Ah, milkshakes. They're a classic American treat, and they're perfect for any time of year.
If you live in Colorado Springs or are planning to visit soon, you'll be happy to know that the city has some great places for milkshakes!
Whether you prefer traditional flavors like chocolate or vanilla or something more adventurous like chai tea or cookies and cream, there are plenty of places around town that offer something for everyone.
Many locations offer vegan options as well as dairy-based shakes so that everyone can enjoy their favorite flavor without worrying about dietary restrictions. Some spots even feature seasonal flavors like pumpkin spice and peppermint mocha during the holidays! No matter what type of shake you're looking for, you'll find it somewhere in Colorado Springs.
1. Josh & John’s Ice Cream
Sitting in a hip and clean interior, Josh & John’s Ice Cream serves up some of the best frozen treats around. With their wide variety of homemade specialty ice creams, non-dairy/vegan flavors, root beer floats, orange juice smoothies, and more, there’s something for everyone.
Not to mention their unique flavor options like Chocolate Orange and Rum Raisin. They also have pints and sprinkles ready to go.
The customer service is outstanding with staff that goes out of their way to ensure you are taken care of. The line moves quickly despite the crowds due to the typically fast service.
And there’s even a self check-out for pints of most flavors! Sampling is allowed and they offer a variety of toppings as well as gluten-free options.
The milkshakes here are rich, creamy, and dense enough to put a DQ Blizzard to shame! I tried the Purple Mountain Majesty as a milkshake which was taro and raspberry chocolate cup ice cream – it didn’t disappoint!
The kids all tried different flavors too – they loved them all! Prices are reasonable but slightly pricey compared to other places!
2. Drifter’s Hamburgers
Tucked away in a small town, Drifter’s Hamburgers is a great spot for delicious burgers and milkshakes.
The prices are reasonable, with combo meals plus shakes for two adults and two kids coming out to be $37. The service is fast, the staff is friendly, and the atmosphere is chill.
The food at Drifter’s Hamburgers is all-natural, with a variety of options to choose from on the menu. Their milkshakes are delicious, especially the strawberry milkshake and their chicken sandwich is not to be missed.
There’s also a bunless option with a side salad available if you’re looking for something Keto-friendly. Pro tip: dip your fries in the vanilla milkshake!
Drifter’s Hamburgers really stands out because it's a Christian family-owned business that sources local food and treats their customers AND staff well.
The bathrooms may be dirty but it doesn't detract from the overall experience of great-tasting food served by courteous employees. This unassuming place won't break the bank but will give you an unforgettable dining experience!
3. Cy’s Drive-In
Walking into Cy's Drive-In, you can immediately feel the retro vibes. The classic drive-in style restaurant offers delicious burgers and amazing milkshakes that will have everyone in your party satisfied.
There is a wide selection of options to pick from that can fit any budget; we fed a family of five for $40 and that included four shakes/malts. It's also great for children because of the atmosphere, which is perfect for a fun night out with the family.
The service at Cy's Drive-In can be a bit weak depending on the time of visit, but overall it is still friendly and courteous. The restroom door is outside on side of the building, but it was very clean when we visited. As a vegetarian, there aren't many choices here but what they do have are awesome and everyone I bring here always loves it too.
You can find all the burger place favorites here like onion rings, sweet potato fries, fried mushrooms, chili cheese fries, etc., plus banana splits and incredible milkshakes or malts made with their own soft-serve ice cream.
We tried their raspberry shake which was simply delectable! The patties were on the small side but were still quality ingredients seasoned to perfection with just enough toppings not to make a mess of things.
The food was good and reasonably fast considering how busy they were; locals came in and out all the time while we were there! This is an awesome place to get some delicious food at great prices with friendly service in an old-school atmosphere!
4. Five Guys
Crispy fries and delicious shakes make Five Guys an ideal spot for a quick bite. With over 100 flavors of Coke products available at the soda fountain, there's something for everyone.
Prices are a bit high but the quality of the food and atmosphere make it worth it. Service is always fast and friendly, with clean restrooms and dining areas. Vegetarian options are available as well as the ability to sit inside.
The burgers come with all or none of the fixings, so you can customize your order however you like. The strawberry shake is especially good – not too sweet with just the right size strawberry pieces in it.
The large size fries are enough to share amongst a family, which makes it great value for money too! Uber drivers will be pleased to know that this place offers fast service and quality food every time.
Five Guys has something special – great food and energy that keeps customers coming back again and again!
The staff is friendly and efficient, making sure everyone gets their orders quickly without compromising on quality ingredients or customer service. Whether you're looking for a burger or a milkshake, Five Guys should definitely be on your list!
5. Bingo Burger
Hamburger lovers rejoice! Bingo Burger is the place to go for gourmet hamburgers, creative sauces, fries, shakes, and craft brews.
Located downtown in a vibrant setting, this upbeat eatery offers up something for everyone.
The food is cooked upon order and the ingredients are fresh and flavorful. The burgers are perfectly cooked with great seasoning and flavors.
There is a large array of toppings to choose from as well as dipping sauces and sides. They even have vegan options for those with dietary restrictions.
The milkshakes are definitely worth trying! They offer spiked milkshakes which give you a unique twist on an old classic.
The caramel milkshakes are particularly delicious – you won’t be disappointed!
The atmosphere of Bingo Burger is fun and inviting, with friendly staff that make you feel welcome each time you visit. The tables can be a bit neglected when it comes to cleaning but overall the place is clean and smells delightful.
Prices may be slightly higher than other burger joints but they offer generous portions so you can split meals without feeling too guilty about it!
If you’re looking for good burgers, creative sauces, and delicious shakes then look no further than Bingo Burger – they have something that will please anyone!
6. DQ Grill & Chill Restaurant
Featuring a classic fast-food menu, DQ Grill & Chill Restaurant is the perfect place to satisfy your sweet tooth. Offering a variety of milkshakes and ice cream, the restaurant offers limited flavors in ice cream but a good selection of toppings.
For an additional $1, you can upgrade your sundae to a small blizzard. The food is fresh and hot with customizable treats like sandwiches, burgers, and more.
The service is usually friendly and fast with mobile ordering options available. Dairy Queen has become my favorite fast food restaurant for great quality lunch topped off with ice cream desserts like cakes or pizzas.
Prices are slightly high but there's no argument that they have the best thick soft ice cream blizzards around! The staff can even check ingredients for those who have allergies or dietary restrictions.
The atmosphere of this location is kept sparkling clean inside and out making it comfortable to dine in, while also offering extra sauces for customers’ convenience. Their lunch specials are great value too; you get a homemade style deluxe cheeseburger or chicken sandwich, fries, drink, and sundae dessert for only $5!
DQ Grill & Chill Restaurant provides good comfort food at an affordable price with friendly customer service – definitely worth checking out if you're looking for delicious milkshakes or ice cream treats!