As the commenters point out, Shake Shack is indeed among the few chain restaurants that serve real ice cream. According to the Shake Shack website, the chain uses real cane sugar and cage-free eggs and makes its ice cream on-site each day. That’s more than can be said for Dairy Queen and its soft serve “ice milk,” though if you’re looking for something with lower fat, that might be the way to go.
Ingredients aside, Shake Shack gets props from commenters for the options on its ice cream menu. In addition to frozen custard and floats, the chain offers six different milkshakes, arguably among the best milkshakes in the U.S. What’s more, Shake Shack ice cream can be topped with whipped cream, caramel, chocolate chips, you name it. And best of all, the internet doesn’t have an ongoing joke regarding the state of this chain’s ice cream machines — chef’s kiss.
Of course, all this just goes to say that many of us are probably sleeping on the ice cream at Shake Shack, considering our first thought is of burgers and fries. In the words of one commenter, “Never had Shake Shack but I can’t wait to try it.”