Cuisine Scene: Milkshakes
There’s a particular craving that only a milkshake will quench. It’s somewhere between a drink and a dessert, and while it goes great with a burger and fries, it can also stand alone as a snack unto itself. Whether you love a classic shake from your favorite diner or want to try an over-the-top creation worthy of posting for all your friends online, Long Beach has a milkshake for you.
Yes, you can order a healthful acai bowl topped with granola at the Koolberry (3768 Long Beach Blvd #100) stand adjacent to SteelCraft Long Beach, but you can also get a milkshake as well as a Freak Shake, which includes tempting crumbles and drizzles and an indulgent dessert perched on top. The Biscoff Freak is a shake flavored like the famous cookies topped with whipped cream, crumbled cookies, caramel drizzle, and a slice of Biscoff cheesecake.
At Dale’s Diner (4339 E Carson St) you can order a picture-perfect malt or milkshake, topped with a swirl of whipped cream and a cherry. There’s the typical (chocolate, vanilla, strawberry) and the atypical (pineapple, blueberry, and mint). If you order the Dale’s combo–burger, fries, and salad–on Fridays between 4 and 9 PM, you get a shake for free.
LA MICHOACANA HELADERÍA TRADICIONAL
Let your imagination run wild at La Michoacana Heladeria Tradicional (1168 E Anaheim St), which offers a huge variety of ice cream flavors for making malteadas (Spanish for milkshakes). From banana with nutella, pistachio, and Irish cream, to Mexican flavors like mazapan (peanut candy), rompope (rum raisin), and piñon (pine nut), you can create a custom shake exactly to your taste. Or try one of their preset shake selections, like strawberry cheesecake.