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Where to Get Your Milkshake Fix in Hoboken + Jersey City

by Brittany Butryn
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There is nothing like a frothy, delicious milkshake on a hot day — or really any day, let’s be honest. Whether your preference is ice cream, gelato, or a dairy-free milkshake, there are endless options to choose from when it comes to this popular dessert in a cup in the Hoboken + Jersey City area. Some of these spots are chains — and we encourage supporting local as much as you can — but when it comes to milkshakes, you really can’t go wrong. Read on to find out where to get your milkshake fix in Hoboken and Jersey City. 

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Thomas’ Ice Cream | 214 Jefferson Street

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This adorable and vintage-inspired ice cream shop looks like it was a time capsule from the 1950s. Thomas’ Ice Cream serves homemade, artisanal ice cream, desserts, coffee, pizza, and flatbread. The chef here is a professional New York chef — and with an abundance of milkshake flavors to choose from, including shakes, soda, and malted floats, it’s sure to be a visit to remember.

Jerrell’s Betr Burgr | 324 Washington Street

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Jerrel’s Betr Burger is a vegan burger joint hailing from NYC, and has delicious tasting milkshakes that are completely dairy free and made with oat milk! Choose from enticing flavors like cookies n’ cream, chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, and pineapple. 

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Shake Shack | 111 Washington Street

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The downtown Hoboken chain has dairy and non-dairy options here- including the non-dairy chocolate shake, dreamsicle shake, classic hand-spun shakes, and the tiramisu shake that has tastes of coffee, mascarpone, and a lady finger cookie topped with whipped cream. 

Ben & Jerry’s | 405 Washington St

Ben & Jerry’s ice cream options are endless here, and can all be turned into creamy milkshakes. Ben and Jerry’s also has a section of recipes on their website where you can create your own milkshake at home with their high-quality and diverse ice cream flavors. 

Cold Stone Creamery | 116 Washington St


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Cold Stone Creamery includes regular, gluten-free, dairy-free, fat-free, and artisan-style ice cream that can all be turned into delicious milkshakes. A few flavors to write home about are peanut butter, birthday cake, brownie, butter pecan, and cheesecake.

Bareburger | 515 Washington St

Barebuger is not only known for the burgers — the milkshakes here are delicious, too. Choose from many different flavors like salted caramel, vanilla, chocolate, banana, strawberry, and even a vegan flavor.

Grubbs Take Away | 418 Washington St


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Grubbs Take Away has many tasty food items including wraps, subs, wings, and more. There is also a huge selection of ice-cold milkshakes to choose from as well- including flavors like cheesecake explosion, Reese’s peanut butter cheesecake explosion, cookie dough brownie, peppermint Oreo, carrot cake explosion, cotton candy, and more unique flavors that will hit the spot after indulging in their tasty food. 

Johnny Rocket’s | 134 Washington St


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With an old-school diner vibe — and yes, a chain, Johnny Rocket’s is a fun place to relax and eat a burger and a shake. Hershey’s chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, cookies n’ cream, oreo, peanut butter, and chocolate banana are some of the flavor options to choose from.

Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard | 121 Washington St


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Rita’s is a place to stop and enjoy a cold, sweet treat on a hot day. Not only can you order Italian ice and frozen custard here, but you can also enjoy different frozen shake options- including a misto shake (Italian ice mixed with frozen custard), classic milkshakes, and frozen cold brew. 

16 Handles | 1185 Maxwell Lane

16 Handles is the perfect stop after enjoying a walk on the Hoboken waterfront. The froyo spot has milkshake flavors like blackberry, cake batter, cappuccino, chocolate daydream, butter cookie ice cream, and more. 

Amanda Bananas | 1301 Sinatra Drive N

Amanda Bananas is a popular ice cream truck spot on Pier 13 in Hoboken that is 100% gluten-free and dairy-free and made completely out of fruit. On hot Summer days, Amanda Bananas hits your tastebuds with delicious, creamy flavors to enjoy. The milkshake options include peanut butter dream, birthday cake, cookies n’ cream, and peanut butter and jelly.

Merry Hot Cocoa | Pier A, Hoboken

This Hoboken spot is known for hence its name — hot cocoas. However, there are more sweet menu choices to go around. Milkshakes like a classic vanilla milkshake and flavor of the day milkshake are available to order for your milkshake fix. The frozen hot cocoas here can also be a go-to treat if you’re looking for an alternative option.

Jersey City

Torico Ice Cream  | 20 Erie St


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Torico Ice Cream is a known staple in Jersey City, attracting crowds of people throughout the year. Started by Pete and Pura Berrios, this ice cream shop has been family-owned and operated by three generations — true premium ice cream experts! Flavor options and sweet-treat creations are abundant here, so choose what you are craving and enjoy the taste of high-quality sweets. The shop also serves vegan soft-serve, which is a major win for dairy-free ice cream lovers.

Milk Sugar Love | 19 McWilliams Pl

Milk Sugar Love is an adorable ice cream shop in Hamilton Park, in an intriguing location to stop for fantastic ice cream, bakery goods, and milkshakes — while heading to the park to enjoy your sweets right after. Using all fresh, natural milk and cream to make the amazingly pure taste they are known for, Milk Sugar Love knows how to make incredible ice cream. 

See More: Where to Get Milkshakes in Essex County

Stack Creamery | 465 Central Ave


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Stack Creamery’s menu has many ice cream options including milkshakes, floats, cookie sandwiches, donut sandwiches, ice cream cookie pie, and more. Stack Creamery has an incredible staff, which also means they can do catering and events.

Baskin-Robbins | 40 Journal Square Plaza


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Located in convenient Journal Square, Baskin Robbins has been known for its incredible ice cream for years. Milkshakes, cakes and pies, polar pizza, DIY kits, sundaes, bakery treats, and more are available at this wonderful ice cream shop.

Milk & Cream Cereal Bar | 175 Newark Ave

Milk & Cream Cereal Bar in Jersey City is an exciting place to stop in and sample some ice cream with friends and family. Serving cereal, ice cream, and milkshakes with all of the toppings that you can think of. Different themes and creations are always happening here, so it’s a fun place to stop with your kids.

Häagan-Dazs | 30 Mall Drive West

Häagen-Dazs is located in the Newport Mall and serves up incredibly tasting ice cream flavors that include butter pecan, black and white cookie flavor, bourbon vanilla bean truffle, cherry vanilla, coffee, and more. 

Dahlia’s Ice Cream Spot | 290 Central Ave

Dahlia’s Ice Cream Spot has fresh, and ice-cold milkshakes that are a must-try. The milkshake options include pistachio, marble crunch, chocolate chip cookie dough, black raspberry, cherry jubilee, cotton candy, chocolate fudge crunch, rum raisin, banana, and more. 

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