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Do you even freakshake? A beginner’s guide to the Insta-worthy drink

3 February 2017

WORDS BY Fashion Quarterly New Zealand

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Get your freakshake on…

We may still be arguing over ownership of the pavlova and Anzac biscuits, but this food phenomenon is a True Blue Australian creation. Meet the freakshake – a trend where drink meets dessert in a decadent collision in which bigger is most definitely better.

Originating in a café in Canberra, the freakshake has become a worldwide social media favourite which completely bucks the healthy food trend. Appealing to both young and old as an occasional treat, anything goes – the only limit is your imagination.

Watch: How to make a donut freakshake

 

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Here are few of our favourite crazy combinations from around the world:

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Just when you thought you couldn’t love Nutella any more…

What happened when Rainbow Brite and a candy store had a baby? This.

This my friends is how you survive Monday ✌🏽 #Patissez #FreakShake #FreakShakes

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The ‘parents’ of the freakshake, Pâtissez in Canberra, show everyone how it’s done with their Mint Condition shake.

Only a freakshake could get away with a croque-en-bouche as a garnish.

Make your own

You don’t have to search out a café selling these outrageous drinks – try whipping up your own with these decadent combinations.

Strawberry pavlova
White chocolate, vanilla icecream, strawberry syrup, whipped cream and mini meringues.

Caramel honeycomb crunch
Caramel sauce, vanilla ice cream, chocolate honeycomb bars, whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles.

Pina colada
Vanilla icecream, canned pineapple, coconut cream, whipped cream, chargrilled fresh pineapple and coconut shavings. Add some rum for an adult’s-only version.

Trend alert

Savoury freakshakes are also gaining traction – like this Bloody Mary topped with a mini hot dog, bacon and gherkins.

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