The most common reason for menopause is the natural decline in a female's reproductive hormones. However, menopause can also result from the following situations:
Oophorectomy: This surgery, which removes a woman's ovaries, causes immediate menopause. Symptoms and signs of menopause in this situation can be severe, as the hormonal changes happen abruptly.
Chemotherapy: Cancer treatments like chemotherapy can induce menopause quickly, causing symptoms to appear shortly after or even during treatment.
Ovarian Insufficiency: Also called premature ovarian failure, this condition is essentially premature menopause. It happens when a woman's ovaries quit functioning before the age of 40 and can stem from genetic factors and disease. Only 1% of women suffer from premature menopause, but HRT can help protect the heart, brain, and bones.
If you're a woman going through menopause and find that you have become increasingly depressed, you're not alone. It's estimated that 15% of women experience depression to some degree while going through menopause. What many women don't know is that depression can start during perimenopause, or the years leading up to menopause.
Depression can be hard to diagnose, especially during perimenopause and menopause. However, if you notice the following signs, it might be time to speak with a physician:
Remember, if you're experiencing depression, you're not weak or broken - you're going through a very regular emotional experience. The good news is that with proper treatment from your doctor, depression isn't a death sentence. And with HRT and anti-aging treatment for women, depression could be the catalyst you need to enjoy a new lease on life.
Hot flashes - they're one of the most well-known symptoms of menopause. Hot flashes are intense, sudden feelings of heat across a woman's upper body. Some last second, while others last minutes, making them incredibly inconvenient and uncomfortable for most women.
Symptoms of hot flashes include:
Typically, hot flashes are caused by a lack of estrogen. Low estrogen levels negatively affect a woman's hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls body temperature and appetite. Low estrogen levels cause the hypothalamus to incorrectly assume the body is too hot, dilating blood vessels to increase blood flow. Luckily, most women don't have to settle for the uncomfortable feelings that hot flashes cause. HRT treatments for women often stabilize hormones, lessening the effects of hot flashes and menopause in general.
Mood swings are common occurrences for most people - quick shifts from happy to angry and back again, triggered by a specific event. And while many people experience mood swings, they are particularly common for women going through menopause. That's because, during menopause, the female's hormones are often imbalanced. Hormone imbalances and mood swings go hand-in-hand, resulting in frequent mood changes and even symptoms like insomnia.
The rate of production of estrogen, a hormone that fluctuates during menopause, largely determines the rate of production the hormone serotonin, which regulates mood, causing mood swings.
Luckily, HRT and anti-aging treatments in Panther Valley, NJ for women work wonders for mood swings by regulating hormone levels like estrogen. With normal hormone levels, women around the world are now learning that they don't have to settle for mood swings during menopause.
Staying fit and healthy is hard for anyone living in modern America. However, for women with hormone imbalances during perimenopause or menopause, weight gain is even more serious. Luckily, HRT treatments for women coupled with a physician-led diet can help keep weight in check. But which hormones need to be regulated?
Lowered sexual desire - three words most men and women hate to hear. Unfortunately, for many women in perimenopausal and menopausal states, it's just a reality of life. Thankfully, today, HRT and anti-aging treatments Panther Valley, NJ can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?
The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.
Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.
Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.
Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.
Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.
Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.
Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.
Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies. Ipamorelin can boost a patient's overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life.
When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits. Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our HRT and anti-aging treatments for women in Panther Valley, NJ, we are here to help. The first step to reclaiming your life begins by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation. Our friendly, knowledgeable HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!973-587-8638
WAYNE — They bleed together on the same field, and they let off steam together in the same locker room.This week, football players from Wayne Valley High School put on white jerseys and knelt down in a church to pray together for a freshman teammate fighting a rare, but treatable, form of cancer.Rocco Sivolella, 14, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia on Jan. 12. He is now under the care of Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone in Manhattan.Wednesday's service at Immaculate Heart of Mar...
WAYNE — They bleed together on the same field, and they let off steam together in the same locker room.
This week, football players from Wayne Valley High School put on white jerseys and knelt down in a church to pray together for a freshman teammate fighting a rare, but treatable, form of cancer.
Rocco Sivolella, 14, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia on Jan. 12. He is now under the care of Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone in Manhattan.
Wednesday's service at Immaculate Heart of Mary R.C. Church was a healing Mass to raise hope for Rocco's recovery. There was a strong showing from Wayne Valley, and student-athletes from DePaul Catholic and Wayne Hills high schools set aside their in-town rivalries to join the worship.
