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The Best Milkshakes in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / July 11, 2016

milkshakes torontoThe best milkshakes in Toronto are worth the inevitable brain freeze. These thick, creamy and nostalgic concoctions are the OG of ice cream creations, and while classic blends of ice cream and milk prevail, there are plenty of original takes too, including some flavoured with foie gras and truffle or spiked with a couple shots of your favourite spirit.

Here are the best milkshakes in Toronto.

Holy Chuck

Holy Chuck

This local chain of burger joints offers more than a dozen milkshake flavours. In addition to classics like PB&J, Nutella, and strawberry, expect to find options here that you won't find anywhere else. Standouts include the salted buttermilk, the savoury wasabi-ginger-scallion, and a foie gras and truffle oil shake. More »

The Lakeview

The Lakeview

Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and mint chocolate chip are among the milkshakes on offer at this 24-hour Dundas West diner. The apple pie milkshake, which includes a whole slice of pie, is the house favourite, but any milkshake can be pimped out with add-ons like a deep fried Mars bar, cookie crumbs or a strip of bacon. More »

Dutch Dreams

Dutch Dreams

The kitschy ice cream parlour in the St. Clair West area is home to thick milkshakes served in massive one litre tubs. Have yours made from any of the available ice cream flavours in store and have it topped with a swirl of whipped cream. More »

Greg's Ice Cream

Greg's Ice Cream

Greg's top notch ice cream forms the base for these creamy milkshakes meant to be slurped through a straw. Look forward to a slew of flavours like roasted marshmallow, sweet cream, malt ball crunch and more. More »

The Works

The Works

Hand scooped shakes served in measuring cups with a straw are the specialty from this gourmet burger chain. Opt for flavours like banana, butterscotch or coconut coffee or go for chef creations, like the 2001 Shake Odyssey loaded with caramel, peanut butter, Oreo cookies and whipped cream. More »

Burger Stomper

Burger Stomper

This burger shop and milkshake bar on the Danforth offers a selection of signature shakes, including the classics. If strawberry, chocolate or vanilla aren't exciting enough for you, try the Nutella peanut butter shake, or the one loaded with cookies and cream ice cream and studded with Skor bits. More »

Bean and Baker

Bean and Baker

The retro malt shop near Bickford Park makes its milkshakes with four scoops of Kawartha Dairy ice cream and a splash of milk. Malted milkshakes are a menu staple, plus look forward to monthly feature flavours like birthday cake or apple pie shakes. More »

Rose and Sons

Rose and Sons

Vanilla soft serve blended with mix-and-match choices, such as Soma chocolate, wild blueberries, peanut butter, sour cherry cheesecake, or bourbon are among the many ways you can customize your perfect shake at Anthony Rose's restaurants on Dupont and on West Queen West. More »

Saturday Dinette

Saturday Dinette

This diner offers indulgent options like roasted banana, Tahitian vanilla and Rocher chocolate shakes to accompany its menu of burgers, fried chicken and dirty rice. Best of all, you can spike your shake with two ounces of creme liqueur or liquor from behind the bar. More »

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