Location is everything, and that's what Northpoint Custard is banking on. Located just south of Bradford Beach on the shore of Lake Michigan, there's no better place to grab a shake on a hot, humid Midwest day.
Their custard is a little different than most of Milwaukee's stands: it's made in soft serve machines. That makes for a super soft, smooth textured milkshake. The vanilla is flavored with Madagascar vanilla, giving it a pleasant floral quality. The strawberry shake had soft chunks of berries throughout. It was a gorgeous deep pink color, and I couldn't help but think how beach-appropriate it looked.
The stand's chef recommended the caramel malt, which was super sweet and very malty. In fact, not all the malt dissolved into the shake and a few chunks remained. But no matter, between the luscious vanilla custard, the caramel sauce and the view, it was impossible to go wrong.