A Sweet Tooth’s Guide to the Best Milkshake Spots in Metro Manila


Whether it’s pouring or it’s blazing hot outside, milkshakes will always be a go-to drink. Their versatility is pretty hard to beat—you can have it as a dessert to cap off your meal, a good complementary drink while munching on some food, or a stand-alone refreshment to keep you going through the day.

Milkshakes may not be the trendiest drink on the radar, but it sure is a classic that you’ll keep on going back to for the creamy, rich comfort that takes you back to childhood.

Got a hankering for a good milkshake? Worry no more, we’ve got you covered! Here’s a list of 6 joints that you can visit to satisfy your milkshake cravings. Go ahead and indulge yourself with a good glass of milkshake; you deserve it!

Sunnies Cafe

Getting online buzz for its Instagram-worthy interiors and aesthetically-pleasing meals, Sunnies Cafe is also a great spot for one of the creamiest milkshakes in the metro. This cafe doesn’t just serve milkshakes, but it offers a wide range of treats such as rice bowls, pasta, brunch plates, house blend coffee, and cocktails!

If you’re looking for your next hangout place with your besties, Sunnies Cafe must be at the top of your list.

When it comes to milkshakes, you won’t regret getting yourself any of their three best-sellers: Matcha, Salted Caramelsutra, and Kimye.

Their Matcha milkshake has the perfect balance of pure matcha powder and the sweetness of green tea ice cream, while the Salted Caramelsutra has a generous serving of crushed graham and whipped cream.

The Kimye milkshake is a stunner–it’s Sunnies Cafe’s take on a cookies and cream milkshake, adding Nutella, crushed Oreos, malted milk, and whipped cream to put their own spin to this popular drink.

Shake Shack

Hailing from the Big Apple, Shake Shack has captured the hearts of Filipinos through its mouthwatering burgers. Since they opened their stores in the country, they’ve become a go-to for great burgers even when the lines get long.

To top it off, they also have snacks for your puppers too, so what’s not to love with Shake Shack? Aside from that, they also serve chicken sandwiches, hotdogs, crinkle-cut cheese fries, desserts, and most importantly, milkshakes.

Take note: they don’t just serve the typical milkshakes, but they also have a frozen vanilla custard mixed together with ube to form a rich Ube Shake. No doubt that it’s a must-try flavor that’s only exclusive to their Manila branches!

If your tastebuds are longing for the classics, you can never go wrong with Shake Shack’s Vanilla, Chocolate, and Strawberry Milkshakes.

The Lost Bread

When it comes to signature and unique ice cream flavors, The Lost Bread is top of mind. Their impressive, innovative flavors surprisingly make a lot of sense and are highly addictive including their Dalgona Milk Tea, Ate Rica’s Cheese Sauce (yes, our favorite bacsilog sauce in ice cream form!), and Strawberry Taho.

Each flavor is surely a conversation starter, so throwing a pint party is always a good idea with The Lost Bread. Of course, we can’t forget the star of the show: milkshakes!

The Lost Bread categorizes their milkshakes into three kinds: Cake Shakes, 18+ Spiked Milkshakes, and Overshakes. Their Cake Shakes are served with sweet pastries, and we recommend The Carnival which has butter cake, caramel popcorn, and caramel syrup all in one cup.

Meanwhile, their 18+ Spiked Milkshakes are shakes that include a dash of booze. The Swiss Missed is a must-try for its perfect combination of Kahlua and chocolate.

Lastly, their Overshakes is where the regular yet extraordinary flavors belong, and our top pick is Bonfire which is topped with nothing less than torched marshmallows. What’s more exciting is that you also get a taste of the staple graham crackers and chewy brownies with this blend.

Delighting in this drink feels like you’re really on a bonfire yourself, having all the snacks you need in every sip!

8Cuts Burger Blends

We can’t deny that milkshakes are best paired with a familiar meal of juicy burgers and french fries. One great place for that very combo is 8Cuts Burger Blends; their meaty bun-patty-bun feast goes perfectly well with their sweet and creamy milkshakes.

If you’re not a big burger fan, their crowd-favorite powdered onion rings is also a winning snack to go with their milkshakes thanks to its unrivaled breading-to-onion ratio. Run and don’t walk to get your hands on these filling combinations!

8Cuts Burger Blends is all about staple milkshakes, serving just the classics. You’re in for a treat when you order their Death by Chocolate Milkshake: you get superior chocolate goodness through their blended beverage with luscious chocolate syrup.

Try their Strawberry Fields Milkshake for a refreshing frothy drink with a subtle flavor.

Monster Milkshakes & Ice Cream

Adored for their ice cream pies, Monster Milkshakes & Ice Cream also serves localized ice cream flavors.

Apart from their ice cream pies, they also specialize in milkshakes that you wouldn’t want to miss out on!

Classic Milkshakes such as Chocolate, Vanilla, and Strawberry are all available here, and these definitely hit the spot as they’re all made with premium ice cream. On the other hand, their Chunky Munchy Monster Milkshakes are more playful in flavor as they all include bits and pieces of different toppings such as sugar dust, crushed cookie bits, and sprinkles.

You’ll definitely love their Mango Tango which is their twist on a mango graham milkshake, finished with an abundance of caramel drizzle. 

Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen has been serving its Blizzards upside down to show customers the thick and creamy goodness that awaits. Their Blizzard blended ice cream made with a soft-serve base, is always an affordable pick-me-up.

Of course, we can’t flip their milkshakes, but these drinks are worth ordering too. For their milkshakes, Dairy Queen blends their well-loved soft serve ice creams with milk and toppings like cookies, gummies, or fudge!

The milkshake flavor to try here is the Mango Cheesecake. It’s got cheesecake bits and mango ice cream, blended to create a great shake for beating the tropical heat.

Their Strawberry Oreo milkshake is also worth trying as it combines two favorites in one—strawberry and Oreos.

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