New York's Best Milkshakes

If the 1950s taught us one thing, it's the importance of that rich, refreshing and sometimes overlooked part of any good fast-food meal: the milkshake. But it's not so easy to find the perfect New York milkshake--that rare combination of creamy and sweet--unless you know where to look. Lucky for you, we do. Here are five of the best milkshakes in New York.

Updated: July 01, 2010

Milkshakes in New York

Shake Shack

Madison Square Park, New York, NY 10010

This NYC favorite has people waiting in line for up to an hour for its renowned burgers, but there's a reason why it's called Shake Shack. The delicious treats, which are actually listed on the menu as frozen custard, come in six different flavors and are the perfect complement to the shack's tasty burgers and sides.


24 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

Celebrity chef Michael Symon raved about Stand's toasted marshmallow milkshake, a campfire-inspired frozen dessert, on the Food Network's hit show "The Best Thing I Ever Ate," and if you ask us, he's got some trustworthy taste buds. The Greenwich Village burger joint also offers a unique variety of premium gelato milkshake flavors like apple pie and honey lavender chocolate.

Ronny Brook Farm Dairy

75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

This Chelsea Market shop specializes in high-quality milk products, so it follows that the milkshakes would be top-notch. Made sans additives, Ronnybrook's unique milkshake flavors include blueberry pomegranate, apple pie a la mode and, when it's in season, pumpkin creme brulee.


33 Saint Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

Can't decide if you're in the mood for a milkshake or a beer? You don't have to! The Guinness milkshake at this East Village burger spot is just what it sounds like--a cross between a vanilla shake and a Guinness draft beer. The serving is huge, so there's more than enough to share with your dining companion. Mark also offers an espresso milkshake, plus several more traditional varieties.


287 7th Ave, New York, NY 10001

Sometimes nothing hits the spot quite like a classic black-and-white milkshake. This Chelsea burger joint offers that, plus several other classic flavors including vanilla and strawberry. The burgers are not to be missed either.