We aren’t talking chocolate – sometimes #basic is a good thing. We took the time to rank the vanilla milkshakes at some of the most popular fast food restaurants so you don’t have to waste your time figuring that out yourself.
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8. Dairy Queen
We were just as surprised as you probably are right now. But it’s true. Their vanilla milkshakes seemed to be blended ice with milk. We chalked this up to the vanilla being their base for other flavors, instead of the main event.
This shake became oddly frothy after a 5-minute wait and the texture was just watery in general. I had higher hopes for this milkshake.
Like Dairy Queen, we think the vanilla at Sonic is mostly used as a base. And that’s probably a good thing. It did have the strongest flavor out of the bunch, but was oddly chemically-vanilla tasting.
McDonald’s vanilla milkshake was very off-white, but the consistency was better than expected. They also gave us whipped cream and a cherry which is arguably the best part about their milkshakes.
4. Burger King
Although the consistency of this milkshake was not perfect, we thought that the slight Mexican vanilla flavor was deserving of a high ranking on our list. I still think the Oreo milkshake is the way to go though.
The vanilla flavor in this milkshake was on point. The texture was what it should be. Whataburger has vanilla down pat, but it wasn’t the most memorable.
Chick-fil-A gave us a powerful vanilla flavor and whipped cream with a cherry to boot. This milkshake is actually perfect with french fries.
Beating out their competitors by a landslide, Wendy’s proved to have the best vanilla milkshake in both true vanilla flavor and creamy consistency. The vanilla was not too overpowering but most definitely there while the texture was not too thick but not too thin.