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19 Best Steak ‘n Shake Milkshake Flavors to Try

Steak ‘n Shake’s original menu consisted of steakburgers and milkshakes. Over the years, they added more items to the menu, but the milkshakes remain one of their most popular offerings.

Steak ‘n Shake offers hand-dipped milkshakes made by scooping ice cream into a blender rather than using the regular machine, where milkshakes are made ahead of time and filled with preservatives.

That means hand-dipped milkshakes are made with fresh, high-quality ingredients for that flavor and texture you can’t find in most commercial fast-food restaurants.

At Steak ‘n Shake, all milkshakes are made from premium malt ice cream, 2% reduced fat milk, a blend of ingredients based on your flavor choice, and topped with whipped cream and maraschino cherry.

All shakes come in kid’s and regular sizes, and if you are not a whipped cream or cherry fan, you can request to exclude them.

Narrowing down the vast number of milkshake flavors at Steak ‘n Shake can be challenging.

To make things easier, here are the 19 best Steak ‘n Shake milkshakes ranked from good to absolutely delicious.

19. Oreo Red Velvet

The Oreo Red Velvet milkshake includes vanilla malt ice cream, Oreo cookie chunks, and red velvet cake.

I have to admit I’m not a red velvet cake fan.

The tartness from the cream cheese frosting paired with cocoa always throws off my taste buds.

When the slight bitterness from Oreo is added to the mix, I’m even more confused.

However, the vanilla malt ice cream helps dilute the sour taste, giving it a smoother, more balanced flavor.

Unless you’re a red velvet cake fan, you may want to look for another milkshake option.

Nutritional Information (Regular):

940 calories, 18g protein, 156g carbohydrates, 31g fat

18. Classic Banana

Whether you’ll love the Classic Banana shake depends on if you’re a fan of the artificial banana syrup taste.

For some, the syrup brings back a nostalgic taste they can’t get enough of.

For others, the artificial flavor just doesn’t cut it.

If you’re a fan of bananas, this milkshake is worth trying.

It has all the classic flavors of banana and malt ice cream with an added hint of sweetness from the syrup.

Nutritional Information:

730 calories, 17g protein, 125g carbohydrates, 18g fat

17. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough milkshake is made with vanilla ice cream, chunks of delicious cookie dough, and a dollop of whipped cream, plus a delightful cherry.

This milkshake is moderately sweet but has enough flavor to tantalize your taste buds without being too rich or overwhelming.

The cookie dough pieces make the shake’s texture slightly thicker, while the chocolate chip topping adds a special sweetness that kids and adults alike will love.

Nutritional Information:

720 calories, 16g protein, 125g carbohydrates, 23g fat

16. Classic Vanilla

There’s nothing wrong with traditional milkshakes.

The Classic Vanilla shake is made with just vanilla malt ice cream and milk blended until it reaches a creamy consistency.

If you love having a tall glass of milk with your burgers, this milkshake may offer a taste upgrade.

The vanilla malt ice cream adds a hint of sweetness and nutty notes, but the overall taste is still light and refreshing.

Nutritional Information (Regular):

620 calories, 14g protein, 104g carbohydrates, 18g fat

15. Classic Chocolate

The Classic Chocolate milkshake combines vanilla ice cream with sweet chocolate syrup.

The familiar combination gives a smooth, creamy texture that is anything but ordinary.

I love how the sweetness from the chocolate enhances the taste of the malt ice cream for an unforgettable indulgence.

This is a great option for chocolate lovers who want their shakes straight.

Nutritional Information (Regular):

600 calories, 15g protein, 99g carbohydrates, 18g fat

14. Classic Strawberry

This shake has the classic combination of strawberry and vanilla.

The Classic Strawberry milkshake is made with malt ice cream, fresh milk, and strawberry syrup.

The soft flavor of the strawberries adds a refreshing note that pairs perfectly with the rich malt ice cream.

The fruity flavor allows you to clean your palate between bites of burgers and fries.

Nutritional Information (Regular):

610 calories, 14g protein, 102g carbohydrates, 18g fat

13. White Chocolate Made With Ghirardelli

This milkshake on the Steak ‘n Shake menu is made from churning Ghirardelli white chocolate syrup and vanilla malt ice cream to create a velvety smooth texture.

Along with the red sugar sprinkles on the whipped cream and cherry, it looks and tastes like a dream.

Taste-wise, the white chocolate syrup offers a creamy, cocoa-like flavor without the overpowering sweetness.

The vanilla malt ice cream gives a nutty note that adds complexity to the shake so that it’s not just a sugary overload.

Nutritional Information (Regular):

620 calories, 14g protein, 105g carbohydrates, 19g fat

12. Snickers

For all the Snickers fans, Steak ‘n Shake’s Snickers milkshake is the perfect treat.

The ice cream and milk help break up the tough, salty peanut chunks and chewy caramel to create a smooth, creamy shake.

The whip cream tones down the sweetness of the caramel and chocolate syrup, so it’s not too overly sweet.

Even though I’m not a big Snickers lover, the shake surpassed my expectations.

Nutritional Information:

670 calories, 16g protein, 112g carbohydrates, 21g fat

11. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup

When it comes to milkshakes, few can compete with the decadence of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup shake.

This delicious concoction combines two classic tastes: peanut butter and chocolate – in one delectable shake.

The chunks of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are a great addition to the vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce, providing a crunchy texture and extra sweetness.

The saltiness from the peanut butter creates an interesting salty and sweet flavor that plays well with Steak ‘n Shake’s burgers and chili.

