Paulig Barista Institute

What Is a Freakshake?

The latest trend to sweep across the café world is freakshakes – the insanely indulgent mega-milkshakes that apparently originate from Australia. See the video in the end of this post!

The idea with freakshakes is to pile up as much of everything as you possibly can. In other words, it doesn’t matter what you use as long as you use lots of it.

Cold Brew Freakshake with Banana and Coconut

Easy ingredients include cold-brewed coffee, espresso, chocolate milk, ice creams, syrups, sauces (such chocolate, liquorice or caramel), milk, coconut milk, condensed milk, cookies, sweets... The list is endless! And don’t forget salty toppings such as finger salt or pretzel sticks either.

Most freakshakes are epic super-sweet treats that are guaranteed to indulge your inner sweet tooth. At their best – or worst – freakshakes are so over-the-top that they may even come with a mini burger or some other bizarre topping.

Empty glass of Freak shake

But the best thing about freakshakes is that they’re so fun and easy to make. One good way is to chuck your ingredients in the blender and top it all with a mountain of whipped cream. And it’s not a freakshake if you don’t prop up as many other bits and pieces on top of the cream that you can possibly bear.

Recommended for kids and anyone into a bit of crazy decadence!

See our Caramel Fever freakshake video here: