Restaurants all around the country are now embracing the international gourmet milkshake trend by recreating traditional favourites into one-of-a-kind milkshake masterpieces.
From salted caramel, Nutella and Oreo, and popping candy-flavoured milkshakes to “adult” versions with a dash of booze, these unusual and inspired flavours have made our childhood favourites more delectable and desirable than ever.
Think homemade, retro-inspired and fantastical gourmet drinks which make the traditional seem so, well, vanilla. We’ve compiled a list of must-taste milkshakes which are guaranteed to bring all the boys – and girls – to the yard:
1. Craft in Parkhurst, Johannesburg
The restaurant’s speciality #OhShakes are literally milkshakes on steroids! Featuring the likes of The Candy Feast, Chocolate Overload and Salted Caramel Delight these sweet treats are guaranteed to invoke a flavour overload.
2. Parc Café, Durban
For the health-conscious types with a sweet tooth, Parc Café in Glenwood, Durban is the answer to “healthy” milkshakes with a twist. Their legendary Free Shakes feature a favourite avocado-vanilla combination with a double shot of rooibos red espresso that’s blended with a home-made chocolate brownie. Yum!
3. The Boiler Room Café, Durban
The Boiler Room Café in Durban is a trendy eatery which serves divine gourmet milkshakes, including familiar staples such as chocolate and vanilla, hazelnut and chocolate, and popcorn and salted caramel. And rumour has it that their lemon and meringue gourmet milkshake is “life-changing”.
4. My Sugar, Cape Town
Chocolatiers at My Sugar in Sea Point, Cape Town, have created drool-worthy gourmet shakes with a twist that are almost too pretty to drink! Their miso caramel milkshake is a blend of caramel, cookie butter and butterscotch popcorn, and their caramelised coconut milkshake topped with vanilla-bean whipped cream is the stuff of milkshake heaven!
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