Monster Shakes Palm Springs Best Cool Treats in the Desert

August 4, 2019 in California, Food Reviews, Travel - 8 Comments

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It’s no secret that I love dessert. During my recent trip to Palm Springs, I used Yelp to look for the best desserts and found Monster Shake Palm Springs.

Monster Shake is right. These Instagram worthy shakes are no joke.

Come between meals because these are belly-busting shakes. Stop by after you eat at Eight4Nine Restaurant and before drinks at Mr. Lyons Steakhouse. Wear something with an elastic waistband or plan to let out your belt a notch or two.

Having a Monster Shake is a must-do in Palm Springs, a quick detour if you’re visiting Joshua Tree and a refreshing treat from the heat during Coachella.

Vegan or dairy-free? Monster Shake has your back. They offer vegan and dairy-free options.

Monster Shake Palm Springs Best Cool Treats in the Desert

chocolate ice cream monster shake with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, graham crackers, chocolate bar, and marshmallows

Adam and Yana Page opened Monster Shakes on December 7, 2018. The Pages, former owner’s of Lapperts in Palm Springs, know ice cream and it shows.

Monster Shakes offers a variety of sweet treats from shakes, ice cream, frozen yogurt, gelato, banana splits, ice cream cookie sandwiches, floats, smoothies, shaved ice, and acai and pitaya bowls.

They have six flavors of Dole Whip frozen yogurt: Pineapple, mango, lemon, orange, raspberry, strawberry. Yes, you can get it outside of Disneyland and Disneyworld!

Familiar with the giant shake craze Yana wanted to offer something similar. Made from Lappert’s and Fosselmen’s gourmet ice cream and Yana’s homemade frosting and whipped cream. When was the last time you had fresh whipped cream?

The family-friendly Monster Shakes aren’t spiked like Sugar Factory’s Campfire Spiked Smores Milkshake. But you could spike them yourself. Ralph’s grocery store is in the same shopping area. Pop in for an adult beverage to add to your shake and enjoy outside on the patio.

Nor are they topped with a giant slice of cheesecake like the “One and Only” New Yorker Cake Shake at Junior’s Cheesecake in New York. But some are topped with an ice cream cookie sandwich and a slice of birthday cake.

12 Monster Shakes

With 12 Monster Shakes to choose from, there’s a shake to please everyone’s sweet tooth. Monster Shakes Palm Springs stands out among the giant, big shakes because of their creativity and a willingness to experiment with flavors and combinations.

Like kryptonite is Superman’s weakness, marshmallows are mine. So I had to get the Give Me S’More. But it was a struggle because they all sounded so good.

Give Me S’More

woman with brown hair and glasses enjoying a s'mores monster shake
S’mores? Uh, yes!

The Give Me S’More Monster Shake brings back memories of summer camp and beach bonfires. This giant shake blends vanilla and chocolate ice cream with graham crackers and topped with homemade whipped cream, a Hershey chocolate bar chunk, half a graham cracker, and a garnish of three freshly roasted marshmallows. A liberal helping of chocolate syrup coats the inside of the Mason jar. Two inches of the top of the jar is slathered with homemade chocolate frosting and crushed graham crackers.

Yep, I ate the whole thing. 

Pro-tip: Ask about the DJ Marshmallow head – a marshmallow stuffed with chocolate.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch

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Two great flavors make up the Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Monster Shake. This big shake combines chocolate ice cream with peanut butter and topped with homemade whipped cream, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, pretzels, chocolate and caramel syrup and a garnish of chocoate wafers. Chocolate syrup coats the inside of the Mason jar and homemade chocolate frosting and Reese’s Pieces or M&Ms covers the top two inches.

Poppin’ Salted Caramel

Poppin’ Salted Caramel Monster Shake is the perfect combination of salty and sweet. The base of this giant shake is vanilla ice cream topped with crunchy caramel popcorn, roasted peanuts, homemade whipped cream, and a garnish of three chocolate rolled wafer sticks. Caramel syrup coats the inside of the Mason jar and the outside is covered in homemade vanilla frosting and chocolate sea salt caramels.

Cotton Candy Explosion

The kid in you will love the Cotton Candy Explosion Monster Shake. Playful and fun, they look great on Instagram. This big shakes features cotton candy ice cream topped with pink and white cotton candy, rainbow candy or lollipop, homemade whipped cream, and a garnish of fruit flavored marshmallows. Strawberry syrup lines the inside of the Mason jar and homemade vanilla icing and rainbow sprinkles covered the outside.

I LOVE cotton candy and would have got this shake if it weren’t for the cotton candy ice cream. 

Cookie Monster

C is for Cookie! The Cookie Monster Shake would delight our furry blue friend. This monster shake combines blue vanilla Oreo and cookie dough ice cream with marshmallow cream, and topped with homemade whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and a chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich. Blue syrups coats the inside of the Mason jar with the outside covered in homemade vanilla frosting and Cookie Crisp cereal 

Coffee Donuccino

Coffee and donuts? Yes, please! The Coffee Donuccino Monster Shake showcases Kona coffee ice cream and is topped with homemade whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles, donut holes, and a garnish of chocolate rolled wafer sticks. Caramel syrups coats the inside of the Mason jar and the outside is covered in homemade coffee frosting.