The Rev. Mateusz Jasniewicz led the service, preaching that the "bad news" of Rocco's diagnosis can be overcome.
"We gathered in this church not just because of bad news, but actually, because of good news," the pastor said in his homily.
"We've been given the gift of prayer," he added moments later. "Prayer is an effective way to help because it gives us the fortitude — and the courage — to get through the next hour, the next day and the next month."
Rocco's mother, Paula Corrieri, said earlier in the day that she is harnessing the positive thoughts from the community. Doctors have advised the family that he could be home in a little more than three weeks, just in time for Super Bowl LVI.
That is what everyone is shooting for, she said.
"It would be wonderful," Corrieri said, speaking by phone from Rocco's bedside. "He's such a huge sports fan."
Rocco initially tested positive for COVID-19, his mother said. But when his symptoms persisted and then got much worse, he was taken to a walk-in clinic in Clifton, where medical staff discovered that he had an irregular blood-oxygen level.
"The minute they checked it, they said, 'We're calling an ambulance,' " Corrieri recalled of their visit to the facility.
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Rocco was immediately rushed to St. Joseph's University Medical Center in Paterson, where he stayed until Tuesday.
He was "alert" and in "good spirits" hours before the scheduled worship service, which was broadcast on Facebook and YouTube. His mother said they planned to watch it in his hospital room.
Rocco's support system has been nothing short of extraordinary, his mother said. "I can't believe the outpouring of love," she said. "It's heartwarming, and it's amazing. I just can't believe how many people are reaching out."
Most instrumental has been Rocco's extended family, including his aunts, Enza Aquino and Gina Yannuzzi, and his cousins.
They organized an online fundraiser with Christina Kindler, whose son, Aidan, is Rocco's close friend and teammate. As of Thursday afternoon, more than $66,800 was collected through nearly 820 donations.
Roger Kotlarz, head coach of the Wayne Valley football team, said at the church that 30-plus players attended the Mass for Rocco, an "awesome kid" who is "really well-liked by his teammates."
Others likely would have shown up, too, but they had commitments to winter sports, he said.
"It's one day at a time," Kotlarz said after the worship service. "Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family."
Aidan, 15, who has known Rocco since kindergarten, said "there's no one out there" who would not like him. "He's friends with everyone," he said. "He's just that type of dude."
Fellow teammates Ryan Luzzi and Darrius Rivers, both 14, said Rocco — a lineman — is also becoming known for his grit on the field.
"I don't think he allowed one sack this year," Ryan said.
Just how tough is Rocco?
"He's the strongest person I know," said Jessica Cappadona, 15, his girlfriend of more than two years. "He never lets a smile leave his face, and I have confidence that we'll get through this."
Philip DeVencentis is a local reporter for NorthJersey.com. For unlimited access to the most important news from your local community, please subscribe or activate your digital account today.
Black bear sightings and damage complaints are down this year, though reports of non-aggressive bears in three North Jersey municipalities on Wednesday drew plenty of attention.It is quite a turnaround from last year, in which encounters and o...
Black bear sightings and damage complaints are down this year, though reports of non-aggressive bears in three North Jersey municipalities on Wednesday drew plenty of attention.
It is quite a turnaround from last year, in which encounters and other incidents involving bears rose significantly.
Through May 21, there were 48 sightings of bears reported to authorities, down from 52 through the same period in 2020, according to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Sightings doubled last year to 349, up from 169 two years ago.
There were only 9 reports of property damage in 2021 as of three weeks ago, down from 22 at that time last year. Property damage reports rose from 43 two years ago to 66 last year.
Even reports of bears rifling through garbage are declining, with 31 through three weeks ago compared to 48 at that point last year.
While the New Jersey DEP notes it is “extremely rare” for a bear to attack a human — only one incident was reported in 2020, and none so far this year — it is helpful to know the do’s and don’ts upon seeing a bear, whether in the woods or in a crowded neighborhood.
Here are the safety tips provided by N.J. DEP on its website.
It is not clear whether the sightings on Wednesday involved one or more bears. The first was spotted near the Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus. Sightings were later reported in Teaneck and Bogota.
Bears have been sighted in all 21 counties but are most heavily concentrated in the northwestern part of the state.
New Jersey has held a bear hunt annually every fall since 2020, but Gov. Phil Murphy — who supports exploring non-lethal alternatives — announced last year that it will not take place in 2021.
