Whether you need to cool down on a hot day or want that extra burst of sweetness, milkshakes have been the UK's go-to dessert-drink hybrid for years. While you may think the best milkshakes are the classics, the 21st century has brought us one innovation we never saw coming. Freakshakes are the milkshake's monstrous, deliciously decadent cousins. They're a whole new experience, super-sized versions, overflowing with lavish toppings and sauces. You can find whole brownies, doughnuts and even slices of pie atop one of these bad boys.
So tonight, channel your inner sweet tooth and try some of the UK's most relished freakshakes. And if you're feeling adventurous, add on a slice of some of the best cakes around. If you're going to indulge, you may as well do it right, don't you think?
1. The Coffee Freakshake, Miki's Paradise
Having yourself a nice iced coffee in the morning is one of the most refreshing things to do on a summer day. Having a creamy, coffee-infused milkshake makes it just that much better. But you haven't tried a true, shock-to-the-senses kind of coffee drink until you've had Miki's Paradise's Frapuccino Freakshake. This monstrous freakshake is made of coffee, Belgian milk chocolate, a rich chocolate sauce, cream, ice-cream, pretzels and sprinkles of shredded chocolate and salted caramel. Your coffee and breakfast are coming all-in-one with this ridiculously filling freakshake for the ages!
2. Peanut Butter Freakshake, Polo
If you love peanut butter, you usually really, really love it. Fans of this gooey spread often find themselves trying every peanut buttery dessert they can get their hands on. Peanut butter cheesecake, peanut butter milkshakes - now we can add peanut butter freakshakes to the list. Go nuts with Polo's delicious Reese's Peanut Butter Freakshake. This monstrosity is chock-full of ice cream cake, chocolate sauce, a chocolate bar and, of course, peanut butter! Oh don't worry, a dollop of whipped cream still tops off this decadent indulgence.
3. Bubblegum Freakshake, Queenies
Vibrant blue bubblegum flavours awaken our inner child and we never grow tired of them. Whether it's in an ice cream or shake version, whenever we see that glowing blue colour our tummies always urge us to try it. Dare your brave soul to try Queenies' dazzling blue Bubblegum Freakshake! Lavished with cream, vanilla ice cream and marshmallows, this might just give you the sugar rush you've been craving all day.
4. Triple Oreo Cheeseshake, Black Milk
Of course, with every new culinary trend, you have to find at least one place that takes it to the extreme. Freakshakes are already pretty hardcore and daring, but you haven't seen anything until you've seen Black Milk's signature Triple Oreo Cheeseshake. This freakshake is a true freak of the culinary world: a mix of Oreos, cheesecake and milk blended with vanilla ice cream and smothered in chocolate sauce sounds simple enough. But then it's towered with a large slice of Oreo cheesecake – yes, a whole slice - and a generous ball of whipped cream to really get the sugar in you. Try this sweet, sweet monster and you can check off "sweetest freakshake in town" from your bucket list!
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