If you give a kid a milkshake, he’ll like you a lot.
But if you give a kid unlimited milkshakes, he’ll love you forever.
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Two weeks ago, I was invited to experience Johnny Rockets 2.0. The theme restaurant recently underwent a complete brand refresh, ditching its 50s diner vibe in favor of a more modern dining experience. No more jukeboxes. No more dancing servers dressed in soda fountain uniforms.
No reason not to attend.
The event happened to be on Jordan’s birthday, and since Johnny Rockets has always been family friendly, we decided that we’d all go down to Georgetown to celebrate Daddy’s special day with hand-crafted burgers and thick, creamy shakes.
As soon as we sat down, our super nice server brought us a milkshake — and sweet potato fries, onion rings, and bacon cheese fries. While we were eating our burgers (made with 100% domestic farm-raised beef, btw), we were offered another milkshake.
Then the boys were asked if they wanted to see how a milkshake is made, so we walked over to the open kitchen to watch his strawberry Oreo shake get hand-spun.
That’s three milkshakes so far, if you’re counting.
Also, Asa decided that he’d rather slurp down a milkshake instead of eating his chicken fingers, and he might have consumed nearly an entire one by himself. (Yes, we later regretted our decision to let him drink so much.)
And as we were packing up to leave, another friendly server brought us two more milkshakes in nifty to-go cups.
Can you guess why Johnny Rockets is my kids’ new favorite restaurant?
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Unfortunately, Johnny Rockets is in Georgetown, and we don’t get down there much as a family. So if Levi and Asa need a milkshake fix, I can either take them to a local ice cream shop or make them myself.
You probably can’t go wrong mixing a scoop of ice cream and some milk in a blender, but there are more elaborate — and therefore, more delicious — ways to make a milkshake. A quick search brings up enough milkshake recipes to satisfy every sweet tooth, but here are a few that look particularly decadent:
Milkshake Recipes Worth the Stomach Ache Later
Which flavor sounds the best to you?
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(bottom milkshake photo via The MerryThought)