#75 of 101 Pigeon Forge Restaurants

The Yard Milkshake Bar

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The Yard Milkshake Bar – Monstrous Milkshakes Topped with Cake, Candy, and So Much More
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

When you want to have your cake and milkshake, too, you cannot go wrong with a trip to The Yard Milkshake Bar. At this relatively new addition to Pigeon Forge, their larger-than-life ice cream creations promise to leave you dazzled at first glance – and way too full of sweet treats before you know it.

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

Want to cap off your Pigeon Forge adventures with the sweetest treats around? If so, you need to set your sights on a trip over to The Yard Milkshake Bar. A newcomer to the Parkway lineup, this innovative ice cream shop goes way over the top in its creation of all the best desserts around. Their larger-than-life milkshakes are the star of the show, for sure, but they don’t stop there.

On their menu, you’ll find everything from chocolate-dipped edible cookie dough to ice cream floats to remember. As far as their ice cream goes, they have dozens of flavors available at any given time, including Banana Pudding, Cotton Candy, and Moosetracks. They also have most of their specialty milkshake flavors available as a bowl, so you can scoop up your ice cream instead of sipping on it.

For the full experience, however, you definitely have to try their monstrous milkshakes at least once. Before you do that, explore all their options in full, including their special monthly flavors. All their milkshakes start with a pint jar filled with a handspun ice cream shake base. Over that, they add tons of amazing toppings, like crushed cookies, candy pieces, brownies, cupcakes, cookies, cereal, sprinkles, and so much more.

If you don’t see any flavor combinations that truly speak to you, try your hand at making your own bowls, milkshakes, or cookie dough bowls. You just have to choose your cup size to start. The pint is the most popular since it comes with a souvenir jar. Then, select your ice cream flavor and toppings. They have both basic and specialty toppings at two price points, so choose wisely to avoid breaking the bank.

Their most popular flavors include:

The Dolly
Want to sample all of Dolly Parton’s favorite things? Just get The Dolly specialty milkshake. This scrumptious dessert begins with a strawberry ice cream shake placed in a jar with rainbow sprinkles and pretzels around the rim. Then, they drizzle on the rainbow marshmallow topping before adding rainbow whipped cream, white chocolate butterflies, and even more rainbow sprinkles.

Birthday Dunk A Dough
For a celebration-worthy dessert, the Birthday Dunk A Dough is the way to go. This edible cookie dough leaves eggs out of the equation, so it’s perfectly safe and delicious to eat raw. If you’d like it in a cookie dough pop, you’ll get it dipped in chocolate and covered in candy. For even more deliciousness, have them fill a pint jar with your dough.

Candy Fudge Tracks
A true sight to behold on their secret menu, the Candy Fudge Tracks milkshake promises to satisfy all your cravings. This treat starts with Moosetracks ice cream covered in a chocolate drizzle. All around the rim of the jar, you’ll find even more chocolate holding tons of M&Ms in place. Over the shake, they add whipped cream, chocolate drizzle, and a huge scoop of M&M cookie dough.

If you go with a fully-loaded milkshake or edible cookie dough jar, head back up front when you’re done to get your souvenir jar cleaned up before you go. You can then take your jar home to use whenever you’re feeling like creating your own milkshake creations. The jars make excellent impromptu flower vases and work well for fun crafts like DIY LED lanterns.

Insider Tips:
-Since their ice cream treats are so darn big, they are best enjoyed right onsite. Plan to spend a bit of time here savoring your selections, so you can avoid getting a wicked brain freeze.
-Their indoor seating fills up fast, especially on the weekends. So, plan your trip carefully or just find a seat right outside after getting your sweet treats.
-If you’re paying by credit card, expect a surcharge for convenience.
-Need to keep things gluten-free? Go with The Cereal Killer flavor or build your own. Similarly, the Not Milk? specialty flavor is both vegan-friendly and lactose-free.