If you’ve never seen a freakshake before, then boy are you in for a treat. Somewhere between a drink and dessert, these towering monstrosities combine traditional ice cream milkshakes with a huge array of toppings that can include chocolate bars, whipped cream, biscuits and even cake – all piled as high as possible in an impressive feat of engineering!
This food trend was originally created in a café halfway around the world, Pâtissez in Canberra, Australia, but is now a massive global success and UK businesses have taken note. But why shell out your hard-earned money at a hipster café when you can create some awesome freakshakes at home? We’ve got the ideal drinking jar that you can serve them up in! Check out these delicious recipes that we’ve found online…
Caramel Apple Freakshake
We’ll start tame with a freakshake that at least contains some fruit for nutritional value. Caramel and apple is a match made in heaven, so when you add ice cream it can only get better!
Ingredients: Vanilla Ice Cream, Apple Juice, Granny Smith Apples, Caramel Sauce and Whipped Cream.
Find the recipe at My Organized Chaos.
Eton Mess Freakshake
Give this classic British pudding a massive makeover by adding chocolate, cereal and candyfloss into the mix! It would be the perfect drink for a messy girls night in or as a fun dessert to end an informal dinner party with.
Ingredients: White Chocolate, Lucky Charms Cereal, Strawberries, Full Fat Milk, Clotted Cream Ice Cream, Whipped Cream, Pink Meringue, Freeze-Dried Strawberries and Candyfloss.
Find the recipe at BBC Good Food.
Birthday Cake Freakshake
We’ve never seen a more outlandish and colourful drink in our lives! Not content with ice cream and sprinkles, this absolute monster of a freakshake has piles upon piles of whipped cream, candy and even a slice of cake! Not one for the faint hearted (or diabetic…).
Ingredients: Vanilla Ice Cream, Milk, Sprinkles, Birthday Cake, Lollipop, Brightly Coloured Candies, Glace Cherries… and whatever else you want to pile on!
Find the recipe at Craftsy.
Peanut Butter Salted Caramel Freakshake
One sure-fire way of making a super sugary drink more palatable is to add a savoury element. That’s where peanut butter comes in! The mix of sweet and nutty will keep you coming back for more, regardless of the effect on your waistline…
Ingredients: Dark Chocolate, Double Cream, Salted Caramel Ice Cream, Milk, Peanut Butter, Peanuts, Caster Sugar, Popcorn, Fudge and Peanut Butter Cups.
Find the recipe at Great British Chefs.
Vanilla And Mint Freakshake
Mint chocolate chip is one of the most popular ice cream flavours around, so it just makes sense to turn it into a freakshake! The use of Aero chocolate adds a unique texture thanks to its bubbly ability.
Ingredients: Vanilla Ice Cream, Milk, Aero Bubbles, Aero Mint Chocolate, Chocolate Sauce and Whipped Cream.
Find the recipe at Binny’s Food And Travel.