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14 Excellent Frosty Milkshakes in Austin

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One of the best ways to consume ice cream (not that there is a bad way) is in its frothy form: the milkshake. The frosty drink is the perfect drinkable combination of milk, ice cream, and sometimes extra fixings, and Austin has plenty of great ones to choose from.

There are diner takes at 24 Diner, classics at Hut’s Hamburgers, a wine version from Vince Young Steakhouse, and cocktail versions at Peche and Prohibition Creamery. Flavors range from the staples (chocolate and vanilla) to fun and unique, like pineapple and taro. This update includes the decadent creations at Yard Milkshake Bar and vegan options at Sweet Ritual.

For other sweet relief options, look for ice cream, gelato, and custards, ice cream sandwiches, and snow cones and its other iterations.

If there are any enticing milkshakes missing, let us know on the tipline or within the comments.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Yard Milkshake Bar

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3400 Esperanza Crossing
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 551-9542
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The over-the-top milkshake chain opened its very first Austin location up in the Domain area, bearing decadent creations adorned with extra treats from whole bananas to cookies to ice cream sandwiches.

2. Top Notch

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7525 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 452-2181
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The usual milkshakes (vanilla, chocolate, strawberry) are served at this vintage drive-in diner straight out of the 1950s.

3. Sweet Ritual

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4631 Airport Blvd #125
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 666-8346
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Austin’s vegan ice cream shop uses its dairy-free vanilla soft serve in a variety of basic milkshakes like chocolate, salted caramel, peanut butter, and taro. Then there are what it calls “fancy shakes” with additions like sprinkles, chocolate shells, and gummies.

The Rainbow Chaser milkshake at Sweet Ritual
The Rainbow Chaser milkshake at Sweet Ritual
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4. Milky Way Shakes

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2908 Fruth St
Austin, TX 78705

The vegan milkshake trailer offers up chocolate or vanilla ice cream shakes, made with a mix of almond and coconut milks. For mix-ins, there are fun ingredients like glitter strawberries, candied flowers, meringues, and lemon curd.

The Peach Solstice milkshake from Milky Way Shakes
The Peach Solstice milkshake from Milky Way Shakes
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5. 24 Diner

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600 N Lamar Blvd #G
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5400
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The all-day diner’s milkshake varieties are more like desserts. There's the roasted banana and brown sugar, coconut cream, peanut butter and chocolate, or create your own.

Milkshakes from 24 Diner
Milkshakes from 24 Diner
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6. Hut's Hamburgers

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807 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-0693
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The old-fashioned milkshakes compliment the burgers well.

Hut’s milkshakes
Hut’s milkshakes
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7. Peché

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208 W. 4th St.
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 495-9669
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Opt for another boozy adult milkshake at Peché, where the namesake drink is served with vanilla ice cream and absinthe.

A boozy milkshake from Peche
A boozy milkshake from Peche
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8. Vince Young Steakhouse

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301 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 457-8325
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The steakhouse’s off-menu treat is a wine shake made with ice cream and cabernet sauvignon. For extra indulgence, add the chocolate syrup.

Vince Young Steakhouse’s wine shake
Vince Young Steakhouse’s wine shake
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9. Prohibition Creamery

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1407 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 992-1449
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The alcoholic ice cream shop doesn’t mess around with its milkshakes either. Go for the threefold dose of the triple bourbon milkshake, with bourbon ice cream, bourbon whipped cream, and an entire shot of the liquor. There are non-boozy options too.

A milkshake from Prohibition Creamery
A milkshake from Prohibition Creamery
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10. P. Terry's

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404 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 473-2217
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The Austin burger chain’s first location is a good bet for cheap and frosty milkshakes, with flavors like root beer and caramel.

A milkshake at P. Terry’s
A milkshake at P. Terry’s
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11. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

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1120 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 707-8262
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The movie theater’s spiked adult shakes, made with Amy’s ice cream, come with either beer or liquor additions, like the beer-laced (512) Pecan Porter Shake or the Maker’s Mark Milk Punch Shake. There are non-alcoholic choices, too.

Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Drafthouse
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12. Amy's Ice Creams

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1301 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 440-7488
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Ice cream is the base of a great milkshake, so why not pick up a shake at Austin’s best ice cream store, made with any of its flavors and optional mix-ins, too.

Milkshakes from Amy’s
Milkshakes from Amy’s
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13. Hopdoddy Burger Bar

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1400 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 243-7505
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Novelty combinations can be found at Hopdoddy, like the bananas foster with cinnamon-banana, salted caramel, and brown butter, or the festive vanilla birthday cake.

A milkshake from Hopdoddy Burger Bar
A milkshake from Hopdoddy Burger Bar
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14. Cow Tipping Creamery

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4715 S Lamar Blvd
Sunset Valley, TX 78745
(512) 538-4039
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Cow Tipping goes simple with its milkshakes, like the black & white with vanilla soft-serve and dark chocolate sauce and the cocoa cookie crumble.

