Baskin-Robbins' Freak Shakes Are a Sight to Behold—But Only for a Limited Time
Baskin-Robbins is pulling out all the stops for National Ice Cream Month.
The dessert restaurant chain is debuting Freak Shakes for the last two weeks of July, and they're more than a little extra. Basically, they're about four desserts in one, and we can't decide if they're too much or absolute perfection.
Freak Shakes are an even more intense version of the company's newly introduced Sundae Shakes, which are a milkshake on the bottom and a sundae on top. The difference is in the toppings, which are nothing short of impressive.
Freak Shakes come in three varieties: Unicorn, Oreo 'n Cookies, and Donut Shop, and each one is packed with sweets. The Unicorn Freak Shake is a Cotton Candy milkshake that comes with a scoop of Cotton Candy ice cream. Then there's a mountain of toppings: Charms Fluffy Stuff Cotton Candy, Airheads Xtreme Rainbow Berry Sweetly Sour Candy strips, a sugar cone a cherry, rainbow sprinkles, marshmallow garnish and whipped topping.
Next is the Oreo 'n Cookies Freak Shake. It features a Cookies 'n Cream milkshake with a scoop of Cookies 'n Cream ice cream. The dessert is topped with hot fudge drizzle, whipped topping, a sugar cone, cherry and Oreo cookie pieces, plus an entire slice of Oreo Cookies 'n Cream Polar Pizza.
Finally, the Donut Shop Freak Shake, which will only be sold at participating Baskin-Robbins/Dunkin' Donuts combination restaurants, is a Jamoca Almond Fudge milkshake with a scoop of Jamoca Almond Fudge ice cream. It is then covered in hot fudge, whipped topping and sprinkles. At the top, you'll find a sugar cone, Dunkin' Donuts Powdered and Chocolate Munchkins donut holes and even a Dunkin' Donuts Chocolate Frosted with Sprinkles Donut.
Honestly, it's a wonder that all those treats can fit in a single glass… or a single stomach. You might have to bring all your friends if you plan to get a Freak Shake. They're selling starting on July 15, which is National Ice Cream Day, until July 31, so plan accordingly.
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