…talk about yum.
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Inspired by: Hot Fudge Sundae

Our hot fudge sauce always turns out smooth and yummy—just like DQ’s. The dark chocolate flavor, with a hint of rum extract, is not overly sweet but will still satisfy a chocoholic’s cravings when served over vanilla ice cream.
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Inspired by: French Fries

There’s nothing like fresh-cut, fresh-cooked french fries. This recipe you can make at home is so much better than any fast-food variety.
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Inspired by: Cherry Misty Freeze

Blend together a homemade Cherry Misty Freeze for a cool and refreshing treat. It’s sure to hit the spot on both warm and cool days alike.

Sue Stetzel
Sue has been working with Taste of Home since 2011. When she isn’t writing, she’s answering your burning cooking questions and working with our team of Community Cooks. She spends her free time cooking, crafting, and volunteering for various organizations in her home town.
Christina Herbst
Christina is a Social Media Editor for Taste of Home. She enjoys trying out local restaurants and coffeehouses and adding copious amounts of garlic and cheese to any recipe she can get her hands on. In her free time, you can find her hunting down one-of-a-kind furniture pieces at thrift and vintage stores and DIYing trendy home decor crafts.