If you say you won’t eat ice cream in the winter because it’s too cold—you’re either lying or not a true fan of the frozen and sugary concoction. Some of you might even try “warming” them up with a shot of booze. Here’s where to get your fix in Indy on the trendy-again dessert that is perfect for kids and grownups alike.
Bright, pink neon decor welcomes you to the unique vibe of Indy newcomer, Baby’s. Along with the menu’s classic burger and fries offerings, you’ll definitely want to check out their deliciously dangerous milkshakes. They offer non-dairy options, a seasonal flavor, and the choice to add an adult beverage to the mix.
2147 N. Talbott St., Indianapolis, (317) 600-3559, babysindy.com
Gordon’s Milkshake Shop
With a variety of different flavor combos, Gordon’s creates the perfect classic-style milkshakes that are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. The casual dessert shop offers a welcoming atmosphere for all ages. Pop in while you’re shopping along Mass Ave for a quick pick-me-up.
865 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, (317) 453-1360, @milkshakeindy
Wyliepalooza Ice Cream Emporium
Bright and colorful, Wyliepalooza’s two locations are all about the playful side of sipping on a milkshake. They have a huge selection of options, as well as specific dietary-compliant ingredients. The fun and quirky environment makes the experience one to remember for even your littlest milkshake connoisseurs.
5535 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, (317) 351-0275
1049 E. 54th St., Indianapolis, wyliepalooza.com
Punch Bowl Social
Located right in the heart of downtown Indy and jam-packed with games, the adult arcade offers way more than just milkshakes. They’ve got a full menu or you can stop in just for the boozy shakes. One of our favorites is garnished with a piece of bacon for that perfect sweet and savory combo.
120 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis, (317) 249-8613, www.punchbowlsocial.com/location/indianapolis
Coming Soon! Pop Up: Pie
At Pop Up: Pie, the latest culinary experience from Newfields, you’ll be able to order a sweet or savory individually sized pie and pair it with a classic cup of “diner” coffee or an old-fashioned vanilla milkshake-spiked (optionally) with bourbon or brandy. Pop Up: Pie opens February 29 just outside of the galleries on the second floor.
4000 N. Michigan Road, Indianapolis, (317) 923-1331, discovernewfields.org
Lenie Tsakonas is a regular contributor to Indy Maven and drinker of milkshakes.