With the weather finally warming up, you know what that means, right? Ice cream and milkshakes galore! The best part about the return of sunshine is treating yourself to sugary sweets, and Toronto has a whole bunch of crazy milkshakes that you need to try ASAP!
The iconic milkshakes at these Toronto shops are served in massive mason jars, loaded with endless toppings, and boast unique flavours that literally everyone will enjoy. Get out there and explore the city's insane milkshake scene!
Use this awesome compilation as a bucket list of all the best milkshakes to try with your friends.
The Big Chill, 566 College St
If you're looking for a serving of colourful Insta vibes with your milkshake, popping into The Big Chill is an absolute must. With over 30 flavours and 20 fixins, this old-school, super retro ice cream parlour knows what's up. The make-your-own shake possibilities here are endless.
Short & Sweet Bakeshop, 1945 Avenue Rd
The Short & Sweet Bakeshop is known for their outrageous cakes, cookies, and milkshakes. Some of the crazy "Monster Shake" flavours they make include their Raspberry Cheesecake Shake, American Pie Shake, Netflix and Chill Shake, Milk and Cereal shake, and so many more!
Café Núna, 626 Queen St W
Previously known as Niche Café, Café Núna got a huge makeover but still offers their crazy milkshakes that made them so popular. They even make massive milkshakes that are 100% vegan! Their other milkshakes are topped with things like chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches, waffles, caramel popcorn, and so much more!
Peace Treats, 131 Ossington Ave
By now, every Torontonian knows about Peace Treats, the crazy milkshake bar located inside the Peace Collective clothing store on Ossington. Their shakes are honestly unreal, topped with things like ice cream scoops, mini donuts, birthday cake, s'mores, and specials for every season!
Hollywood Cone Cafe, 75 Consumers Dr
Hollywood Cone Cafe is another one of Toronto's incredibly popular dessert spots, making insane Mutant Shakes. Some of the crazy shake flavours they offer include Strawberry Pop Tart, Black Forest Cake, Cap n' Crunch, Frozen Hot Chocolate, plus Peanut Butter and Oreo.
Holy Chuck, 586 Yonge St
Holy Chuck is famous for their bigger-than-your-face burgers, loaded with more toppings than any one person can handle. They also have a huge menu of specialty shakes that sound unreal. You can try their Bacon, Fudge & Sea Salt Shake, Gradma's Apple Pie Shake, Peanut Butter & Jelly Shake, Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean Shake, and way more!
Sweet Jesus, 106 John St
When Sweet Jesus opened, they blew up the TO ice cream world due to the outrageous toppings on their massive soft serve cones. Now they've expanded their menu to things like hot chocolate, sundaes, and milkshakes! They have 3 milkshake flavours so far: Red Velvet Cake Batter, Triple Chocolate, and Peanut Butter-Pretzel Party.
Bean & Baker, 326 Harbord St
Bean & Baker is definitely the prettiest malt shop you'll find in Toronto. The aesthetic of this place is so on point, and their pop floats and shakes are classic diner-style with their own unique twist. They offer shakes in flavours like Chocolate Cherry Jubilee, Lemon Meringue, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and way more! They always feature a new shake flavour of the month, so you never know what you're going to get. From vegan and malted milkshakes to espresso and dessert milkshakes, this shop's got it ALL!
Dutch Dreams, 36 Vaughan Rd
Dutch Dreams is known for their incredible, candy-coated ice cream cones topped with insane things like cotton candy and fruit. They also make milkshakes: choose your ice cream flavour, and they'll add some crazy toppings to it!
Rose and Sons, 176 Dupont St
Rose and Sons is a cozy spot that serves elevated deli eats! It's a great spot for sandwiches or weekend brunch. They serve some amazing milkshakes in flavours like Peanut Butter and Jelly, Wild Blueberry, Caramel, plus classics like Chocolate and Vanilla.
STACK Restaurant, 3265 Yonge St
STACK is a two-storey BBQ joint that serves massive plates of mindblowing BBQ! They also make some infamous milkshakes in crazy flavours like Cinnamon Sugar Donut, Key Lime Pie, S'mores & Oreos, and even a surprise shake that changes daily!