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10 Favorite Chocolate Milkshakes in Metro Phoenix

Chocolate shakes at Bertie's Vintage
Chocolate shakes at Bertie's Vintage
All photos by Valerie Hoke

Here's a great thing about Phoenix: It's never too cold for a chocolate milkshake. We don't need to tell you that they can instantly make a summer day more bearable, and the rest of the time, well, they're just good.

The Valley is full of frosty treats, so we've compiled a list of ten must-taste milkshakes. We'll give you the scoop (pun intended) on the three most important details: the shake, the straw, and the spot.

See also: Nostalgic Milkshake Matchup: Bertie's Vintage vs. MacAlpine's Soda Fountain Ice Cream Sandwich Battle: Sweet Republic vs. Churn

The shake: Chocolate milkshake -- sounds simple, but it's far from the truth. Chocolate ice cream or vanilla with chocolate sauce? Thick or thin? Toppings? The straw: Milkshake straws are serious business. It can make or break a shake experience. Thin straw with thick shake = no good. The spot: What better way to enjoy a chocolate milkshake than in an inviting atmosphere that's enjoyable both on your own and with friends?

Bertie's Vintage -- Arcadia

The shake: Chocolate lovers, this is your destination. We were told our shake was made with several different kinds of chocolate, complete with a chocolate sauce heart drizzled on top. The straw: Just right. The spot: Bertie's serves as both a retro soda fountain and a store full of all things vintage. It's easy enough to just sip your shake at the counter, but stick around and poke through the candy and racks of clothes and accessories to get the full effect.



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