National Chocolate Milkshake Day
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Milkshake fans, mark your calendars for September 12th in honor of National Chocolate Milkshake Day! Whether you enjoy a chocolate shake or not, the Tampa area is full of great ice cream parlors, local to Tampa with a variety of flavors, shake options, and so much more! National Chocolate Milkshake Day is the perfect chance to fix your hankering for something sweet! So, bring the kiddos or that special someone and get your shake on!

Goody Goody Famous Hamburgers

Location: Hyde Park Village

If you’re local to Tampa Bay you’ve probably heard of Goody Goody! Located in Hyde Park Village, Goody Goody dates back to 1925 and originally closing in 2005. Since then, Goody Goodys reopened its doors in 2016 to return to their celebration of “heritage, history, family, and good food”. The famous restaurant features a classic diner feel with simply delicious menu items. In honor of National Chocolate Milkshake Day, check out their own Chocolate shake, made with Old Meeting House Ice cream! They also feature strawberry and vanilla shakes or Coca-Cola and root beer floats!

Daily Eats

Location: South Howard

Daily Eats is another staple, diner-style restaurant local to Tampa with deliciously simple food as well as the sweetest treats! Guests at Daily Eats can scoot into a retro-style booth, order a juicy burger off of a long menu, and then sip on a delicious shake or malt! Their shake options vary, starting with the classic, vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry. However, if you’re wanting more, check out their Oreo Crunch which features vanilla ice cream, Oreo cookies, and chocolate syrup! Other specialty shakes/malts include the Stay Puff’d, Brownie Mix, Cap’N Crunch, and Are U Peanuts! Take the classic shake that you love and maximize it by 10 here at Daily Eats.

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Dough Nation

Location: Downtown Tampa

Head over to Dough Nation located Downtown and enjoy the new edible cookie dough craze taking the Tampa area by storm. Since starting small with a small booth at the Gasparilla Music Festival, Dough Nation now has its own café right in the heart of Tampa. Dough Nation is serving up delicious flavors such as chocolate chip, dark chocolate, and specials such as s’ mores, sweet & salty caramel, and so much more. At Dough Nation, guests can order cookie dough by the cup or waffle cone or they can order ice cream—whatever you like! The best way to celebrate National Chocolate Milkshake Day at Dough Nation is to order the Dough Shake. This delicious treat features your favorite cookie dough and ice cream combo, blended to perfection. Once blended, choose two toppings, and the folks at Dough Nation will top it off with whipped cream, their magic dust, and a lush cherry!

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Tanya & Matt’s Ice Creamiest

Location: Dale Mabry/Tampa

Since 1991, Tanya and Matt’s has been serving the local sweet tooth’s delicious ice cream, milkshakes, sundaes, and floats! The best part about Tanya and Matt’s is the local roots that the shop holds dear such as locally sourced ingredients, and its ownership by four sisters, native to Tampa Bay. Guests can make a variety of sweet treats from their long list of ice cream selections. Create your own milkshake with flavors such as the classics like vanilla and chocolate or something special such as Chocolate Peanut Butter, or Thai Tea! Tanya and Matt’s even has vegan options for those living the vegan life with selections such as Vegan Chocolate, Watermelon Sorbet, and more!

D’Lites Emporium

Location: St. Pete and Tampa

D’Lites Emporium first opened its doors in 1982 in Plantation, Florida and has expanded across the state with locations as far as Texas! The mission of D’Lites is to provide dietary products for those dealing with a variety of health issues such as diabetes, allergies, gluten intolerances, etc. Basically, if you have a dietary restriction, D’Lites is the place for you! All ice cream at D’Lites is low in sodium, sugar, fat, and carbs, so even if you aren’t restricted you won’t feel guilty! Enjoy all of your favorite ice cream treats at D’Lites and be sure to check out their weekly flavors! For National Chocolate Milkshake Day, enjoy flavors such as Samoa, Blondie, Peanut Butter Brownie, or the New York Cheesecake! Yum!

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Urban Creamery Homemade Ice Cream and Dessert Waffles

Location: Central Ave St. Pete

Urban Creamery is a part of the popular URBAN brand local to the Tampa area and is all about ice cream. They make all of their ice cream and waffles on-site and from scratch for balanced flavors and creative combos that you surely won’t get anywhere else. Not to mention, their ice cream is sourced from one of only two dairy plants in the entire state so you can guarantee that your creamy dessert is as fresh as possible! Although URBAN Creamery focuses heavily on Dessert Waffles, they also feature delicious “Traditional Treats” such as Milkshakes, Floats, Cones, Sundaes, and more. In honor of National Chocolate Milkshake Day, choose one of their delicious flavors or mix multiple flavors and enjoy a tall, cold, creamy dessert! You can choose from a small or a large if you’re feeling sweet.

Craving milkshakes yet? Yes? What’re you waiting for—check out one of these sweet spots this National Chocolate Milkshake Day and satisfy that craving.

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For more sweet treats, check out The Hyppo Gourmet Ice Pops or The Ultimate List of Dessert Spots!