Must-Try Milkshakes: Cool & Creamy Delights

By: Carolyn Hall | June 19, 2024
Man and woman hand toasting and holding two milkshake. Two hands toasting with milkshake in a cafe

As the sun blazes down on Metro Detroit, nothing beats the heat like a cold, creamy milkshake. Whether you’re a fan of classic flavors or adventurous combinations, Metro Detroit’s vibrant milkshake scene has something for everyone. Here are some of the top spots to grab a milkshake that will leave you craving more…


117 North Michigan Avenue, Howell

M Street Baking Company is known for its Instagram-worthy milkshakes. These towering treats are more than just a drink; they’re an experience. Each milkshake is topped with a variety of sweets, including donuts, cookies, and candy, making it a perfect indulgence for anyone with a sweet tooth. The strawberry lemonade shake is topped with lemon Oreos, a strawberry shortcake ice cream bar, lemon cotton candy, and a mini cupcake. The S’mores shake is a toasted marshmallow milkshake topped with whipped cream, a S’mores Pop Tart, a cookie, a mini cupcake, and a chocolate drizzle. For those with a sweet tooth, Birthday Party is perfect, with a birthday cake flavor shake topped with animal crackers, a lollipop, rock candy, cotton candy, rainbow sugar candy, an ice cream cone, and a mini cupcake. These indulgent shakes are excellent for sharing, with many more flavor combinations to choose from. 

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310 West 4th Street, Royal Oak

iFreeze Creamery offers a modern twist on the traditional milkshake. Using liquid nitrogen for its ice cream, they craft smooth, velvety milkshakes in a variety of unique flavors. Create your own shake by picking the ice cream flavor, toppings, and mix-ins, or choose from a curated menu for preselected flavor combinations. You can find options ranging from candy-like sweets to indulgent chocolates, like Biscoff, Fruity Pebbles, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Java Chip, and more. Freeze Creamery guarantees a delightful and refreshing experience with each order.


120 East Main Street, Northville

Browndog Barlor is a must-visit for milkshake enthusiasts. Known for its boozy milkshakes, Browndog Barlor combines artisanal ice cream with your favorite spirits to create adult-friendly treats. Plastered Pony features Browndog Creamery’s Unicorn Swirl Faygo ice cream, black raspberry liqueur, and vanilla vodka, while ‘Old Fashioned’ Cookie N Cream uses Midnight Cherry Fudge and Black n White ice creams and Evan Williams bourbon. You’ll also find creamsicle, mint chocolate chip, mocha, and salted pecan options too. These are perfect to pair with Browndog Barlor’s weekend brunch or dinner out. 


8280 North Merriman Road, Westland

48 Flavors Ice Cream lives up to its name with an extensive selection of ice cream flavors that can be transformed into mouth-watering milkshakes. In the ice cream business for over 40 years, 48 Flavors Ice Cream consistently serves up delicious treats. Turn any of the ice cream flavors into a milkshake, with seasonal options to traditional choices available. Select from Blue Moon and Bubblegum to Blueberry Cheesecake and Graham Central Station with a graham cracker swirl and chocolate-covered honeycomb candies. Whether you’re in the mood for something fruity or a classic flavor, its shakes are always made to order, ensuring a fresh and tasty treat every time. 


44621 Mound Road, Sterling Heights

280 East Merrill Street, Birmingham

Choco Mania Cafe is a dessert lover’s paradise. From rolled ice cream and crepes to sundae cups, everything is a real treat. Milkshakes here are decadent, rich, and topped with fresh fruit, candies, and more. Flavors range from pistachio and banana to Nutella and Ferrero Rocher. The Cotton Candy Shake is elevated with rainbow sprinkles, gummy candy, and cotton candy, of course. Check out the ice cream smoothies, French pastries, and fresh juices while you’re at Choco Mania Cafe. 


207 South Main Street, Royal Oak

Don’t let the name fool you—Comet Burgers is as much about their delicious milkshakes as they are about their burgers. Its menu features a variety of shake flavors that perfectly complement its savory offerings. Choose from classic chocolate or strawberry to Banana Split, Orange Creamsicle, Oreo Cookie, and more. Each shake is hand-dipped, ensuring a creamy, delightful treat every time. Pair one with a delicious burger, fried chicken sandwich, or even some loaded fries.


32323 Grand River Avenue, Farmington

Silver Dairy has been serving up delicious milkshakes for years. This ice cream stand offers a variety of classic milkshake flavors, all made with high-quality ingredients. Their thick, creamy shakes are perfect for a nostalgic trip back to simpler times. Made with Guernsey ice cream, these shakes are hard to beat. Choose from options like pineapple, blueberry, butterscotch, marshmallow, and more. Also on the menu, you’ll find edible cookie dough, classic soft serve, lemonade slushes, and more.