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Aug 18, 2012 11:43 AM

Milkshakes - Rhode Island, Southeastern MA

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. 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. 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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      1. re: Bob W

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

        1. re: Bob W

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

          1. re: tanker64

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

            1. re: tanker64

              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.

            2. re: Bob W

              mmm cwaffee milk! tastes like coffee candy.

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

              1. 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.

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