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.
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.
Contact: 04 359 2366
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
Contact: 02 304 7777
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”
Contact: 056 445 7526
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”
Contact: 02 418 2500
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.
Contact: 04 355 1111
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.
Contact: 04 421 5669
Updated: May 8, 2017 04:00 AM