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Great Shakes is a Palm Springs and Coachella Valley landmark.
These are the best shakes and malts I have experienced since I was a kid, I also think these shakes and malts are better than I remember as a kid.
As a business owner and...resident of Palm Springs, I must applaud the owners, the Nelson family, for keeping this wondrous tradition alive with not only great shakes and malts but with great staff and creative curbside.
We have friends from all over the world visiting all year and this is one of the traditional stops at Great Shakes...I love to see all my friend's and relative's faces after that first taste, priceless!
To all visitors of Palm Springs, this is a Palm Springs tradition, a must-visit.
PS- Small doughnut is the best with every shake, what does that mean you ask?
Trust me, visit and see for yourself ~More
Had a really great caramel shake - they make their own caramel sauce, and that made a difference. They obviously use good ice cream, as it was very rich and creamy! Lots of flavors and combinations to pick. Go back the next day!!
I usually treat myself to a date shake (or 2) while in Palm Springs. This is one of the best (I think the street fair in Palm Desert may have them beat) Be sure to stop in while on your walk around town.
It has been a long time since I have had the kind of shake that my memory creates of my childhood experience. Did Great Shakes ever deliver! I will probably not try another until I go back to Palm Springs, it was that good. I...had the vanilla bean with no whipped cream and it was delicious...the finishing touch with a very thick straw and a donut flourish were delightful.More