Oreo Cookie Coma

Oreo Cookie Coma (OCO) was the first Monster Shake flavor and is one of the most popular. Made from cookies & cream ice cream blended with chocolate syrup and topped with homemade whipped cream, chocolate syrup, Oreo cookies,  a chunk of  Hershey’s Oreo white chocolate bar, and garnished with chocolate rolled wafer sticks. Chocolate syrup lines the inside of the Mason jar. Homemade vanilla frosting and crumbled Oreo cookies cover the outside.

Do You Like Piña Coladas?

The Do You Like Piña Coladas Monster Shake will take you back to the late 70s. This groovy looking giant shake combine coconut and pineapple Dole Whip and is topped with homemade whipped cream, pineapple chunks, a cherry, and a chocolate-covered frozen banana garnish. Lime syrup coats the inside of the Mason jar and the outside is covered in homemade vanilla frosting and coconut flakes.

Pro-tip: Don’t like pineapple? Substitute another Dole Whip flavor.

Dairy-free Piña Colada

Vegan or lactose intolerant? Try the Dairy-free Piña Colada made from coconut sorbet and pineapple Dole whip  and topped with non-dairy whipped cream, pineapple chunks, a cherry, and garnished with a chocolate-covered frozen banana. Lime syrup lines the inside of the Mason jar with the outside covered in homemade vanilla frosting and coconut flakes.

Pro-tip: You can substitute a different Dole Whip.

Unicorn

The Unicorn Monster Shake is a favorite of the kids. Like the Cotton Candy Explosion it’s a burst of color and taste and makes a great Instagram photo. This shake features pink bubble gum topped with homemade whipped cream, pink cotton candy, rainbow candy, and a unicorn’s horn – sugar cone dipped in white chocolate and rainbow sprinkles and a scoop of strawberry ice cream. Strawberry syrup lines the inside of the Mason jar and homemade strawberry frosting with Pop Rocks coat the outside.

Strawberry Dreams Forever

Strawberry Dreams Forever Monster Shake will have you singing “Strawberry Fields Forever” and reliving childhood dreams. This shake features strawberry ice cream blended with strawberry syrup topped with homemade whipped cream, a sugar cone with scoop of strawberry ice cream, a fresh strawberry, and garnished with a strawberry Pop-Tart. Strawberry syrup coats the inside of the Mason jar and homemade strawberry frosting and red sprinkles coat the outside.

Chocolate Thunder

The Chocolate Thunder Monster Shake is a chocolate lover’s dream. This giant shake is chocolate through and through blending dark chocolate ice cream with chocolate syrup and topped with homemade whipped cream, chocolate covered cookies, chocolate sprinkles, and garnished with chocolate rolled wafer sticks. Chocolate syrup coats the inside of the Mason jar and the outside is covered in homemade chocolate frosting and tiny M&Ms.

Monster Shakes Palm Springs
425 South Sunrise Way, Suite H-7
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-325-9803

Hours:
Sunday to Thursday 11 am to 9:30 pm
Friday & Saturday 11 am to 11 pm

Conclusion

Monster Shakes Palm Springs is a must when visiting Palm Springs, Joshua Tree, or spending the weekend at Coachella.

Shakes feature Lappert’s and Fosselman’s ice cream and handmade frosting and whipped cream. They are so beautiful and Instagram worthy you might not want to eat them. But they’re too tasty not to devour. Fair warning, you may end up in a sugar coma.

I have another trip planned to Palm Springs and can’t wait to try another flavor or two…

Have you had Monster Shakes, giant shakes, or big shakes before? What is your favorite flavor?

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  • Shelby August 5, 2019 at 9:47 am

    All of them look so amazing…my fav is the chocolate peanut butter one…but I feel like I can smell the diabetes through the pictures!!!

  • Neha August 5, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    Wowzers these sure are some monster shakes. I would have picked the Oreo one but them again who can resist a S’More- not me! I love the idea of monster shakes but as a dessert to share. Don’t think I could eat one alone

  • Nina August 5, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    Wow this place looks so cool! I would be all about trying that strawberry one! My concern about a place like this is peanuts. I’m very allergic and saw that they are a part of a few of these. Do you know how careful they are to ensure that traces don’t get into other shakes? That’s always a worry of mine when I go to places like this.

  • Steph Social August 5, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    Wow I wish I had something like monster shakes near me! I would love to try that unicorn monster shake! So cool:) Sweeeet post 😉

  • Lorita August 5, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Omg these desserts look epic! I wanna try them all!

  • Michele C. August 5, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    I can’t decide which shake I want to devour first. They all look amazing.

  • Nish August 7, 2019 at 2:18 am

    Oh wow! All those shakes look so delicious!

  • Blairvillanueva August 11, 2019 at 8:54 am

    Those are truly gorgeous drink and desserts. I wouldn’t mind having it once 🙂

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