Old Fashioned Milk Shakes Since 1946: Brent’s Drugs

It’s hard to find a better spot for a traditional, old school milkshake than the original soda fountain and burger spot in Fondren – Brent’s Drugs.

Each month, there’s a seasonal flavor that spans combinations of sweets and treats. In addition to the monthly flavors, there are ten signature flavors to indulge in on any given day.

If you want to jazz it up a bit, you can combine a number of extra add-ins ranging from an assortment of candies, syrups, hot fudge, nuts and fruit.

On a recent trip, I had a taste for something cool, refreshing and dreamy. The selection was obvious: the orange dreamsicle milkshake was the only way to go. This masterpiece tastes like a mashup of the 90’s orange push-up pops of my childhood, blended with vanilla ice cream on a hot summer day.

Made with vanilla ice cream, orange sherbet, vanilla syrup, and topped with a dollop of whipped cream, a cherry, and a slice of orange, this milkshake is as colorfully appealing as it is tasty. It isn’t shy on the calories either, but who counts calories?

The straws are big enough to keep your jaws from sticking to your teeth as you slurp the creamy and smooth goodness. Served in the cutest fountain shop glass, with visions of antique soda fountain nostalgia in the background, this sipping scene felt like it needed to be in Grease. And trust me, I left out no theatrics in my delight of this cool, refreshing, and sweet treat. In fact, I’m pretty sure I strutted from my seat to the door like Rizzo on the first day of my senior year.

Don’t worry about whether my theatrics were over the top: the folks at Brent’s are quite accustomed to actors, cameras and film crews in this space. There have been many styled photoshoots and maybe even a movie scene or two filmed here.

There’s simply no better place to get an old-fashioned milkshake – or any milkshake for that matter – Jackson.

If you haven’t treated yourself to a milkshake at Brent’s, you’re missing out on 12 ounces of sheer happiness in a glass. Get there soon.

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Carlyn Hicks

Carlyn Hicks, founder of Jackson Foodies, lover of all things culinary, pro-Jackson advocate. All opinions expressed in this post are the opinions of the writer and not necessarily those of Sipp Jackson.

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