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Over-The-Top Las Vegas Milkshakes

Last updated: October 25, 2018 at 10:34 am. Posted by in Las Vegas Restaurants. Comments Off on Over-The-Top Las Vegas Milkshakes.

Is there anything more comforting than a thick, frosty milkshake? If you think about it, it truly is one of the most diverse, delicious food items. First, you start with the base flavors. Then you add in all the mix-ins. Is it a dessert? Is it a drink?

The mysteries of the milkshake may never be answered, but in the meantime, we can revel in all its bombastic wonder. We’re not talking a straight-up chocolate or vanilla shake. We’re going big and we’re going for the insane. Here are some of our favorite Las Vegas over-the-top shakes.

Ghirardelli Milkshakes


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When you think chocolate, you think Ghirardelli – that is, if you’re thinking upscale and luscious and smooth. Over at The LINQ Promenade, the Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop features The Sea Salt Caramel Quake Shake, which will give you brain freeze in the most tasty of ways. An entire Ghirardelli chocolate bar – this is already a win – is infused into a milkshake with a banana and is topped with whipped cream, sea salt and caramel sauce. It’s that saltiness that makes the sweetness even sweeter.

All American Bar & Grille Milkshakes

Milkshakes at All American Bar & Grill at the Rio Las Vegas

Milkshakes at All-American Bar & Grille. We’ll take them all, please. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

The quintessential American eatery, All-American Bar and Grille at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino looks to capitalize on the good old American shake by modernizing it with gelato bases instead of traditional ice cream. What the what? Check the technique:

Red Velvet Cherry Pie features cherry pie gelato, crispy shortbread, cherry filling and a vanilla gelato sandwich. Note: Feel free to sing Warrant’s 1980s head banger “Cherry Pie” while sipping for added pleasure.

New York Cheesecake uses a cheesecake gelato base and melds it with strawberry jam, graham cracker cheesecake and whipped cream. Note: Remember when The Golden Girls would sit around and solve all their problems while eating a cheesecake? Now you can sit around and drink a New York Cheesecake Shake while watching The Golden Girls sit around and solve all their problems while eating a cheesecake.

Caramel Popcorn showcases a dulce de leche cinnamon gelato, whipped cream, caramel popcorn, nut brittle and chocolate bar candy. It’s like a carnival in milkshake form.

Chocolate Decadence Cake utilizes chocolate hazelnut gelato, chocolate cake, whipped cream and a double chocolate cookie sandwich. This one is chocolate overload.

Gordon Ramsay Burger Milkshakes

Crème brulee pudding atop an Oreo shake, you can find this at Gordon Ramsay Burger

Crème brulee pudding atop an Oreo shake? Yes please! Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

For the most crazy shakes per square foot, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is the winner. Start with Gordon Ramsay Burger where choices include a Brown Butter Caramel Pecan Shake and a Crème Brûlée Shake. The former features brown butter ice cream, candied pecans and shortbread crumble while the latter is an chocolate or Oreo milkshake with a torched crème brulee top. Go crazy and have them both. We support that.

Super Nova Milkshakes at Café Hollywood

Super Nova shakes at Cafe Hollywood at Planet Hollywood

Supernova shakes at Cafe Hollywood. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Over at Café Hollywood at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, the Supernova Shakes are out of this world. Strawberry Big Bang takes the traditional hand-dipped strawberry milkshake and tops it with sprinkles and slice of birthday cake. Cosmic Cotton Candy uses a cotton candy base for the shake and adorns it with rainbow sprinkles, white chocolate covered pretzels, actual cotton candy on top and a lollipop because why not? Finally, the Chocolate Comet is all about the pleasure of chocolate. A chocolate shake mingles with double chocolate brownie frosting, candy, brownies and a cookie straw. Note: since plastic straws have been banned, we suggest all straws now become cookies.

HeXX Milkshakes


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Let HEXX Kitchen + Bar at Paris Las Vegas put a milkshake hex on you but only if you’re old enough to drink. The Cake and Shake features vanilla cake, decadent cream cheese mousse, white chocolate glaze all topping a Licor 43 chocolate milkshake.

Burger Brasserie Milkshakes

Milkshake Burger Brasserie style

Milkshake, Burger Brasserie-style. Fine, we’ll take the fries too.

Keeping with the adult theme, Burger Brasserie at Paris Las Vegas offers multiple options to fill your milkshake void. Check out the Peanut Butter & Chocolate Shake, which contains vanilla ice cream, peanut butter, chocolate sauce, the always welcome Halloween treat, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, peanut brittle and amaretto.

There is also the Cap’N Crunch Shake, which uses vanilla ice cream, Cap’n Crunch cereal and Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum so you can have your boozy breakfast milkshake whenever you like.

Now if you’ll excuse use, we’re craving… you guessed it, milkshakes!

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Jason is originally from the great state of New Jersey. That’s right – great! He’s lived in Las Vegas on and off for the past 20 years, which he also rates as top notch. As a pop culture fanatic, he loves concerts, great food, offbeat adventures and movies. He has written for too many publications to mention, has sold a few screenplays and is immersed in the creative world.

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