Chris Purcell
By: Chris Purcell

When the temperature heats up in sunny Orange County then there is no better way to cool off than with a delicious milkshake. The area is well-known for its wide variety of eateries and restaurants. It comes to no surprise that this foodie destination also harbors some of the best milkshakes in the state. Here are some of the best milkshakes in Orange County, CA that you’ll want to bring along on your next trip to the beach.

Strickland’s Ice Cream

This ice cream franchise was founded in 1936 and has been dishing up delicious ice cream ever since. It started with the original owner developing his own rich ice cream recipe after years of working for Akron Pure Milk. Strickland’s is famous for their frozen custard and milkshakes. They use an antique dipper for their ice cream cones that gives it a unique “stretched” appearance. Their milkshakes come in a variety of flavors like pineapple, strawberry, Oreo cookie, peanut butter, caramel, butterscotch, cherry, and more. Make sure to stop in frequently to try the new flavor of the day.

The Straw: Modern Milkshakes

This place puts a modern twist on milkshakes with friendly service and a beautiful presentation. The milkshakes here are on the pricier end, but worth every penny. The milkshakes are carefully crafted with creative ingredients. You’ll find crowd-pleaser shakes such as the China Doll, a milkshake crafted with sea salt caramel and fortune cookies, and The Wonka, a white chocolate shake made with cranberries, blackberries, raspberries and topped with a colorful display of confetti sprinkles, pop rocks, and a candy straw. This joint also serves up grilled cheese masterpieces such as The Giada, a beef and chicken meatball grilled cheese with mozzarella and rosemary. You won’t be disappointed with the options at this trendy eatery.


The Shakeaway is the world’s largest milkshake bar company and located in “Surf City,” the perfect place for ice cream on a hot, sunny day. In addition to milkshakes, they also serve up fat-free frozen yogurt and smoothies with their low fat, crispy fries. You’ll want to try one of their re-invented milkshakes that are handmade to order featuring fresh, real ingredients. The shakes can be made with ice cream or fat-free frozen yogurt and the first flavor is free! Choose from a variety of flavor categories with a long list of options in each one. Flavor categories are sweety, chocolatey, cakey, biscuity, fruity, and “everything elsey.” Coming up with the perfect, custom shake is a fun experience that you won’t want to miss out on.


Honeymee is a unique eatery that focuses on serving 100% pure and natural honey with their ice cream made from fresh, Californian milk .The honey comes from a local, certified bee farm and the milk is produced on a family-owned, kosher certified dairy factory. Honeymee never adds artificial flavors or colors to its ice cream. They prefer the authentic, sweet taste of natural honey. They have a variety of fresh, honey milkshakes to keep you coming back for more such as sea salt chocolate, matcha, and lavender flavors.

Chris Purcell
By: Chris Purcell

Attorney Chris Purcell is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara College of Law. He exclusively represents the victims of personal injury and wrongful death. Chris was part of the team that won California’s largest-ever wrongful death judgment – a $150 million verdict for a family devastated by a tragic trucking accident. In 2011, he received the Top Gun Award given by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association.