Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 23 September 2019

Six freakshshakes to try in the UAE

These monster-sized milkshakes are the latest food craze popping up on menus across the country. We round up six of the best.
Mud Pot freakshake from Central Grounds. Courtesy Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi
Mud Pot freakshake from Central Grounds. Courtesy Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi

These monster-sized milkshakes are the latest food craze popping up on menus across the country. We round up six of the best.

Strawberry Volcano Freakshake

Where: The Black Lion in The H Hotel, Dubai

What’s in it: The Black Lion’s top-selling freakshake is a strawberry taste sensation. It contains strawberry ice cream, milk, cream, whipped cream, vanilla cheesecake, a pecan brownie, strawberry laces, white-chocolate sauce and strawberry sauce.

Calories: 2,200

Price: Dh50

Contact: 04 359 2366

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The Mud Pot Freakshake

Where: Central Grounds, Lobby Level of Marriott Hotel Downtown, Abu Dhabi

What’s in it: Central Grounds has seven freakshakes on the menu. The Mud Pot, their most popular, contains chocolate ice cream, Valrhona chocolate sauce, a chocolate brownie, mud cake, hot fudge and vanilla cream.

Calories: More than 1,000

Price: Dh45

Contact: 02 304 7777

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Strawberry Cheesecake Freakshake

Where: The Sum of Us, Burj Al Salam, ground floor, Dubai

What’s in it: The Sum of Us freakshake menu changes every weekend. Their popular strawberry cheesecake shake consists of vanilla ice cream, strawberry cheesecake filling, fresh strawberries, white chocolate, shortbread, breadcrumbs and homemade strawberry sauce.

Calories: “We don’t measure the calorie content of our freakshakes”

Price: Dh45

Contact: 056 445 7526

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The Armadillo Freakshake

Where: U-Turn Diner, Golden Tower, Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi

What’s in it: This diner, which opened last year, serves up four freakshakes for Dh45 each. The Armadillo is packed with chocolate and vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, peanut butter, M&Ms, chocolate sauce, caramel and two chocolate bars.

Calories: Unknown – but the manager told us “a lot”

Price: Dh45

Contact: 02 418 2500

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The Nutella Milkshake

Where: Bazxar, Dubai International Financial Centre, Gate Precinct Building 4

What’s in it: The Nutella milkshake at this laid-back, food hall-style restaurant contains vanilla ice cream, milk, whipped cream, Nutella, chocolate pearls, pretzels and Kit Kat chocolate bars.

Calories: Unknown

Price: Dh45

Contact: 04 355 1111

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Funky Cheesecake Monster Shake

Where: Fume, Pier 7, Dubai Marina

What’s in it: Fume serves up four monster shakes, including the Funky Cheesecake, which comes with vanilla ice cream, strawberry sauce, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, sprinkles, a biscuit, fresh strawberries and a slice of strawberry cheesecake.

Calories: Unknown

Price: Dh60

Contact: 04 421 5669

Updated: May 8, 2017 04:00 AM

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