Bear hunting has been a volatile issue in New Jersey, pitting hunters against animal rights activists. The hunt resumed in New Jersey in 2003 following a moratorium of nearly three decades, instituted after the population neared extinction in the early 1970s.
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The powerful winter storm that has been battering New Jersey for three days is finally expected to come to an end on Tuesday, but not before leaving some of the state’s highest snowfall totals seen in years.The nor’easter dumped more than a foot of snow over a wide swath of northern and central New Jersey and as much as 2 ...
The powerful winter storm that has been battering New Jersey for three days is finally expected to come to an end on Tuesday, but not before leaving some of the state’s highest snowfall totals seen in years.
The nor’easter dumped more than a foot of snow over a wide swath of northern and central New Jersey and as much as 2 feet in parts of Morris, Passaic and Sussex counties, according to preliminary snowfall reports from the National Weather Service and the Community Cooperative Rain, Hail & Snow Network.
The highest snowfall accumulation so far — unofficial until it can be verified — was in Mount Arlington in Morris County, with a whopping 35.1 inches reported Tuesday afternoon. If that measurement is confirmed after a review by the National Weather Service and other weather officials, it would break New Jersey’s all-time snowfall record for a single storm.
As of Tuesday night, these are the highest preliminary snow totals across New Jersey from this epic three-day storm:
(Note: The Mount Arlington snowfall total was originally reported to the National Weather Service as 35.5 inches, but the person who took the measurement later corrected it to 35.1 inches.)
Here are the latest snowfall accumulations reported in each county. (Some of the totals were last updated Tuesday morning, and some were updated after the snow stopped Tuesday afternoon.)
(This video by Adem Maliqi shows snow in Lebanon, Hunterdon County.)
(Note: In an earlier version of this report, Holland Township was incorrectly listed in Warren County instead of Hunterdon.)
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NEW YORK (PIX11) — Fireworks displays are returning for the annual Fourth of July celebrations.PIX11 gathered a list of fireworks locations, whether you want to watch the big Macy’s display or hit up something smaller or closer to home. Here’s when and where you can watch in New York and New Jersey:New York:Macy’s: The 46th annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will launch from five barges on the East River centered around Midtown Manhattan. There are a numb...
NEW YORK (PIX11) — Fireworks displays are returning for the annual Fourth of July celebrations.
PIX11 gathered a list of fireworks locations, whether you want to watch the big Macy’s display or hit up something smaller or closer to home. Here’s when and where you can watch in New York and New Jersey:
Macy’s: The 46th annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will launch from five barges on the East River centered around Midtown Manhattan. There are a number of official viewing points, including: East 42nd Street and FDR Drive, East 34th Street and FDR Drive, East 23rd Street and FDR Drive, Gantry Plaza State Park, Transmitter Park, Bushwick Inlet Park and Marsha P. Johnson State Park.
Macy’s says these spots are not recommended for viewing: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Brooklyn Grand Ferry Park, Domino Park, Queens Hunter’s Point South Park and Roosevelt Island.
The display will begin around 9:25 p.m.
Coney Island: The fireworks display at the Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn will begin at 9:30 p.m. and will be free of charge for attendees.
Empire Outlets: The block party festivities at the outlet shopping center in Staten Island will kick off at 8 a.m. with live music and food stations, and the fireworks show will start at 9 p.m.
East Meadow: Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater at Eisenhower Park, July 1 at 5 p.m.
East Hills: the Great Lawn at the Park at East Hills, July 2 (rain date: July 3) at 9 p.m.
Glen Cove: Morgan Memorial Park, July 4 at 9:15 p.m.
Jones Beach: Central Mall at Jones Beach State Park, July 4 at 9:30
Valley Stream: Firemen’s Memorial Field, July 1 at 6 p.m.
Central Islip: Bethpage Ballpark, July 1-3, following Long Island Ducks games
Montauk: Umbrella Beach, July 4 at 9 p.m.
Riverhead: Riverhead Raceway, July 2 at dusk
Southampton: Shinnecock Bay, July 2 at night
Brewster: DiCicco Family Markets, July 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Clarkstown: Felix Festa Middle School, July 1 at 6:30 p.m.
Cornwall: Ring’s Pond, July 4 at 9:30 p.m.
Greenwood Lake: Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park, July 2 at dusk
Haverstraw: Bowline Park, July 2 at 5 p.m.
Kingston: Mike Wallace Park, July 4 at 10 p.m.
