Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Best Milkshakes in Austin

We have a summer tradition of going somewhere for a cold treat on the last day of school. It can be an ice cream cone, shaved ice, a limeade or a root bear float from Sonic. But this year, we're going to knock off an item on the Summer Fun Checklist by drinking a milkshake on the last day of school to celebrate the beginning of summer vacation!

Below are some of our favorite spots in Austin to get an ice cold, creamy milkshake. Maybe we'll see you there?

600 N. Lamar Blvd.
(512) 472-5400

Made-to-order shakes using premium vanilla ice cream with add-ons including: single-origin chocolate, local strawberries, Grade A Michigan maple syrup, housemade syrups & Texas Coffee Traders espresso. Flavors: Roasted Banana & Brown Sugar, Chocolate Cherry.

SPONSOR! Kids earn a free Kid’s Shake after completing three items on the 2016 Summer Fun Checklist!

Four locations:
5902 Bee Cave Rd., Austin
(512) 296-2151

3700 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock
(512) 428-6164

201 San Gabriel Village Blvd., Georgetown
(512) 943-8258

5400 Burnet Road
(512) 452-2025

Build-Your-Own vanilla or chocolate shake with add-ons including: bananas, sprinkles, gummy worms, graham crackers and more. Or, order one of 8 specialty shakes including Cuvee Coffee, Smores, Peanut Butter Cup, Nanner Puddin’, The Dirt Worm, Grasshopper, Birthday, Cake and Strawberry Shortcake.

320 E. 6th Street
(512) 861-7020

14028 N U.S. Highway 183, Bldg F
(512) 861-7070

5701 W. Slaughter Lane
(512) 861-7060

1120 S. Lamar Blvd.
(512) 861-7040

2700 W. Anderson Lane, Suite #701
(512) 861-7030

Watch the latest flick or take the kids to Kids Camp this summer and sip on one of their milkshakes. Flavors include chocolate peanut butter, strawberry balsamic, Mexican vanilla, chocolate chip cookie. There’s even a boozy milkshake like Maker’s Mark Milk Punch Shade for mom and dad!

10000 Research Blvd., Ste. 140
(512) 345-1006

Austinville 78750
13265 N Hwy 183
(512) 918-2697

5624 Burnet Road
(512) 538-2697

1012 W. 6th Street
(512) 480-0673

3500 Guadalupe
(512) 458-6895

1301 S. Congress Avenue
(512) 440-7488

2901 S Lamar Blvd
(512) 447-2697

9600 S. IH-35, Building C Ste. 400
(512) 282-2697

4477 S Lamar Blvd #790
(512) 891-0573

Amy’s Ice Creams is a staple in Austin. Craft your own milkshake with their standard seven flavors or be bold and try a new flavor!

1706 South Congress
(512) 462-2220

Oogle at the sheer volume of sugar in this popular establishment but be prepared for the possibility of waiting in line. Tip: Try the Dr. Pepper shake!

1400 S Congress Avenue
(512) 243-7505

2438A W. Anderson Lane
(512) 467-2337

2600 Hoppe Trail, Round Rock
(512) 310-2337

There may be a line here but the Nutella & chocolate pretzel, red velvet cake and Oreo milkshakes make it worth it!

1115 W Lynn Street
(512) 476-1221
Take a seat at this old-timey soda shop/pharmacy for a classic burger and shake combo. Note: This is a great place to take the kids after a morning or afternoon spent swimming at Deep Eddy Pool.

4500 Duval Street
New location opening soon: 4631 Airport Blvd. Suite 125
(512) 666-8346
Ice cream is made without dairy, eggs or casein. The majority of options are gluten free as well.

2512 Rio Grande Street
(512) 538-4039

These shakes are made with soft serve and include flavors that will make your mouth water including: Minty Fresh, Nuttin’ But Good, Cake Shakes and Carmelized Banana. You also have the option of making your own.  If mama needs an afternoon pick me up, try their Up All Night for a caffeine fix.
Share your photos on Instagram as you complete items off the Austin Summer Fun Checklist for Kids for a chance to win weekly prizes. Tag #AustinSummerFun and be sure your profile is set to public. We can't wait to see your family having fun together this summer!

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