Though, for some, sipping on a milkshake might conjure up visions of swishing poodle skirts and slicked-back hair sitting in diners, this old-fashioned frozen treat had stood the test of time. You’ll meet milkshake purists who stick to the three traditional flavors – vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry – but you’ll also encounter modern gourmets who like their shakes the bigger and crazier, the better. We think they’re both right. But no matter which side you’re on, you’ll find milkshakes to love in St. Augustine. Here are just a few of the spots who’ve got shakes down to an art.
Cousteau’s Waffle and Milkshake Bar
15 Hypolita Street
As the name implies, Cousteau’s is St. Augustine’s resident milkshake expert. So step into this little Hypolita Street shop – that feels like you’ve walked onto the set of The Life Aquatic – and order a traditional shake or something a little more out there – blueberry compote, cheesecake, cookie dough, and much more.
One Twenty Three Burger House
123 King Street
Burgers and shakes go together like peanut butter and jelly, so it’s no surprise that this burger house has a pretty extensive milkshake menu. Choose from flavors like salted caramel, espresso, and even banana pudding to satisfy your shake cravings.
Obi’s Fillin’ Station
590 A1A Beach Boulevard
Here’s another burger shack that knows the importance of a delicious milkshake. You’ll find the traditional flavors (along with a few others that change every so often), but make sure to try the Banana Pudding Shake and the signature Adult Milkshakes (that combine the frozen treat with alcohol).
119 St. George Street
Prohibition Kitchen is the type of restaurant that takes a milkshake and brings it to a whole new level – just check out the picture at the top of this page. All milkshakes can be prepared with or without alcohol. Try Cookies & Cream (with chocolate liqueur), Hot Fudge Brownie (with bourbon), Bananas Foster (with rum), and Irish Coffee (with whiskey caramel).
Ben & Jerry’s
128 St. George Street
This locally-owned franchise knows its way around a milkshake, trust us. Try the Addicted to Chocolate shake if you’re, well, addicted to chocolate. Sip on the Half Baked – cookie dough and fudge brownies. Go for cheesecake, mint chocolate, or even just choose your two favorite ice cream flavors and create your own.
3 Cordova Street
A little ice cream dispensary right as you walk in the door bodes well for a wide range of milkshake flavors. Choose from any of these ice creams to create the milkshake of your dreams, and don’t forget to pair it with a burger. Didn’t we say that burgers and shakes are a match made in heaven?
Featured image via Prohibition Kitchen