Top Ten Fast Food Restaurants With the Best Ice Cream

I just made a list about DQ Blizzards. I thought this would be a fitting follow-up. This list compiles the fast food joints that carry the best selection (biggest or best - either works) of ice cream products on their menu.
The Top Ten
1 Dairy Queen Dairy Queen is a chain of soft serve ice cream and fast-food restaurants owned by International Dairy Queen, Inc., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway.

I went there. I was on a trip to my grandma's in another state. It was hot, summer, and we were in Nevada or Arizona. Me and my sister just woke up from a nap, and my dad said, "It's too hot for NO ICE CREAM." Me and my sister were so excited. We stopped at a das station, strangely, called "Horrible's" or "Terrible's". There was a DQ! And, the special was...
A MINT OREO BLIZZARD! (angel voices)
It was the most delicious thing EVER!

It doesn't get any better than Dairy Queen! It helps that it started out only serving ice cream and other treats to begin with.

Especially their chocolate brownie sundae thingamabobs, amirite Spence? (I'll never let you hear the end of that).

I love Mint Ice Cream, so I think mint ice cream is best fast food restaurants.

2 Burger King Burger King (BK) is an American global chain of hamburger fast food restaurants. Headquartered in the unincorporated area of Miami-Dade County, Florida, the company was founded in 1953 as InstaBurger King, a Jacksonville, Florida-based restaurant chain. After Insta-Burger King ran into financial difficulties ...read more.

Burger King doesn't sell "ice cream". They do have milk shakes, while overpriced and definitely not large sized, were fairly good tasting. I will not be back there ice cream again.

I'm very pleased with their milkshakes and sundaes. I didn't think I'd like ANYTHING that much from Burger King (even though my initials are B.K.) but their ice cream-y stuff rocks.

Dairy Queen is obviously #1, but I gave my vote to BK, because I think their ice cream beats that of any non-DQ fast food places.

3 McDonald's McDonald's is an American fast food company, founded in 1940 as a restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald, in San Bernardino, California, United States. They rechristened their business as a hamburger stand. The first time a McDonald's franchise used the Golden Arches logo was in 1953 at ...read more.

Their McFlurry speaks for itself. If you haven't had an Oreo or M&M (Smarties in Canada) McFlurry before, you haven't lived.

When I was up in Maryland (Coming from Kentucky) I got a M&M McFlurry.

How can you tell if their ice cream is good f the machine is always broken?

I believe their mcflurrys and their sundaes are super good

4 Wendy's Wendy's is an American international fast food restaurant chain founded by Dave Thomas on November 15, 1969, in Columbus, Ohio. The company moved its headquarters to Dublin, Ohio, on January 29, 2006. As of 2016, Wendy's was the world's third largest hamburger fast food chain with 6,500+ locations, ...read more.

Wendy's used to have a lot of different Frosty-based desserts and they all disappeared a few months ago. I don't understand why since they were all amazing. Of course, their chocolate Frosty, alone, is reason enough to go to Wendy's.

5 Sonic Drive-In

I went there once during a trip to the U.S. and whatever that thing was that I had was amazing. It was years ago so I honestly forget what it was but I know I loved it.

In summer, my dad would take us to sonic to get milkshakes because, in summer, 50% off. I always ordered oreo.

Green apple slush with nerds

Cherry nerds slush! :))))))))

6 Culver's

Yum! Culver's has delicious ice cream. Better than Dairy Queen's ice cream in my opinion.

Culver's has custard and it so good like it literally melts in your mouth it is so gods and they have like flavor of the days for like one dollar for the custard and their ice cream machine is never broken like McDonalds

7 A&W

I am speaking for the Canadian A&W chain (which is not only a separate company from the U.S. chain, but invented the Great Root Bear, the Papa Burger, and isn't close to being bankrupt like the U.S. one is) which makes amazing root beer floats. I can only assume that the U.S. one is good too, but I wouldn't know.

The root beer alone snatch everyone's heart

8 Carl's Jr.

Want a Hostess Ding Dong ice cream sandwich? I know I do.

Carl's Jr. vs Hardee's the same

9 KFC KFC, until 1991 known as Kentucky Fried Chicken, is an American fast food restaurant chain that specializes in fried chicken. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, it is the world's second-largest restaurant chain (as measured by sales) after McDonald's, with almost 20,000 locations globally in 123 ...read more.

They actually have good sundaes and things. Who knew?

10 Chick-fil-A Chick-fil-A is an American fast food restaurant chain headquartered in the city of College Park, Georgia, specializing in chicken sandwiches. Founded in May 1946, it operates more than 2,200 restaurants, primarily in the United States. The restaurant serves breakfast before transitioning to its lunch ...read more.

Their ice cream tastes like homemade

Chickfila and Dairy Queen

The Contenders
11 In-N-Out

I have never been to this place (Canadian, remember? ) but everyone tells me their stuff is good. So... Ok.

12 Cook Out
13 Braum's

Soft serve is AMAZING! It's cheap and they give you a lot in a waffle cone. My mom used to take us there to get chocolate vanilla twists in waffle cones instead of lunch. No regrets. Other ice cream is excellent but soft serve is the star. Genuinely upset there isn't one near me anymore, only in OK area!

Would probably top this list if it weren't a regional chain.

14 Arby's Arby's is the second-largest quick-service fast-food sandwich restaurant chain in America in terms of units with more than 3,300 restaurants system wide and third in terms of revenue. In October 2017, Food & Wine called Arby's "America's second largest sandwich chain (after Subway)".

Their orange & cream milkshake was a whole other level of awesome when I first tried it. Too bad it's only in the summer since I'd buy it in January if I could.

15 Taco Bell Taco Bell is an American chain of fast food restaurants based out of Irvine, California and a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. The restaurants serve a variety of Tex-Mex foods that include tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, novelty and specialty items, and a variety of "value menu" items. As of 2018, ...read more.

Why is taco bell on here well they serve freezes like the mountain dew baja blast and starburst freeze and snapple freeze and others now I know its not ice cream but that's why its on number 13.

You are right

16 Jollibee

I'm American. Ate here a lot in the Philippines. Best tasting fries I've ever had. And their burgers are way bigger then your going to get at any fast food chain in America.

Good stuff. A must try if you are able too.

17 Steak N' Shake

How STEAK N' SHAKE was not on this list is mind boggling to me.

bets shakes ever

18 Dunkin' Donuts Dunkin' Donuts is an American global doughnut company and coffeehouse based in Canton, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1950 by William Rosenberg in Quincy, Massachusetts and has become one of the largest coffee and baked goods chains in the world, with more than 12,000 restaurants in 36 countries. ...read more.
19 Alex's
20 Jack's
21 Spangles

Creamy and tasty vanilla ice cream! 🍦

22 Shake Shack

They have the absolute best Ice Cream ever. When I tasted their Cookies and Cream Milkshake, I felt like I was in heaven.

23 Tropical Smoothie Cafe
24 Mickey's Dairy Twist
25 Friendly's
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