Do you fancy trying one of the recently gone viral Freakshakes but aren’t able to travel all the way to Australia for the original? Then you’re in luck!!! There’s a small café in London called Molly Bakes which specialises in these babies and sells them in the UK. The milkshakes are lovingly called ‘Freakshake’ because of their amazingness and sweets overload.
I’m not going to lie, getting there wasn’t the easiest thing to do for someone who’s not local. There’s no tube station close to Molly Bakes, so you’re left with either taking the overground or bus. The café is located on 450 Kingsland Road which is closest to Dalston Junction Station. From where I was staying (near Bethnal Green station), the closest route for me was taking the overground from Whitechapel. Unfortunately, there were many closures (like always) and I nearly ended up in the wrong direction twice. It’s not impossible to get to the café but it’s better to make sure that you’ll have enough time to get there early to avoid the afternoon rush but more about being on time later! Getting to Molly Bakes from Dalston Junction is easy though: simply leave the station via its north entrance and follow the road until you see their red shop front to your left.
The Café & Freakshake
These outlandish Frankenshakes are made using fresh ice cream from our friends at Ice Cream Union and topped with sauces and brownies/ cookies/ tartlets/ marshmallow/ honeycomb all made by us.
I’ve been wanting to try one of the infamous Freakshakes for months. So, when one of my friends sent me the link to a café in London which makes them, I knew I had to incorporate a trip to Molly Bakes during my holiday in London. They have four different flavours to choose from at the moment: Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Raspberry and Caramel. For special occasions, they sometimes offer other, limited editions of their shakes like, for example, a Baileys flavoured Freakshake they created for the London Coffee Festival. I, as a chocolate lover, had to get the chocolate Freakshake and I didn’t regret the decision at all. At some point in the future, I’d love to try their Raspberry Freakshake as well though.
It’s a good idea to be one of the first to arrive and plan enough time for going because the preparation for the shakes takes a while – I waited for about fifteen to twenty minutes for mine but it can take up to 40 minutes – and the more customers, the longer you’ll have to wait. In addition, the café isn’t very big and there are only about six or seven tables in it which can make it difficult to find an empty one. If you plan on getting a Freakshake you will have to order at least an hour before closing to give the team enough time to prepare them. As soon as I got mine, I started digging in to avoid the cream dripping everywhere. The whole process was quite messy but super delicious! Usually, I don’t like cream but in combination with the chocolate, it was simply amazing. Overall, the chocolate Freakshake was very sweet and flavoursome but also very filling. If you order one don’t expect a light dessert, it’s enough to replace a full meal – if not more! You could always share one but let’s be real, who shares dessert? ;p
For those of you who don’t like milkshakes, there’s still enough variety to choose from. As you can see in the picture above, there are plenty of different cupcakes, cake, cookies and brownies to choose from. In addition, Molly Bakes offers brownie sundaes and ice cream cookies. They also offer most of the popular beverages, like for example coffee, tea and hot chocolate in all variations or different fruit juice. One thing to keep in mind is the price though. One Freakshake is £7 which isn’t cheap but I wouldn’t consider it as too much either if you see what you get for your money.
Is it worth going?
If you’re a Foodie and love milkshakes that are extra special and over the top then yes, they are worth the trip! If you’re not a fan of sweet and sugary things then these won’t make you happy. I loved the chocolate one I tried and can see myself coming back to Molly Bakes to try the other flavours. It’s not something for every day but if you’re looking for something to treat yourself or a place for a date I’d say this is the perfect match for you! If you are very conscious about calories it might be important to mention that one of these bad boys has about 1500 calories which is roughly the suggested daily calory intake for females.
What do you think of this new ‘the more, the better’ trend? Do you like it or is it too much? Some of my friends were excited about these while others didn’t even want to try them. Have you maybe already tried them and been to Molly Bakes? Let me know what you think in the comments! ♥