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Milkshakes - Rhode Island, Southeastern MA

Bluebird Aug 18, 2012 11:43 AM

I have a friend who LOVES a good milkshakes. Suggestions for places with great milkshakes. Bonus points for awesome atmosphere too.

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  1. Veggo RE: Bluebird Aug 18, 2012 12:29 PM

    The frappes at Newport Creamery are pretty good, numerous locations. Try the one on Bellevue in Newport and then do the loop on Ocean Drive.

    1. Bob W RE: Bluebird Aug 19, 2012 02:19 PM

      Just to make sure everyone is on the same page, what most people know as milkshakes are called cabinets in RI (origin unclear), and frappes (pronounced frap, not frappay) north of Boston. The Creamery is a good place to start.

      Milkshakes in RI are just milk and syrup. Preferably coffee. 8<D

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        trufflehound RE: Bob W Aug 19, 2012 06:08 PM

        Frappes are called that in all easter MA, and milshakes in MA have no IC.

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          tanker64 RE: Bob W Aug 20, 2012 01:50 PM

          Not to mention they are called "Awful Awful's" at Newport Creamery. + 1 on Gray's

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            Clams047 RE: tanker64 Aug 20, 2012 03:18 PM

            which they are, unless you happen to like colored syrup added to soft serve.

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              RIRider RE: tanker64 Aug 21, 2012 12:42 PM

              There are frappes AND awful awful's at the creamery. Two different things. Frappes are made with syrup and ice cream, Awful Awful's are made with syrup and ice milk.

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              chowaholic RE: Bob W Sep 15, 2012 03:17 PM

              mmm cwaffee milk! tastes like coffee candy.

            3. passing thru RE: Bluebird Aug 20, 2012 04:13 AM

              Gray's Ice Cream, Tiverton is the best in the state imo.

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                Frank Terranova RE: Bluebird Aug 21, 2012 06:39 AM

                To really find a good shake must be difficult but its just very chilled milk, a bit of ice cream and flavored syrup. Coffee syrup came in via Ma. and a blender type of machine was kept in a Cabinet thus the infamous coffee cabinet.

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                  magiesmom RE: Bluebird Sep 16, 2012 06:11 AM

                  The Olympia Tea room in Watch Hill, RI makes great ones. Malteds too.

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