Indulge in Long Island’s Best Milkshakes

Summer heat calls for something chilled to combat the humidity. And Long Island has plenty of over-the-top milkshakes to satisfy any sweet tooth. Think ones with lollipops to sprinkles galore. Skip the ice cream and check out the best places to scoop up a milkshake (Instagram-worthy photo-ops included).

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Diner by the Sea — Tie-Dye Milkshake

Head to Long Beach for a tie-dye milkshake packed with tons of whipped cream, colored sugar and syrup. The generously-sized shakes can be mixed with cereal, birthday cake batter, Twinkies and even cotton candy. One fan favorite is the magical unicorn shake dusted with pink sugar and sprinkles. Not to mention, any of the playful options are the perfect reward after a long walk along the Long Island Beach boardwalk. Phone: 516-431-2233 | Address: 260 E Park Ave, Long Beach Click to go

New York Burger Bar — Spiked Banana Foster Milkshake

Known for its burgers and beer, this Massapequa restaurant is no novice when it comes to sweet treats. Try its two super duper milkshakes, which include Oreos or chocolate chip cookies. And for adults, this place will hit the spot with its spiked milkshakes. Customers can’t get enough of the spiked banana foster full of vanilla ice cream, bananas, caramel sauce, cinnamon, whipped cream and Myers dark rum. Phone: 516-799-9199 | Address: 4225 Merrick Rd, Massapequa Click to go

Burgerology — Rainbow Cookie Milkshake

No need to trek into Manhattan to sip an extravagant shake. Burgerology offers similar rich shakes as the famous NYC restaurant Black Tap. Dig into the green gravity made with homemade mint ice cream, fudge brownie chunks and chocolate syrup. But no visit would be complete without the rainbow cookie. The shake is filled with vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream, raspberry puree, rainbow cookie bites and rainbow sprinkles that cover the entire glass. Click for locations and to go

George Martin’s Burger Bar — Kooky Cookie Dough

Praised for the mega quake shakes, the restaurant has one favorite in particular: the kooky cookie dough. It’s chock-full of vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, homemade cookie dough, whipped cream and chocolate chip cookie crumbs frosted around the glass. Think you can handle more? The huge shake is topped with a fresh chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream sandwich. Click for locations and to go

Manny’s Sweet Treats — The Royal Milkshake 

Manny’s feels and smells like a candy store. It’s colorful, bright and the perfect spot to enjoy a funky shake with friends. A crowd-pleaser here is the royal milkshake, which is birthday cake based with heaping scoops of vanilla ice cream, birthday cake cubes, Pop-Tarts, assorted candy and cotton candy. Other crazy shake options have doughnuts, brownies and gumballs. Phone: 516-299-8099 | Address: 156 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola Click to go

Dang BBQ — Buy Buy Miss American Pie 

Since pie is one of the most popular desserts, why not have it in a milkshake? Dang BBQ’s is full of vanilla ice cream, cinnamon apple pie filling, graham cracker and a vanilla frosting rimmed glass, which is topped with an apple crumb cupcake. Phone: 631-581-3264 | Address: 174 Islip Ave, Islip Click to go