Satisfy your sweet tooth with some of the best milkshakes in town, from thick Movenpick shakes with all the trimmings to gelato shakes and even spiked versions.
This quirky hole-in-the-wall serves up American fare like burgers, sandwiches, pancakes and other snacks — but, as its name might suggest, the milkshake menu is where it’s at ($48-$74). There’s the classic chocolate and other chocolate-related varieties, like oreo and peanut butter or banana chocolate, but the rest of the menu is more adventurous, taking inspiration from both local and American favorites. Go for taro, Ovaltine, key lime pie, or even bacon with peanut butter and caramel. There are alcoholic “boozy milkshakes” ($74), too. Why chose between a milkshake or red wine when you can have both? A new branch recently opened in Shek Kip Mei in September.
Shop A, G/F, Graceful Court, 31-37 Hill Road, Sai Ying Pun, 6471-3339 and Shop G01, G/F, Mei Kwai House, 80 Berwick Street, Shek Kip Mei, 9816-3818.
Having also opened in September is this beverage stall in Tsim Sha Tsui, which serves New York-style milkshakes and smoothies made with Movenpick ice cream and fresh milk. Shake Up! might only offer ten flavors at $48 each, but they’re nothing to sniff at. The drinks all come in decorated cups with toppings like wafers and whipped cream, and the stall’s little fake-grass-covered corner makes for a perfect Instagram shot. Try the espresso croquant or vanilla dream.
Shop D, G/F, Kimbry Court, 58-60A Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.
This award-winning ice cream shop serves cones, froyo, and sorbet as well as ice cream cakes and other frozen treats. Choose among over 20 ice cream flavors — including cake batter, salted caramel chocolate pretzel, and many more — and toss the scoop in a shake for $62. If you prefer the healthier route, go for a smoothie ($65) instead, which combines fruit, juice, sorbet or yoghurt. You can even add extra ingredients like chia seeds or protein powder.
Multiple locations including G/F, 26 Cochrane Street, Central, 2505-6626.
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For a more stylish take on a New York-style deli, visit Main St Deli at The Langham hotel, which serves up American classic like burgers, pastrami sandwiches, and milkshakes, of course. The restaurant offers five delicious flavors — caramel grout, yoghurt and honey, vanilla sky, Swiss Alps and strawberry fields — all $80 and served in an old-school stainless steel malt cup. Watch out for their seasonal specials, such as the summertime nuts lover shake, which saw green tea milkshake topped with popcorn.
Lower Lobby Level, The Langham, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2132-7898.
American burger joint BLT Burger, which serves starters, sides and salads alongside its burger-dominated menu, also boasts a good milkshake list. There are the usual suspects — chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla ($58) — as well as other concoctions like the PBJ (vanilla ice cream, peanut butter, grape jelly, $68) and rocky road (chocolate ice cream, chocolate brownie, almonds, $68). Or you could go for a spiked milkshake (all $68), which mixes in liquors like bourbon, Kahlua and flavored vodka.
Shop 301, Level 3, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2730-2338.
Michelin-starred Beef & Liberty’s shakes are called Liberty Shakes and are made with three scoops of XTC gelato and a dash of cream rather than with milk and ice cream. In addition to your standard chocolate, vanilla and strawberry ($65), there are also spiked shakes and signature shakes that combine vanilla gelato with other ingredients like bananas, peanut butter, and homemade chocolate cookies ($69). Vegan? Don’t worry — why not try the coconut shake ($65), made with coconut gelato and coconut cream in place of cream?
Multiple locations including 3/F, California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, 2450-5778.