Vegan Options at Dairy Queen (Updated 2022)

Vegan Options at Dairy Queen

The vegan options at Dairy Queen might be better than you think. That’s never been more true than now.

In April of 2020, Dairy Queen announced that they would be launching vegan ice cream bars. These Non-Dairy Dilly Bars feature a coconut cream base and chocolate-flavored coating, and they are delicious!

As for an actual meal, you could put together a side salad with fries and/or pretzels sticks (with NO queso). 

Here are all of your vegan options:


Vegan Options at Dairy Queen


Dairy Queen Frozen Treats
The Past and the Present. The Star Kiss took us back to our childhood and the Dilly Bar makes us excited about the future!

Vegan Ice Cream/Frozen Treats

  • Non-dairy Dilly Bars
  • Star Kiss Frozen Treat. Not available at all locations

Smoothies and Slushes

Previously, we had a “light smoothie” listed that was made with just fresh fruit but we are no longer seeing this on the menu. You can check with your location to see if it is available. 

  • Misty Slush. Choose your flavor: cherry, mango, lemon lime, blue raspberry, or kiwi strawberry. All contain artificial colors.

Vegan Food

Dairy Queen Vegan Food
Dairy Queen’s fries are underrated and while the pretzel sticks aren’t much to look at, they are pretty dang good.
  • Pretzel Sticks. Order with NO queso.
  • Side Salad. Choose a vegan dressing below … comes with lettuce, tomatoes, carrot, and red cabbage.
  • Hamburger with NO meat patty. Ask them to add tomato, onion, lettuce, pickles, ketchup & mustard if you choose to. 
  • Applesauce
  • Banana
  • Hashbrowns* (Breakfast)
  • Fries*
  • Lay’s BBQ, Original & Baked Potato Chips

Vegan Dressings

  • Marzetti Asian Sesame Dressing
  • Marzetti Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Marzetti Fat Free California French Style Dressing
  • Marzetti Light Italian Dressing


*
As with any restaurant that is not 100% vegan or does not offer a designated cooking space for their vegan options, cross-contamination can occur and fryers/grills may be shared with animal products. You can choose what your level of comfort is with these potential issues.


Dairy Queen Vegan FAQ


Dairy Queen
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Is anything dairy free at Dairy Queen?

There is now! Dairy Queen will begin offering non-dairy Dilly Bars in April of 2020. This is Dairy Queen’s first non-dairy/vegan ice cream option. Still no Blizzards yet, but it’s a start!

Are the smoothies at Dairy Queen vegan?

The following Light Smoothies were made with fresh fruit and no yogurt but are no longer on the menu. You can check with your location to see if they are still offered and just happen to not be shown on it.

These are the flavors that were available: Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry Mango Pineapple, Berry-Pom, OrangeBerry & Pina Colada.

Are onion rings at Dairy Queen vegan?

No. The Onion Rings at Dairy Queen contain whey which is from dairy.


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Our Picks

Ryan’s Pick: The Dilly bars are excellent!! We used to get the ice cream bars that came on a stick when I was growing up all the time. This reminds me exactly of those.

Also, the pretzel sticks are really, really good. I tried them out when we went recently to try out the Dilly Bars and they far exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend giving those a try.

Jen’s Pick: If I’m in the mood for chocolate then I’ll 100% go with a Dilly Bar. But, I also really like the Starkiss frozen treat.


More Links and Info:

  • If you’d like to see Dairy Queen’s full menu, you can click over to their Official Menu Page
  • Not quite what you’re looking for? VeggL has Vegan Guides for over 175 other popular chain restaurants including other ice cream spots like Baskin Robbins and Ben & Jerry’s.
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