The 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 best places to grab a milkshake in the state. 

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!

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.

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!

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!

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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