Six Spots to Sip a Milkshake

Treat yourself to one of these sweet, summery drinks 

There’s nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day than an ice-cold milkshake. From classic flavours to over-the-top creations, here’s where to find the best shakes in North America.

Moderne Burger, Vancouver

Step back in time at this 50s joint that serves classic burgers and beverages. With seven flavours to choose from, such as vanilla, strawberry or chocolate covered cherry, Moderne Burger's milkshakes are made using vintage Hamilton Beach mixers and served in tall glasses with whipped cream and cherries ($5.65).

D-Luxe Burger, Orlando

This newly opened eatery in Disney Springs (Walt Disney World Resort’s shopping and dining complex) offers something for everyone in the family. Kids will love the artisanal gelato s’mores or salted caramel shakes (US$7) while adults can try boozy options like root beer (US$9) and smoked bourbon (US$14).

Milky Way Ice Cream, Regina

This Regina summer institution has been serving shakes from its walk-up window since 1956. A huge menu boasts over 35 decadent flavours including hot fudge, coconut, butterscotch and weekly specials like banana split, chocolate mint Oreo or blackberry ($3.85-$5.35). This seasonal spot is open daily until Thanksgiving weekend.

Boston Burger Company, Boston

Head to Boston Burger Company to check out its ever-changing Freak Frappe menu. These extravagant milkshakes come in flavours like Nutella and chocolate peanut butter banana and are rimmed with sweet treats like candy sprinkles and stacked with mountains of whipped cream, skewers of toasted marshmallows, brownies or even whole slices of red velvet cake (US$9-US$12).

Holy Chuck Burgers, Toronto

Made with local ice cream and whole milk, the shakes at this Toronto burger joint are teeming with fresh ingredients and surprising flavours. Choose from almost 20 varieties like wasabi fresh ginger and green onion ($5.99), fudge, sea salt and red chilli ($5.99) or foie gras and truffle oil ($14.99).

Gordon Ramsay BurGR, Las Vegas

This Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino restaurant offers classic milkshake flavours with a twist. Each of the five hand-spun shakes are topped with pudding and garnished with a cookie for a thick and flavourful treat. Try Shake #5: coffee ice cream with hazelnut pudding and a praline cookie (US$9).