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Shake’s Frozen Custard

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Shake's Frozen Custard - A Delicious Trip Down Memory Lane
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Shake's Frozen Custard gives visitors all the charm of an old-fashioned custard shop with just the right amount of modern twists. While renowned for its Concrete creations, the rest of the menu is just as impressive. This popular spot may be crowded, but you won't the lines once you finally taste what you've been waiting for. 

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Frozen custard is more than just a sweet treat on a hot day. For many, it’s a nostalgic memory that takes them back to the beauty and carefree days of summer vacation. Adults are transported back in time at first lick, and kids create their own memories with the people they love the most.

Shake’s Frozen Custard in Destin, FL is a popular destination for its quality ingredients and delicious concoctions. Visitors are impressed by the variety of quality selections as well as the atmosphere of the whole establishment. When their motto is “It’s the Taste That Takes You Back”, you know you’re going to be in for a little old-fashioned charm.  

This small business is best known for its Concrete, a dense but delectable option that can be blended with practically anything you could ever want. From cookie dough to M&Ms, Shake’s Frozen Custard never skimps on the extras. As you might imagine, this popular spot can really form a crowd. In the summertime, people report crowds that back up the road and push the line nearly out the door. This is definitely a place to meet both locals and tourists alike, but be prepared to wait a while before your order comes up. 

As you’re waiting, you get to peruse the menu and discover all the twists on the dessert that Shake’s has to offer. From the standard floats, malts, and shakes to the more inventive specialty dishes, you’re going to love the classic combinations and creative spins. 

A few of our top selections include:

Big Bopper 
The Big Bopper is three full scoops of custard loaded with caramel and hot fudge. The whole creation is then topped with roasted pecans and cherries. But these aren’t just any pecans that you can buy from the store. Shake’s Frozen Custard has its own special salting process that takes these beloved nuts to the next level. The combination of savory and sweet is enough to make this option one of the most popular items on the menu. 

Pink Poodle 
For the fruit-lovers in the crowd, the Pink Poodle is topped with strawberries that will make your custard as pretty as a picture. This sundae also comes with bananas and pineapples, making it a distinct upgrade from the classic split. The Pink Poodle is more than just fun to order (and to eat) though. The sweetness of the fruit combined with the creaminess of the custard would make anyone sorry to eat the last bite. 

Shake’s Frozen Custard originally debuted their blended concretes with cookie dough, but they’ve since expanded to include nearly every topping under the sun. From Snickers to blueberries to Oreos to brownies: the list goes on and on. Try a concrete with cheesecake topped with nuts and whipped cream for a snack that truly can’t be beaten. 

Whether you’re going for a mid-day reward or an after-dinner treat, Shake’s Frozen Custard is definitely worth a stop. As you savor each bite, it’s easy to float back to a time without all the constant distractions — when simply enjoying the next scoop was all you had to do. 

Insider Tips:
– The summertime crowds can sometimes back up the road or push the line out the door, so be prepared if you come during the hottest months. 
– Shake’s Frozen Custard sells quarts of ice cream in case you’re looking for a little something to take home. 
– Feel free to take your pet down to Shake’s. You might get a bit of special treatment for you and your furry friend.