Join in on the NEW Art of Beer tour of Melbourne, which will cover the city's relationship with beer, its history and the best places to drink and enjoy beer.
Like a thickshake on steroids, you are served with a jar filled with flavoured milk, topped with cream, ice-cream, lollies, donuts, chocolate, sprinkles, nutella, cookies, and just about any other edible treat you can think of. Not all of the above is served in one giant sugary volcano (not far off, though!), you choose a themed Freakshake from the cafe's menu.
The rise of the Freakshake
These bewildering deserts/drinks are bursting onto cafe tables all over Melbourne faster than staff can pile them together.
The Cake Cottage in Frankston is one such cafe that has jumped on the Freakshake bandwagon. After only a few weeks of serving up around 22 Freak varieties, staff at the tiny beachside bakery are powering out close to 30 shakes a day.
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If you think that's crazy, spare a thought for the sugar fairies in Canberra. In the Nation's Captial, there's a cafe serving up to 247 mega milkshakes in one day.
Where to treat yourselves to a Freakshake in Melbourne
Can't make it down to Frankston? That's OK, there are plenty of other eateries around Melbourne that serve up the freakiest of Freakshakes. We've got a list for you, thanks to the input of members in our closed Melbourne Mums Group:
Based in Clifton Hill, Louella Kennedy is a creative artist and educator with a special interest in using art for wellbeing. Louella runs a variety of art classes for different age groups and interests.