A Definitive Ranking of Chick-fil-A's Desserts
When you think of Chick-fil-A, you probably imagine fried chicken nuggets, tenders and sandwiches—but you're really missing out if you haven't also sampled from their seriously scrumptious dessert menu.
Of course, some of their sweet treats deserve more of your attention than the others. While we wouldn't say there are any bad options on the list, it's best to prioritize the tastiest ones—and here's our ranking of every Chick-fil-A dessert, from pretty good to the very best.
10. Frosted Coffee
If you're expecting a coffee milkshake from Chick-fil-A's Frosted Coffee, think again. This unique drink is cold brew mixed with the restaurant's signature Icedream soft serve, and surprisingly, all of that ice cream barely offsets the strong coffee taste. It's actually quite good if you love a cup of powerful cup of cold brew with just a little cream and sugar, but if you're looking for a sweet dessert, this isn't it. It's also packed with as much caffeine as you'd expect from cold brew, so keep that in mind when ordering with dinner.
9. Strawberry Milkshake
Despite the fact that it's made with real strawberries, this milkshake always tastes strangely artificial to us. Strawberry has always been our least favorite flavor in the Neopolitan trifecta, and this shake doesn't elevate the flavor much. Though we'll still partake when we're craving something fruity, we don't think it'll ever be our go-to shake.
8. Frosted Lemonade
We're usually all over lemon-flavored anything, and when we first had the Frosted Lemonade, we were pretty disappointed. It's made by mixing Icedream soft serve with Chick-fil-A's iconic lemonade (or their diet lemonade, if that's your thing) into one sweetly tart drink. While we expected something like a lemon creamsicle, the flavor is heavier on the sweet, creamy side than the lemony side. It doesn't quite feel like the right balance of the two flavors, so it doesn't entirely work for us. However, the ratio can vary a bit every time you order it and some experiences may be better than others.
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7. Icedream Cup
What can we say about the Icedream Cup? It's just vanilla Icedream soft-serve, presented in a small cup, and while it tastes perfectly nice, it doesn't really have any wow factor to it. Something about it always leaves us wanting more—and the low-calorie mixture melts quite fast, leaving you with a creamy puddle if you're not quick.
6. Icedream Cone
We're ranking this Icedream Cone slightly higher than the Icedream Cup simply because the wafer cone mixes things up a bit. It's still not a very captivating dessert, and you might have to eat it even faster if you don't want it to wind up in your lap, but there's nothing offensive about it, either.
5. Vanilla Milkshake
While we enjoy a good scoop of vanilla ice cream as much as the next person, it's tough for a vanilla milkshake to leave much of a lasting impression. It's sweet and creamy, granting everything you might expect from a milkshake, but being plain vanilla it's tough for it to go above and beyond—especially compared to the other flavors on this list.
4. Cookies & Cream Milkshake
Pretty much everything is made better with cookies and cream, but this shake doesn't quite live up to the standard. It has a vanilla base that's packed full of chocolatey cookie crumbs, but they don't add as much crunch or chocolate flavor as we'd hoped. They're definitely more cream than cookies, though it could be improved a lot if that went the other way 'round. It's very good, but it could be even better.
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3. Chocolate Milkshake
We don't even really like chocolate ice cream, but there's something undeniably satisfying about a chocolate milkshake. It's rich and sweet in all the right ways, and with enough chocolate flavor to be decadent without feeling overpowering. This shake makes us understand the hype, and is all too easy to slurp down.
2. Chocolate Fudge Brownie
Few things can beat a delicious, fudgy chocolate brownie, and Chick-fil-A always hits the mark in the baked goods department. It's served warm and soft with a gooey chocolate center, satisfying the needs of any chocoholic. If there's one downside, it's that it might be too rich—but that hasn't ever stopped us from eating the whole thing in one sitting.
1. Chocolate Chunk Cookie
Few things beat a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie, and this is no exception. This cookie is full of milk chocolate and dark chocolate chunks, and has oats right in the dough, making it a hearty cookie with a nice amount of bite. It's the ultimate version of an oatmeal cookie, and it always tastes like it's fresh out of the oven. Other fast food cookies can't hope to compare—and that's why this is Chick-fil-A's best dessert yet.
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