The 10 Best Milkshakes in Connecticut!

From the traditional vanilla or chocolate milkshake, to something more creative, including the over-the-top “freakshakes,” Connecticut has something every sweet-tooth desires. You might want to bring along some friends when you indulge in one of these sugary sweets! Here are the 10 best places to grab a milkshake in the state. 

1. Cream & Sugar, Bethel, CT

Cream & Sugar serves up sweet and savory crepes, coffee, and mind-blowing freakshakes (extra-large milkshakes with crazy additions) that need to be shared, as they are so large. Milkshakes are the highlight at Cream & Sugar, with supersized flavors such as the Crazy for Coconut freakshake featuring toasted coconut ice cream, Mounds bars, coconut cookies, chocolate chips, and whipped cream. Another crowd favorite is the S’mores S’mores which recreates the summertime treat, incorporating s’mores ice cream, an ice cream sandwich, toasted marshmallow skewer, chocolate bar, whipped cream, more marshmallows, and chocolate sauce.

2. Berry’s Ice Cream and Candy Bar, New London, CT

Stop by for Milkshake Monday discounts at the really delicious Berry’s Ice Cream. Their traditional milkshakes can be made with any of their ice cream flavors as well as add ins such as cookies, candy, and whipped cream. A best-seller is their Thames Thin Mint milkshake made with chocolate milk, mint chip ice cream, Oreos, and topped with whipped cream!

3. Gumdrops & Lollipops, Niantic, CT

This colorful ice cream parlor located in downtown Niantic serves delicious desserts, ice creams, handmade ice cream sandwiches, and amazing milkshakes. Blend any flavor of their hard or soft ice creams into a classic milkshake of your choice. The walnut fudge hard ice cream is perfect for chocolate lovers and the coffee Heath bar is perfect for those looking for a bit of a zing in their milkshake!

4. UCONN Dairy Bar, Storrs, CT

Open for more than 50 years, the Dairy Bar on UCONN’s campus takes you through all of the steps required to make delicious, creamy ice cream. Using their flavorful ice cream, visitors can opt to make a shake using scoops of their 24 flavor options. Test out their summer seasonal specials—peach or strawberries & cream—or choose one of their regular flavors such as salted caramel crunch, chocolate peanut butter swirl, or coffee espresso crunch.

5. Grassroots Ice Cream, Granby, CT

One of the most flavor-creative ice cream shops around has to be Grassroots Ice Cream. Their creations include only natural ingredients and toppings. Ice cream flavors include molasses oatmeal cookie, birch beer, green tea, Mexican hot chocolate, honey lavender, and other mouth-watering flavors, making it difficult to choose. Enjoy a milkshake made from one of their amazing flavors!

6. Killer B, South Norwalk, CT

The burger bar, Killer B, features an impressive menu of not your ordinary supershakes. Think unusual mixes such as vanilla honey bacon, which is a vanilla honey milkshake with bacon, whipped cream, and nuts or the chocolate peanut butter shake with chocolate peanut butter ice cream, Reese’s Pieces, and several other chocolate peanut butter candies.

7. Dippy’s Ice Cream, Waterbury, CT

If you are feeling hot and need to cool down, head over to Dippy’s for a classic or over-the-top specialty milkshake. Opt for a fruity blueberry, flavorful Creamsicle, or black & white shake off their classic shakes menu. Alternatively, go big or go home with their specialty menu and eat an overflowing Death by Chocolate Avalanche Shake with chocolate ice cream, toffee, whipped cream, chocolate syrup, chocolate chips, and a whole brownie!

8. Sugar Factory, Foxwoods Resort and Casino, Mashintucket, CT

Skip the food at Sugar Factory and dive straight into the book sized drinks and dessert menu for your sugar fix. They offer 10 different old fashioned milkshake flavors, such as Fluffier Nutter, vanilla, and The Barbie, as well as Insane Milkshakes, which are overflowing with sweet (and even savory) toppings. Test out the Twinkie Dinkie Milkshake, which is crammed with vanilla ice cream, pieces of Twinkies, white chocolate, marshmallows, and a whole Twinkie!

9. Johnny Utah’s, South Norwalk, CT

This bar and barbecue join also features calorie heavy SuperShakes served in a large glass. A top selling super shake is their cookies and cream shake, which features cookies and cream ice cream, whipped cream, cookie crumbs, and cookie skewers! Their massive shakes are served with two straws for hungry eaters to dive into.

10. Salem Valley Farms Ice Cream Co., Salem, CT

This long-standing, local favorite features a massive list of hard ice cream with flavors to please anyone. Make any of their flavors into a rich, creamy classic shake in a variety of thicknesses. Shakes can also be malted for an even more classic take on this perennial favorite.

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