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18 Decadent Milkshakes To Try in Dallas

Creamy, chilly, and sometimes boozy — these are Dallas' best shakes

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Ice cream is so darn delicious by itself, yet one way dessert shops are making it even better is by throwing it in a blender and topping it with some tasty and oftentimes outrageous ingredients.

Milkshakes are appropriate year-round, but especially so when the temperatures are high and everyone’s looking for a creamy way to chill.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Dallas

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1005 S Lamar St
Dallas, TX 75215
(214) 914-4443
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Ice cream by local favorite Sweet Firefly is partly what makes these shakes — like the Whiskey Banana Split shake — delicious. Booze is the other part.

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2. Grub Burger Bar

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4925 Greenville Ave #150
Dallas, TX 75206
(972) 370-3636
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Grub Burger Bar has plenty of shakes to go with its long list of burgers. Try the Dirty Kitchen Sink, which blends chocolate vodka, pretzels, peanut butter, salt, butterscotch sauce, caramel sauce, chocolate chips, coffee grounds, and potato chips.

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3. Wild About Harry's

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3113 Knox St
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 520-3113
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Wild About Harry’s, founded by the late Harry Coley, Jr., has been in the custard game for twenty years. So obviously, the shakes served there are nothing to sneeze at. Take, for example, the Captain America: vanilla and chocolate custard, plus Hershey's syrup, vanilla syrup and sprinkles.

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4. Haystack

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3838 Oak Lawn Ave Ste 175
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 377-7802
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Only one thing can make a burger and fries from Haystack any better, and that’s a Banana Pudding shake for dessert.

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5. Highland Park Soda Fountain

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3229 Knox St
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 521-2126
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The most nostalgic of the bunch, the shakes and malts at the Highland Park Soda Fountain are made the old fashioned way, because they’ve been doing it that way for more than a hundred years. Since this soda fountain is closing in September, now’s the time to grab a spinny stool and a straw and sip on history over on Knox Street. Choose between vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, pineapple, cherry, or butterscotch flavors. (Cherry is the owners’ favorite flavor we’re told).

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6. Hopdoddy

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3227 McKinney Ave #102
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 871-2337
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Hopdoddy's menu of spike-able shakes are pretty rad. The secret, we’re told, is the vanilla-cinnamon ice cream base. Hopdoddy’s seasonal editions tends to grab the most attention, last fall a white chocolate cranberry made a perfect sweet-tart accompaniment.

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7. Hypnotic Emporium

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9005 Garland Rd #150
Dallas, TX 75218
(214) 354-3414
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Part old-school soda fountain, part ice cream store, part candy shop, and part toy store, Hypnotic Emporium is pretty much a dream come true for kids and grown-ups alike. On any given day there are 20 ice cream flavors available to be made into shakes, plus a choice of extremely legit candy, whipped cream, and a cherry on top. It’s all served in a frosty-cold glass, of course.

Hypnotic Emporium

8. Liberty Burger Lakewood

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1904 Abrams Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75214
(214) 887-9999
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Liberty Burger is a small chain of family-friendly, neighborhood spots with great burgers and shakes with something for everyone. Case in point: the Lebowski shake made with custard, Patron XO Café, and coffee.

Rachel Pinn

9. Sablon Chocolate Lounge

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3839 McKinney Ave #157
Dallas, TX 75204
(469) 779-6600
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This dessert-focused spot in West Village has a substantial menu, much of which is devoted to Instagram-worthy, chocolatey goodness. The latest group of Grand Chocshakes, topped with towering cake slices, waffle cookies, and mini ice cream sandwiches are among the most drool-worthy.

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10. Shake Shack

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2500 N Pearl St
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 983-1022
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No meal at Shake Shack is complete without a shake. Fun fact: All the sweet treats at Shake Shack start with a base of cinnamon-vanilla custard before they spin it into something even more special like strawberry cookies ‘n’ cream.

Rachel Pinn

11. Stackhouse

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2917 Gaston Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 828-1330
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With one of the most underrated rooftops in Dallas, you’d think that’d be the cherry on top for Stackhouse Burgers. But no, it’s definitely the classic, hand-spun shakes and malts. Choose from vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry.

Rachel Pinn

12. The Royale Magnificent Burgers & Beer

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3310 Dallas Pkwy #121
Plano, TX 75093
(972) 781-0212
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The folks at The Royale are having almost TOO much fun dazzling patrons with their shakes, most of which are available with booze for a buck fifty more. The most “royale” of the bunch? Perhaps it’s The Magnificent S'mores Shake, which stirs up chocolate ice cream, fudge, and toasted home-made jet puff with a graham cracker rim.

