I’d long admired the freakshake all over Instagram. Invented in Australia, the freakshake encapsulated all my favourite things; desserts and an absolute glut of them. So the moment that the weather turned in favour of milkshakes, I headed straight to Molly Bakes the new freakshake mecca here in London. I was so stupidly excited to try a freakshake that I was on cloud 9 all day awaiting my evening plans.
All the reviews that I’d read of Molly Bakes said that the queue could go out the door and that people have waited hours. Super surprisingly, on a Friday after work, I was able to go straight in and snag a table. (Molly Bakes only has about 8 tables.)
Originally, Sam and I had planned to split one shake, but once we got there we threw caution to the wind and each ordered our own. (In for a penny, in for a pound, right?) You pick the kind of milkshake you want, and then you chose your baked good. I had the chocolate shake and the brownie. Sam had the peanut butter shake with the cookie. The chocolate freakshake consisted of: chocolate milkshake, topped with chocolate ice-cream, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, chocolate candies, a brownie, marshmallow and honeycomb. The peanut butter freakshake was: peanut butter milkshake topped with ice-cream, peanut butter, cookie crumbs, popping candy, a cookie ice-cream sandwich, marshmallow and honeycomb. Wowzers!
They were both truly incredible. Sam’s shake was delicious but I found the peanut butter a bit too rich, especially in such an already rich, sugary shake. My brownie was awesome, but after a few nibbles on Sam’s cookie I know I’d chose the chocolate shake with cookie over brownie next time.
The freakshake is about 2000 calories each so it is truly a very rare treat, but what a treat it was! I did feel a bit ill after finishing it; mostly because I refused to leave any behind. Each shake is £7 which actually seemed like a pretty good deal for the amount of dessert you get!
You can find the Molly Bakes Cafe at:
450 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AE
Would you ever try to conquer a freakshake?