Milkshakes are one of life’s simplest pleasures. While it may be tempting to get the same milkshakes at the same chain restaurants around town, why not try the homemade goodness of shakes at these three locally owned establishments?
1. Frozen D’s. I indulged in one of their specialty milkshakes: blueberry cobbler. It was made with real blueberries and had chunks of graham cracker crust intermingled. This particular shake was thick because of the add-ins, but generally their shakes err on the thinner side. They offer dozens of flavor options, some seasonal, including the blueberry cobbler shake I ordered. A word of warning: Frozen D’s is not open on the weekends, so visit them for lunch during the week. Frozen D’s is located in Searcy on Benton Street. Price: $3.50 plus tax for a 16 ounce shake.
2. Bulldog’s. I ordered a hot fudge milkshake here and was a little disappointed in the flavor. It was vaguely reminiscent of chocolate pudding, which is great, but it’s not hot fudge. Bulldog’s milkshakes, however, had the best shake consistency. I prefer a thinner shake that can be easily consumed through a straw, and Bulldog’s delivered in that respect. Their’s are also the most affordable for a college student on a budget. Bulldog’s is located in Bald Knob on Highway 367. Price: $2.75 plus tax for a 16 ounce shake.
3. Sno Island. I got a chocolate chip cookie dough shake at Sno Island. It was definitely the thickest shake I tried and also the richest in flavor. They are a bit on the expensive side, but you get what you pay for. They’re the most conveniently located in regard to campus and have the most consistent hours. Sno Island is located in Searcy on Race Street. Price: $3.50 plus tax for a 12 ounce shake.
All three establishments have great milkshakes and a wide selection of other items on their menus that are worth trying. The last month of school is a warm one, so visit one of these places for some relief on the next hot Searcy afternoon.