April 06, 2016

The 20 best milkshakes in Orlando, right now

It's tough to find a decent milkshake these days, and if you're gonna spend at least $5 on one it better be good. Here are a few Orlando milkshakes that are guaranteed to bring the boys to the yard.

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Cowfish
6000 Universal Blvd. #700; 407-224-2275
Avoid the uneven birthday cake mix offered at Steak ‘n Shake and try the one at this CityWalk establishment instead. The slight rise in price is worth it; Mia Wallace surely wouldn’t complain.
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Cowfish
6000 Universal Blvd. #700; 407-224-2275
Avoid the uneven birthday cake mix offered at Steak ‘n Shake and try the one at this CityWalk establishment instead. The slight rise in price is worth it; Mia Wallace surely wouldn’t complain.

Photo via raleighfoodpics/Instagram
Scoops Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Store
99 W. Plant St.; 407-656-3369
We’re living in a world where shake prices are rising just as often as gas prices it seems. Don’t worry Orlandoian wallets; Scoops has you covered.
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Scoops Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Store
99 W. Plant St.; 407-656-3369
We’re living in a world where shake prices are rising just as often as gas prices it seems. Don’t worry Orlandoian wallets; Scoops has you covered.

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Beaches & Cream Soda Shop
1800 Epcot Resorts Blvd.; 407-939-3463
Your shake outcome rests solely in your hands being that you can make one out of any of the ice cream flavors in the store. It’s a lot of responsibility, but you’ll be fine as long as you don’t mention anything to Daniel Plainview.
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Beaches & Cream Soda Shop
1800 Epcot Resorts Blvd.; 407-939-3463
Your shake outcome rests solely in your hands being that you can make one out of any of the ice cream flavors in the store. It’s a lot of responsibility, but you’ll be fine as long as you don’t mention anything to Daniel Plainview.

Photo via rikki.p/Instagram
5 & Diner
13001 Founders Square Drive; 407-757-0978
The UCF side of town isn’t an area that’s enticing to non-college students, but you’ll want to make the trip out anyway for their experimentation with Reese’s and Butterfinger.
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5 & Diner
13001 Founders Square Drive; 407-757-0978
The UCF side of town isn’t an area that’s enticing to non-college students, but you’ll want to make the trip out anyway for their experimentation with Reese’s and Butterfinger.

Photo via 5 & Diner website
4 Rivers Smokehouse
1600 W. Fairbanks Ave.; 407-474-8377
Everyone is so focused on the solid barbecue options that no one ever seems to mention the sweet shop right by it. Dropping a cupcake into a batch of ice cream and blending it all together is as revolutionary as sliced bread.
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4 Rivers Smokehouse
1600 W. Fairbanks Ave.; 407-474-8377
Everyone is so focused on the solid barbecue options that no one ever seems to mention the sweet shop right by it. Dropping a cupcake into a batch of ice cream and blending it all together is as revolutionary as sliced bread.

Photo via ashleigh.fallon/Instagram
Burger 21
4192 Conroy Road #109; 407-203-2848
The signature shakes — be it the Ybor City double espresso or the strawberry shortcake — are what make this place so special, but even the uncomplicated yet surprisingly thick chocolate option will do you well.
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Burger 21
4192 Conroy Road #109; 407-203-2848
The signature shakes — be it the Ybor City double espresso or the strawberry shortcake — are what make this place so special, but even the uncomplicated yet surprisingly thick chocolate option will do you well.

Photo via Burger 21/Facebook
50’s Prime Time Café
351 S. Studio Drive; 407-939-3463
Diners and milkshakes go together like PB&J. Hell, there’s even a PB&J shake on the menu. Slip on your poodle skirt, gel up that pompadour and seep right into that ‘50s aesthetic.
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50’s Prime Time Café
351 S. Studio Drive; 407-939-3463
Diners and milkshakes go together like PB&J. Hell, there’s even a PB&J shake on the menu. Slip on your poodle skirt, gel up that pompadour and seep right into that ‘50s aesthetic.

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Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream
3114 Corrine Drive; 321-226-8685
Maple bourbon bacon. Blackberry rose jam. Sweet potato casserole. If you’ve thought of a flavor, Kelly’s probably has it already. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, you can even mix some of the dozen flavors together. Just make sure to go to the store instead of the truck for this kind of order; the former is the only one that serves shakes.
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Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream
3114 Corrine Drive; 321-226-8685
Maple bourbon bacon. Blackberry rose jam. Sweet potato casserole. If you’ve thought of a flavor, Kelly’s probably has it already. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, you can even mix some of the dozen flavors together. Just make sure to go to the store instead of the truck for this kind of order; the former is the only one that serves shakes.

Photo via rocdisway16/Instagram
Ethos Vegan Kitchen
601 S. New York Ave.; 407-228-3899
Just because you’re vegan doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on the shakes of the world. The current options here are only of the classic variety (chocolate, vanilla and strawberry) but that doesn’t mean they’re not worth sticking your straw into.
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Ethos Vegan Kitchen
601 S. New York Ave.; 407-228-3899
Just because you’re vegan doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on the shakes of the world. The current options here are only of the classic variety (chocolate, vanilla and strawberry) but that doesn’t mean they’re not worth sticking your straw into.

Photo via jenniferfortheveganwin/Instagram
Kilwin’s Winter Park
122 N. Park Ave.; 407-622-6292
Park Avenue is full of lil’ surprises, this one included. When the employees say the shakes taste exactly like the flavors they’re advertised as, they sure ain’t kidding. Now go order a batch of toasted coconut.
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Kilwin’s Winter Park
122 N. Park Ave.; 407-622-6292
Park Avenue is full of lil’ surprises, this one included. When the employees say the shakes taste exactly like the flavors they’re advertised as, they sure ain’t kidding. Now go order a batch of toasted coconut.

Photo via Kilwin's/Facebook