Somewhere between pudding, milkshake and pie, the freakshake is first thought to have been invented in Australia last summer. The Great British Cupcakery in Newcastle then introduced its own version, calling them Geet Big Shakes.
Now, newly-opened bakery, Molly Bakes, in New Dalston, has bought the growing craze to London, and will start selling them today (28 January) at 6pm.
The Molly Bakes’ freakshakes come in four flavours: raspberry, chocolate, peanut butter and salted caramel. You choose your toppings from brownies, gourmet marshmallows, cookie dough, lemon and raspberry tartlets, or honeycomb. It’s all floating in ice cream, drizzled with salted caramel, and sometimes even topped with a Nutella doughnut
Pâtissez bakery in Canberra, Australia sold freakshakes in July of last year, dripping in Nutella, pretzels, salted caramel and lots of cream. People reportedly queued for 40 minutes for one, and they once sold 249 freakshakes in one day.
Then the world discovered Foodscraft Espresso bakery in Sydney, and its Tella Ball shake – a mixture of ice cream, Nutella, cream, and a Nutella-stuffed doughnut on top.