If veins aren’t popping out of my forehead when I try to drink out of a straw, my milkshake isn’t thick enough.
It takes a certain level of commitment to finish the perfect milkshake, and I’m not afraid to pop a blood vessel if it means enjoying the sweet sugary goodness of a chocolate, vanilla or strawberry shake.
For those who like more exotic flavors, Huffington Post reported that some Jack in the Box restaurants recently introduced a bacon milkshake reportedly made with bacon-flavored syrup. (Too bad there aren't any restaurants in Maryland where you can try it.)
Here are Patch editor-recommended milkshake destinations in the area. Leave a comment below to tell us your favorite place.
Crofton—Head to Bruster's, located at 1125 Route 3 North in Gambrills, where you can get a thick shake made from your favorite ice cream or hit the Nautilus Diner where the extensive menu includes milkshakes along with egg creams (that don't have eggs or cream in them).
Chick-fil-A has great shakes, too, and there are locations throughout the area. Here's what the Pasadena editor had to say: They have delicious milkshakes that are hand-spun the old fashioned way. My personal favorite is the strawberry milkshake but they also have chocolate, vanilla, and cookies and cream. Topped with whipped cream and a cherry, a Chick-fil-A milkshake is the perfect treat.
Bowie—Cold Stone Creamery offers traditional shake flavors made with chocolate, vanilla and strawberry ice cream but they also have one that features cheesecake ice cream mixed with cherry pie filling! Try one of the signature blends or get creative with the mix-ins to create your own concoction.
Odenton-Severn—A few weeks ago, I named Expressway Pit Beef on Piney Orchard Parkway as the best place to grab a sandwich. Well, it also happens to be the best place in Odenton for a good milkshake. They're thick, they're handmade and priced right at $3.
Annapolis—Normally I find it difficult to sit down and pinpoint something as my favorite. That is, until I was asked about milkshakes. This is an easy one—Annapolis Ice Cream Co. on Main Street in downtown Annapolis. This is the best milkshake around and my wife will attest to the fact that I routinely declare it the "best" I've ever had.