And it includes the delightful-sounding Pumpkin Cookie Butter shake.

By Tim Nelson
Updated September 09, 2020

Though some consider summer to end once Labor Day passes us by, real seasonal sticklers are quick to point out that the autumnal equinox doesn’t actually take place until September 22. And while we’ve been inundated with pumpkin spice-flavored everything since before August even ended, one responsible restaurant chain out there has realized that celebrating fall is something worth waiting for—at least as far as special offers are concerned.

On September 22, ice cream lovers can head to Dairy Queen to celebrate the first day of fall with buy-one-get-one-free milkshakes across any flavor on the menu.Whether it’s a classic like chocolate or vanilla or an excuse to try out DQ’s new Pumpkin Cookie Butter shake, the choice is yours.

Oh, what’s a Pumpkin Cookie Butter shake? Glad you asked. Based around vanilla soft serve, this DQ shake incorporates both pumpkin puree and a ground cinnamon spice cookie butter, topped with whipped cream and ground nutmeg to complete the package. If there was ever a milkshake that tasted like wearing a comfortable sweater (maybe something of an oxymoron), this would probably be it.

You may also be wondering why Dairy Queen is marking the end of the summer with a deal on shakes. Aren’t we all ready to move on to hot beverages? Maybe, but think of this first day of fall BOGO sale as your last chance to enjoy a milkshake in relatively seasonally-appropriate weather this year before turning the calendar to 2021.

So before you get your sweaters and turtlenecks out of storage, make a trip to Dairy Queen for a milkshake toast to the end of summer 2020. May next summer not suck nearly as much.