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Austin's First Vegan Milkshake Truck Is Now Open

Milky Way Shakes delivers coconut and almond milk shakes

A vegan milkshake from Milky Way Shakes
A vegan milkshake from Milky Way Shakes
Milky Way Shakes/Official
Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Austin’s first vegan milkshake truck Milky Way Shakes makes its debut this Saturday, September 9 at Spider House on North Campus. Alas, the truck is only focusing on the milkshakes for now, which means there are no french fries for dipping yet.

The vegan menu focuses on six mainstay shakes. This includes the Oreo Borealis with the cookies, mint, and fudge swirl, and the Grackle Massacre with caramel, chocolate, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper. Customers can also mix and match their own flavors too. Read on for the full menu below.

The vegan ice cream is made with coconut milk, and shakes are mixed with almond milk. The caramel is made with coconut milk and the vegan-friendly meringues make use of aquafaba, the cooking liquid from beans.

Owners Moni Burgin and Rachel Horesovsky raised the money for the vegan milkshake truck through Kickstarter earlier this year. The two are focusing just on milkshakes for now, but they are open to expanding the menu in the winter.

Other vegan desserts in Austin include Sweet Ritual's ice cream and bakeshops Capital City Bakery and Skull and Cakebones.

Milky Way Shakes’ Menu

Star-Berry Lemon Cloud
strawberry compote, lemon jam, meringues

Oreo Borealis
mint, oreo, fudge swirl

Veruca Salted Caramel
pecans, salted caramel

Violet Beauregarde
blueberry compote, meringues, candied flower

Red Planet
strawberry, blueberry, fudge

Grackle Massacre
caramel, chocolate, cinnamon, cayenne

Milky Way Shakes

2324 East Cesar Chavez Street, , TX 78702 Visit Website

Spider House

2908 Fruth Street, Austin, Texas 78705 (512) 480-9562 Visit Website