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7 Foods That Are Authentically Massachusetts

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The rest of the world might call the concoction composed of ice cream, milk, and syrup a milkshake, but Bay Staters know that’s just a lot of frappe. What’s known as a milkshake around the tiny-armed area of the country is made up of milk and flavored syrup that’s been blended until it’s frothy, while a frappe (pronounced the fancy way, with the silent ‘e’) incorporates ice cream into the mix. Representations range from the vanilla (pun intended), to the decadent “freak frappes” found at local chain Boston Burger Co.

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