Sometimes when all you want to do is indulge in a little sweet treat action, it’s best to turn to the classics: milkshakes. There is nothing better on a warm day than sipping a thick, creamy, ice cold milkshake. And with the way some of the best milkshakes in Florida are turning out, you might as well sit down because you’ll be chowing down for a while.
1. The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen — 6000 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819
The name alone makes me think I’ve died and gone to dessert heaven. But then when I see the milkshakes served at this Orlando hotspot, I’m certain. Obviously known for their sweet treats, The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen is pure milkshake magic, and you definitely have to come hungry to enjoy one of these beauties. Do you see the size of that piece of cake up there?!
2. Bocas House — 2 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33134-5300
There are a couple locations for the famed Bocas House Restaurant, but we’re partial to the Coral Gables location simply because it’s the only Bocas where you can snag the famed Golden Milkshake. For those who are unfamiliar, the milkshakes at Bocas are beyond anything you’ve ever experienced before. See for yourself these milkshakes piled high with all your favorite desserts.
3. Cousteau’s Waffle and Milkshake Bar — 15 Hypolita St., St. Augustine, FL 32084
I think any place that would dub themselves a milkshake bar, probably has a leg up on the other milkshake competition. And in Cousteau’s case, this is absolutely true. The thick, rich, hand-spun milkshakes are all the rage here, especially since they are made with house-made soft-serve. You can’t get much better than that.
4. Beaches and Cream Soda Shop — 1800 Epcot Resorts Blvd., Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Located deep in the heart of Disney, you’ll find an old-fashioned soda shop serving up no-frills milkshakes just the way you like. Sipping on these deliciously crafted shakes will make you feel like you stepped back in time.
5. The Cupcake Galleria — 8000 W Broward Blvd. #1718, Plantation, FL 33388
At first glance, you might see just your regular ol’ run-of-the-mill milkshake from The Cupcake Galleria. But there are two gleaming differences which set these shakes apart from the rest. 1. They are tasty as heck. And 2. You have yourself a cupcake on top. The CakeShakes from Cupcake Galleria are all the rage and it is easy to see why.
6. Wayback Burgers — Multiple Locations
Previously known as Jake’s Wayback Burgers, this American fast-casual chain serves up traditionally authentic milkshakes like you’ve always known and loved. You can’t beat milkshakes served in that metal milkshake cup, amiright?
7. The Shake Shop — 11920 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island, FL 33706
Founded more than two decades ago, The Shake Shop has become a staple in the community throughout the years, serving up delicious, authentic milkshakes. You’ll likely find families flocking to The Shake Shop during warm summer nights in order to cool down with these perfect sugary shakes.
8. Robert is Here — 19200 SW 344th St., Homestead, FL 33034
If you grew up in or near South Florida, there is a very good chance that you’ve experienced the wonderment that is Robert is Here. The types of fresh fruit milkshakes that you can dream up and slurp down are seemingly infinite. On a warm day, be prepared for a line because these shakes are just that good.
9. Vicky's House Milkshake Bar and Tasting — 3190 Commodore Plaza, Miami, FL 33133
This darn cool milkshake bar has been turned into a 1980s kitchen, just so you truly get the feel for nostalgia when you arrive. But it goes beyond decor here at Vicky’s House. The milkshakes are out-of-this-world delicious. We’re partial to the famed Golden Girls Milkshake, which is a Banana milkshake with a cream cheese frosting rim, Golden Grahams Cereal, toffee bits, whipped cream, caramel, a Twinkie, vanilla wafer, and a homemade blondie with a cherry on top.
10. Brgr Stop — 4301 Coconut Creek Pkwy., Coconut Creek, FL 33066
What do you get when you combine your favorite childhood cereal with a rich, creamy milkshake? The Cereal Milkshakes from BRGR Stop. These fan-favorites bring together some of the best cereal combinations into one fabulous dessert. Your childhood dreams have come to life with this shake spot.
11. Bunnie Cakes — 2322 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL 33137-4808
There’s no reason why vegans can’t enjoy the milkshake magic, too, right? This vegan bakery is not only absolutely charming, it also serves a bevy of vegan sweet treats for those who plant-based people looking for some dessert love. We can’t guarantee that you won’t want to indulge in every cake and cupcake in the place when you visit.
12. Dreamette — Multiple Locations, Jacksonville
Here’s what we love most about Dreamette — it’s old-fashioned ice cream with a deliciously modern twist. Snag yourself one of the traditional milkshakes for a burst of delicious flavor, or even try their seasonal favorites for a uniquely memorable dessert experience. There are multiple locations throughout Jacksonville so make sure to find the one closest to you!
Let’s keep this list going! Add some of your favorite Florida milkshake spots in the comments section below.