After a delicious meal, nothing clears the palate like a cold and creamy milkshake. Who doesn’t love a drinkable ice cream? These mixtures of milky goodness are among the most mouth-watering desserts—and are made with only the best ingredients in Michigan. This state knows full well the value of a cold, frosty drink, and here are the best places to get one!
Not only does Mercury serve up some great milkshakes, they also cater to the over-21 crowd. Known as the Hummer, this little beauty will take vanilla ice cream and add Kahlua and dark rum to make a thoroughly adult milkshake, but a thoroughly tasty one as well. Throw in the "virgin" shakes—much more standard offerings like chocolate and strawberry—as well as Detroit's own Boston Cooler and you'll have a range of milkshakes that works for the whole family.
With three locations in and around Holland, Captain Sundae not only offers milkshakes, but also miniature golf at one location. Throw in a wide variety of flavors from cappuccino chocolate chip to toasted coconut, and a bit of celebrity endorsement as President George W. Bush once visited—and had the Tommy Turtle—and you'll have the makings of some of Michigan's best milkshake material.
Traverse City manages to weigh in with a shot at milkshake glory with Don's Drive-In, a drive-in restaurant of the old-fashioned variety renowned for its burgers and of course its milkshakes. Admittedly, the selection is limited, but when you have "real fruit milkshakes" on the menu, well, that does have a tendency to kick things up a notch.
In Midland, the Great Lakes Ice Cream Company represents an excellent alternative in milkshakes. While the range of flavors only goes so far, it's the base of these milkshakes that's noteworthy. Great Lakes Ice Cream Company makes all its own ice cream, in small batches completely on site. Thus, anything that's enjoyed at Great Lakes Ice Cream is a top-shelf experience that probably won't be enjoyed the same way twice.
Ann Arbor staple BurgerFi offers plenty of noteworthy sandwiches, but it's the milkshakes that are particularly exciting. Not only are there some really amazing flavors here like caramel banana churro, the red velvet and more, but BurgerFi will even manage to make its milkshakes an expression of good. One dollar of every milkshake purchase goes to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which delivers research on a variety of fatal diseases for sick kids. So for anyone who's ever wanted to make a milkshake into a rationally-justifiable experience, BurgerFi will deliver.