The 10 Best Milkshakes in California!

California’s famously sunny days pretty much call for regular milkshake fixes. Whether you want a classic diner milkshake or a gourmet goodie, the Golden State has it. It’s time to satisfy that sweet tooth! Check out where Californians go when they need to cool off with a creamy milkshake! 

1. Hadley’s, Cabazon, CA

Heading to the desert? Then you better stop at Hadley’s the home of the most famous date shake in the state. Little bits of the desert’s famous sweet dates swirled into a creamy vanilla shake are the perfect way to refresh on a road trip to Cabazon or to chill out after shopping at the nearby outlet mall.

2. P&L Burger, Thousand Oaks, CA

The sleepy suburb of Thousand Oaks has been going through an upscale renaissance but this quiet burger shop in a strip mall shopping center hasn’t changed in decades. Go for a supersized chocolate shake and you’ll be amazed at the rich flavor and chocolate goodness that comes in a Styrofoam cup.

3. Great Shakes, Palm Springs, CA

Any flavor shake you can imagine, and even some you haven’t, are on the menu at Great Shakes. Great Shakes serves truly great shakes using top-notch ingredients and even pairs each shake with an additional homemade baked donut and luxe toppings for extra flavor.

4. GD Bro Burger, Santa Ana, CA

Nothing is more all-American than a shake and burger combo and at GD Bro Burger’s Orange County locations, you can get both. Or just go right for the good stuff with a rich and creamy ice cream shake.

5. 25 Degrees, Multiple locations

25 Degrees is the difference between raw and well-done burger but it also sounds like the exact temperature to chill out with an ice cream shake. Classic flavors pair with well the menu’s eclectic burger concoctions.

6. Gott’s Roadside, San Francisco, CA

Gott’s Roadside has various locations in Northern California so that you can stop in for a California classic like ahi tacos or sip on handmade milkshake. Like the rest of the menu, Gott’s milkshakes are both traditional and gourmet so you can get a standard vanilla or a more creative mint.

7. Palo Alto Creamery, Palo Alto, CA

Palo Alto Creamery has been scooping shakes and other treats for five generations. Using fresh ingredients, you can create your own flavor of shake or stick to the tried and true classics.

8. Saturn Café, Berkeley, CA

Leave it to Berkeley to offer milkshakes of the vegan variety. The vegetarian focused Saturn Café offers both real ice cream and vegan milkshakes in a variety of flavors so that everyone can get a creamy treat.

9. Fair Oaks Pharmacy & Soda Fountain, South Pasadena, CA

Fair Oaks Pharmacy & Soda Fountain is an homage to a simpler time with counter seating, a few tables and some of the best milkshakes around, with no less than a pint of the good stuff in each glass.

10. The Fountain Coffee Room, Beverly Hills, CA

The luxurious and historic Fountain Coffee Room at the famous Beverly Hills hotel serves up a mean milkshake in swanky surroundings. Enjoy the taste of a thick and rich milkshake in a spot that is a blast from a past era and remains a mainstay of Hollywood glitz.

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