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Best milkshakes

Becky Krystal  |  Updated 02/16/2012

Straw? Spoon? No matter how you eat them, these cool options are worth the calorie splurge.

 

Frozen Dairy Bar & Boardwalk Pizza

Falls Church, VA

You want nostalgia? This establishment, in business since 1950, has it in spades: Step inside the generic strip mall location and be transported to the beach circa 1920. To get the classic experience,we suggest a vanilla shake with malt, although the Oh My Oreo is a strong contender, too. And please, it's custard, not ice cream. Malt shakes $4.75, specialty shakes $5.35.

 

Good Stuff Eatery

Washington, DC

Yes, the toasted marshmallow shake at "Top Chef" alum Spike Mendelsohn's burger joint deserves the hype. Streaked with charred bits of the sugary puffs and topped with two whole marshmallows, the beverage is, in a good way, airier than some of the competition. It tastes likecamping out, minus the threat of burns -- or bears. $5.25.

 

Moorenko's Ice Cream Cafe

Silver Spring, MD

Indecisive patrons might find themselves in an epic struggle at this cow-themed ice cream shop, where any of the day's many flavors can be made into pleasantly frothy shakes -- but that's a good problem to have. Recent choices included a vanilla-y Guinness and a black raspberry chocolate chip. $5.75.

 

Ted's Bulletin

Washington, DC

This ain't your grandma's shake. While admiring the retro decor, belly up to the bar to order one of this eatery's adult milkshakes, spiked with liqueurs and other sophisticated additions. The beverages come in vintage-style glasses, and the leftovers are served in the metal cup used to make the shakes, along with a tall spoon for getting every last drop. Which you will want to do. $8.99 (non-alcoholic $6.49).

 

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