Dairy Queen


Dairy Queen While Dairy Queen is known for ice cream, it does carry a few dairy-free treats, such as the original Arctic Rush beverage and StarKiss bars. StarKiss bars are dairy free but are processed where dairy treats are made. We have never had a problem with them, but use your best judgement.–Sarah of No Whey, Mama

No Dairy (Milk) Ingredients (use caution due to cross-contamination potential):

  • Breakfast items – Hashbrowns, Eggs, Ham, Bacon, and Sausage
  • Kids’ Meals – Chicken Strips Kids’ Meal, Hot Dog Kids’ Meal, Chicken Wrap, French Fries, applesauce, banana
  • Sandwiches – Chili Dog, Mega Dog, Hot Dog
  • Chicken – Three Chicken Strips
  • Sides – Side Salad, French Fries
  • Dipping Sauces – BBQ Dipping Sauce, Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce, Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce, and Wild Buffalo Dipping Sauce
  • Salads – Crispy Chicken Garden Greens Salad and Grilled Chicken Garden Greens Salad
  • Salad Dressings – Honey French, Light Italian, Dijon Honey Mustard, and Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Toppings (though none of the ice creams are without milk / dairy)– Chocolate Topping, Coconut Flakes, Oreo Cookie Pieces, Peanut Butter Topping, Peanuts, Pecan Pieces, and Strawberry Topping
  • Frozen Drinks – Arctic Rush Frozen Beverage

No Dairy Ingredients, but Restaurant Specifically Notes Cross-Contamination Potential:

  • Sandwiches – Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Crispy FlameThrower Chicken Sandwich, and Grilled Chicken Sandwich
  • Individually-Wrapped Treats – StarKiss Bars

Restaurant Website: www.dairyqueen.com

Allergen Information: www.dairyqueen.com/us-en/eats-and-treats/nutrition-facts

*The above information was supplied by the corresponding restaurant via their website, customer service, or other published nutritional information. Ingredients and menu offerings are constantly changing in the food service industry, and can be subject to interpretation. For this reason, Go Dairy Free does not guarantee nor take responsibility for the accuracy of this information. If severe allergies or intolerances are a concern, contact the restaurant directly before purchasing or consuming one of their products. Cross-contamination of potential food allergens should always be considered a possibility in a fast food restaurant.

Last Updated: October 15, 2015

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  1. Does Dairy Queen have non dairy ice cream…what can I order in non dairy ice cream…my teenager is going there with a group of friend and doesn’t want to get embarrassed…please help.any smoothie, ice cream just trying to help my teenager…please name the items she can order..

  2. Rosemarie Heimann on

    For health reasons, I am wanting to know if the chocolate in the soft-serve ice cream is real or artificial and does the artificial have caffeine in it.

    • Lactaid is real milk, which means it has dairy. Those with a dairy allergy cannot have it. All it is is cows milk with the lactose (milk sugar) removed.

  3. According to the current chart the 3 chicken strips are dairy free. So plain chicken strips are safe taking into account cross-contamination.

  4. Michael Hansen on

    Does Dairy Queen ice cream contain regular dairy reduced fat and nonfat milk or coconut milk ?
    I was under the impression that coconut milk was used in all their ice cream. I have had gut problems recently and was wondering if Dairy Queen changed their recipe to dairy milk.

    • Alice, see the allergen chart referenced via the link. According to DQ, the Flamethrower Chicken sandwich does not contain dairy/cheese, but this is a “may contain” by location.

  5. I am vegan and I came here looking to see if I can get anything anything at dairy queen like I can get daiquiri sorbet at baskin and robbins.I saw on PETA’s website that the StarKiss Bars are supposed to be vegan too yet when I visited the Dairy Queen website and looked at the allergy information for treats (m) for milk is now listed on both of the starkiss bars. I guess maybe now they add milk to them? unless it is a mistake on the allergy information? so be careful with those.Dairy Queen allergy info-http://www.dairyqueen.com/PageFiles/5144/US%20Treat%202013%20Q2.pdf

    • Hi Kelley, see our post above, which states that they “may contain” milk due to cross-contamination, but do not have milk in the ingredients. The (M) on the allergen chart is a “may contain” warning not an actual “contains”. You can see an explanation on the allergen chart that you have also linked to, but which can be accessed via our links above.

  6. DQ has recently changed their frozen drink menu. They now carry light smoothies which are dairy free and come in about twelve diferent flavors.

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