5 Milkshakes You Must Try This Summer

Shake things up a bit and slurp on a sweet summer treat.

Photo from Harry’s Bar and Burger Facebook Page.


This article was created in collaboration with Rhode Island Commerce. 

You just can’t deny that a milkshake makes for the perfect summer sweet treat. Take a mini road trip around the state and check out these five locations to get your milkshake on.


Kaffeology Cafe

Their milkshakes are outrageous in the best way possible. The Tooty Fruity shake is vanilla-based blended with Fruity Pebbles and topped with a strawberry Pop Tart, cotton candy, candy, Fruity Pebbles cereal and whipped cream. Or, try the Cookie Monstah, a vanilla and cookie milkshake, bedecked with Cookie Crisp cereal, a jumbo chocolate chunk cookie, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, Oreos and whipped cream.

How to shop: The store is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

The Details: 359 Thames St., Newport, 407-722-0922,  kaffeologycafe.com


Harry’s Bar and Burger

Harry’s Bar and Burger is known for their yummy sliders, but the restaurants have a not-so-secret menu item: hard shakes. Their Frozen Oreo, Twinkie Caramel, S’mores and Morning Coffee shakes include an assortment of alcohol including Bailey’s, whiskey, vodka and rum. There are also non-alcoholic shakes for patrons twenty-one and younger. Add malt to your shake for a 50 cent charge.

How to shop: Harry’s currently has three of its four locations open. Harry’s on the Hill is open from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays as well as Sundays. Additionally, they’re open from 11:30 a.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Harry’s in Newport is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Harry’s in Lincoln is open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. These locations are available for dine in or take out.

The Details: Harry’s on the Hill, 301 Atwells Ave., Providence, 401-228-3336; Harry’s in Newport, 464 Thames St., 401-619-3617; Harry’s in Lincoln, 200 Front St., Lincoln, 401-475-4017; harrysbarburger.com


Newport Creamery

The iconic Awful Awful is a Rhode Island staple that everyone must try. It’s up for debate if it is a milkshake, frappe or one-of-a-kind, but we love it either way! Awful Awful’s come in a variety of classic and outrageous flavors with fan favorites like good ole’ chocolate, Oreo, Choc O’ Nutter and more.

How to shop: Newport Creamery has ten locations throughout Rhode Island including Barrington, Coventry, Cranston, Greenville, Middletown, Newport, North Kingstown, Providence and Warwick. Hours of operation for each location can be viewed on the Newport Creamery website.

The Details: Various locations around the state, newportcreamery.com


Providence Burger Bar

For more alcoholic milkshakes, take a look at Providence Burger Bar’s list of boozy shakes. Try the Maple Bourbon Fudge, Nutella S’more or the Mint Chocolate Chip. Might we suggest the PBB Coffee Cabinet made with coffee ice cream, coffee liquor and a fresh coffee floater? Part it with a burger and fries and you’re golden!

How to shop: The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Providence Burger Bar is available for online and in person dining.

The Details: 161 Douglas Ave., Providence, 401-537-7171, providenceburgerbar.com


Like No Udder

Like No Udder offers vegan shakes that are made from a blend of soft serve and coconut milk. Their flavors include vanilla, coffee, peanut butter, pistachio and more. The store also has a truck named Betsy Loo that attends various events and can be booked for private functions.

How to shop: Like No Udder is available for window service and is open from 2 to 9 p.m. Sundays and Mondays. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, the store is open from 1 to 9 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays they serve customers from 1 to 9:30 p.m.

The Details: 170 Ives St., Providence, 401-228-3880, like-no-udder.com