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

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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
Alamo Drafthouse
Multiple locations,
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
Multiple locations,
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
2211 N.W. Military Hwy., (210) 636-0597,
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.
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,
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
Honeysuckle Teatime
(210) 504-9261,
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
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The House, Boozy Ice Cream & Brews
732 S. Alamo St., (210) 919-3553
Booze and ice cream? Sounds like an attractive hangover. Part dive-bar, part sweet-shop, The House in Southtown serves up beer, ice cream, and--ooh yeah, boozy ice cream. They’ve got vanilla floats made with Not Your Father’s Root Beer, and booze-infused milkshakes that are sure to leave you satisfied.
Photo via Instagram, safoodbites
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
Multiple locations,
Did you know: Instead of being made with just cream and sugar like ice cream, frozen custard also uses eggs? This results in a much richer, creamier texture, and thus—creamier shakes. That’s why Freddy’s frozen custard makes some of the thickest, smoothest concretes you’ll ever struggle to sip through a straw. We hope you’re ready, cause this deliciousness is gonna hit you like a ton of bricks.
Photo via Instagram, chocolate_muscle_foodie
Cheesy Jane’s
4200 Broadway St., (210) 826-0800,
Can we all take a moment to appreciate this glorious establishment? At Cheesy Jane’s, the love of lactose is in its very namesake. Here, you can rest easy knowing that any milkshake you order is going to be rich, smooth and topped with a heaping pile of whipped cream. They aren’t stingy either; they’ll give you all the extra melty goodness in a separate tin cup. Will you be able to move after eating here? Probably not. Will it be worth it? Oh yeah.
Photo via Instagram, fadyperry
Arctic Ape Wild Desserts
5221 Walzem Rd. Ste. One, (210) 257-5949,
Serving up a variety of frozen treats for over two years now, Arctic Ape is a family-owned shop that makes for a very interactive dessert experience. The concept was explained by store employee Joshua Burton as “an experience that is limited only by your imagination.” With walls lined with ice cream machines that dispense almost any flavor you can think of, your milkshake dreams can truly become a reality. Don’t hurt yourselves out there kids, it’s a big world out there and the possibilities are endless.
Photo via Instagram, arctic_ape
17623 La Cantera Pkwy. Ste. 101, (210) 434-2337,
This Austin original came to San Antonio a little over a year ago, and it’s been serving its fair share in mouthwatering milkshakes ever since. Although these gourmet treats will set you back about six bucks, the Stout Chocolate and Red Velvet inside your tummy will tell you it’s well worth the splurge.
Photo via Instagram,
Fletcher’s Hamburgers
312 Pearl Pkwy., (845) 464-7375
This gourmet burger bar doesn’t just serve up mouthwatering meals, it deals in milkshakes as well. Fletcher’s carries all the classic flavors, plus a little something-something extra. Doesn’t a nutella-banana milkshake sound amazing? Maybe topped with brownie bits and a cherry? You don’t have to limit yourself, you just have to do a little creative thinking.
Photo via Instagram, azandhanani
Shake Shack
7427 San Pedro Ave., (210) 277-4770,
Although Shake Shack is the new kid on the block, it’s already made quite an impression on SA locals. It boasts classic fast-casual cuisine, with menu items like hot dogs, crinkle-cut fries and—that’s right, shakes. The SA location will use local products in two of these frozen treats: Bird Bakery’s peanut butter-chocolate chip monster cookie in Peanut Butter Park, and The Granary’s ‘Cue & Brew buttermilk chess pie in Pie Oh My.
Photo via Instagram, ivywowivy
Ghirardelli’s Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop
849 E. Commerce Ste. 125, (210) 627-6064,
If you didn’t already know this, get ready to find out: Ghirardelli has some of the best chocolate on the market. It’s a number one staple in kitchens all across America, and is used to make more delicious treats than you could ever dream of eating. Now, don’t you wanna know what that chocolate tastes like in a decadently delicious, luxuriously luscious milkshake? We do too.
Photo via Instagram, palagr
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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

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