The Yard Milkshake Bar in Austin – Detailed Review

Stefi Hsia | September 2, 2022

The Yard Milkshake Bar in Austin is more than just your average ice cream shop; it’s every sweet tooth’s biggest dream. The milkshakes (or as I like to call edible art pieces) are made with uniquely-flavored ice creams while topped with anything from waffles to brownies to full-sized cupcakes.

Owners Logan and Chelsea Green created The Yard Milkshake Bar in 2017 after envisioning a brand that was bigger than just your average dessert shop. The Alabama locals brought the idea to Shark Tank in 2019 and have opened 23 storefronts since. With every store-front having its own unique creations based on its location, the tasty treats never disappoint.

The Yard Milkshake Bar Menu

Now, what makes this milkshake so special? The Yard has a hand-crafted menu of mouth-watering desserts that range from Creamy Caramel S’more to the Rainbow Chip Brownie. One of the Yard’s staples includes “The Mermaid” which is a birthday cake ice cream with pink marshmallow cream topped with whipped cream, rock candy, and a white chocolate mermaid tail… my actual childhood dream.

A local Austin favorite may be the Austin-area exclusive: “Keep Austin Weird”. This colorful milkshake consists of cinnamon bun ice cream in a vanilla iced jar rolled with cinnamon sugar, along with a rainbow whipped cream and a churro placed on top. Flavors you would never expect that work so well together.

Although they can’t promise a lower calorie count, The Yard also has a gluten-free and vegan option. “The Cereal Killer” is a gluten-free marshmallow ice cream with marshmallow cream drizzled and rolled in fruity pebbles. More of a chocolate fan? The “Not Milk” is a chocolate chunk oat milk vegan ice cream with crushed vegan chocolate chip cookies and chocolate drizzle.

The Yard also has an extended menu if you’re not in the mood for a milkshake. One of their classics is an edible cookie dough mixture that is pressed into one of their famous “The Yard” labeled jars. Along with the cookie dough are Speciality bowls that are a more condensed version of the extravagant milkshakes.

The Yard Milkshake Bar Online Ordering Process

Craving this tasty treat in the comfort of your own home? The Yard Milkshake Bar has an online “Milkshake Kit” that can be sent to your home with all the ingredients for multiple servings. Although a lot of it you have to assemble yourself, it’s the same ingredients that the shop uses and even comes with a pre-dipped jar shipped frozen in dry ice. Even though it is definitely an interesting take on ordering from home, the kits make for a fun activity and delicious treat that satisfies just like the in-person store.

Location + Opening and Closing Hours

The Yard Milkshake Bar is located in the Domain at 3400 Esperanza Xing. Its hours are 11 am-10 pm on Friday and Saturday and 11 am-9 pm on Sunday-Thursday.

Conclusion

Have a sugary idea of your own? On the Yard’s website, there is an option for customers to submit their own milkshake ideas, in a unique way to connect with customers.

The Yard Milkshake Bar Austin is truly a luxurious dessert experience that will satisfy any lingering sweet tooth you may have. Although on the pricey side, the unique take on a milkshake is a testament to creativity and fun in the food industry that is not often seen. Its creations are one-of-a-kind and an unfulfilled childhood dream a lot of us might have.

Photo credit: https://www.theyardmilkshakebar.com/austin-menu