Classic milkshakes don’t have to be just for the kids, but these delicious offerings from local restaurants and ice cream shops are next level, adults-only desserts. Stay cool with tasty spiked shakes and slushies found around Indianapolis! Perfect for a girls’ night out or a date night, these after dinner treats take a twist with the addition of alcohol.
Located off Talbott Street, Baby’s offers a full menu featuring burgers, specialty mac & cheese, shareables, and a kids’ menu in addition to classic and boozy milkshakes. A dairy free milkshake option is also available.
Indianapolis and Carmel
Owner Carl Gordon started Gordon’s Milkshakes by offering gourmet milkshakes at the location on Massachusetts Avenue, next to the Bottleworks District. A second location recently opened in Carmel, with both shops offering epic milkshakes plus dairy free and vegan options. Alcohol can be added to any shake for an additional fee. Reviewers rank Gordon’s as one of the best boozy milkshakes in Indianapolis.
Just Pop In
Indianapolis – Broad Ripple
Along with a well-known gourmet popcorn selection, the Just Pop In Café in Broad Ripple offers a full lunch and dinner menu. The cafe also has a rotating selection of wine slushies that can be enjoyed on the cafe or patio.
Prodigy Burger Bar
Prodigy Burger Bar is a popular craft burger bar with locations in Indy, Carmel, and Greenwood. It offers a range of food offerings for adults and kids. Dessert options include classic milkshakes and a selection ‘for those over 21’ with flavors such as PBB Mudslide and Milks-ology.
Indianapolis – Downtown
The newest addition to the downtown sweet scene is the Sugar Factory. The Sugar Factory menu has a range of brunch, lunch, and dinner items as well as sweet treats and adult beverages. Twists on classic ice cream treats include the Campfire Spiked S’Mores Milkshake and a Root Beer Float made with spirits.
Sun King Brewery
Sun King has four Indiana locations including downtown Indy, Fishers, Carmel, and Kokomo. Sun King Slushies vary by the month. The month of May featured a strawberry lemonade and June is a Pina Colada.
This Westfield winery offers a creative spin on slushies, with new flavors shared often on their social media pages. One of Urban Vines most recent slushie flavors is a Blueberry Lemon wine slushy, made with a blueberry pie filling layer, topped with blueberry-lemon wine slushy. Urban Vines also offers live music, events, and fire pit rentals.
Wahlburgers has a menu for the whole family. It features starters, salads, burgers, fries, and a kids meal. Beverages for adults include a Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade, Mud Pie Milkshake, and Birthday Cake Milkshake.
Indianapolis – Downtown
Located a block away from Lucas Oil Stadium, this dive bar is a staple in downtown Indianapolis. Though it does not have milkshakes on the menu, it does feature liquor ice cream. Check out Whistle Stop’s social media page for flavors including 1800 Black Cherry Margarita Adult Ice Cream.
Wine Market Indy
Indianapolis – Fountain Square
At Wine Market Indy in Fountain Square, patrons can pick a slushie flavor (e.g. strawberry or watermelon) then a mix-in (e.g. rose, moscato, vodka, or rum), mix, and enjoy! The shop offers wine from smaller producers plus a nice offering of mixed plates.
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Check out our round-up of the best ice cream and frozen treats around Indianapolis here!