Shake it up

These milk­shakes fea­ture a squirt of imag­i­na­tion, a dash of cre­ativ­ity, and plenty of sweet treats

Sun Sentinel Palm Beach Edition - Showtime - Palm Beach - - FRONT PAGE - By Phillip Valys STAFF WRITER

Noth­ing quite beats South Florida’s sum­mer heat more than milk­shake over­load.

Car­ni­va­lesque shakes are a sum­mer­time trend at restau­rants across Broward, Palm Beach and Mi­ami-Dade coun­ties, with bak­eries, ice cream par­lors and burger joints adding over-the-top in­gre­di­ents to these no­to­ri­ously sug­ary drinks.

“It’s a nice way to take a break from hav­ing a beach body all the time,” ex­plains Danny Ser­fer, who owns two Mignonette seafood restau­rants in Mi­ami and North Mi­ami Beach. “Take a break. Have a milk­shake.”

Good ad­vice. Cool off and in­dulge your sweet tooth with this list of deca­dent milk­shakes.

Death Be­fore Choco­late CakeShake

Cup­cake Gal­le­ria, 6947 Stir­ling Road, Davie; and West­field Broward Mall, 8000 W. Broward Blvd., Plan­ta­tion (lo­ca­tion opens Sun­day); 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon­day-Satur­day, 8 a.m.-noon Sun­day; 844-522-5379 or TheCup­cakeGal­le­ria.com

Four­teen cup­cake fla­vors, from choco­late Nutella to vanilla but­ter­cream, pack the menu at this Davie-based bou­tique cup­cak­ery, founded in 2015 by for­mer po­lice of­fi­cer Charli Flan­ders and her hus­band, Dwayne. But the truly in­dul­gent should con­quer the CakeShake, a creamy vanilla milk­shake crowned with a cup­cake. We sug­gest the Death Be­fore Choco­late CakeShake, topped with an Oreo cookie, a marsh­mal­low and an avalanche of hot fudge flow­ing down the side.

Ce­real milk­shake

Brgr Stop, 4301 Co­conut Creek Park­way, Co­conut Creek; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon­day-Thurs­day, 11 a.m.-mid­night Fri­day-Satur­day and noon-10 p.m. Sun­day; 954-975-8459 or Br­grS­top.com

A milk­shake blended from milk, ice cream and high­fruc­tose ce­real is hardly sur­pris­ing for a restau­rant whose wall­pa­per decor in­cludes metal traf­fic signs, but the nos­tal­gic shakes at Brgr Stop are bet­ter than break­fast. Fruity Peb­bles and Cin­na­mon Toast Crunch are per­sonal fa­vorites, best paired with one of the gastropub’s burg­ers. Non­ce­real shakes beckon, as well, in­clud­ing Lit­tle Deb­bie Cup­cake, Co­conut Samoa and Birth­day Cake.

Al­co­holic milk­shake

The Foxy Brown, 723 E Broward Blvd., Fort Laud­erdale; 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon­day-Fri­day, 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Satur­day and 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun­day; 754-200-4236 or MyFoxyBrown.com

The love child of a wine cock­tail and a milk­shake, the spiked shakes at the Foxy Brown come in two va­ri­eties: Creamy Vanilla Latte and Espresso Mac­chi­ato. Both vanilla milk­shakes are punched with a wine-based liqueur and topped with whipped cream, an ideal pair­ing for a Satur­day brunch of the restau­rant’s hearty Bel­gian waf­fles.

Camp­fire S’mores milk­shake

Rel­ish and More, 1930 NEFifth Ave., Boca Ra­ton and 401

Al­though this com­fort-foot spot boasts 26 burger com­bi­na­tions, the over-the-top op­tion is the restau­rant’s 18 milk­shake fla­vors, in­clud­ing Mis­sis­sippi Mud Pie, Host­ess cup­cake and Nut­ter But­ter. Rel­ish’s fla­vor of the month for Au­gust is Camp­fire S’mores, a vanilla shake topped with whipped cream and a marsh­mal­low glazed with milk and dark choco­late. Order it with Rel­ish’s $10 burger-and-a-side deal ev­ery Tues­day from 4 p.m. to close.

The Cookie Dough milk­shake

This fast-ca­sual burger chain, with lo­ca­tions at the Saw­grass Mills and Town Cen­ter at Boca Ra­ton malls, of­fers 11 milk­shake fla­vors, in­clud­ing But­terfin­ger, ba­nana royale and straw­berry cheese­cake. But we’re jonesing for this month’s cookie dough spe­cial, a vanilla shake topped with whipped cream, choco­late chips, vanilla paste and chunks of choco­late chip cookie dough.

The Golden milk­shake

Be­hold this heart at­tack in a Ma­son jar: A Nutella shake smeared with hazel­nut spread around the rim of the glass, the Golden in­cludes a Nutella brownie and rasp­ber­ries. A bon­bon tops the shake and is filled with Nutella Bri­gadeiro and gold dust.

Ba­con Cheese­burger milk­shake

It’s like a malt shop in a glass: a straw­berry milk­shake topped with whipped cream, salted pret­zels and a ba­con cheese­burger slider, perched on the rim like a jaunty hat. The mug it­self is coated with choco­late, bro­ken M&Ms and more pret­zel pieces. Milk­shakes and burg­ers, af­ter all, go to­gether like Danny and Sandy from “Grease,” daddy-o.

The Golden Girls milk­shake

SUGAR FAC­TORY/COUR­TESY

The Ba­con Cheese­burger milk­shake at Sugar Fac­tory on Lin­coln Road in Mi­ami Beach is like a malt shop in a glass. North­wood Road, West Palm Beach; var­i­ous hours; 561-245-7169 (Boca) and 561-629-5377 (West Palm) or Rel­ishAndMore.com Zin­burger, 1800 Saw­grass Mills Cir­cle, Suite 2460, Sun­rise and 6000 Glades Road, Boca Ra­ton; var­i­ous hours; 954-846-9360 (Sun­rise) 561-393-3252 (Boca) or Zin­burg­erEast.com Bo­cas House, 10200 NW 25th St., No. 101, Do­ral; 2 Aragon Ave., Co­ral Gables; and 1793 Bell Tower Lane, We­ston; var­i­ous hours; 786- 401-7071 ( Do­ral), 786-631-3739 (Co­ral Gables) and 954-533-6100 (We­ston) or Bo­casHouse.com Sugar Fac­tory, 1144 Ocean Drive, Mi­ami Beach (in­side the Ho­tel Vic­tor), 647 Lin­coln Road, Mi­ami Beach; var­i­ous hours; 305-604-0323 (Ocean) and 305-674-6670 (Lin­coln) or Su­garFac­tory.com

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