Their milkshakes bring all the boys (and girls) to the yard. Check out 7 Manila milkshake bars that will solve your drinkable dessert cravings.
Once Upon a Milkshake
Branches: McKinley Hill, SM City BF Parañaque
What to try: Hazelnutella, Baa Baa Naa, Agent Red Velvet, Durian, and Bubblegum Balloon
Price: Premium Flavors at P85 - Mini, P115 - Regular, P135 - Large; Special Flavors at P115 - Mini, P135 - Regular, P155 - Large
OUAM's milkshakes are that thick; it's quite a struggle sipping from their narrow straw. Persist though and you'll be rewarded with a creamy concoction that's faithful to the promised flavor. Shakes here are made with no ice or additional water, just flavored homemade ice cream and low fat milk.
Bubblegum Balloon (Mini size)
A Taste of Heaven Milkshake Hub
Branch: Maginhawa St., UP Village, Quezon City, One Archers Place, Taft
What to try: Blue Velvet (with real bits of blue velvet cake), Choco Loco Crunch (with pieces of chocolate and honeycomb), and Strawberry Cheesecake.
Price: Classic Flavors (P80) and Premium Milkshakes (P130)
For the shake's base, A Taste of Heaven uses low-fat, soft-serve vanilla ice cream that was specially formulated just for them. The milkshakes here are thick and smooth; they will make you feel like you’re drinking your dessert through a straw.
Blue Velvet Milkshake
Open since 2011, Starr's is among the first milkshake bars in the city. They've healthier options like low fat milkshakes w/ yogurt options for the lactose intolerant and low fat, low-sugar smoothies, too.
Salted Caramel Milkshake
Photos from Starr's Facebook page
What to try: Nutella Milkshake, Kit-Kat Milkshake, Cookie Butter, Reese’s Peanut Butter, and Chocnut
Price: P130 to P175
South's representative for this list is a homey pastel-hued space that's also a quieter alternative to the usual coffee stops. Shakes here are served in mason jars with metal straws and have just the right amount of sweetness. Their menu is more extensive than the other bars and features non-milkshake items like waffles, breakfast rice meals, and pastas.
Nutella and Kitkat Milkshakes
Expect to rub elbows with celebrities at The Happy Barn Milkshake factory. This kiosk that lets you create your own milkshake blend is owned by Be Careful with My Heart's Jodi Sta. Maria. Her cute son Thirdy serve as her sidekick-slash-taste tester in this new endeavor. We're giving Happy Barn plus points for having Hong Kong favorite eggettes in the menu!
Choc Nut Milkshake
What to try: Pistachio, Red Velvet, and Mixed Berry
If you were to ask us, this "udderful" cow is enough reason to drive to Marikina and try Udderly Delicious' milkshakes. Just like the above mentioned milkshake bars, Udderly features a make your own milkshake ordering system. Pancakes, waffles, omelettes, fries, and chicken wings can also be ordered as sides.
The Milkshake Factory
Branch: None yet. You may rent out their booth for your events and parties.
0917 702 0513 | 0917 810 5272
Shake up your party with The Milkshake Factory, the first and only mobile Milkshake bar in the metro. The bar features over 80 flavors and toppings to choose from. Their milkshakes are blended to order with your choice of ingredients.
Photo from TMF's Facebook Page
Bonus: These restaurants serve good milkshakes, too!
Picket Fence Milk & Ice Cream Bar
What to try: Pistachio Milkshake
What to try: The Brain Freeze challenge asks you to finish the milkshake (flavor options: Bailey's, Salted Caramel, Chocolate Hazelnut, Vanilla, Strawberry, Chocolate, Avocado, Quezo Real, Coffee Crumble, Caramel) in 15 seconds to get it for free. You will also receive P100 worth of gift certificate.
Photo: Chuck's Deli's Facebook Page.
Triple O's by White Spot
Branch: SM Megamall
What to try: The classics -- Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla (P150 - P200)
What to try: “Deluxe Shakes & Malts” -- Choco Banana (P265), Strawberry (P265), and Oreo Cookies & Cream (P265).
Teddy’s Bigger Burgers
Hawaii’s number one burger chain offers milkshakes to go with their 1/3 pounders. With a 90% ice cream and 10% milk proportion, Teddy's milkshakes are arguably the thickest in the market.
Mr. Jones diner has milkshakes that have a hefty portion of vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, two cherries and some extra shake on the side. The Peppermint Patty is an easy favorite especially this summertime, with chocolate mint bars blended well in the shake. The glass was also topped with fresh mint and chocolate shavings. The Classic Chocolate Malt (P175), is, well, very classic and fool-proof, being a tall glass of thick, chocolatey goodness. Every sip makes you forget your age and just focus on that childhood fascination with indulgent sweet treats.
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