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8 Best Shake Shack Milkshake Flavors to Try

If you’re a burger and milkshakes fan, you’ve likely heard of Shake Shack.

It all began in 2001 when Danny Meyer opened the first location in Madison Square Park in New York City. Since then, the chain has become a favorite among fast food lovers worldwide.

Of course, a visit to Shake Shack is only complete with trying one of their famous milkshakes!

Unlike many fast food milkshakes that are pre-made, Shake Shack milkshakes are hand-spun, made with real shake-makers, and premium frozen custard that contains whole milk and eggs.

As a result, their shakes are much creamier and thicker than those from average fast food restaurants.

With so many delicious shakes to choose from, it can be hard to decide which one to order.

So, here are the 8 best Shake Shack milkshake flavors ranked from great to absolutely delicious!

8. Vanilla Shake

The Vanilla Milkshake comprises Shake Shack’s signature vanilla custard, which contains cream, milk, sugar, vanilla beans, and egg yolks.

Although it may not look like much, the creaminess and intense vanilla and yolk flavors make this shake an absolute must-try.

The creamy vanilla custard base pairs perfectly with the sweet whipped cream topping, creating an indulgent delight that will make you return for more.

The texture is light yet thick enough to satisfy without feeling too heavy or overly rich.

The lovely sweet taste makes the perfect drink to pair with delicious Shake Shack burgers and fries.

I love dipping my fries into the Vanilla Shake to give it that salty-and-sweet flavor combination.

Nutritional Information:

680 calories, 18g protein, 72g carbohydrates, 36 fat

7. Chocolate Shake

Shake Shack’s Chocolate Milkshake is a rich and decadent dessert made with creamy vanilla custard, cocoa powder, and whipped cream.

The rich chocolatey taste is neither overly sweet nor too thick and heavy.

It’s just right – creamy, chocolatey, and oh-so comforting.

The shake is topped off with a generous amount of whipped cream to add extra creaminess to the drink.

This shake is the way to go for chocolate lovers who want a simple shake.

Nutritional Information:

750 calories, 16g protein, 76g carbohydrates, 45g fat

6. Cookies and Cream Shake

If you are looking for a milkshake that takes the classic cookies and cream flavor to a new level, look no further than the Cookies and Cream Milkshake.

This decadent treat is made with premium ingredients and a unique hand-spun process that gives it an unbeatable taste.

It is made with two main ingredients – premium quality vanilla custard and Oreo cookie pieces.

The vanilla custard features that egg yolk aroma and creaminess that makes Shake Shack milkshakes unique, while the Oreo cookie bits add that crunchy texture and unmistakable cookies and cream flavor.

It may sound simple, but you’ll get hooked with just one sip of this milkshake.

Nutritional Information:

850 calories, 19g protein, 98g carbohydrates, 44g fat

5. Strawberry Shake

I love a good strawberry shake, and Shake Shack’s Strawberry Milkshake is one of the best.

It starts with premium vanilla custard and fresh strawberries, blended in to create a thick, creamy shake that’s simply bursting with fruity flavor.

The fresh strawberry puree and the rich egg yolk taste give this shake a strawberry shortcake-like flavor.

I highly recommend this shake for anyone who wants one that is not overly sweet but full of flavor.

You can even add a scoop of your favorite shake mix-in for an extra bit of sweetness and texture.

And if you want an even thicker consistency, try the malt.

The extra nutty aftertaste gives this shake a unique flavor that blends superbly with the strawberries.

Nutritional Information:

690 calories, 17g protein, 77g carbohydrates, 35g fat

4. Black & White Shake

I love fudge. And I love shakes.

So why not combine the two and make a simply divine shake?

That’s exactly what Shake Shack did with their Black & White Milkshake, which features premium vanilla custard blended with rich fudge syrup.

If you want an intense chocolate experience, you are better off with the chocolate shake.

But if you want something that packs a punch of chocolate but is still light and sweet, this shake is for you.

The fudge syrup also plays well with the malt shake mix-in, making it a great option for anyone with a sweet tooth.

Nutritional Information:

770 calories, 19g protein, 80g carbohydrates, 42g fat

3. Vanilla & Chocolate Shake

Shake Shack’s Vanilla & Chocolate Milkshake is like having a chocolate vanilla swirl ice cream cake but in shake form.

It features their signature vanilla custard, blended with chocolate syrup, to create the perfect flavor combination.

It is sweeter and has more intense chocolatey goodness than the Chocolate Shake.

If you are wondering the difference between the Black & White and the Vanilla & Chocolate Shake, I would say that the Vanilla & Chocolate shake is more intense in flavor and has a deeper chocolatey taste.

On the other hand, the Black & White Shake has fudge swirls, giving that “black & white” appearance.

Nutritional Information:

760 calories, 18g protein, 77g carbohydrates, 43g fat

2. Tiramisu Shake

For cake fans, you can now enjoy a drinkable Tiramisu!

The Tiramisu Milkshake is one of the newer additions to Shake Shack’s menu and is simply delicious.

It starts with their signature vanilla custard, blended with layers of rich espresso and luscious mascarpone.

The shake is then enhanced with fluffy whipped cream, velvety cocoa powder, and the satisfying crunch of a ladyfinger cookie for the ultimate indulgence.

The result is an incredibly creamy shake with a coffee-like flavor and the perfect balance of sweetness.

Because of the espresso infusion, kids may want to stay away from this shake.

I love adding a swig of chocolate liqueur or amaretto to make it even more mouth-watering.

Nutritional Information:

840 calories, 20g protein, 101g carbohydrates, 40g fat

1. Dreamsicle Shake

I don’t usually like mixing oranges with cream, but I have to appreciate the genius at Shake Shack for creating the Dreamsicle Shake.

This luxurious hand-spun shake features a blended combo of creamy vanilla and tart blood orange frozen custard.

It is then topped with a generous helping of crushed orange candies and a good portion of whip cream.

Instead of tasting like a cheap orange and cream popsicle, this shake celebrates the intense citrus flavors from the blood orange and the subtle sweetness of the vanilla custard.

This is the only time I deter from adding malt as the nutty flavor does not fit this flavor.

Nutritional Information:

820 calories, 19g protein, 98g carbohydrates, 40g fat


Shake Shack is famous for its delicious milkshakes in a variety of flavors.

From the classic Chocolate and Vanilla to more innovative flavors like Tiramisu and Dreamsicle, there’s a milkshake for everyone on the menu.

Whether you are a shake enthusiast or just starting out, stop by a Shake Shack near you and try one of their flavors.

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About the Author

Lianne Fachetti is a content writer who adores food from all cultures. When she’s not working, she’s busy creating new recipes, trying out new restaurants, playing with her German Shepherd Max, and tending to her vegetable garden.


March 6, 2023