Is there anything better than a nice, delicious shake to end a hard day at work? What about a nice fruity shake with a sharp tang to it to refresh you after a day in the sun? Indeed, shakes are popular and refreshing treats that people simply adore. Some people make their own shakes while others get them from their local shake shacks. Others go to their local fast food joints to enjoy these delicious and creamy drinks.
Fast food and shakes have a very long history and if you think you are something of a shake aficionado, check out the list of the best (and some of the worst) fast food shakes out there and see if you agree with the list.
Dairy Queen Chocolate Malt Shake
This is one utterly delicious chocolate shake that boasts a rich and creamy texture to go with its rich chocolate taste. Considering that Dairy Queen is known for frozen treats, it comes as no surprise that this shake finds itself on the list of top fast food shakes. It is hand-blended to velvety smoothness and then topped with a dollop of sour cream and a decadent cherry. Just be careful though because this yummy treat packs about 990 calories if you get the large size. If you want to enjoy this shake without feeling guilty, order it is a smaller size.
Jack in the Box Chocolate Ice Cream Shake
This is another sinful concoction that is made with real vanilla ice cream, blended with rich chocolate syrup and topped with a dollop of rich whipped cream and a maraschino cherry. It is blended and blended until it is smooth as silk and you can see why on a list of fast food shakes, it takes one of the top spots. Again, this one packs a whopper in the calorie department since a large serving has about 1200 calories.
Jamba Juice Strawberries Wild
This shake is a sample of sublime fruity taste. It is simply that good and considering it is made up of fresh bananas, strawberries, and some apple-strawberry juice, the powerful punch of fruity flavor isn’t surprising at all. Add to that the creamy yogurt and ice and you have yourself a winning treat that is unmatched by anything else you can find in the market. This is one of those delicious fast food shakes that are also packed with calories since it clocks in at 560 calories for the power serving. They do offer the light option that is just 260 calories for the same size.
Jamba Juice Aloha Pineapple
If there ever was a shake that could take you to luxurious tropical destinations without actually bringing you there, it is this Aloha Pineapple smoothie from Jamba Juice. It is made from a blend of creamy yogurt, premium bananas, and juicy strawberries with some pineapple juice and pineapple sherbet thrown in for that decadent and refreshing tanginess. This tropical shake is one for the books and as far as fast food shakes go, it simply tops!
Chick-fil-A Mocha Cookies and Cream Shake
Just look at that decadence and say that you do not want to give that baby a go- it is impossible! This delicious creation from Chick-fil-A is the perfect blend of crumbled Oreo cookies, some coffee, and Hershey’s chocolate syrup. All that goodness is hand-blended to give you this ultra-special shake. To make it even better, they put a generous dollop of cream on top and a nice little cherry.
When it comes to the world of fast food shakes, flavors come and go but some originals stand the test of time and become icons. One example is the Wendy’s frosty which really isn’t a “shake” in the true sense of the word since it is just a bit too thick to be slurped through a straw and a bit too soft to be spooned. Let it melt a little, though and you have yourself a classic, iconic shake that has enchanted shake aficionados for ages and will likely do so for years and years more to come.
Jamba Juice Mango-a-go-go
Take a look at that delicious frozen treat and say that it doesn’t look like gold? Jamba Juice offers you the equivalent of tropical rays of sunshine with this mango shake and you better believe that it is just as decadent and juicy as it looks. This smoothie has tons of sweet mango flavor and just has a hint of passion fruit to keep the thing interesting. If you are feeling all hot and in need of a tropical escape, this is the smoothie that can do it for you.
McDonald’s Chocolate Shake
Did you really think a list of top fast food shakes would finish without a mention of McDonald’s anywhere? This shake happens to be one of the best and the worst in the list for a couple of reasons such as it is deliciously thick and full of chocolate flavor but it also has about a thousand calories.
In-N-Out Neapolitan Shake
If you are in the mood for a thick shake, this is the shake to end all shakes! This Neapolitan shake is part of the in-n-out secret menu and it is just divine! The shake comes with strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla components and they are so thick that they do not really mix. Not only is it yummy but it is also visually stunning.
Baskin Robbins’ Chocolate Oreo Milkshake
Are you in the mood for something delicious and sinful? This is the shake you want to reach for. This delicious shake from Baskin Robbins is a killer since it has layers upon layers of scrumptious chocolate elements. But it is also a killer in another sense of the word since this bad boy has about 2500 calories!
The Best Shakes in Fast Food!
So there you have it folks; the very best shakes you can find in fast food joints. Some of them are available for limited times only while classics like the Frosty will be there ‘till you get sick of it!