Nutritional Information:

760 calories, 16g protein, 123g carbohydrates, 26g fat

10. Oreo Cookies n’ Cream

If you love the McDonald’s Oreo McFlurry, you will love the Oreo Cookies n’ Cream milkshake.

It is made with real ice cream and topped with whipped cream, plus a generous helping of crushed Oreos for an extra crunchy, chocolatey finish.

The combination of creamy ice cream and cookie bits makes for a smooth and crunchy texture all at once.

It’s like eating an ice cream sandwich without getting sticky fingers.

Nutritional Information:

730 calories, 15g protein, 121g carbohydrates, 23g fat

9. Oreo Mint Cookie

If there’s something better than the original Oreo Cookies ‘n Cream milkshake, this is it.

Get ready to tantalize your tongue with the cool minty syrup’s refreshing sweet taste!

The delightful balance of sweetness and mint is perfect, even for those not used to strong flavors.

The addition of crushed Oreo cookies creates a crunchy texture, while the ice cream adds a velvety touch that will make each sip feel special.

Nutritional Information:

730 calories, 15g protein, 118g carbohydrates, 23g fat

8. Reese’s Peanut Butter

If you love peanut butter but not so much chocolate, you may want to try Reese’s Peanut Butter shake.

The smooth buttery flavor of the peanut butter adds a hint of saltiness that is hard to resist.

And it’s not overly sweet or too heavy, so you can enjoy this milkshake without feeling guilty.

Nutritional Information:

900 calories, 27g protein, 98g carbohydrates, 43g fat

7. Cotton Candy

Cotton candy brings out the kid in us.

The problem is that you don’t want to finish the whole bag of cotton candy, and you probably don’t want to deal with the sticky fingers.

Fortunately, the Cotton Candy shake has all the same great flavors without the mess.

This fun milkshake from Steak n’ Shake is made with creamy vanilla ice cream and blue cotton candy syrup.

Although it is somewhat sweeter than other flavors, the whipped cream helps balance the sweetness and gives it a cream-soda-like flavor.

Nutritional Information:

620 calories, 15g protein, 96g carbohydrates, 21g fat

6. Reese’s Chocolate Peanut Butter

Not everyone loves the crunchy chocolate layer of Reese’s Peanut Butter cups, so Steak ‘n Shake created the perfect solution.

The Chocolate Peanut Butter milkshake combines creamy peanut butter and smooth chocolate syrup in one delicious shake.

The result is a milkshake that gives you the exact taste of Reese’s peanut butter cup without the chunks of chocolate.

The milkshake’s sweetness plays nicely with the saltiness of the peanut butter, making it a great way to satisfy your craving without going overboard.

I find this shake slightly more chocolatey and sweeter than Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup shake.

Nutritional Information:

980 calories, 28g protein, 119g carbohydrates, 43g fat

5. Birthday Cake

The aroma of birthday cake is simply irresistible.

It instantly triggers all the good times and happy memories associated with birthday celebrations.

And that’s exactly what you get with the Birthday Cake milkshake.

This shake is made with vanilla ice cream and yellow birthday cake and topped with a generous helping of rainbow sprinkles.

It is the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion or brighten up your day.

All the colorful sprinkles are a cute touch for kids who need something fun to enjoy.

Nutritional Information:

840 calories, 16g protein, 135g carbohydrates, 27g fat

4. M&M’s

I love the crunchy M&M exterior and creamy chocolate center.

And you can enjoy these flavors in Steak ‘n Shake’s M&M’s milkshake.

The combination of vanilla ice cream and M&M’s strikes a balance of chocolatey goodness and crunchy texture within the delicious vanilla ice cream base.

Topped with whipped cream and extra M&M’s for a crunchy finish, this milkshake is perfect when you need a little bit of chocolate to satisfy your sweet tooth.  

Nutritional Information:

790 calories, 16g protein, 129g carbohydrates, 25g fat

3. Kit-Kat

As a fan of this chocolate bar, I was delighted to find out that Steak ‘n Shake has its version of the Kit-Kat milkshake.

The crunchy wafer cookie pieces mixed with the smooth chocolate syrup make for an amazing flavor combination.

And the addition of whipped cream on top makes it taste even more decadent.

Nutritional Information:

710 calories, 16g protein, 114g carbohydrates, 22g fat

2. Butterfinger

Butterfinger includes peanuts and chocolate, but the flaky hard caramel layers put it in its own category.

The balance of sweet and salty flavors makes the Butterfinger milkshake truly unique.

The creamy vanilla ice cream base helps to soften the caramel pieces, while the chocolate sauce and whipped cream add a smooth finish.

As a fan of this caramel-filled candy bar, I was excited to try this shake, and it did not disappoint.

Nutritional Information:

760 calories, 16g protein, 126g carbohydrates, 23g fat

1. Nutella

I can eat Nutella by the spoonful, and most Nutella fans probably do the same.

With the Nutella milkshake, you can enjoy the same delicious hazelnut and chocolate combination in a milkshake form.

The sweetness of vanilla ice cream complements the rich chocolatey hazelnut flavor.

The creamy milkshake has a rich and velvety texture that makes it delicious.

This is my favorite milkshake from Steak ‘n Shake among all flavors!

Nutritional Information:

820 calories, 18g protein, 109g carbohydrates, 37g fat


Steak ‘n Shake is my go-to place for delicious milkshakes. With a variety of flavors to choose from, there’s something for every palate.

Each shake has its unique combination of flavors and textures that make it special.

Whether you’re looking for a classic like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup or something more adventurous like the Birthday Cake, you’re sure to find a flavor that satisfies your sweet tooth.

So grab a spoon and try some of the delicious milkshake flavors Steak ‘n Shake has to offer.

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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.


September 2, 2023