Lucky Charms Blizzard


This is a recipe for quick and easy Lucky Charms Blizzards that creates thick, creamy and delicious ice cream treats!  You can adapt this recipe with different add-ins and it’s much cheaper than going out to an ice cream parlor.  Kids will love these!

Lucky Charms Blizzard Ice Cream dessert recipe.  Great for St. Patrick's day or any occasion!

I made these Lucky Charms blizzards the other day for our St. Patrick’s Day dessert, but they can be made all year ’round – Lucky Charms know no season!

If you don’t know that I have a slight obsession with Dairy Queen Blizzards, you don’t know me at all.  If I told you how many of them I ate while I was living in Miami in 2012 you would be totally disgusted!  At the time we didn’t have a Dairy Queen here in Rochester and there was one in walking distance from where I was staying in Miami.  Not only that, but Dairy Queen restaurants were EVERYWHERE when I went down south and they constantly called out my name whenever I passed one.  I combined my obsession with Blizzards and my recent rekindled love for the beloved cereal, Lucky Charms, and made a fun, thick, creamy and colorful Blizzard of my own.  I think I should sell my idea to Dairy Queen 😉

P.S.  This is probably only a food blogger problem, but have you ever had this brilliant-to-you original idea and made the “mistake” or doing an internet search only to find out it’s been done before?   The old saying holds true:  “It’s all been done before”.  Alas, I was not the first person to think of this idea, but hey, great minds think alike!

Lucky Charms Blizzard Ice Cream dessert recipe. Great for St. Patrick's day or any occasion!

Lucky Charms Blizzard
Serves: *makes 2 decent sized Blizzards*
  • 4 cups vanilla ice cream (use a good quality ice cream- I used Perry’s)
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 cups Lucky Charms Cereal
  • extra Lucky Charms marshmallows from the cereal for sprinkling on top after blending
  1. Place ice cream, milk and heavy cream in a blender and blend until smooth (will be thick – this is good).
  2. Take off the blender and stir in lucky charms cereal with a large spoon.
  3. Pour into 2 large glasses and sprinkle with additional lucky charms marshmallows on top.
  4. Serve immediately and eat with spoons! You don’t want it to get melty!

Recipe source:  after researching, similar Blizzard treat originally shared on

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These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

17 Responses to “Lucky Charms Blizzard”

  1. March 20, 2014 at 8:25 AM #

    This is a cute idea for summer! Love that you made it in a jar! Happy Thursday 🙂

    • March 20, 2014 at 2:19 PM #

      Thanks!! I love using mason jars whenever I can 🙂

  2. March 20, 2014 at 9:14 AM #

    I’m a bit ashamed to admit this, but I used to take an “ice cream break” once a week during work hours with my coworker, and I’d get a medium Blizzard every time. Man, those things are awesome! Thankfully, I’ve scaled back my Blizzard intake to about once a year these days. My toddler would love your version since there are colorful marshmallows in there!

    • March 20, 2014 at 2:18 PM #

      It’s OK – I ate them way more than once a week when I was in Miami hahaha

  3. March 20, 2014 at 10:49 AM #

    Too cute!

  4. March 20, 2014 at 11:48 AM #

    That is such an awesome idea, whether you’re the first to think of it or not! 🙂

    • March 20, 2014 at 2:18 PM #

      Awww thanks, Claire!!!

  5. Ginny McMeans
    March 20, 2014 at 12:15 PM #

    This looks so special and a lot of fun too.

  6. March 20, 2014 at 7:55 PM #

    PRETTTY!!! Blizzards are awesome and I love how the colors of the lucky charms look in this one (and omgeee I bet it tastes amazing!)

  7. March 21, 2014 at 7:08 AM #

    Lucky Charms and Blizzards are 2 of my most favorite things in the world. Together? Ahhh! Epic!

  8. March 21, 2014 at 9:56 PM #

    I can imagine those lucky charms marshmallows taste heavenly in ice cream. Yum! Can’t wait to try this!!

  9. March 25, 2014 at 3:39 PM #

    Yesssss . . . it’s the worst when you come up with the best idea ever only to realize it was also someone else’s best idea ever. Still I’m impressed you thought of this and I really want you to share with me 🙂

    • March 25, 2014 at 4:50 PM #

      LOL love it Laura!!

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