The deliciously decadent monster food trend that will surely bring all the boys to the yard.
Is there anything more indulgent than a rich, gooey milkshake? In the past, this naughty drink was best enjoyed with a burger and fries, yet our favourite fast-food drink has now received an upgrade so massive, it’s practically a meal in itself. Dubbed the freakshake, this massive iteration of the creamy concoction has taken over Jakarta’s food joints to fill our bellies with monstrous sugary shakes laden with ice cream, peanut butter, salted caramel, popcorn, cookies, pretzels, chocolates, sprinkles – you name it. For a cheat day of epic proportions, here’s where to find these ginormous milkshakes in Jakarta.
This Spanish chocolateria is a favourite of ours for when we get those inevitable churros and hot chocolate cravings, but Cafe Churreria is also known to whip up brilliant larger-than-life milkshakes that are stacked sky-high with oodles of ridiculously decadent toppings (and by ridiculous we mean amazing of course).
Cafe Churreria, various locations, check website for details.
As if Island Creamery didn’t already deliver some of the best frozen desserts in town, the premium ice cream parlour truly outdid themselves with their drool-worthy, extra OTT Super Sundae Shakes. You’re bound to get a sugar rush with these massive creamy concoctions – just check out their Monkey Business shake, a peanut butter and Nutella based milkshake overflowing with bananas, pretzels, Ferrero Rocher and Kinder Buenos. Their Mad Berries milkshake is even topped off a mini red velvet layered cake! If you want a, err, “healthier” option there’s always the Summer Fruits Overload shake made with mango sorbet and a mixture of fresh summer fruits. Phew!
Island Creamery, various locations, check website for details.
Nosh is famous for their hard-to-resist gourmet milkshakes. The buzzy brunch spot is definitely no place for your diet with their ridiculously good freakshake served in chilled mason jars, filled to the brim with towering thick creamy ice cream, chocolate sauce, salted caramel, marshmallows, and other sugary goodness. For maximum sugar and calorie overload, order up the Fluffer Nutter and Nutella Bomb shakes which are topped off whipped cream and a whole freshly baked doughnut.
Nosh Cafe and Bar, Citywalk Sudirman, First Floor. p. +62 21 2555 6737.
Cake A Boo
As always, the foodie neighbourhood up North is always up-to-date when it comes to the latest food trends. Cake-A-Boo’s freakshakes are topped off with a ginormous pink cotton candy cone, but their signature Shake-A-Bear milkshake is the one that takes the cake! The entire mug is completely covered in a cloud of candy floss, with a bear shaped cake peeking through the top. Inside is a decadent Oreo milkshake finished with a berry sauce and marshmallows for that extra sugar kick.
Cake A Boo, Ruko Garden House Blok B-11, Pantai Indah Kapuk, North Jakarta. p. +62 21 2903 2822.