Dining May 23, 2018
The 9 Very Best Milkshakes You Can Possibly Find In Connecticut
Warm weather is here to stay in the Nutmeg State and with that comes everything we love about summer. Beaches, waterparks, and ice cream are the things we’ve been missing. Ice cream is delicious and it has its place, but what about the ever so thick and creamy milkshake? It has to be one of the most delicious frozen treats out there and they come in so many amazing varieties. From classic to completely extreme, here are where you can find the very best milkshakes in Connecticut.
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1. Cream & Sugar Cafe, Bethel
Cream & Sugar Cafe is well known for its epic-sized milkshakes or freakshakes. These sugary concoctions are topped with candy, whipped cream, and almost anything else you can dream up. Best shared with a friend, these frozen treats come in a variety of super-sized flavors. Enjoy a freakshake or other frozen delight at Cream & Sugar Cafe, 7 PT Barnum Sq., Bethel, CT 06801.
2. UCONN Dairy Bar, Storrs
Ice Cream doesn't get much fresher than at the UCONN Dairy Bar. Learn how ice cream is made while you enjoy a delicious cool treat. Milkshakes can be made in any flavor on the menu and these are thicky, creamy, and oh so good. You can find the Dairy Bar on the UCONN campus at 3636 Horsebarn Hill Rd. Ext., Storrs, CT 06269.
3. Gumdrops & Lollipops, Niantic
This colorful spot is a 50s style diner and ice cream shop with a candy counter. Create your own custom milkshake with any of the ice cream flavors either soft or hard, and it will be blended to perfection. Sip on a shake after a day at the beach to cool down and recharge. Visit Gumdrops & Lollipops at 334 Main St., Niantic, CT 06357.
4. Grassroots Ice Cream, Granby
With 100 unique flavors on the menu, Grassroots Ice Cream has something to please every palate. Milkshakes can be crafted from any of these delicious flavors. Take your time and browse all the choices, you'll be surprised at what you'll find. Enjoy the creativity of these shakes at Grassroots Ice Cream, 4 Park Pl., On the Town Green, Granby, CT 06035.
5. Berry's Ice Cream & Candy Bar, New London
Slurp up a more traditional milkshake at Berry's Ice Cream and Candy Bar. Tailor make your shake with any of the delicious ice cream flavors and then add some extras like candy or cookies. A healthy shot of whipped cream on top makes these shakes amazing. You can find Berry's Ice Cream and Candy Bar at 90-94 Bank St., New London, CT 06320.
6. Dippy's Ice Cream & Cakes, Waterbury
Choose from a classic creation or an over-the-top avalanche milkshake at Dippy's Ice Cream. Step back in time or try something more modern - either choice is a winner when it comes to taste. Dippy's Ice Cream & Cakes is waiting for you at 663 Lakewood Rd., Waterbury, CT 06704.
7. Sugar Factory, Ledyard
Located at the Foxwoods Casino, you don't have to get lucky to land one of these incredible milkshakes at the Sugar Factory. These tempting creations are insane combinations of flavors that will take care of your sugar cravings right away. The Sugar Factory can be found at 350 Trolley Line Blvd., Ledyard, CT 06338.
8. Elm Street Diner, Stamford
Diners are usually best known for hearty breakfast and super sandwiches and although Elm Street Diner has those things, it also has milkshakes that earn their own claim to fame. These extreme concoctions boast smooth ice cream topped with a variety of other sweet treats. Stop by the Elm Street Diner at 463 Elm St., Stamford, CT 06902.
9. Salem Valley Farms Ice Cream, Salem
Salem Valley Farms Ice Cream has been a favorite spot in Connecticut for quite awhile. Choose any of their mouthwatering flavors and have it blended into a delicious shake, you can even choose the thickness that you prefer. Pick a spot at a picnic table and let your tastebuds be satisfied at this long-standing spot. Salem Valley Farms Ice Cream is located at 20 Darling Rd., Salem, CT 06420.
Have you sipped on one of the best milkshakes in Connecticut? Which was your favorite? Let us know in the comments section below.
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