A milkshake from Cow Tipping Creamery
A milkshake from Cow Tipping Creamery
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1. The Yard Milkshake Bar

3400 Esperanza Crossing, Austin, TX 78758

The over-the-top milkshake chain opened its very first Austin location up in the Domain area, bearing decadent creations adorned with extra treats from whole bananas to cookies to ice cream sandwiches.

3400 Esperanza Crossing
Austin, TX 78758

2. Top Notch

7525 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757

The usual milkshakes (vanilla, chocolate, strawberry) are served at this vintage drive-in diner straight out of the 1950s.

7525 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78757

3. Sweet Ritual

4631 Airport Blvd #125, Austin, TX 78751
The Rainbow Chaser milkshake at Sweet Ritual
The Rainbow Chaser milkshake at Sweet Ritual
Sweet Ritual/Facebook

Austin’s vegan ice cream shop uses its dairy-free vanilla soft serve in a variety of basic milkshakes like chocolate, salted caramel, peanut butter, and taro. Then there are what it calls “fancy shakes” with additions like sprinkles, chocolate shells, and gummies.

4631 Airport Blvd #125
Austin, TX 78751

4. Milky Way Shakes

2908 Fruth St, Austin, TX 78705
The Peach Solstice milkshake from Milky Way Shakes
The Peach Solstice milkshake from Milky Way Shakes
Milky Way Shakes/Facebook

The vegan milkshake trailer offers up chocolate or vanilla ice cream shakes, made with a mix of almond and coconut milks. For mix-ins, there are fun ingredients like glitter strawberries, candied flowers, meringues, and lemon curd.

2908 Fruth St
Austin, TX 78705

5. 24 Diner

600 N Lamar Blvd #G, Austin, TX 78703
Milkshakes from 24 Diner
Milkshakes from 24 Diner
24 Diner/Facebook

The all-day diner’s milkshake varieties are more like desserts. There's the roasted banana and brown sugar, coconut cream, peanut butter and chocolate, or create your own.

600 N Lamar Blvd #G
Austin, TX 78703

6. Hut's Hamburgers

807 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703
Hut’s milkshakes
Hut’s milkshakes
Hut’s Hamburgers/Yelp

The old-fashioned milkshakes compliment the burgers well.

807 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78703

7. Peché

208 W. 4th St., Austin, TX 78701
A boozy milkshake from Peche
A boozy milkshake from Peche
Peche/Facebook

Opt for another boozy adult milkshake at Peché, where the namesake drink is served with vanilla ice cream and absinthe.

208 W. 4th St.
Austin, TX 78701

8. Vince Young Steakhouse

301 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
Vince Young Steakhouse’s wine shake
Vince Young Steakhouse’s wine shake
Courtney Pierce

The steakhouse’s off-menu treat is a wine shake made with ice cream and cabernet sauvignon. For extra indulgence, add the chocolate syrup.

301 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701

9. Prohibition Creamery

1407 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702
A milkshake from Prohibition Creamery
A milkshake from Prohibition Creamery
Prohibition Creamery/Facebook

The alcoholic ice cream shop doesn’t mess around with its milkshakes either. Go for the threefold dose of the triple bourbon milkshake, with bourbon ice cream, bourbon whipped cream, and an entire shot of the liquor. There are non-boozy options too.

1407 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702

10. P. Terry's

404 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
A milkshake at P. Terry’s
A milkshake at P. Terry’s
P. Terry’s/Facebook

The Austin burger chain’s first location is a good bet for cheap and frosty milkshakes, with flavors like root beer and caramel.

404 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

11. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Drafthouse
Nick Simonite/Alamo Drafthouse

The movie theater’s spiked adult shakes, made with Amy’s ice cream, come with either beer or liquor additions, like the beer-laced (512) Pecan Porter Shake or the Maker’s Mark Milk Punch Shake. There are non-alcoholic choices, too.

1120 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

12. Amy's Ice Creams

1301 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Milkshakes from Amy’s
Milkshakes from Amy’s
Erin A./Yelp

Ice cream is the base of a great milkshake, so why not pick up a shake at Austin’s best ice cream store, made with any of its flavors and optional mix-ins, too.

1301 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

13. Hopdoddy Burger Bar

1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
A milkshake from Hopdoddy Burger Bar
A milkshake from Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Hopdoddy Burger Bar/Facebook

Novelty combinations can be found at Hopdoddy, like the bananas foster with cinnamon-banana, salted caramel, and brown butter, or the festive vanilla birthday cake.

1400 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

14. Cow Tipping Creamery

4715 S Lamar Blvd, Sunset Valley, TX 78745
A milkshake from Cow Tipping Creamery
A milkshake from Cow Tipping Creamery
Cow Tipping Creamery/Yelp

Cow Tipping goes simple with its milkshakes, like the black & white with vanilla soft-serve and dark chocolate sauce and the cocoa cookie crumble.

4715 S Lamar Blvd
Sunset Valley, TX 78745

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