18 Spots in San Antonio Where You'll Always Find Delicious Milkshakes
By San Antonio Current Staff
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.
Suck It the Restaurant 7220 Louis Pasteur Dr. Ste. 125, (210) 560-2113
Although it hasnt 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, its easy to see why so many people love to suck it.
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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: theyre 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 youll ever taste while ignoring a movie. Really. In fact, we wouldnt blame you if you skipped the boring old movie part altogether and went just for those shakes.
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Justins Ice Cream Co. 245 E. Commerce St., (210) 222-2707
Justins Ice Cream Company has been an integral part of satisfying San Antonios ice cream cravings since 1981. All of their unique flavors are made daily, which means the milkshakes and malts youll sip there are some of the most fresh in the city. Go ahead and cool off by the Riverwalk with some of Justins finest.
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Burgerfi Multiple locations, burgerfi.com
Let us introduce you to the Red Velvet Concrete. Isnt it beautiful? Now dont 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 youll make all day.
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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, Rises take on these tasty treats is a welcome and refreshing change in a Neapolitan world.
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LuLus Classic Ice-Cream Shop 1727 Blanco Rd., (210) 858-1303
Besides serving up grade-A sweets and treats, LuLus probably has one of the coolest atmospheres of any ice-cream parlor youll 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 wont regret sipping on one of those babies.
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Brindles Awesome Ice Creams 11255 Huebner Rd., (210) 641-5222, brindlesicecream.com
Two words: cake batter. No shop has come closer than Brindles 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, Brindles features dozens of classic and imaginative ice cream and gelato flavors, all made in-house. While they dont exactly serve milkshakes, their sweet-cream affogatos are some of the best youll ever taste.
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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. Its got the classic strawberry-vanilla-chocolate trio, along with Oreo and--uniquely enough, orange freeze. If youre a fan of citrus-flavored sherbet, this ones for you.
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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 youve ever seen. Their treats are piled high with pastries, chocolate bark, cookies and cotton candy. Of course, theres always a generous sprinkling of edible glitter on top to make these bodacious beverages extra Instagrammable.
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