A Definitive Ranking of Chick-fil-A's Desserts
If you've never ordered one of their sweet treats, it might be time you did. Keep scrolling for our ranking of each one, from pretty good to the very best.
10. Frosted Coffee
If you're expecting a coffee milkshake, think again. Chick-fil-A's Frosted Coffee consists of cold brew mixed with the restaurant's signature Icedream soft serve. Surprisingly, all of that Icecream 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. Also, if you have a caffeine sensitivity like me, you'll definitely want to avoid this drink.
9. Strawberry Milkshake
Despite the fact that it's made with real strawberries, this milkshake always tastes strangely artificial to me. Strawberry has always been my least favorite flavor in the Neopolitan trifecta, and this shake doesn't elevate the flavor much. Though I'll still partake when I'm craving something fruity, I don't think it'll ever be my go-to shake.
8. Frosted Lemonade
I'm usually all over lemon-flavored anything, and when I first had the Frosted Lemonade, I was pretty disappointed. It's made by mixing Icedream soft serve with Chick-fil-A's signature lemonade (or their diet lemonade, if that's your thing) into one sweetly tart drink. While I expected something like a lemon creamsicle, the flavor is heavier on the sweet, creamy side than the lemony side. I don't think it's the right balance of the two flavors, so it doesn't entirely work for me. However, the ratio can vary a bit every time you order it and some experiences may be better than others.
7. Icedream Cone
What can I say about the Icedream cone? It's vanilla Icedream soft serve in a wafer cone, and while it tastes perfectly nice, there isn't much that's special about it, either. Whenever I finish it I'm left wanting more. Plus, the low-calorie ice cream mixture melts really fast, so eat it quick before it all winds up in your lap.
6. Vanilla Milkshake
While I enjoy a good scoop of vanilla ice cream, 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.
5. Cookies & Cream Milkshake
Pretty much everything is made better by 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 I 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.
4. Chocolate Milkshake
I 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 me understand the hype.
3. 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.
2. Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake
This treat is a holiday exclusive, but I wish I could enjoy it all year round. The milkshake tastes like a liquid starlight mint, and the shake is absolutely packed with tiny bits of peppermint hard candy and chocolate bits. While I do find it a little weird that a minty drink comes with a cherry on top, I can't fault it for that. If you love sweet treats and the holidays, you're going to enjoy this, too.
1. Peach Milkshake
Why do Chick-fil-A's best milkshakes have to be seasonal? Their peach milkshake only makes an appearance during the summer months, though it really should grace the menu every day of the year. The light, peachy flavor combines wonderfully with the vanilla for an experience that's refreshing while still satisfying your sweet tooth, and it's even full of hunks of fresh peaches. Once you taste it, you'll be yearning for a year-long summer, too.
Everyone knows that the best Chick-fil-A items are served in the morning. Click HERE for a definitive ranking of everything on the Chick-fil-A breakfast menu.