The following is a response from Dairy Queen International on Gluten Free foods at DQ restaurants.
We know dealing with gluten intolerance can be very difficult and Dairy Queen would like to help you enjoy your favorite Dairy Queen treats while still following a safe diet. Unfortunately, we do not have a complete list of gluten-free products at this time, but hopefully the following information will be of assistance to you. I have also included the link to our nutrition calculator below, which I might add, is totally awesome. It let's you choose anything and everything and it gives you all of the ingredients in it! http://www.dairyqueen.com/NCPublic/DQComNutritionCalculator.htm We are proud to inform you that both our DQ vanilla and chocolate soft serve are gluten-free, in addition to our Arctic Rush™ slush. Additionally the following toppings are gluten-free: · Chocolate · Hot Fudge · Marshmallow · Butterscotch · Strawberry You may also want to try our one of our MooLattes® without whipped topping. Additionally, our supplier of manufactured novelties informs us that the following items are also gluten-free: · DQ® Fudge Bar · DQ® Vanilla Orange Bar · Dilly® Bar (look for this in a sealed plastic wrap to ensure it is a manufactured Dilly Bar) If you would like to try one of our famous Blizzard treats, the following is a list of gluten-free Blizzards. · Reese’s® Peanut Butter Cup Blizzard · Butterfinger® Blizzard · Snickers® Blizzard · Heath® Blizzard · M&M® Blizzard · Banana Split Blizzard · Hawaiian Blizzard · Tropical Blizzard · Strawberry Blizzard · Mint M&M® Blizzard Please know many of our Blizzard candies and toppings contain wheat, rye, oats, and/or barley and would not be safe for a customer with gluten intolerance. As the Blizzard machine is used for all flavors, cross-contamination may occur on any flavor Blizzard. So for your safety, we recommend notifying the Dairy Queen staff of your allergy or intolerance and requesting they thoroughly clean the Blizzard machine before blending your Blizzard to reduce the risk of cross-contamination. From our Brazier food line, I would recommend trying our Homestyle® and GrillBurgers™, or our hot dogs, all prepared with out a bun. Certain Dairy Queen restaurants use a soft serve mix that varies from the mix used by restaurants in the rest of the country and on which this information is based. Please know some Dairy Queen restaurants also sell food that is not the licensed Brazier line of food products. This information on food products applies only to the Brazier products served by authorized Brazier restaurants. Please check all of this information regarding food and treats with your local restaurant. Please note that as Dairy Queen stores are very busy and there is always a chance of cross contamination of gluten in any DQ product. To reduce the risk, please mention the nature of your allergy to the DQ crew member before placing your order.
The nutritional Calculator is of particularly good use as you can pick from any item on their menu and it will give you not only the nutritional content like your used to on most packaging, but also the ingredients of each of the components of the item. Very handy!
It’s also handy to remember that in many cases you can ask them to remove certain ingredients and still get the ice cream you love, just modified for a Celiac’s Gluten Free diet.