August 24, 2017

18 Spots in San Antonio Where You'll Always Find Delicious Milkshakes

Do you ever find yourself craving a thick, creamy milkshake on a sweltering summer day? Well you're in luck, because here at the Current, we know what that feels like. So we've come up with this list of San Antonio's 18 best spots to get your shake on. Try one or try them all, we're not here to judge.
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Suck It the Restaurant
7220 Louis Pasteur Dr. Ste. 125, (210) 560-2113
Although it hasn’t even been a full year since Suck It opened its Medical Center location, this restaurant (known for its ah-maaaazing boba tea beverages) has already made a lasting impression on San Antonians. While their presentation is great, their flavors are even better. With an option to “load” your smoothie up with all sorts of additional treats, it’s easy to see why so many people love to suck it.
Photo via Instagram, stine.eats
Suck It the Restaurant
7220 Louis Pasteur Dr. Ste. 125, (210) 560-2113
Although it hasn’t even been a full year since Suck It opened its Medical Center location, this restaurant (known for its ah-maaaazing boba tea beverages) has already made a lasting impression on San Antonians. While their presentation is great, their flavors are even better. With an option to “load” your smoothie up with all sorts of additional treats, it’s easy to see why so many people love to suck it.
Photo via Instagram, stine.eats
Alamo Drafthouse
Multiple locations, drafthouse.com
Okay, why would a movie theater sell milkshakes? Well, for the same reason it sells ice-cold alcoholic beverages: they’re awesome. Although the flavors vary from region to region, you can always count on the Drafthouse to have some of the creamiest, most delicious shakes you’ll ever taste while ignoring a movie. Really. In fact, we wouldn’t blame you if you skipped the boring old movie part altogether and went just for those shakes. 
Photo via TripAdvisor
Alamo Drafthouse
Multiple locations, drafthouse.com
Okay, why would a movie theater sell milkshakes? Well, for the same reason it sells ice-cold alcoholic beverages: they’re awesome. Although the flavors vary from region to region, you can always count on the Drafthouse to have some of the creamiest, most delicious shakes you’ll ever taste while ignoring a movie. Really. In fact, we wouldn’t blame you if you skipped the boring old movie part altogether and went just for those shakes.
Photo via TripAdvisor
Justin’s Ice Cream Co.
245 E. Commerce St., (210) 222-2707
Justin’s Ice Cream Company has been an integral part of satisfying San Antonio’s ice cream cravings since 1981. All of their unique flavors are made daily, which means the milkshakes and malts you’ll sip there are some of the most fresh in the city. Go ahead and cool off by the Riverwalk with some of Justin’s finest.
Photo via Instagram, justinsicecream
Justin’s Ice Cream Co.
245 E. Commerce St., (210) 222-2707
Justin’s Ice Cream Company has been an integral part of satisfying San Antonio’s ice cream cravings since 1981. All of their unique flavors are made daily, which means the milkshakes and malts you’ll sip there are some of the most fresh in the city. Go ahead and cool off by the Riverwalk with some of Justin’s finest.
Photo via Instagram, justinsicecream
Burgerfi
Multiple locations, burgerfi.com
Let us introduce you to the Red Velvet Concrete. Isn’t it beautiful? Now don’t be shy, say hello. Trust us when we say it tastes even better than it looks. Ah yes, the two of you are destined to be lifelong friends. Enjoy your sweet, sweet time together.
Photo by thecarrottopchef via Instagram, burgerfi
Burgerfi
Multiple locations, burgerfi.com
Let us introduce you to the Red Velvet Concrete. Isn’t it beautiful? Now don’t be shy, say hello. Trust us when we say it tastes even better than it looks. Ah yes, the two of you are destined to be lifelong friends. Enjoy your sweet, sweet time together.
Photo by thecarrottopchef via Instagram, burgerfi
Munchies
2211 N.W. Military Hwy., (210) 636-0597, munchiesnacksa.com
Are you in the mood for something sweet or something savory? Well at Munchies, you can have both. As a hybrid between an ice-cream shop and a Mexican fruteria, this snack-shack can satisfy all of your cravings at once. Their shakes, which come in the classic strawberry-vanilla-chocolate trio, are thick, creamy, and made with real ice cream. Taking a trip to Munchies will definitely be the best decision you’ll make all day. 
Photo via Instagram, munchiesnacksa
Munchies
2211 N.W. Military Hwy., (210) 636-0597, munchiesnacksa.com
Are you in the mood for something sweet or something savory? Well at Munchies, you can have both. As a hybrid between an ice-cream shop and a Mexican fruteria, this snack-shack can satisfy all of your cravings at once. Their shakes, which come in the classic strawberry-vanilla-chocolate trio, are thick, creamy, and made with real ice cream. Taking a trip to Munchies will definitely be the best decision you’ll make all day.