Rachel Pinn

13. Hat Creek Burger Company

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3321 S Custer Rd
McKinney, TX 75070
(214) 592-0534
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This family-friendly burger spot has a surprisingly solid bunch of shakes to please sweet tooths of all ages. Try one of eight delicious house creations, or concoct your own from ingredients like peanut butter, white cake mix, and gummy worms.

Britany C./Yelp

14. Cane Rosso

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3685 The Star Blvd #200
Frisco, TX 75034
(214) 430-5225
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Another serious contender in the adult milkshakes category, Cane Rosso’s location at The Star in Frisco has partnered with Cow Tipping Creamery to create the following crazy shakes: Pina Cow-lada, Pancakes & Sizzurp, and the Old Fashioned Shake, all with booze, of course.

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15. Cow Tipping Creamery

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3685 The Star Blvd Suite 201
Frisco, TX 75034
(214) 430-5227
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The king of soft serve up in Frisco mixes up its goods with whole milk and house-made mix-ins like minty simple syrup and berry puree to create six shakes that are nothing short of glorious.

Cow Tipping Creamery's extravagantly-topped soft serve
Cow Tipping Creamery’s extravagantly-topped soft serve
Kathy Tran [EDFW]

16. Slater's 50/50

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2817 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 888-0158
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Slater’s 50/50 puts bacon in pretty much everything, and before you ask, yes, there is a bacon milkshake — two, actually. Shakes are available boozy or straight and without bacon as well, including a tasty Pop-Tart shake.

Slater’s 50/50/Facebook

17. Creamistry

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1929 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(972) 685-6512
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Lowest Greenville houses the latest Creamistry operation, where vegans might discover their new favorite shake. The nitrogen-frozen ice cream shop serves up a vegan-friendly shake made with a non-dairy coconut base, spiced up with more than two dozen flavors and countless toppings.

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18. Bingbox

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324 Singleton Blvd
Dallas, TX 75212
(972) 629-9969
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The new Asian shaved ice shop across from Trinity Groves serves up milkshakes made from a blissful mix of the shop’s trademark soft serve and a selection of toppings like Pocky sticks, Oreo cookies, vanilla wafers, and cereals like Fruity Pebbles, Froot Loops, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and Apple Jacks.

1. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Dallas

1005 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75215
Alamo Drafthouse/Facebook

Ice cream by local favorite Sweet Firefly is partly what makes these shakes — like the Whiskey Banana Split shake — delicious. Booze is the other part.

1005 S Lamar St
Dallas, TX 75215

2. Grub Burger Bar

4925 Greenville Ave #150, Dallas, TX 75206
Grub Burger Bar/Facebook

Grub Burger Bar has plenty of shakes to go with its long list of burgers. Try the Dirty Kitchen Sink, which blends chocolate vodka, pretzels, peanut butter, salt, butterscotch sauce, caramel sauce, chocolate chips, coffee grounds, and potato chips.

4925 Greenville Ave #150
Dallas, TX 75206

3. Wild About Harry's

3113 Knox St, Dallas, TX 75205
Autumn H./Yelp

Wild About Harry’s, founded by the late Harry Coley, Jr., has been in the custard game for twenty years. So obviously, the shakes served there are nothing to sneeze at. Take, for example, the Captain America: vanilla and chocolate custard, plus Hershey's syrup, vanilla syrup and sprinkles.

3113 Knox St
Dallas, TX 75205

4. Haystack

3838 Oak Lawn Ave Ste 175, Dallas, TX 75219
Haystack Burgers & Barley/Facebook

Only one thing can make a burger and fries from Haystack any better, and that’s a Banana Pudding shake for dessert.

3838 Oak Lawn Ave Ste 175
Dallas, TX 75219

5. Highland Park Soda Fountain

3229 Knox St, Dallas, TX 75205
Highland Park Soda Foundation/Facebook

The most nostalgic of the bunch, the shakes and malts at the Highland Park Soda Fountain are made the old fashioned way, because they’ve been doing it that way for more than a hundred years. Since this soda fountain is closing in September, now’s the time to grab a spinny stool and a straw and sip on history over on Knox Street. Choose between vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, pineapple, cherry, or butterscotch flavors. (Cherry is the owners’ favorite flavor we’re told).

3229 Knox St
Dallas, TX 75205

6. Hopdoddy

3227 McKinney Ave #102, Dallas, TX 75204
Hopdoddy/Facebook

Hopdoddy's menu of spike-able shakes are pretty rad. The secret, we’re told, is the vanilla-cinnamon ice cream base. Hopdoddy’s seasonal editions tends to grab the most attention, last fall a white chocolate cranberry made a perfect sweet-tart accompaniment.

