Easter ‘freakshake’ recipes

They're milkshakes, but not as you know them...

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Last year I photographed some incredible milkshakes for The Pancake House menu, and we just finished shooting the new speciality hot chocolates coming to Vitale Cafe Bar this summer (they’re pretty spectacular too).

So it looks like delicious drinks topped with a towering mountain of whipped cream and extravagant toppings are here to stay.

They’re known as ‘freakshakes’ and the Easter weekend is the perfect time for you to try your own. They’re completely over-the-top, but if there comes a moment when you think ‘I simply couldn’t eat another chocolate egg…but perhaps I could drink one?’ then this is the recipe for you.

I’ve created three versions (each recipe makes two very indulgent shakes), but don’t be afraid to try out something different. Happy Easter!

Creme Egg Freakshake

Mix the following together in a blender until smooth and frothy:

  • 500ml whole milk
  • 2 Creme Eggs
  • 3 generous scoops of chocolate ice cream
  • a good squeeze of chocolate syrup

Toppings:

Nutella or melted chocolate
Mini Eggs
Whipped or squirty cream
Chocolate sauce
A chocolate flake
Creme Egg

Method:

1 Coat the edge of your glass with Nutella or melted chocolate
2 Stick on broken mini eggs and fill in the gaps with sprinkles
3 Pour the shake into your decorated glass, top with cream, chocolate or chocolate syrup, a flake and a Creme Egg on a wooden barbecue skewer
4 Drink immediately and scoop out the bits of chocolate at the bottom with a spoon!

Strawberry Doughnut Freakshake

Mix the following together in a blender until smooth and frothy:

  • 500ml whole milk
  • 1 ring or jam doughnut
  • 3 generous scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • a handful of fresh strawberries

Toppings: 

Ring doughnut
Melted white chocolate
Sprinkles
Strawberry Sauce

Method:

1 Coat the edge of your glass with melted white chocolate and dip in some sprinkles
2 Pour some strawberry sauce into the bottom of your glass then add the shake
3 Top with a doughnut and drink straight away

Raspberry Cheesecake Freakshake

Mix the following together in a blender until smooth and frothy:

  • 500ml whole milk
  • 1 large slice of raspberry cheesecake
  • 3 generous scoops of raspberry or strawberry ice cream
  • a handful of fresh raspberries

Toppings:

Small slice of cheesecake
Melted white chocolate
Biscuit crumbs
Raspberry sauce
Fresh raspberries on a skewer

Method:

1 Coat the edge of your glass with melted white chocolate and drizzle a little inside the glass. Sprinkle the rim with biscuit crumbs
2 Pour the shake into your glass and top with cream, the raspberry sauce, crumbs and the raspberry skewer
3 Enjoy immediately!

From all the team at Center Parcs, have a fantastic Easter weekend (and we went this whole article without an egg pun, so you’re welcome. Cracking.)

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Claire is our resident expert on all things edible: she cooks, styles and photographs her mouth-watering recipes from the comfort of her country kitchen in Derbyshire. You can find all manner of recipes, projects and photos of her dog, Ernie, over at thingswemake.co.uk