I’ve waxed poetic on the ice cream sundae before – perfect scoops of rich, creamy ice cream covered in warm fudge, and topped with whipped cream and a cherry.  Ahhhh… 

You can do a lot of miraculous things with truly outstanding ice cream.

Like milkshakes.  Milkshakes inspire poets the world ’round.  Also teachers, writers, entrepreneurs, and parents.  Hell, milkshakes could probably power peace talks if folks would just give them a chance.

At the risk of sounding snooty, I consider myself a bit of a milkshake connoisseur (if by connoisseur you mean picky and opinionated).  Over the years I dare say I’ve tried this treat in nearly every available restaurant.  Arby’s, Hardee’s, McDonald’s, Burger King, Chic-fil-a, Steak ‘n Shake, Dairy Queen, Wendy’s – all make a valiant effort at serving up a milkshake worth the splurge, and some qualify as a decent backup to my dream dessert.  But nobody, and I mean nobody, can pull off a milkshake like Cookout.

Sweet baby Jesus, no one should leave this earth without being blissed out by one of these concoctions.

Cookout is old school, making single size milkshakes with quality ice cream and milk.  The 16 ounce delight weighs in at 760 calories with 36 grams of fat and is worth every single bit of that decadence. People have been known to shed tears of joy while sipping, they’re that good.  Sure, there’s also the fact that Cookout offers over forty flavors, including seasonal offerings of fresh watermelon and egg nog, but their strength doesn’t lie in some flashy menu selection.  It’s the fact that Every Single One of those milkshakes is utterly delightful.

So, my friends…if you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of living somewhere without a Cookout (and my heart breaks if you do), use this handy locator to plan your next weekend getaway.  It will totally be worth it.