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A Summer Milkshake Adventure

What’s more comforting than a milkshake? When it’s 95 degrees outside with an expected humidity of 85%, nothing is more comforting than a milkshake. Luckily, New York City has some amazing spots to end your summer with a sweet treat. If you love ice cream and milkshakes then you will love these places located right in the city. From classic vanilla shakes to crazy concoctions, there’s something for everyone here.

Hershey Chocolate World

Everyone’s favorite candy – it’s no surprise it’s one of our favorite milkshakes. This city has some great options to choose from but, if you’re looking for something a little more unique and not your run-of-the-mill shake, Hershey’s will have something for you! You can snag some candy, a special Hershey’s S’more or our choice – the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Milkshake. Visiting the Hershey’s Chocolate World in Times Square is a must.

thick & creamy shake, this one may not be the best choice for an ultra-hot day but it sure does hit the spot. You can’t expect everything to go as it should in the heat and that’s just what happened with our sad whipped cream on this tasty beverage, looking a little different than the fake shake on display. If you’re looking for that traditional milkshake, this one will hit the spot but be sure you have some time to relax afterwards!

Junior’s Cheesecake

New York City, New York, USA – July 26, 2018: View of Times Square in Manhattan with the famous Junior’s Restaurant on the corner and people in view.

With an amazing selection of treats to choose from, it’s no surprise this Junior’s is on our list of MUSTS across the board. If you’re looking for the most phenomenal ice cream soda in New York City, look no further than Junior’s Deli. While it may not be a traditional milkshake, it definitely is 10 times more delicious than anyone could even imagine! We opted for the Strawberry – but you can choose from options like Pineapple, Hoboken or Broadway (if you’re curious as to what those are, you’ll have to visit to see for yourself). 

Choose from delicious dishes, amazing cheesecake & more – Junior’s has something for everyone. Not in the mood for a shake? Grab a famous 10 oz. Char Broilled Steakburger, a delicious Deli sandwich or a whole cheesecake (YES, a whole one…or be lame and grab just a slice.)

A sweet strawberry soda topped with two heaping scoops of strawberry ice cream & a huge topping of whipped cream. This baby is sure to cool you off without weighing you down, a perfect light & creamy summer drink. To top it all off – Junior’s is the PERFECT place to sit down, relax & enjoy a delicious meal while you plan your adventure around the city. Just one visit will keep you coming back for more! 


Van Leeuwen Ice Cream

 If you’re a ‘dairy alternative’ person, you probably miss out on all the good milkshakes most of the time because they don’t offer milk alternatives. That is NOT the case at Van Leeuwen. Non-dairy? No problem! Gluten-free? Say no more! VEGAN?! Why yes, of course! This place covers all of the bases with INSANELY delicious flavors & tons of options at Van Leeuwen!

 For this one, we went to a straight taste test of the almond milk. Their vegan flavors get just about as funky as the non-vegan ones, super refreshing for anyone who usually gets stuck with basic ‘non-dairy vanilla’. They boast crazy flavors like ‘Vegan Chocolate Oat Milk Cookie

 Dough Chunk’ (a mouthful in more ways than one) & ‘Churros & Fudge’. The latter was our taste test choice – with some honeycomb candy added for extra flavor. It’s a no-frills kind of shake but sometimes those are the BEST ones.

It’s important to note all of their vegan flavors are made with coconut & that’s something to keep in mind if that’s not your style. You will certainly taste the coconut when this decadent ice cream gets blended into your shake! If coconut isn’t your style, we highly suggest sticking to the non-vegan flavors! If you don’t mind coconut, this is a SURE hit to keep things light & cool for anyone!


Once you’ve cooled down after your SHAKE – it’s time to hit the city! Luckily each of these great locations can be found in close proximity to Times Square, Rockefeller Center & more AMAZING places! If you are heading to NYC, make sure one of these spots is on your to-do list. Let Peter Pan Bus Lines help you plan your trip to NYC today!