Published: 12:40, 24 August 2021
| Updated: 12:55, 24 August 2021
With milkshakes off the menu at some branches of fastfood giant McDonald's, fans could be at a loss for where to get their fix of the sugary sweet treat.
So here are some alternative options for places to go in Kent for top-notch shakes.
This ice cream shop in Central Parade is no novice when it comes to milkshakes.
Its range of more than 28 flavours is made from mouth-watering home-made Italian gelato.
Home delivery is also an option. Search Makcari's Herne Bay on Facebook for more.
A family-run ice cream parlour, also in Central Parade, with plenty of shakes on the menu.
It was recently forced to shut due to flooding at the weekend but is very much back up and running.
Also try Extra Scoops in Kings Hall and Scoops Tankerton.
For more, search Scoops Herne Bay on Facebook.
Hot Rod Diner
Customers get 'All Shook Up' about the Hot Rod Diner in the high street where the Elvis is among its Hot Rod signature shakes.
In case anyone wants to know, it's made from peanut butter and bananas. Others include the Blue Moon (Oreo and bubblegum) and the Marathon (chocolate, peanut butter and salted caramel)
For the full menu, click here.
Found next to Boots, Coffee Corner at Westwood Cross shopping centre does not just fulfil your hot drink desires.
Its milkshakes have previously included a Crunchie bar flavour and peanut butter and Nutella.
Search Coffee Corner Westwood Cross on Facebook.
Puddings Coffee Shop
Puddings in Week Street is popular, listed as sixth out of 46 places for quick bites in Maidstone on Tripadvisor.
"What an absolute little gem this place is," said one reviewer. "Me and my wife both had a milkshake which was gorgeous."
Puddings Coffee Shop Maidstone is on Facebook.
Based in the Mall shopping centre, Blendini sells a range of milkshakes, smoothies and hot drinks.
Choose a flavour from its 'bubble wall' and mix in your favourite chocolate bar.
It also serves smoothies, coffees, hot drinks, frappes and ice cream.
The Pop-Up Cafe
Situated in the high street, shake fans can order crushed up well-known favourites such as Aero, Daim and Oreo for a 'thickshake like no other'.
Better still, it's open seven days a week.
Search Pop Up Cafe, Deal on Facebook for more.
Chill Time Milkshake Bar
Nestled in County Square Shopping Centre, this bar has been bashing out shakes for a number of years.
You can add extra flavours, supplements, toppings, or if you prefer, bottoms.
For more, click here.
As well as being the go-to place for a burger for its loyal fans, they can also be washed down with a shake. Deal, Maidstone and Gravesend are among the towns in Kent with a branch.
There's no messing about at Wimpy, which sticks with the traditional vanilla, strawberry, chocolate and banana thick shakes.
Find one in Ashford, Dartford, Sittingbourne, Strood, Chatham and Maidstone.
The dessert chain specialist, there are several dotted around Kent, including Maidstone, Canterbury and Tunbridge Wells.