There’s nothing like refreshing drinks or ice-cream based treats on a hot summer day. Whether you prefer a milkshake, a Frosty, a Blizzard, a Blast, or a Coolatta, fast food restaurants offer a variety of flavorful creations. But, have you looked at the calories? Check out these 10 chilly treats that pack a lot of calories, and stay tuned for Part 2 next week.
Number Ten: Burger King’s Oreo Sundae Strawberry Shake. Chocolate and strawberries are a delightful combination, but what if you add America’s favorite sandwich cookie into the mix? You get BK’s Oreo sundae strawberry shake. It sounds pretty tempting, but before you dig in, know this – it weighs in 980 calories.
Number Nine: Dunkin’ Donuts’ Mocha Coolatta. According to the company’s slogan, “America runs on Dunkin’.” One item that makes people run to Dunkin’ is the mocha coffee Coolatta (though you might not be running much after you finish it) A large (32 oz.) serving with of this cold blended treat is 990 calories, according to Dunkin’ Donuts’ website.
Number Eight: Wendy’s Caramel Frosty Shake. When Wendy’s decided to step up their Frosty game, they began adding flavors and toppings into the classic creation. One option is the caramel Frosty shake, which logs in 1,000 calories for a large serving.
Number Seven: Sonic’s M&M’s Blast. The Sonic Blast is a creamy blend of ice cream and a choice of sweet morsels of your choosing. A medium version with M&M’s is 1,230 calories, according to Sonic’s website.
Number Six: Dairy Queen’s Turtle Pecan Cluster Blizzard. A turtle is an animal, but it’s also a dessert. It’s pecans and caramel squeezed together like a delicious, gooey metamorphic rock and draped in chocolate. Some customers might be shell-shocked to discover that a large turtle Blizzard from DQ has 1,470 calories, according to fastfoodnutrition.org.
Number Five: McDonald’s Chocolate Triple Thick Shake. For many, a McDonald’s shake is a flavor that is reminiscent of childhood. The world’s largest fast food chain offers a chocolate triple thick shake to customers, which, according to the USDA, has 1,164 calories in a large (32 oz).
Number Four: Jack in the Box’s Oreo Cookie Ice Cream Shake. Oreos make another appearance on our list, this time as the star ingredient in an ice cream shake from Jack in the Box. A large packs in 1,170 calories.
Number Three: Dairy Queen’s Georgia Mud Fudge Blizzard. DQ’s Georgia mud fudge Blizzard comprises small bites of chocolate fudge-covered brownies mixed with chocolate ice cream. If you feel compelled to purchase a large, just remember it’s 1,450 calories (and tell yourself it’s worth it).
Number Two: Sonic’s Pineapple Upside Down Master Blast. Sonic’s pineapple upside down Master Blast is a mind-numbing 2,020 calories. According to some dietitians — depending on gender, age, height, weight, and lifestyle — that’s a day’s worth of calories in one sitting.
Number One: Sonic’s Peanut Butter Caramel Pie Malt. The one treat that takes the cake, or in this case, shake, is this riff on a classic dessert combination. The sweet symphony of chocolate, caramel, and peanut butter is an all-time favorite of many people. However, be forewarned; the malt weighs in at a whopping 2,170 calories.