Udder Delight Shakes Bring All The Tourists To The Yard

by Sandra Foyt on August 15, 2010

in Food Adventures

udder4Often listed as one of the Top 10 Things To Do In St. Thomas, a stop at St. Thomas Dairies’ Udder Delight Shake Shack is a requisite part of our visits to the Virgin Islands.

Conveniently located just outside Magens Bay Beach, I like to balance a full day of water sports at one of the world’s most beautiful beaches with the caloric treat. Even when I don’t have time to go to the beach (It happens!,) these shakes are worth the splurge. As the Kelis Milkshake song goes, 

My milk shake brings all the boys to the yard,
and they’re like,
its better than yours,
damn right its better than yours…

udder3 Yes, these shakes are that good, but it’s not because of the quality of the milk. It’s been years since St. Thomas Dairies produced fresh milk from actual cows. Last time I was there, they didn’t even have the token cow left in the yard. Nowadays, their dairy products are created from butter, water, and dehydrated milk powder. Bleh! It sounds unnatural, but it’s not that bad. I’ve been using their milk for years in my cereal and coffee, and never noticed that it wasn’t directly from a cow.

Perhaps it’s because of the unusual milk production process, but the ice cream is especially delicious. The pistachio and rum raisin are particular favorites of mine, but we like all the flavors. It’s the combination of rich and creamy ice cream with reconstituted milk that makes the kids’ non-alcoholic milk shakes so yummy.

Kids’ Pick Shakes at Udder Delight:

  • Black and White – Vanilla Ice Cream and Chocolate Milk
  • Jack-N-Jill – Chocolate Ice Cream and Chocolate Milk.

udder2 I’ll be honest. For me, it’s not the reconstituted milk that makes the shakes so desirable. Nope. It’s the liquor. They add just enough Kahluah to make it interesting, but not so much that I can’t keep on driving the steep and winding island roads.

Adult Pick Shakes at Udder Delight:

  • Jamocho – Chocolate Ice Cream, Coffee Ice Cream, and Kahluah
  • Jacoco – Coconut Ice Cream, Chocolate Ice Cream, and Kahluah
  • Rum Runner – Rum Raisin Ice Cream and Creme de Menthe
  • Udder Delight – Almond Crunch Ice Cream and Ameretto
  • Bailey’s Delight – Rum Raisin Ice Cream, Egg Nog, Rum, Egg

Well, most of these do not have significant alcoholic content. But, if you’re not ready to drive after consuming one of these drinks, no worries. There is entertainment on hand. Most days, certainly most early evenings, you can look on the dominoes competition. It’s serious business, so I wouldn’t encourage you to interrupt the game, but it’s fascinating to watch.

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| Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie. A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.” Find her on GetawayMavens.com, an award-winning destination guide to extraordinary travel in and from Northeast USA, on her portfolio site at SandraFoyt.com, and in freelance gigs on Family Travel 411, Minitime, Huffington Post, and Matador Network. Email: sandrafoyt@albanykid.com, Twitter @SandraFoyt.

Joe Inzerillo December 8, 2010 at 8:46 pm

We have been to St. Thomas 14 times in the last 20 years !

Each and every time we have stopped at UD a minimumof twice per trip !! We always stay at Secret Harbour . . . . so it is a bit of a trek to get there from the south east side of the island . . . but WELL-WORTH THE EFFORT !! YUM !!
Jacoco and Jamocho – a-a-a-ah !!

Kim Garland January 6, 2011 at 9:27 am

Can you please give me the address to “Udder Delight”? I plan to visit the islands this summer.

Tyler deBock October 15, 2011 at 9:53 pm

just head to megans bay its half way down on the right hand side on the road

Van Evener February 11, 2011 at 4:40 pm

You might double check on the milk…….. They do still have a dairy….. but it’s on St. Croix!!
Milk is brought in daily & sold in the local stores in USVI and BVI.
One of our favorite stops every year for past 12 years! Udder Delite is my favorite! Headed down for my annual stay in a few days!

Andrea November 28, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Do you know if the milk is pasteurized?!!

Sandra Foyt November 28, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Yes, it’s pasteurized. According to recent reports, St. Thomas Dairies will no longer sell milk in local stores. They are continuing to produce milk for schools and government agencies, and I hope that means that they will continue to stock Udder Delight.
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