Larchmont: Manor Park, July 4 at 7 p.m.
Mamaroneck: Harbor Island Park, July 4 at 9:15 p.m.
Montgomery: Thomas Bull Memorial Park, July 29 at 4 p.m.
New Rochelle: Can be viewed from Fire Islands or Hudson parks, July 4 at 9 p.m.
Newburgh: Cronomer Hill Park, July 1 at dusk
Nyack: Memorial Park, July 4 at 9:30 p.m.
Ossining: Waterfront at Engel Park, July 1 at dusk
Pomona (first night): Palisades Credit Union Park, July 3 at 6 p.m.
Pomona (second night): Palisades Credit Union Park, July 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Port Chester: Port Chester High School, July 4 at 7 p.m.
Poughkeepsie: Walkway Over the Hudson, July 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Pound Ridge: Town Park, July 2 at 4:30 p.m.
Rye (multiple nights): Rye Playland, July 2-4 at 9:15 p.m.
Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown: Any village park, July 4 at dusk
Tuckahoe: Parkway Oval Field, July 8 at 7 p.m.
Valhalla: Kensico Dam Plaza, July 3 at 5 p.m.
West Point: Trophy Point Amphitheater, July 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Wappinger Falls: Dutchess Stadium, July 3 at 6:05 p.m.
White Plains: White Plains High School, July 1 at 6 p.m.
Yonkers: Yonkers Historic Pier, July 4 at 7 p.m.
Allendale: Crestwood Lake, July 4 at 9 p.m.
East Rutherford: MetLife Stadium, July 4 times TBA
Edgewater: Veteran’s Field, June 30 at 6 p.m.
Englewood: Centennial Park, July 4 at 7 p.m.
Fair Lawn: Memorial Park, July 2 at dusk
Hackensack: Foschini Park, July 4 at 5 p.m.
Lodi: Boardwalk at the lake, July 4 at dark
Lyndhurst: Riverside Avenue, July 1 at 6 p.m.
Oradell: Memorial Field July 3 at 8 p.m.
Paramus: Cliff Gennarelli-Paramus Sports-Plex July 3 at 6 p.m.
Ridgewood: Veteran’s Field, July 4 at 9 p.m
Rutherford: Memorial Field, July 2 at dusk
Saddle Brook: Otto Pehle Park, July 2 at dusk.
Bayonne: DiDomenico Park, July 1 (rain date July 6), at 9:15 p.m.
Jersey City: Exchange City, July 4 at dusk
Belleville Township: Belleville Municipal Stadium, July 1 (rain date: July 2) at 6 p.m.
Cedar Grove: Panther Park, June 30 (rain date: July 1) at 7 p.m.
East Orange: Paul Robeson Stadium, July 4 at 6 p.m.
Fairfield: Fairfield Recreation Complex, June 29 at 9 p.m.
Livingston: Memorial Oval, July 4 at 9:15 p.m.
Millburn: Millburn High School, July 4 at 9:30 p.m
Montclair: Brookdale Park, July 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Nutley: Oval Park, July 4 at dusk
Verona: Verona Community Center, July 1 at 7 p.m.
West Caldwell: James Caldwell High School Baseball Field, July 4 at 7 p.m.
West Orange: West Orange High School, July 4 at 9 p.m.
Milkshakes have always been an ice cream shop favorite for all ages to enjoy. Flavors like vanilla, strawberry and chocolate are classic options loved by many. However, in recent years, this popular dessert has been reinvented. Think Instagram-worthy creations with whacky combinations and toppings galore. For sweet treats enthusiasts feeling brave, we’ve rounded up 15 places in NJ where you can get your hands on these over the ...
Milkshakes have always been an ice cream shop favorite for all ages to enjoy. Flavors like vanilla, strawberry and chocolate are classic options loved by many. However, in recent years, this popular dessert has been reinvented. Think Instagram-worthy creations with whacky combinations and toppings galore. For sweet treats enthusiasts feeling brave, we’ve rounded up 15 places in NJ where you can get your hands on these over the top milkshakes.
If you want to feel nostalgic about your childhood, Subculture is the perfect place for you. This restaurant located in downtown Jersey City is plastered with ‘80s and ‘90s memorabilia ranging from iconic film posters to a Nintendo system. Besides their old-school vibe, their menu has a special section dedicated to their take on over-the-top milkshakes. One fun offering you can order is “The Pink Panther”— a strawberry milkshake with vanilla frosting, pink sprinkles, whipped cream, cotton candy and a Ring Pop.
