Top 10 Worst Milkshakes In The US & UK

Welcome to the countdown of some of the most high calorie, sugar-laden drinks on the planet.

There’s a few ground rules before we get underway:

  • Only one entry per restaurant.
  • Rankings are based on sugar content (with Saturated Fat as a tie-breaker).
  • Only featuring milkshakes from restaurant chains with nutrition tables on this site

A reminder that a can of Coca-Cola contains 35 grams of sugar and what you’re about to see in the top 10 far surpasses that.

10. Applebee’s Strawberry Shake

Sugar: 116 grams

9. McDonald’s (USA) Large Chocolate Shake

Sugar: 122 grams

8. Denny’s Cake Batter Milkshake

Sugar: 122 grams


7. Harvester’s Cookie Monster Freakshake

Sugar: 124 grams

6. Steak ‘n’ Shake Oreo Red Velvet Milkshake

Sugar: 130 grams

5. Jack In The Box 24oz Chocolate Shake with Whip

Sugar: 130 grams

4. Arby’s Large Jamocha Handcrafted Shake

Sugar: 141 grams

3. Red Robin Monster Chocolate Malt

Sugar: 156 grams

2. TGI Friday’s Extreme Toasted S’mores Shake

Sugar: 190 grams

1. Sonic Drive-In Large Strawberry Cheesecake Shake

Sugar: 190 grams

Sonic Drive-In is the outright winner, with a Strawberry Cheesecake Shake offering up 190 grams of sugar. That’s the same as 5.4 cans of Coca-Cola or over 900ml of Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Dough Ice Cream!!

If you know of a restaurant that should be on the list and they provide nutritional information then please submit your suggestions to