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Beat the heat and celebrate National Vanilla Milkshake Day with Western Queens’ best treats

Photo by Mom’s Kitchen and Bar

June 18, 2024 By Jessica Militello

June 20 marks National Vanilla Milkshake Day—a perfect excuse to celebrate and beat the heat with a cool, creamy treat.

Why not take this opportunity to explore the rich variety of milkshakes that Western Queens has to offer?

Whether you prefer the sweet decadence of salted caramel, the timeless appeal of handspun classics, or the innovative twist of vegan options, there’s something to satisfy every craving. Dive into these delicious ice-cold delights, ideal for cooling off on these hot summer days.

Matcha milkshake

If you’re looking to try something tasty and unique, T Swirl Crepe offers several delicious shake flavors, including a matcha milkshake made with their sweet and creamy matcha gelato. Other noteworthy shakes to try are their dark chocolate or berry milkshakes.

T swirl crepe | 36-16 30th Ave., Astoria

Additional Queens locations in Flushing, Forest Hills, Bayside, Elmhurst and Jackson Heights

Pistachio baklava milkshake

SLDR pays perfect homage to the Greek community with its pistachio baklava milkshake. This hand-spun delight is one of their many decadent shakes, made with freshly chopped baklava, pistachio ice cream, chocolate sauce, and caramel.

SLDR Burger Bar | 32-21 Broadway, Astoria

Vegan strawberry shortcake milkshake

Van Leeuwen is a neighborhood favorite for its wide array of vegan choices, including its strawberry shortcake vegan ice cream, perfect for making a sweet and refreshing milkshake. Check out some of their special seasonal flavors.

Van Leeuwen ice cream | 33-01 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria

Organic gluten-free milkshakes

If you’re looking for something simple and classic, Bareburger is the perfect stop for its organic and gluten-free milkshakes. They have flavors like vanilla, chocolate, or coconut, as well as gluten-free salted caramel, banana, and peanut butter with add-on options like strawberry and banana.

Bareburger | 48-19 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City

Additional Queens locations in Astoria, Bayside and Forest Hills

Hand-spun vanilla shake

Sometimes, you just want something simple, cold, and tasty to enjoy during the summer. Paper Plate, located inside Jax and CO. Food Hall, has the perfect classic hand-spun vanilla shake to satisfy your craving. You can also try their chocolate or cookies and cream shake, hand-spun with Oreo crumbles.

Paper Plate | 28-17 Jackson Ave., Long Island City

Strawberry cheesecake milkshake

Elio’s Ice Cream offers a wide variety of sweet and delicious treats, including a strawberry cheesecake milkshake made with fresh strawberries. Other classic and seasonal flavors, like the popular Oreo milkshake, are also available.

Elio’s | 39-28 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside

Dulce de leche milkshake

Satisfy your craving for sweet and indulgent milkshakes when you stop by Los Verdes and try their dulce de leche. Bring a friend and stop by for their weekly promo, Milkshake Tuesdays, where you can use the promo from their website to buy one, get one free milkshake.

Los Verdes46-26 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside

Salted caramel comfort 

If you’re looking for an over-the-top dessert and milkshake in one, then stop by Mom’s to try one of their many delicious milkshakes, including their salted caramel comfort, made with vanilla ice cream, salted caramel syrup, marshmallow fluff, toffee bits, candied pecans, and caramel- and for $7 more you can make it a boozy shake.

Mom’s Kitchen and Bar33-01 31st Ave., Astoria


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