Another option is the “Obi-Wan Cannoli” which is a cannoli-flavored milkshake with vanilla frosting and a chocolate sprinkle rim topped off with whipped cream, powdered sugar and a cannoli. You can even accompany your milkshake with a sandwich or chicken fingers.
What happens when bubble tea meets ice cream? They come together to create the ultimate mouth-watering combination. At Surreal Creamery, their signature Floteas and Mason Jar Specials are their top menu items. Starting off with their Floteas, there are different combinations to choose from: Taro Bubble Tea with Matcha Ice Cream, Matcha Bubble Tea with Taro Ice Cream and Earl Grey Bubble Tea with Earl Grey Ice Cream, just to name a few.
Their Mason Jar Specials are an overall explosion of sweetness. One option is the “Matcha Made in Heaven” which includes matcha ice cream, Lucky Charms and caramel syrup. Another option is the “Chocolate Blackout” which has chocolate ice cream, chocolate crunch, chocolate syrup, Cocoa Puffs and Oreos. Their milkshake flavors vary with options including matcha, taro, strawberry and chocolate with the choice to add toppings such as caramel cookies, almond cookies, lady fingers and more.
At Pink Ice Cream, you are more at liberty when it comes to creating your very own crazy milkshake combo. Customers get to choose their very own flavors ranging from the classics – vanilla, strawberry and chocolate – and others such as rum raisin, red velvet, cake batter, banana and strawberry cheesecake. You can also choose to top off your milkshakes with candy such as lollipops, Pixy Stix and Airheads. There are no limits when it comes to building the milkshake of your dreams.
Mr. Geez in Lyndhurst, NJ is known for serving both breakfast and lunch dishes from Tuesdays to Sundays, as well as over-the-top milkshakes. At this establishment, they call them their “Special Extreme Shakes.” Listed on the menu, there are three options: the Raspberry Cheesecake, Waffle Maple Walnut and Brownie Black & White. If you aren’t ready to go full on with these new crazy shakes, Mr. Geez also has regular milkshakes as an alternative.
With various locations of the Brownstone Pancake Factory, this beloved business has a rich history which sprung from a family’s love for the food industry. For over 45 years, Brownstone Pancake Factory has brought breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes to the masses ranging from pancakes to char-grilled burgers. They even have what they call their “Ultimate Insane Milkshakes.”
Some of their signature milkshakes include the Oreo Cookie Cake Shake; a cookies and cream milkshake decorated with a chocolate frosted rim and topped with a sliced Oreo cookie cake, chocolate sauce, Oreo cookies and whipped cream. Next up, there’s the Maple Bacon Brunch Shake; a vanilla milkshake mixed with maple syrup and topped with mini pancakes, mini waffles and bacon. With locations in Edgewater, Brick and Englewood Cliffs, there is enough of these sugar-packed shakes to go around.
The first Coney Waffle location opened in Belmar, NJ back in 2016. Since then, the ice cream chain has expanded to other parts of NJ – Red Bank, Long Branch and Asbury Park. Their menu lineup includes ice cream cups and cones, ice cream cakes, floats and their towering two-feet Sideshow Shakes. Once again, there are many milkshake flavors to select from for your crazy milkshakes. What makes these shakes at Coney Waffle iconic are the crazy amount of toppings used. They include giant lollipops, cotton candy, caramel corn, chocolate-covered pretzels and more. You may need a family member or friend to help you scarf down this sugary-filled treat.
Located right on Route 22 East, this restaurant, bar and lounge spot is a place that shouldn’t be skipped upon. Echo Tap and Grille has a wide variety of draft beers, food options and exciting milkshake choices if you have space for some dessert. You can choose between a number of flavors such as vanilla, coffee, chocolate, pistachio, strawberry and Oreo. These milkshakes are then topped off with various candies ranging from sour to sweet, ice cream cones, sprinkles, cereal pieces and other sweet treats. Be prepared to be surprised with these crazy shakes at Echo Tap & Grille.
Hence its name, Sugar Factory is known for its menu items that will satisfy any sugar-related cravings. You can go for their old-fashioned milkshakes, but if you are willing to take it to the next level, their “Insane Milkshakes” are a perfect way to end a night out in Atlantic City. They have seven different creations such as the Nutella Banana Milkshake which is a vanilla ice cream concoction mixed with Nutella and banana pieces and toppings include a unicorn lollipop, whipped cream and a candy necklace.
