Craving: Milkshakes

With temperatures reaching into the 80s this week, more than one thirsty Bostonian struck out in search of refreshment. Sumer is officially here, and we never turn down an opportunity to consume frozen dairy. With ice cream obsessions that only become worse in the warm weather, we’ve been on the prowl for the best frappes and milkshakes in town.

Herrell’s Renaissance Cafe in Allston features a variety of ice cream flavors, and their laid back staff is always playing some serious rock to accompany your frozen fixations. We dig the local scene and characters who often populate the corner cafe, but watch out for the guaranteed brain freeze that comes free of charge with your selection.

Open notoriously late, until midnight in most neighborhoods, J.P. Licks is a local favorite and rarely fails to meet our high expectations. Their mostly-student staff is consistently friendly, and their shakes are thick and rich. We love mixes that include white coffee or their classic chocolate. Also keep an eye peeled for their seasonal Sox/Pats-themed specials.

Emack & Bolio’s also keeps us cool with their amazing concoctions. A wide variety of smoothies on the menu are a great warm weather treat, but we secretly pine for their deliciously thick frappes. A cake batter milkshake anyone?

Tell us your local milkshake must-haves and keep a look-out for more summery treat suggestions as the summer swelter sets in on us!

Herrell’s [Official Site]
JP Licks [Official Site]
Emack and Bolio’s [Official Site]

Craving: Milkshakes