Not everything that has the word ‘freak’ in it has to be scary. Freakshakes are mindboggingly delicious experiments where the humble milkshake gets a VIP upgrade.
Dairy first got seriously out of control in Australia and freakshakes are now bringing all the boys (and girls) to the yard around the world.
Prepare for your sugar cravings to get out of control, as our friends at Zomato share their top seven places to get in on the cray cray food craze.
Where: Gate Precinct, Building 4, DIFC
Cost: AED 40
Contact: 04 3551111
Lowdown: If you’re going to cheat on your diet, why not make it large? A perfect cheat day comprises of Kitkat, pretzels and Nutella ice cream, in a milkshake!
This humongous freakshake is the newest addition to the DIFC dining scene along with a great menu will keep you coming back for more.
Where: Manzil Downtown Dubai
Cost:: AED 52 onwards
Contact: 04 4568784
Lowdown: This central eatery in Downtown Dubai has been making news with its overindulgent desserts and there’s a new dish to satisfy your sweet cravings every week.
And of course, their monster shakes are not to be missed! From the Nutella lover to the berry freak, they have something for everyone.
The Sum of Us
Where: Burj Al Salam Residence Tower, Trade Centre Area, Sheikh Zayed Road
Cost: AED 40 onwards
Contact: 04 2753052
Lowdown: The only eatery offering an ever changing range of Freakshakes, this chic cafe by Tom & Serg is a hidden gem for scrumptious milkshakes.
Along with a regular menu which never fails to impress, every weekend they offer a different kind of Freakshake. From a Kinder Egg milkshake for Easter to a granola and fruit healthy mix, this is a surprise worth looking forward to every Friday!
Eat Greek Kouzina
Where: Unit 3505, The Beach, Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR)
Cost: AED 30
Contact: 04 4305249
Lowdown: You wouldn’t think of a milkshake when you think of Greek food, but why not?
This humble Greek eatery in JBR has joined in on the Freakshake craze to offer The Nutella Spartan, a decadent Nutella milkshake topped with a Nutella filled donut.
Where: Behind Al Quoz Pond Park, Meydan Road, Al Quoz
Cost: AED 20 onwards
Contact: 050 10801716
Lowdown: This tiny hidden gem located in Al Quoz is every dessert lover’s dream. Whether you’re looking for chocolate crepes or delectable milkshakes in a giant Nutella jar, Ice Lab caters to all sweet teeth.
Did we mention Freakshakes?
Where: Dubai Festival City & Citywalk 2
Cost: AED 35 onwards
Contact: 04 4551666
Lowdown: Now this isn’t exactly a Freakshake, but just had to add Serendipity 3’s signature Frrrozen Hot Chocolate to this list.
This chain from the US is famous for their larger-than-life portions of decadent desserts. You have heard of hot chocolate but their Frrrozen Hot Chocolate goes one step further to make the most mouthwatering eye candy of a milkshake, topped with a tower of whipped cream.
Where: Dubai Mall
Cost: AED 32
Contact: 04 3380049
Lowdown: Known for its delicious and healthy menu, for the longest time Circle Cafe had a secret menu of milkshake offerings.
Now they’ve gone legit, so the next time you dine there, reward yourself by indulging in one of their scrumptious Freakshakes!