3227 McKinney Ave #102
Dallas, TX 75204

7. Hypnotic Emporium

9005 Garland Rd #150, Dallas, TX 75218
Hypnotic Emporium

Part old-school soda fountain, part ice cream store, part candy shop, and part toy store, Hypnotic Emporium is pretty much a dream come true for kids and grown-ups alike. On any given day there are 20 ice cream flavors available to be made into shakes, plus a choice of extremely legit candy, whipped cream, and a cherry on top. It’s all served in a frosty-cold glass, of course.

9005 Garland Rd #150
Dallas, TX 75218

8. Liberty Burger Lakewood

1904 Abrams Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75214
Rachel Pinn

Liberty Burger is a small chain of family-friendly, neighborhood spots with great burgers and shakes with something for everyone. Case in point: the Lebowski shake made with custard, Patron XO Café, and coffee.

1904 Abrams Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75214

9. Sablon Chocolate Lounge

3839 McKinney Ave #157, Dallas, TX 75204
Sablon Chocolate Lounge/Facebook

This dessert-focused spot in West Village has a substantial menu, much of which is devoted to Instagram-worthy, chocolatey goodness. The latest group of Grand Chocshakes, topped with towering cake slices, waffle cookies, and mini ice cream sandwiches are among the most drool-worthy.

3839 McKinney Ave #157
Dallas, TX 75204

10. Shake Shack

2500 N Pearl St, Dallas, TX 75201
Rachel Pinn

No meal at Shake Shack is complete without a shake. Fun fact: All the sweet treats at Shake Shack start with a base of cinnamon-vanilla custard before they spin it into something even more special like strawberry cookies ‘n’ cream.

2500 N Pearl St
Dallas, TX 75201

11. Stackhouse

2917 Gaston Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
Rachel Pinn

With one of the most underrated rooftops in Dallas, you’d think that’d be the cherry on top for Stackhouse Burgers. But no, it’s definitely the classic, hand-spun shakes and malts. Choose from vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry.

2917 Gaston Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

12. The Royale Magnificent Burgers & Beer

3310 Dallas Pkwy #121, Plano, TX 75093
Rachel Pinn

The folks at The Royale are having almost TOO much fun dazzling patrons with their shakes, most of which are available with booze for a buck fifty more. The most “royale” of the bunch? Perhaps it’s The Magnificent S'mores Shake, which stirs up chocolate ice cream, fudge, and toasted home-made jet puff with a graham cracker rim.

3310 Dallas Pkwy #121
Plano, TX 75093

13. Hat Creek Burger Company

3321 S Custer Rd, McKinney, TX 75070
Britany C./Yelp

This family-friendly burger spot has a surprisingly solid bunch of shakes to please sweet tooths of all ages. Try one of eight delicious house creations, or concoct your own from ingredients like peanut butter, white cake mix, and gummy worms.

3321 S Custer Rd
McKinney, TX 75070

14. Cane Rosso

3685 The Star Blvd #200, Frisco, TX 75034
Cane Rosso/Facebook

Another serious contender in the adult milkshakes category, Cane Rosso’s location at The Star in Frisco has partnered with Cow Tipping Creamery to create the following crazy shakes: Pina Cow-lada, Pancakes & Sizzurp, and the Old Fashioned Shake, all with booze, of course.

3685 The Star Blvd #200
Frisco, TX 75034

15. Cow Tipping Creamery

3685 The Star Blvd Suite 201, Frisco, TX 75034
Cow Tipping Creamery's extravagantly-topped soft serve
Cow Tipping Creamery’s extravagantly-topped soft serve
Kathy Tran [EDFW]

The king of soft serve up in Frisco mixes up its goods with whole milk and house-made mix-ins like minty simple syrup and berry puree to create six shakes that are nothing short of glorious.

3685 The Star Blvd Suite 201
Frisco, TX 75034

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16. Slater's 50/50

2817 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
Slater’s 50/50/Facebook

Slater’s 50/50 puts bacon in pretty much everything, and before you ask, yes, there is a bacon milkshake — two, actually. Shakes are available boozy or straight and without bacon as well, including a tasty Pop-Tart shake.

2817 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

17. Creamistry

1929 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
Creamistry/Facebook

Lowest Greenville houses the latest Creamistry operation, where vegans might discover their new favorite shake. The nitrogen-frozen ice cream shop serves up a vegan-friendly shake made with a non-dairy coconut base, spiced up with more than two dozen flavors and countless toppings.

1929 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

18. Bingbox

324 Singleton Blvd, Dallas, TX 75212

The new Asian shaved ice shop across from Trinity Groves serves up milkshakes made from a blissful mix of the shop’s trademark soft serve and a selection of toppings like Pocky sticks, Oreo cookies, vanilla wafers, and cereals like Fruity Pebbles, Froot Loops, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and Apple Jacks.

324 Singleton Blvd
Dallas, TX 75212

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