Is a freakshake a dessert or a drink? Well I think it’s safe to say that my version ticks both boxes. The Eton Mess topper is perfectly contained in a meringue shell, so you can lift it up and scoff it, then stick a straw in the milkshake to wash it all down. Yummers. Whack a bit of Wimbledon on to celebrate.
I also think it would make a fun dessert for a summer party. You could make the individual Eton Messes in advance and keep them in the fridge, and then quickly whizz up the simple milkshake in your blender when you’re ready to serve.
I’ve been seeing these freaky deaky milkshakes all over the internet, and have been in awe of the tower-like stacks of doughnuts and cakes adorning jars of thick shakes. So I really wanted to try making my own version. My friend suggested a strawberries and cream theme to coincide with Wimbledon, so I took that one step further for a riff on the archetypal British dessert.
It’s not your everyday kinda milkshake, it’s super super indulgent so best reserved for special occasions. I’ve used a couple of large dollops of clotted cream to make the Eton Mess filling to totally luxe it up. A little zest of lemon cuts through it though so it’s not too sickly.
Eton Mess Freakshakes
Prep time: 10 mins
For the Eton Mess topping
60g strawberries, finely chopped
10g meringue, crushed
a little lemon zest, to taste
2 heaped tablespoons clotted cream
For the milkshake
2 scoops vanilla ice-cream
Strawberry dessert sauce to serve (I used Clarks Dessert Topping)
- Combine the Eton Mess ingredients in a bowl and mix lightly until well combined – check the amount of lemon zest and adjust according to your taste.
2. Spoon it between two meringue nests and then chill until ready to use
3. To make the milkshakes whizz up the strawberries, ice-cream and milk in a blender. If you want it thicker just add more ice-cream.
4. When you’re ready to serve, drizzle the strawberry dessert sauce down the insides of the glasses you’re going to serve them in – the jam jar style glasses with handles work perfectly and you can buy them EVERYWHERE these days! Then pour the milkshake in and top with an Eton Mess meringue nest and serve!
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Check out some more tasty extra special milkshake recipes from some of my foodie friends
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