Whether drink or dessert, one thing’s for sure: milkshakes are delicious. And of course, slurping on delicious dreamy milkshakes on a date just rounds up things on a sweet note.
Looking for anything from a classic strawberry to an outrageous Nutella milkshake topped with a doughnut?
Here’s some eateries featuring Cape Town’s craziest milkshakes that will keep couples and sweet-toothed foodies returning over and over again:
1. My Sugar
The OTT milkshakes at My Sugar are creative and super indulgent. Flavours include miso caramel (topped with the popular miso caramel Buddha, cookie butter and butterscotch popcorn); creamy coffee (made with the café’s signature blend); caramelised coconut; and super chocolate.
All are topped with vanilla-bean whipped cream and optional extras like a chocolate brownie, a choc-chip cookie, chocolate shavings, white chocolate, cocoa nibs or coffee bean shards. Sounds like any sweet-toothed foodies’ dream.
- Location: 3 La Rhone Building, 77 Regent Road, Sea Point, Cape Town
Served in large bowl-like goblets, the milkshakes at this popular burger joint have quite the reputation. No syrups are used and they’re also double thick with no milk added – it’s simply ice cream and the base flavour ingredient.
Ingredients include strawberry, peanut butter, salted caramel, Kit-Kat, Bar One, Nutella, Oreo and Lindt brownies. There are also a variety of spiked options, simply choose one of your favourite milkshakes and give it that boozy kick of your choice.
Why not treat yourselves to this dreamy peanut butter milkshake?
- Locations: Claremont, Muizenberg, Gardens, Green Point, Stellenbosch
3. The Eatery Wood Fired Grill
Here’s where you’ll find those decadent milkshakes. This steakhouse and grill is a hotspot for more than just its red meat.
The impressive gourmet milkshake menu ranges from the classics to the more adventurous, like the Harlem Shake with creamy peanut butter, homemade vanilla ice cream and peanut praline sweets, or the nostalgic flavours of the Wilson Toffee shake, which is made with vanilla ice cream blended with blackstrap molasses.
If you’re looking for something a little stronger, opt for one of the dom pedros (adult milkshakes) made with a range of liqueurs such as Frangelico, Amarula or whiskey.
- Location: 70 Belvedere Road, Claremont, Cape Town
4. The Creamery
This local ice cream brand continues to expand its dedicated ice-cream parlours, which offer a range of milkshakes made with any flavour on the ice-cream counter that day. Flavours change with the seasons, but you’ll always find 65% chocolate, sea salt caramel, peanut butter, sweet cream, and Rosetta Roastery coffee on offer.
Mint choc-chip, chocolate malt, lemon curd, toasted coconut, and chocolate-orange flavours also make appearances. Those looking for a real treat can keep their eyes open for the strawberry shake topped with a perfectly brûléed marshmallow.
Their milkshakes are made with 100% ice cream, all you need to do is pick your flavour from the scoop counter, and they’ll whip up a magical shake on the spot
- Locations: Claremont, Durbanville, Mouille Point, Newlands
5. tashas Cafe
Settle down in the small waffle house alongside the main restaurant and slurp on the range of milkshakes made with Italian full-cream vanilla ice cream. Flavours are more classic, with choices such as strawberry, lime, chocolate, vanilla bean, Horlicks or Bar One.
For a burst of freshness, there are also shakes made with freshly squeezed fruit juice, as well as the popular frullatos, made with ice cream, freshly squeezed juice and fresh fruit pieces.
- Location: Spaanschemat River Road, Constantia, Cape Town
Treat yourself and your beloved one with some epic super milkshakes in all their glory. Venture to these dessert spots for some outrageous milkshakes. It’s some of the best places to relax and indulge in some sweet goodness whilst spending time with your special person. There’s no better way to finish off your date on a sweet note.