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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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The Yard Milkshake Bar

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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.

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

Sweet Ritual

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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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Milky Way Shakes

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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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24 Diner

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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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Hut's Hamburgers

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The old-fashioned milkshakes compliment the burgers well.

Hut’s milkshakes
Hut’s milkshakes
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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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Vince Young Steakhouse

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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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Prohibition Creamery

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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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P. Terry's

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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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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

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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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Amy's Ice Creams

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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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Hopdoddy Burger Bar

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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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Cow Tipping Creamery

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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
Cow Tipping Creamery/Yelp

The Yard Milkshake Bar

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.

Top Notch

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

Sweet Ritual

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.

The Rainbow Chaser milkshake at Sweet Ritual
The Rainbow Chaser milkshake at Sweet Ritual
Sweet Ritual/Facebook

Milky Way Shakes

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.

The Peach Solstice milkshake from Milky Way Shakes
The Peach Solstice milkshake from Milky Way Shakes
Milky Way Shakes/Facebook

24 Diner

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.

Milkshakes from 24 Diner
Milkshakes from 24 Diner
24 Diner/Facebook

Hut's Hamburgers

Hut’s milkshakes
Hut’s milkshakes
Hut’s Hamburgers/Yelp

The old-fashioned milkshakes compliment the burgers well.

Hut’s milkshakes
Hut’s milkshakes
Hut’s Hamburgers/Yelp

Peché

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.

A boozy milkshake from Peche
A boozy milkshake from Peche
Peche/Facebook

Vince Young Steakhouse

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.

Vince Young Steakhouse’s wine shake
Vince Young Steakhouse’s wine shake
Courtney Pierce

Prohibition Creamery

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.

A milkshake from Prohibition Creamery
A milkshake from Prohibition Creamery
Prohibition Creamery/Facebook

P. Terry's

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.

A milkshake at P. Terry’s
A milkshake at P. Terry’s
P. Terry’s/Facebook

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

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.

Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Drafthouse
Nick Simonite/Alamo Drafthouse

Amy's Ice Creams

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.

Milkshakes from Amy’s
Milkshakes from Amy’s
Erin A./Yelp

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

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.

A milkshake from Hopdoddy Burger Bar
A milkshake from Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Hopdoddy Burger Bar/Facebook

Cow Tipping Creamery

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.

A milkshake from Cow Tipping Creamery
A milkshake from Cow Tipping Creamery
Cow Tipping Creamery/Yelp

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