GET YOUR FREAK ON
The calorie-loaded, insanely good-looking freakshake is taking the boring out of milkshakes
After whipping up a storm in Australia and invading suave cafes of Mumbai, the freakshake is finally taking over Delhi. This Instragram conquering, tummy exploding mélange of ice-creams, pretzels, oreos, pancakes, cakes, gems, crunchies, cookies, marshmallows, waffles and fresh fruits is a rage on social media. Last year in July, Patissez, an Australian café introduced freakshakes to their menu. The dessert became a hit on Instagam almost instantly, with people posting a picture of the shake before digging in.
WHAT’S FREAKY ABOUT IT?
A freakshake is your traditional milk shake given a modern, monstrous spin. And the makeover is so drastic, it can freak you out. The crazy, sinful mixture is served in a mason jar, which looks irresistible.
Chefs in the city say Delhi foodies have already fallen in love with the shake.
“Freakshakes are the new buzz in town. Although they come loaded with calories, freakshakes are totally out of the box. They are humongous with so many tempting ingredients mashed together” says chef Ashish Singh of Café Delhi Heights. So, do foodies don’t mind the calories? “When you look at such yummy goodies put together in a bottle, then it’s hard for you to turn them down. Freakshake is the right term for it. When this gigantic mixture is served in a mason jar, it doubles its appeal,” says chef Deepankar Arora of Tawak.
With its quaint, gorgeous looks, the freakshake has acquired a celebrity status on Instagram. “The beauty of a freakshake is that you have all the freedom to play around with flavours, colours and textures. You can get imaginative and use fun toppings such as burger buns and mashed cake. You can even throw in your leftover cake and cookies in the mixer to make a quick freakshake,” says chef Nishant Choubey of Dusit Devarana.
The Pink Marsh freakshake
Choco bonanza freakshake
Banana, cherry and whipped cream freakshake
Peanut butter freakshake (left) and Coffee toffee freakshake
Red burger freakshake and Crushed brownie freakshake (right)
Crunch Munch & Gem freakshake