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Reviewed November 14, 2023 via mobile

My sister told me I needed to try a date shake in Palm Springs and I’m so glad did. I got the lactose free version with bananas and it was amazing. If you’re in the area, you need to try it!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed October 22, 2023 via mobile

Huge variety of shake flavors. Settled on Oreo, Salted Caramel and Almond Joy. All were delicious. They offer different sizes from 9oz. to 20 oz. Would definitely come here again.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed June 8, 2023

Came on a recommendation and it didn't disappoint. So many choices it was hard to choose just one. We ordered a banana caramel, graham -a banana fudge malt- a cookie and caramel swirl and a strawberry butterscotch...NO ONE EVEN TALKED once we got them...they were...all outstanding. A little pricey but probably within community standards. The people working there were friendly and quick. I'd go backMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed May 17, 2023 via mobile

Really disappointed. We were all looking forward to a shake and the reviews seemed to indicate this was the place. However, they use soft serve ice cream to make shakes and then add flavoring. We gave it a try and the only person who like...theirs was the individual in our group who ordered mint. The shakes are expensive for a small size. The only bright spot the cookie which came with the shake. We would not return.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed February 22, 2023 via mobile

We ordered online. They had our orders ready for us when we arrived. We tried their date shakes since we heard they were good and never one before. My wife and I really enjoyed it. We did have trouble finding street parking but there is...a free parking garage near by. If in Palm Springs treat yourself to a Great Shake.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed January 19, 2023

I don’t have too much to add except agree that these are indeed very good shakes. There are 4 size choices. We all got the 12 oz which was the second smallest. If I had to do it all over again I would have gotten...the smallest one- the 9oz, just because I felt way overstuffed. Had I gotten the 9oz I might have wanted to go back and try another flavor, but after the 12 oz i felt like I didn’t need to go back on this vacation! They all come with a mini donut and mine also had an Oreo in it. The counter servers were very friendly and nice! I would say this is a must if you are an ice cream/shake fan! I mostly ate the shake with a spoon- too thick for the straw!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed November 15, 2022

It was a good date shake...if it had more dates in it, would have been a great shake (no pun intended). The customer service was excellent, very friendly! Our date shake was more like a vanilla shake with walnuts and a hint of pureed dates....It was good, but we were expecting a more date forward shake. The mini cake they put on the straw was cute but tasted awful...next time will ask if they can add more dates and omit the mini cake ;)More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed July 25, 2022

We always try to pop in for a shake , they are delicious. I love the mini donut they add and the homemade whipped cream is the best

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed May 31, 2022 via mobile

Temperature was over 100 degrees and we stopped here for a shake. The menu is extensive and the shakes were the best we have ever tasted - not to be missed!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 28, 2022

A tour guide recommended this place for shakes. Our family all had the date shake since the area is known for dates. It was thick and delicious with small chunks of dates. The best!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 17, 2022 via mobile

I just heard that date shakes are a thing in CA. I tried one at Great Shakes in Palm Springs. What a dessert!! They offer their homemade whipped cream which is fabulous! Don’t skip that part of the calories. Also featured is an oversized straw...(should be a requirement for all shakes :)) with a mini donut. The staff was friendly and the place was kept very clean. A great stop in downtown Palm Springs.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 8, 2022 via mobile

Heard the thing to get in Palm Springs was a date milkshake so googled and Great Shakes was just around the corner in the La Plaza/Downtown area. It’s the cutest 50s decorated shop, with vintage dinette chairs, Rat Pack photos on the wall and cool...lighting fixtures. I was dubious about a shake made with dates but it was fantastic. Small bits of dates were noticeable within the ice cream mixture tho not overly so. The little cake donut on the straw was an adorable addition. Wish I lived in the area, I’d love to try all their flavors and I’d def get a date shake again.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 1, 2022 via mobile

Service was quick, and a abundance of flavors. Served with a mini donut. Not sure it was worth the 10.25 but enjoyed the salted caramel flavor.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed July 18, 2021 via mobile

We came here for dessert and a walk in rejuvenated downtown Palm Springs after dinner. This is a cheerful place with polite helpful staff. And so many choices! The shakes we had: salted caramel, strawberry and pistachios, were just fantastically rich and yummy. It’s our...reward for a long day of sweaty grueling golfing in supper hot weather.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 3, 2021

These are the best shakes ever, made with premium vanilla base which you can also get lactose free, made with care and patience, a short wait that is worth it. I had the date shake with walnuts; they put a cute little mini doughnut around...the straw! You would not believe how many flavors they have. You can also get cookies and such. Tiny place next to a souvenir and clothing shop. Local family business. Support it!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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