Gourmet milkshakes have become a standard in many restaurants across the country. Whether you call them freakshakes or monster milkshakes, both adults and kids enjoy them and there’s a flavour for everyone. The traditional five flavours (chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, lime and bubblegum) have been taken to another level with flavours like salted caramel, candyfloss, Nutella and more. Here is a list of the best milkshake spots in South Africa.
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1. Craft, Johannesburg
The restaurant’s speciality #OhShakes are gourmet milkshakes on steroids. With a list including The Candy Feast and Chocolate Overload, it is definitely a sweet lovers’ dream come true.
3. Hudson’s The Burger Joint, branches in Joburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban
4. My Sugar, Cape Town
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Climb up the ladder at the Cocobel truck for something delicious. Here you can order your shake – choose from vanilla, caramel, dark chocolate, white chocolate, strawberry and banana – then decorate and further flavour it yourself as crazily as you like, such as with snakes, Smarties, sour sweets, candies, sprinkles and hundreds-and-thousands.
This retro-style diner offers a selection of old-school shakes including strawberry and bubblegum, but it’s their speciality shakes that get our vote. The Peanut Crunch and Bar-One shakes are definitely on our must-taste list.
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XO Patisserie situated at 27 Boxes in Melville, Johannesburg, features a two-for-one deal which dessert lovers won’t be able to resist. Known for their cronuts (that’s a croissant-doughnut hybrid pastry that’s deep-fried and all kinds of delicious, for those not in the know), they’ve now created a milkshake that is topped with their famed pastry delight!
Remember their soaring “almost to the ceiling” freakshakes? We can always rely on this 27 Boxes patisserie to be out there with food trends, especially when it comes to their delicious cronuts. Our favourite variation is when straws are plunging straight through the decadent cronut centres – such as with XO’s freakshakes, which are available in flavours like peanut butter, Peppermint Crisp and vanilla choc-chip. These artisanal milkshakes are thick and full of flavour. We also hear there’s a Mermaid CrazyShake coming next…
This popular Glenwood gem has become famous for their crazy shakes. The gourmet offering includes three indulgent flavours: There’s Death by Chocolate (complete with a chocolate cake topping), Red Velvet Indulgence with red velvet cake, and Amarula Milk Tart shake, which has a tot of cheeky Amarula for an extra kick. They also have special shakes on the menu, with versions like the sparkling Unicorn Shake with edible glitter and the Strawberry Doughnut shake, complete with a shot of Strawberry Lips.