Long Island milkshake picks

Kristen Picciano of Kings Park serves a Cookies

Kristen Picciano of Kings Park serves a Cookies and Cream milkshake at Relish in Kings Park. (Oct. 9, 2011) (Credit: John Dunn)

The union of ice cream, milk and syrup produces the wonder known as a milkshake. You can sip it, spoon it, have it with a meal, after a meal or even as a meal.

Here are three restaurants whose shakes can shake your world.

RELISH, Kings Park

Chef-owner Steve Cardello uses Edy's ice cream and, sometimes, even crushed-up candy bars and fruit, to make first-rate shakes in such varieties as Butterfingers, bananas Foster and caramel cappuccino. Price: $4.50 to $5.

BOBBY'S BURGER PALACE, Lake Grove

From Iron Chef Bobby Flay come superstar milkshakes and malteds. Topped with real whipped cream, they're available in such flavors as dark chocolate, pistachio and coffee. Price: $5 to $7.

CHEEBURGER CHEEBURGER, Farmingdale, Greak Neck, Plainview

At these separately owned '50s-themed burger spots, great shakes in a crazy array of flavors -- chocolate cherry, coconut cream pie, Irish cream -- begin with Edy's ice cream. Price: $3.79 to $5.49.

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