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hfenns215 Jul 12, 2009 05:34 AM

who makes the best milkshakes in the city

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    whitneybee RE: hfenns215 Jul 12, 2009 06:46 AM

    I'm personally a big fan of the milkshakes at Stand, on 12th Street, particularly the Toasted Marshmallow shake. Their burgers are good too.

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      MMRuth RE: whitneybee Jul 12, 2009 06:53 AM

      I really like that milkshake as well.

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        whitneybee RE: MMRuth Jul 13, 2009 10:29 AM

        I actually get periodic cravings for it, which is a bit more challenging now that I live uptown. I have to run an errand in the area next week, and I'm definitely planning to head to Stand just for that.

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      kathryn RE: hfenns215 Jul 12, 2009 07:48 AM

      The shakes at Shake Shack are pretty good.

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        Adrienne RE: kathryn Jul 12, 2009 09:20 AM

        I agree. Their salted caramel shake was amazing. I wish salted caramel was always on tap there :)

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          ellenost RE: Adrienne Jul 13, 2009 06:27 AM

          I thought the salted caramel was always available at Shake Shack. Bummer!

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            kathryn RE: ellenost Jul 13, 2009 06:58 AM

            Nope, it's one of their daily custard flavors that shows up once in a while.

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        ESNY RE: hfenns215 Jul 12, 2009 09:56 AM

        Toasted marshmallow shake at Stand
        Vanilla shake at Shake Shack
        Milk shake using Chocolate mint soft serve and cereal milk at Momofuku Milk bar, although I dont think they have that flavor ice cream any more

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          HowfreshEats RE: ESNY Jul 12, 2009 02:26 PM

          Another vote for Shake Shack- a black and white is necessary with a Shack Burger. Recently had a good one from Jacques Torres in DUMBO- choc/choc raspberry.

          Unfortunately my favorite shake is no longer available. Gem Spa on St. Mark's and 2nd made the meanest black and white- but recently removed their ice cream freezer. They were great. They still make a very good egg cream so all is not lost.

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            steakrules85 RE: ESNY Jul 12, 2009 08:30 PM

            Nope I was just there on Friday and they are serving blackberry, lemon verbena, apricot, and rosemary.

          2. AgentRed RE: hfenns215 Jul 12, 2009 03:04 PM

            That's like asking who makes the best bagel, or the best hot dog, or the best baguette in Paris, the spectrum of responses and criteria are so wide it may as well be a rhetorical question.

            Yes Shake Shack and Stand are excellent but so are most of the little ice cream places and hole-in-the-wall eateries in the LES. Heck, ask them to throw a shot of liquor in there and every milkshake becomes the best milkshake in the city.

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              small h RE: AgentRed Jul 12, 2009 05:03 PM

              Which "hole-in-the-wall eateries" in the LES do you recommend? I'd love to find a good milkshake - a malted, preferably - near my house.

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              1. LeahBaila RE: hfenns215 Jul 13, 2009 07:01 AM

                My favorite milkshakes are at the Skylight Diner...There's just something extra special about them.


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                  steakrules85 RE: hfenns215 Jul 13, 2009 07:30 AM

                  I have not had the Shake Shack shakes in Manhattan, however I tried the black and white at Citifield and it was great.

                  I have been wanting to try the toasted marshmallow shake at Stand forever. They also have some other really interesting flavors like Ricotta pistachio and honey lavender chocolate.

                  I have also wanted to try BLT Burger's shakes and Island Burgers and Shakes. Anyone have them?

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                    apple342 RE: steakrules85 Jul 15, 2009 12:11 PM

                    I have had the choc/peanut butter shake at BLT Burger and it was nothing short of awesome. Truly. Worth the trip!!

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                      LeahBaila RE: apple342 Jul 15, 2009 12:13 PM

                      Holy crap...That sounds absolutely incredible. Can you describe? I'm in dire need of some food porn.


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                        princeofpork RE: LeahBaila Jul 15, 2009 12:40 PM

                        Last week I invented what I think was the best milkshake I ever had. I went to Baskin Robins, you all know that place that is attached to every Dunkin Donuts. I got a shake that was half coffee and half chocolate chip mint. The Coffee, mint and chocolate flavors together were unreal.

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                          Slob RE: LeahBaila Jul 15, 2009 03:06 PM

                          Put peanut butter in a milkshake, and I'm drooling.

                    2. iFat RE: hfenns215 Jul 15, 2009 04:31 PM

                      it can be hit or miss at times but when you get a Westville East Chocolate Chip Milkshake made with real love and care it's tremendous.


                      1. D...DF RE: hfenns215 Jul 15, 2009 08:03 PM

                        Ronnybrook Dairy Farm. Second Stand.

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