Photo via Instagram, munchiesnacksa
Rise Bakery & Cafe
923 N. Loop 1604 E. Ste. 101, (210) 764-4000
Although Rise is typically known as just a bakery among many San Antonio locals, this little sweets-shop actually serves up some really tasty milkshakes. With flavors like Extreme Espresso, Chai, and Chocolate Mint, Rise’s take on these tasty treats is a welcome and refreshing change in a Neapolitan world.
Photo via Yelp, Evie C.
Rise Bakery & Cafe
923 N. Loop 1604 E. Ste. 101, (210) 764-4000
Although Rise is typically known as just a bakery among many San Antonio locals, this little sweets-shop actually serves up some really tasty milkshakes. With flavors like Extreme Espresso, Chai, and Chocolate Mint, Rise’s take on these tasty treats is a welcome and refreshing change in a Neapolitan world.
Photo via Yelp, Evie C.
LuLu’s Classic Ice-Cream Shop
1727 Blanco Rd., (210) 858-1303
Besides serving up grade-A sweets and treats, LuLu’s probably has one of the coolest atmospheres of any ice-cream parlor you’ll ever see. Influenced by classic fruiteria flavors, this shop serves up chamoy-charged treats and ice-cold aguas frescas, in addition to their delicious milkshakes. You won’t regret sipping on one of those babies.
Photo via Yelp, Claire Siobhan M.
LuLu’s Classic Ice-Cream Shop
1727 Blanco Rd., (210) 858-1303
Besides serving up grade-A sweets and treats, LuLu’s probably has one of the coolest atmospheres of any ice-cream parlor you’ll ever see. Influenced by classic fruiteria flavors, this shop serves up chamoy-charged treats and ice-cold aguas frescas, in addition to their delicious milkshakes. You won’t regret sipping on one of those babies.
Photo via Yelp, Claire Siobhan M.
Brindle’s Awesome Ice Creams
11255 Huebner Rd., (210) 641-5222, brindlesicecream.com
Two words: “cake batter.” No shop has come closer than Brindle’s Awesome Ice Creams to replicating that lick-the-batter-off-the-spoon experience, which is why this dessert mash-up is one of its signature ice creams. Located in The Strand Shopping Center in Huebner Oaks, Brindle’s features dozens of classic and imaginative ice cream and gelato flavors, all made in-house. While they don’t exactly serve milkshakes, their sweet-cream affogatos are some of the best you’ll ever taste. 
Photo via Instagram, dustbot1985
Brindle’s Awesome Ice Creams
11255 Huebner Rd., (210) 641-5222, brindlesicecream.com
Two words: “cake batter.” No shop has come closer than Brindle’s Awesome Ice Creams to replicating that lick-the-batter-off-the-spoon experience, which is why this dessert mash-up is one of its signature ice creams. Located in The Strand Shopping Center in Huebner Oaks, Brindle’s features dozens of classic and imaginative ice cream and gelato flavors, all made in-house. While they don’t exactly serve milkshakes, their sweet-cream affogatos are some of the best you’ll ever taste.
Photo via Instagram, dustbot1985
Burger Boy
2323 N. St. Mary's St., (210) 735-1955
Although Burger Boy may seem unassuming on the outside, this downtown diner is actually the king of milkshakes. It’s got the classic strawberry-vanilla-chocolate trio, along with Oreo and--uniquely enough, orange freeze. If you’re a fan of citrus-flavored sherbet, this one’s for you. 
Photo via Instagram, burgerboysa
Burger Boy
2323 N. St. Mary's St., (210) 735-1955
Although Burger Boy may seem unassuming on the outside, this downtown diner is actually the king of milkshakes. It’s got the classic strawberry-vanilla-chocolate trio, along with Oreo and--uniquely enough, orange freeze. If you’re a fan of citrus-flavored sherbet, this one’s for you.
Photo via Instagram, burgerboysa
Honeysuckle Teatime
(210) 504-9261, honeysuckleteatime.com
Opened by the Hinojosa sisters, Honeysuckle Teatime is an adorable pop-up shop that serves the most opulently scrumptious drinks you’ve ever seen. Their treats are piled high with pastries, chocolate bark, cookies and cotton candy. Of course, there’s always a generous sprinkling of edible glitter on top to make these bodacious beverages extra Instagrammable. 
Photo via Instagram, honeysuckleteatime
Honeysuckle Teatime
(210) 504-9261, honeysuckleteatime.com
Opened by the Hinojosa sisters, Honeysuckle Teatime is an adorable pop-up shop that serves the most opulently scrumptious drinks you’ve ever seen. Their treats are piled high with pastries, chocolate bark, cookies and cotton candy. Of course, there’s always a generous sprinkling of edible glitter on top to make these bodacious beverages extra Instagrammable.
Photo via Instagram, honeysuckleteatime