Add a few ice cream scoops, cold milk, and perhaps some choice mix-ins to a blender, and you’ve got nothing short of sweet, swirled magic. When you’re craving some indulgence on a hot summer day, you’d be hard-pressed to find another beverage that hits the spot quite like the perfect milkshake. Pile on the whipped cream, stick in a straw, and slurp up rich, thick, frosty hits of smooth-meets-chunky. Allow one of these Seattle locations to fulfill your milkshake dreams this summer (and beyond).
Americana | 219 Broadway E | 206-328-4604
The Americana experience evolves every week, thanks to Chef Jeffrey (or “Cheffrey”) and his creative rotating specials. The weekly milkshake specials alone are worth the trip to Capitol Hill. Recent shake standouts include everything from Rainier cherry or basil peach to strawberry cheesecake and balsamic fig. Refresh and indulge with a variety of dreamy, creamy concoctions that are the cherry on top of ultra-fresh featured specials.
Shug's Soda Fountain & Ice Cream | 1525 1st Ave | 206-602-6420
Turn any Lopez Island Creamery ice cream flavor into a milkshake at this throwback 50s-style joint. Up your customization game by adding a housemade syrup of your choice, or make it a malt for extra-sweet nostalgia points. Ice cream flavors on offer change regularly, though you’ll find a solid base of your favorites in addition to limited time specials (currently pistachio and earl grey).
Teddy's Bigger Burgers | 17705 140th Ave NE, Woodinville | 425-408-1604
Burgers and shakes are a food-beverage match made in heaven, akin to pizza and beer, donuts and coffee, or cookies and milk. You’d be remiss to pass on a hand-scooped milkshake or malt with your Teddy’s burger order. Choose from classics such as chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, peanut butter, and cookies and cream, or level up with chocolate peanut butter, pineapple, root beer, Nutella, mint chocolate chip, or dreamsicle.
Uneeda Burger | 4302 Fremont Ave N | 206-547-2600
Need a frosty refreshment fix in Fremont? Uneeda Burger has you covered with hand-dipped shakes and dressed-up burger specials to boot. Shakes are blended with Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream and come in your favorite (or soon-to-be favorite) flavors: vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, blackberry, blueberry, salted caramel, and Oreo.