We Tried Dairy Queen's New Fruity Blast Dipped Cone. Here's How It Went.

We love a classic vanilla soft serve cone from Dairy Queen, and would never turn down the chance to have it dipped in chocolate coating. The classic vanilla and chocolate flavors are great, but we were excited to find out about the newest seasonal offering. This spring, Dairy Queen launched the newest limited edition dip cone flavor, the Fruity Blast Dipped Cone, which is flavored like a fruity berry breakfast cereal. The snappy light purple coating is supposed to be reminiscent of Saturday mornings spent as kids watching cartoons with a big bowl of sugary cereal, and kids of every age can revisit that feeling with a bite of the Fruity Blast dip cone.

Dairy Queen hasn't shied away from getting creative with its dip flavors in the past. Previous limited edition dip cone flavors include more predictable flavors like cherry and butterscotch, as well as orange Dreamsicle, cotton candy, and even a bubblegum flavored dip cone in honor of SpongeBob SquarePants in Mexico.

So to find out how this flavor stacks up, we headed to the closest Dairy Queen and gave it a taste. We've gathered everything you need to know, including what's in it, how much it costs, where and when it's available, and how it tastes. Here's what you need to know.

What's in the Fruity Blast Dipped Cone?

The base of the Fruity Blast Dipped cone is the classic vanilla soft serve, served in a crunchy sweet cake cone. The vanilla soft serve is made with reduced fat ice cream, sugars, artificial flavor, and some stabilizers. Unfortunately, it's unclear what ingredients are in the Fruity Blast Dipped cone coating, since the ingredients section has been left blank for this item on the Dairy Queen website. But if the coating is anything like the Dreamsicle coating, it's likely that it contains confectioner's sugar, coconut and vegetable oils, and additional flavors and colors. It probably doesn't have any actual fruit in it, but we may never know for sure.

What is clear is that there is both dairy and gluten in this dessert, and soy is also listed as one of the allergens. Given that a regular vanilla cone doesn't have soy listed as an allergen, we assume that the Fruity Blast dip coating is the component that includes soy. Dairy Queen recommends talking to the staff at your particular DQ location, since different stores may receive slightly different products, due to supply chain shortages and substitutions.

How much does it cost?

For a small Fruity Blast Dipped Cone, we paid $3.02 before taxes. We went to a Dairy Queen in a very busy area of New York City, where prices are typically higher than they are in other locations, but we found after a quick browse online that the price for the same cone varies widely, and can even cost more in other locations. We found the small Fruity Blast Dipped cone for $3.39, $3.49, and even $4.19 in other locations. At our location, a small is listed for $3.02, a medium for $3.43, and a large for $3.75. Ultimately, you can expect to snag a Fruity Blast Dipped Cone for about $3 to $4, depending on size and your location.

Not only will the price of your cone vary based on location, but if you order through a delivery service like Doordash, Uber Eats, Postmates, or Grubhub, the prices may be higher — in addition to any service fees, delivery fees, and tips.

Where is the Fruity Blast Dipped Cone available, and for how long?

Since this cone is one of the essential Dairy Queen offerings, you should be able to find it almost everywhere. We found it on menus for both Grill & Chill dining locations as well as treats-only locations. There was even a large promotional poster outside of our DQ location advertising the Fruity Blast Dipped Cone, which indicates to us that it's something Dairy Queen is really trying to market hard at the moment. With that said, we did have to wait a little while for the dipped cone coating to be properly melted enough to order it. The cone was so popular at our location that people were ordering it faster than the dip-coating could heat up. Patience pays off in these situations.

Dairy Queen hasn't given us an exact time frame for how long the Fruity Blast Dipped Cone will be on menus, but since it's been marketed with the spring line of treats, there's a good chance it'll only be available till summer. To be on the safe side, you should probably grab one before Memorial Day. Unlike the Poolside Punch Twisty Misty Slush, the Fruity Blast Dipped Cone isn't made with ingredients that are regularly available in stores, so once it's gone, it's gone for good.

What else is available on the soft serve menu?

At the moment, the dipped cone menu is relatively small. The vanilla cone is available by itself or dipped in chocolate coating or the Fruity Blast coating. But we know that cones aren't for everyone, and the very same vanilla soft serve is available in cups and can be topped with a wider variety of flavors as sundaes. We're partial to the hot fudge sundae (and aren't afraid to ask for extra hot fudge), but sauces are also available in strawberry, caramel, chocolate, peanut butter, and pineapple.

If you're feeling really extra, you can order a classic banana split — which is a real rarity these days, or Brownie and Oreo Cupfection. The latter includes vanilla soft serve in a cup, smothered in triple chocolate brownie and Oreo pieces, chocolate sauce, and marshmallow topping. So even if a dip cone isn't your thing, there are a lot of tempting soft serve options tailored to fit your tastes.

What's the nutritional information?

A kid's size Fruity Blast Dipped Cone runs 210 calories, whereas a small is 320 calories, a medium is 460 calories, and a large is 640 calories. The small contains 15 grams of fat and 12 grams of saturated fat. There are 95 grams of sodium, 40 grams of carbs (including 31 grams of total sugars), and 25 mg of cholesterol. In a nutshell, there's a lot going on here, and most of it isn't especially nutritious. On the upside, a small Fruity Blast Dipped Cone also includes 6 grams of protein, which is helpful.

Given that this is a dessert meant as a treat, you should be able to enjoy it in whatever way fits best into your diet. If you're watching your calories closely, you can order the kid's size cone since there isn't an age limit for it. If you don't know which size cone you ordered, but want to keep track, you can estimate the size by how many soft serve blobs there are. One blob for kid's size and two for small. Both the medium and large cones have three blobs of soft serve, so they may be a little harder to tell apart without a reference.

How does the Fruity Blast Dipped Cone taste?

We thought the Fruity Blast Dipped Cone does in fact taste like a bowl of fruity breakfast cereal — in a good way. Let's face it, when you open a box of Fruity Pebbles or Trix, all of those fruity flavors are strong. The Fruity Blast Dipped Cone is delightfully fruity, if artificial, but not overwhelming. It's more like a berry smoothie than an overly sweetened breakfast cereal.

We appreciate the "breakfast cereal" aspect of this cone, which pairs well with the milky soft serve and crunchy cone. We also like that it provides an alternative to the chocolate-dipped cone for those who want a little more variety. With that said, there are some issues to consider when eating your cone. The first is that this soft serve melts fast. Be prepared to start eating and not stop till you're finished. And consider extra napkins or even some wipes if you've got them handy. The other issue is that the colder your mouth gets, the harder it is to actually taste the flavor of the dip coating. Once your mouth is frozen, it's just a flavorless chewy texture. At that point, you'll need to wait a minute or two as your mouth warms up again to taste the coating, but of course, your ice cream will continue melting.

All of that aside, we're looking forward to another bite of the fruity spring treat, and think you should give it a taste too.