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Instagram-worthy milkshake bar opens first Texas location

Johanna Gretschel
jgretschel@statesman.com
Courtesy The Yard Milkshake Bar on Facebook

Prepare to bless your instagram feed this summer.

The Yard Milkshake Bar, a Gulf Shores-based dessert chain, has opened its first Texas location here in Austin at the Domain on 3400 Esperanza Crossing. Its over-the-top fare includes a two-page menu dedicated to make-your-own and specialty milkshakes, plus ice cream, an endless list of candy mix-ins, specialty sundaes and eight flavors of edible cookie dough.

In honor of the new location, there's even a specialty s'mores-inspired milkshake called "Keep Austin Weird," which is described as "Graham Central Station ice cream, marshmallow dipped jar dipped in cinnamon sugar. Topped with whipped cream, cinnamon toast crunch, fudge, colorful marshmallow cream drizzle and a churro loop." 

The below instagram is not an exact match of that description, but it comes pretty dang close. 

The grand opening for The Yard is this Saturday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Enter their 'make your own milkshake' instagram contest to win a free frozen treat this weekend.