Milkshakes were reportedly invented in the United States somewhere near the turn of the century and have been a classic American favorite since the early 1900s. Milkshakes were frequently ordered at old-fashioned soda fountains, became a must-have companion to a burger and fries, and took on a life of their own with increasing creativity, both in flavor and in presentation. Priding themselves on thick, creamy, unforgettable ice cream drinks, these seven shops serve some of the very best milkshakes in Southern California.

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