If you are looking to spice up your milkshake, the Campfire Spiked S’mores Milkshake may be what you need. It is a chocolate and coffee ice cream base mixed with espresso, toasted marshmallow, a splash of Virginia Black Whiskey and a seven layer s’more cookie. Sugar Factory will have you on edge while trying out their take on these over-the-top milkshakes.
This beloved cereal bar was highly successful in NJ’s neighboring state, New York. This led to Milk and Cream Cereal Bar opening its first ever NJ location in downtown Jersey City in 2020. Its menu lineup features many ice cream treats but with the addition of cereal. If you are looking to get a milkshake, you can choose one topping, cereal base and flavored syrup of your choice. Some of their cereal options include Apple Jacks, Cap’N Crunch, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Froot Loops and more.
If you are unsure of what should go into your milkshake, Milk and Cream also has their signature combinations you can try out for yourself. Some of their listed concoctions are the Froot Berry Bliss; a Froot Loops, berries, Fruity Pebbles and gummy bears mixture. Or, try Cocoa Dough; a Cocoa Puffs, brownie bites and cookie dough mixture.
Yella’s in Hawthorne, NJ has been a family-owned business since 1967. Their menu consists of many American classics such as burgers, subs, and deli classics. Yella’s also offers a range of milkshakes. Their hand-spun milkshakes are a great add-on to your meal. Flavors such as salted caramel, vanilla, chocolate and strawberry make up the list.
For any bold eaters, Yella’s has some daring creations to choose from. You can try out the Dreamsicle which is a vanilla and orange sherbert shake with toppings including whipped cream, orange sprinkles and a dreamsicle bar. If you are in a festive mood, Yella’s Birthday is a great option; it’s a vanilla shake with whipped cream, caramel sauce, birthday cake cannoli and rainbow sprinkles.
No diner trip is complete without a milkshake at the end of your meal. If you are the kind of person who likes adding Nutella to your desserts, Maple Valley Diner has a Nutella milkshake which includes the popular hazelnut spread mixed in with rich chocolate ice cream. As an homage to an American classic, the Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake made with vanilla ice cream mixed with peanut butter and strawberry syrup will bring you back to your childhood.
The restaurant Jam Burger in Garfield likes taking ordinary milkshakes to the next level. To compliment their various burger selections, you can enjoy their signature shakes. If you are a strawberry milkshake lover, you can opt for the Strawberry Shortcake milkshake topped with strawberries, whipped cream and a strawberry crunch dessert bar. For chocolate enthusiasts, the Jam Chocolate will satisfy your cravings. It’s made up of all things chocolate like Hostess chocolate cupcakes, chocolate bar pieces and whipped cream. These milkshakes will help balance out the savoriness from the burgers.
Rated as one of NJ’s best spots to get cookies, The Cookie Connect was founded by two college students who started off by just baking cookies. They eventually grew a massive following throughout the Garden State which led to The Cookie Connect being featured on publications such as Food Network and Thrillist. Besides cookies, they have an innovative Cereal Ice Cream Bar. Currently, they offer the Cereal Shake where customers can choose which cereal they want added in their shake, add extra toppings like Oreos or sprinkles and a drizzle of flavored syrup.
If you are looking to step back in time, The Pop Shop in both Medford and Collingswood is a place to check out. The shop’s atmosphere definitely gives you vibes from the ’50s and ’60s. Their decorations include an antique jukebox and fun, retro pictures giving you instant nostalgia. They have a range of both their Classic Triple Thick milkshakes and their Pop Shop Deluxe specials. For Oreo fans out there, you can get the “Oreo Cookie” shake which has vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup and Oreos. Another option is “The Girl Scout,” which is a mixture of mint chocolate chip ice cream, hot fudge and Oreos.
Crazy Shakes’ wide milkshake selection is the perfect way to end your meal. You can choose to get a classic shake or their Mystic Monster Shake; a sugary creation with 12 scoops of ice cream and your choice of toppings. Fruit Pebbles, licorice, whipped cream and colorful sprinkles are among the options you can get to top of the shake you wish to get. At Crazy Shakes, they take the average milkshake and transform it into a decadent creation.
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Bertha is currently a junior at Rutgers University-Newark. She is interested in writing about fashion, lifestyle, arts / culture and most importantly - food! When she's not writing, she loves spending time with her golden retriever dog, Gizmo.