Shaken, not stirred you say? From monster shakes to American diner creamy classics, we source out the best milkshakes in Singapore – guaranteed to bring the boys (and everyone else) to the yard.
What is it about a good milkshake that makes people swoon? For sugar fiends like us, ice cream is always great (as are traditional local desserts). But nothing beats the simple yet unapologetic decadence of an ultra thick shake. Whether you like yours classic diner-style (alongside bangin’ burgers and crispy fries) or topped with monstrous sweets, we’ve got it all covered in our picks for the finest milkshakes in Singapore.
Best milkshakes in Singapore
1. Joji’s Diner
Joji’s Diner is known for its quirky American diner concept. Totally retro! Not only is the menu filled with diner classics such as breakfast platters and burgers, but you can top off this experience with a milkshake of your choice in classic flavours.
Joji’s Diner, 534 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534549
2. Steeple’s Deli
Temporarily closed till 30 June 2022.
Tucked away in Tanglin Shopping Centre, Steeple’s Deli has been serving up old school diner fare since 1981 and has seen generations of customers walk through its doors. Pair classic sandwiches with fuss-free chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla milkshakes – it’s all about simple, straightforward deliciousness.
Steeple’s Deli, #02-25, Tanglin Shopping Centre, 19 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247909
3. Citrus by the Pool
True to its name, this eclectic eatery is located within Woodlands Swimming Complex, making it a cosy and convenient choice for those of you living in the north. If your sweet tooth strikes at midnight, this place is open till 5am so you can drop by for one of its delectable milkshakes!
Citrus by the Pool, #03-3A, Woodlands Swimming Complex, 3 Woodlands Street 13, Singapore 738600
Always dreamt of dining at Pop’s Diner in Riverdale with your squad? Well, don’t look too far ‘cos Overeasy lets you live out your American diner fantasies. Pair the burgers, wings and baby back ribs with classic creamy shakes in timeless flavours like chocolate, M&Ms and chunky Oreo. They may not look fancy, but they sure hit the spot.
OverEasy, #01-06, One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Road, Singapore 049213
5. Clinton Street Baking Company
The iconic New York eatery is home to fantastic pancakes, chicken and waffles, and slurp-worthy milkshakes – basically a hotspot for old school diner fare. The shakes come in two standard flavours (chocolate and vanilla) topped with airy chantilly cream. They’re a nostalgic treat sure to bring up your fave saccharine childhood memories.
Clinton Street Baking Company, 31 Purvis Street, Singapore 188608
6. Black Tap
Just when we thought the monstrous shake trend was slowly bubbling down, the 2018 arrival of Black Tap in Singapore threw milkshakes everywhere into relief. The New York institution’s claim to fame is its massive ‘crazy shakes’ (read: extravagant milkshakes that will hit you with a massive sugar rush). These come in several crazy flavours, so expect them to be embellished with zany sugary bites like cake, cereal and tons of whipped cream.
Black Tap, #L1-80, Bay Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
7. Burger Bar New York
Just like the burgers, these milkshakes shy away from theatrics and stand out in flavours. If you really have to hold back on the calories, the milkshakes are served without whipped cream and stacked snacks. Skip the beer and go for the classic shakes in vanilla, chocolate, Oreo or strawberry.
Burger Bar New York, #01-03, 115 Amoy Street, Singapore 069935
8. Five Guys
The theme at Five Guys is customisable fare. From beefy burgers to creamy milkshakes, you can have it perfectly to your preferences. Mix and match ingredients such as peanut butter, coffee, salted caramel, Oreo cookies and even bacon to create your ultimate Five Guys shake.
Five Guys, multiple locations including Plaza Singapura and Ion Orchard
9. Shake Shack
Well, we all know the burgers here are legendary – we’re still dreamin’ about the SmokeShack! – but don’t look past the hand-spun milkshakes. These drinks have all the qualities of a stellar shake: thick, dense and creamy. Fill up on classic and fun flavours like chocolate, vanilla, salted caramel and coffee (courtesy of Common Man Coffee). Plus, you can opt for the malted version if you’re feeling particularly naughty.
Shake Shack, multiple locations including Jewel Changi Airport and Neil Road
10. 25 Degrees Singapore
By now you would have figured out that the perfect liquid companion for a burger is a rich milkshake. Aside from the burgers that are rumoured to be a cult favourite among Hollywood A-listers, 25 Degrees serves other American diner classics including a selection of decadent, creamy, hand-scooped malt milkshakes in flavours like vanilla, marshmallow and chocolate.
25 Degrees Singapore, 200 Middle Road, Singapore 188980
11. Brown Butter
Formerly known as The Benjamins, Brown Butter impresses with shots of its milky monsters. And when we say monsters, know that we’re not exaggerating. The folks at this cafe definitely know how to keep up with the times because these OTT milkshakes are smothered with waffles, chocolate wafers and pretzels for that extra wow factor.
Brown Butter, #01-18/19, Forum The Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Road, Singapore 238884
12. Jen’s Kitchen On-the-Go
Tucked away in the lobby of Hotel Jen Tanglin, the selection might be small but these folks sure make up for it with milkshakes that see lashings of sugary syrups and sauces. We’ve got our eyes on the Pinkyfreakshake, an absolute dreamboat of strawberries, and Death by Brownie, a chocolate showstopper.
Jen’s Kitchen On-the-Go, Lobby Level, Hotel Jen Tanglin, 1A Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249716
13. The House of Robert Timms
Can’t decide between dessert or a milkshake? Who says you have to? At The House of Robert Timms, both delights are served on a pretty platter (or rather, in a tall glass). These milkshakes are topped with copious amounts of whipped cream and slathered with chocolate sauce –indulgent treats we’d gladly give up a year’s worth of diets for.
The House of Robert Timms, #01-608, Suntec City Mall, Tower 3, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983
So, there you have it, our crème de la crème of milkshakes in Singapore. What are you waiting for? Get slurpin’!