An ice-cold milkshake may be the ultimate indulgence on a hot day. Luckily, Leeds is blessed with an abundance of places to get your milkshake fix this summer. In and around Leeds, you'll find the season's top treat served up in fun locations from retro diners to shake bars. Here are five of our favourites:
1. Rosie's Diner
From the outside, Rosie's Diner
looks like any other building in the surrounding retail park, but the interior is an American-style diner straight from the 1950s, complete with red bar stools and an American school bus. Rosie's milkshakes are made from luxury dairy ice cream and are served in little glass milk bottles. Choose from classic flavours like chocolate, strawberry, peanut butter and Oreo.
Along with milkshakes, Rosie's Diner also has pecan pie, ice cream sundaes, chicken wings, fries and burgers made with 100% Yorkshire beef. It's got a special menu for kids (or, rather, 'Little Rascals') too.
Rosies Diner, Cardigan Fields, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS4 2DG.
2. Knickerbocker Shakes
is famous for both its unique milkshake options and its award winning coffee. With over 250 milkshake flavours to choose from, along with a selection of retro sweets and smoothies, Knickerbocker Shakes is conveniently located minutes away from Roundhay Park in Leeds. Perfect for an after-walk treat!
Knickerbocker Shakes, Roudhay Road, Oakwood, Leeds, LS8 2HU.
3. LoveStorm Cakes
is not only a place to enjoy delicious milkshakes, it is also a cupcake shop, a sandwich shop and a crepery. LoveStorm Cake's milkshakes are served in miniature milk bottles and it is well known for its child friendly space and cheerful, fun decor.
LoveStorm Cakes, 54 Cross Green Lane, Leeds, LS9 0DQ.
4. Shake-It Milkshake Bar
The very popular Shake-It Milkshake Bar
in Otley has recently opened a second location in Headingly. Its extensive menu offers over 200 milkshake options, including crazy toppings like chilli powder and popping candy. It also sells sundaes, smoothies, fro-yo and waffles.
For those of who get evening cravings, Shake-It even offer late night milkshake delivery.
Shake-It Milkshake Bar, 2 Gateway House North Lane Headingley Leeds LS6 3HG.
5. Billy Bob's Ice Cream Parlour
Billy Bob's American-style diner is definitely worth the trip from Leeds, as it is a milkshake haven and a family day out rolled into one. With generous portions of burgers, pancakes and gorgeous milkshakes, Billy Bob's is sure to satisfy any craving. For an additional £1 each, children can spend a few hours burning off their sugar rush in Billy Bob's play barns.
Expect a very full diner on weekends and holidays when booking a table is highly advised.
Billy Bob's Ice Cream Parlour, Calm Slate Farm, Halton East, Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire, BD23 6EU.