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Finally, a Blizzard for those who enjoy playing with their food.

By Tim Nelson
March 31, 2021
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Perhaps ironically for a fast food ice cream and shake place whose signature product is called the Blizzard, Dairy Queen isn't exactly the kind of place that's at the top of people's minds in the middle of a cold winter. But now that our heaviest coats have been put away for the season, DQ has shown it's definitely ready to turn up the heat in order to ring in the return of frozen treat season. 

Hot on the heels of Orange Dipped Dreamsicle's return, DQ's showing its commitment to giving the people what they want with the return of another fan favorite as April's Blizzard of the Month. Specifically, they've revived the Frosted Animal Cookie Blizzard, which combines that namesake ingredient with pink confetti frosting for a sufficient dose of playful pastel pizzazz.

Though it may have only made its debut in 2020, the Frosted Animal Cookie Blizzard proved itself to be an instant hit. That might have had something to do with the incorporation of a nostalgic childhood favorite that let kids play with and eat (cracker versions of) a veritable carnival of exotic animals. As Dairy Queen's original Instagram announcement shows, you'll find chopped-up chunks of elephants, lions (or tigers?), and other pink and white frosting-coated animals within what will surely be the best Blizzard available this April. 

If your definition of vegetarianism extends to animal crackers (more power to you), that's far from the only new or returning favorite you'll find at DQ this spring. From a trio of chocolate chip shakes to the neon haze of the tongue-twisting, tongue-numbing Tropical Lemonade Twisty Misty Slush, options abound. 

For now, though, focus your efforts on the Frosted Animal Cookie Blizzard, as it'll only be around until the calendar turns over to May. This is one frozen treat you won't want to let go extinct. 

This story originally appeared on allrecipes.com