I’ve been seeing freakshakes all over Instagram, and I’m sure you have to. Of course, being a blogger, it’s crucial for me to be super on trend (*jokes*), so I knew I had to find the nearest freakshake shop. But alas, I could not find any place to get freakshakes in Philly. So there was only one thing left to do: make my own freakshake.
For the ultimate freakshake, you gotta load it up with toppings. Unfortunately, I couldn’t buy a single paper straw, a single swipe of cookie butter, a single cocoa baton, a single mini cupcake, etc. So DIY freakshakes called for having friends over to help me eat everything. Any excuse to have Victoria and Ami over tbh! But it turns out that this only enabled me and I ended up going ham at the grocery store.
- Kikkerland party stripes paper straws
- Humboldt organic vanilla ice cream
- Speculoos cookie butter ice cream
- Whole milk
- Cabot sweetened light whipped cream
- Speculoos cookie butter
- Cinnamon grahams
- Cocoa batons
- Mini cupcakes
- Hold the Cone! mini vanilla ice cream cone
- Pumpkin macarons
- Tastykake pumpkin spice mini doughnuts
- Peddler’s Pantry treatsickle
- Hershey’s syrup: genuine chocolate flavour
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In our blender, we put half our tub of Speculoos cookie butter ice cream, half our tub of vanilla ice cream, and an unspecified amount of whole milk. Before pouring the milkshake in our mason jars, we drizzled the insides with Hershey’s chocolate syrup. Then we coated the rim of our jars with Speculoos cookie butter. In retrospect, it would have been better if we had coated our rims first so that we could simply roll it through our crushed cinnamon grahams, then drizzle the inside with chocolate syrup, and then pour in the milkshake.
With our shakes ready, it was time to freak it out.
As soon as the whipped cream went on, it was go time. We needed to get all the toppings on before the whipped cream dissolved into a lumpy pile of white mush. But even with all our speed, we could not stop the melting glacier. Global warming everybody, wake up. Although I must say, I think the messier a freakshake looks, the more indulgent it seems, and the more indulgent a freakshake seems, the more successful it is.
Ahhh! They look so good! if I do say so myself. Who needs a freakshake shop when you can make one yourself? Jk, we probably spent more on the ingredients than it would have cost buying a single freakshake from a shop. But to be fair, there were enough ingredients to make many more freakshakes, and in that case, we could have invited more people over and we could have spread out the cost of the ingredients, but this is the struggle of having many of your friends gone over Fall Break. Whatever. It’s all about the experience. Making freakshakes with your best friends. That’s priceless. Also that means you can smear on as much cookie butter as you want. Will a shop do that for you? I don’t think so!
They tasted heavenly, dripping with cookie, chocolatey, and cinnamon-y goodness.
In the midst of downing our freakshakes, we realised that we had totally forgotten about the Hold the Cone! mini vanilla ice cream cones and pumpkin macarons we had left in the freezer. So we quickly whipped them out and stuffed them on.
A food coma ensued.
Do you know any places to get freakshakes in Philly? Have you ever had a freakshake before?