Not everything that has the word ‘freak’ in it has to be scary. Freakshakes are mindboggingly delicious experiments where the humble milkshake gets a VIP upgrade.
Dairy first got seriously out of control in Australia and now around the world, freakshakes are bringing all the boys (and girls) to the yard.
Prepare for your sugar cravings to get out of control, as our friends at Zomato share their top eight places to get in on the cray-cray food craze.
Where: Gate Precinct, Building 4, DIFC
Cost: AED 40
Contact: 04 355 1111
Lowdown: If you’re going to cheat on your diet, why not make it large? A perfect cheat day comprises of Kitkat, pretzels and Nutella ice cream, in a milkshake! This humongous freakshake is the newest addition to the DIFC dining scene along with a great menu that will keep you coming back for more.
The Coffee Club, Jumeirah 1
Where: Wasl Vita, Opposite Civil Defence Station, Near Emirates NBD, Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah 1, Dubai
Cost: AED 34
Contact: 04 344 3676
Lowdown: With a wide selection of drinks to choose from maybe diving in for one of their Loaded Shakes is the way to go? This place has got some great things in their shakes -hence the title ‘loaded’ – such as cake, marshmallows, fruit and crumbled cookies.
The Sum of Us, Trade Centre
Where: Burj Al Salam Residence Tower, Trade Centre Area, Sheikh Zayed Road
Cost: AED 40 onwards
Contact: 04 275 3052
Lowdown: The only eatery offering an ever changing range of Freakshakes, this chic cafe by Tom & Serg is a hidden gem for scrumptious milkshakes. Along with a regular menu that never fails to impress, every weekend they offer a different kind of Freakshake. From a Kinder Egg milkshake for Easter to a granola and fruit healthy mix, this is a surprise worth looking forward to every Friday!
Eat Greek Kouzina, JBR
Where: Unit 3505, The Beach, Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR)
Cost: AED 30
Contact: 04 430 5249
Lowdown: You wouldn’t think of a milkshake when you think of Greek food, but why not? This humble Greek eatery in JBR has joined in on the Freakshake craze to offer The Nutella Spartan, a decadent Nutella milkshake topped with a Nutella-filled donut.
Ice Lab, Al Quoz
Where: Behind Al Quoz Pond Park, Meydan Road, Al Quoz
Cost: AED 20 onwards
Contact: 050 108 01716
Lowdown: This tiny hidden gem located in Al Quoz is every dessert lover’s dream. Whether you’re looking for chocolate crepes or delectable milkshakes served in a giant Nutella jar, Ice Lab caters to all sweet teeth. Did we mention Freakshakes?
Where: Dubai Festival City & Citywalk 2
Cost: AED 35 onwards
Contact: 04 455 1666
Lowdown: Now this isn’t exactly a Freakshake, but just had to add Serendipity 3’s signature Frrrozen Hot Chocolate to this list. This chain from the US is famous for their larger-than-life portions of decadent desserts, like the mouthwatering eye candy that is the Frrrozen Hot Chocolate, topped with a tower of whipped cream.
Shakeism Milkshakes, Al Barsha
Where: Behind Ramada Chelsea Hotel, Barsha 1, Dubai
Cost: AED 27
Contact: 04 448 9553
Lowdown: Chocolate lovers, this is the place for you. They’ve got plenty of delicious milkshakes to devour all by yourself, or share if you must. This place has got quite a few varied chocolate options, with other great milkshakes such as Don Pablo which has got lotus biscuits, salted caramel and cookie spread all in one.
Black Tap, Madinat Jumeirah
Where: Jumeirah Al Naseem, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
Cost: AED 65
Contact: 04 422 9904
Lowdown: These freakshakes are gorgeous enough to keep you gazing at it till it melts. We’re smitten with the Brooklyn Blackout, which is loaded with some seriously delicious chocolate stuff like chocolate chips, brownies and some plain old chocolate.
Since the launch of VAT in January 2018, some of these prices may have increased slightly. Please contact the restaurants directly for a full list of menu options and prices.