Milkshakes are no longer just milkshakes! Food photographer Jmwai shares her top spots for over the top milkshakes!
STRAWBELICIOUS SHAKE AT COFFEE CASA
I’m a come-lately convert to all the goodness abound at Coffee Casa. This could be the cutest coffee house you’ve ever been to… it’s almost cuddly. The ambience is effortlessly uplifting and quite intimate. I was there on my best-shakes-in-town exploration, and Coffee Casa is home to some incomparable ones. The ‘Strawbelicious’, as the name suggests, is an enticing jamboree of strawberry sweetness in a glass. Strawberry ice cream with cookies and real strawberries, topped with strawberry marshmallows, white chocolate drizzle, and strawberry syrup. Their ‘I Feel Good’ shake is quite popular. Strawberry, chocolate and vanilla ice cream, a brownie, waffle pieces, choco chips, sprinkles and chocolate syrup go into making this beauty. The brownie and waffle toppings are made in-house; which enables them to create perfect shapes for the best taste and presentation. Be sure to take advantage of their buy one get one free Monday offers.
THE GREEN GOBLIN AT BIG SQUARE LAVINGTON CURVE
Everything is a treat at Big Square, but my personal favourite by far is their Big Square Green Goblin Megashake. Barista Ndungu was kind enough to take me through the process of whipping up their Green Goblin Megashake. This green sight for sore eyes was an idea conceived by former operations manager Ricky as part of the restaurant’s unique range of mega shakes. It is made of Vanilla ice cream, milk, mint syrup, blueberry sauce, garnished with blueberry and mint syrup, topped with mint chocolate and oreo cookies. If this doesn’t sound like a party in your mouth, I don’t know what will! This shake goes well with any of the Big Square burgers. Other mega shakes in the menu are; Berry Mallow, Fudge Surprise and Cherry Cola while other shakes are strawberry, blueberry, chocolate, mint, bubblegum, oreo, vanilla and frappes
STRAWBERRY FREAKSHAKE AT URBAN EATERY
A fairly scorching afternoon led me to Urban Eatery, the upmarket and remarkably appointed restaurant at Delta Towers in Westlands. Its alfresco verandah setting and awesome interior make the restaurant swanky enough to be one of the city’s best choices for dining. It is here that Barista Makau introduces us to ‘Strawberry Freakshake’. He described it as a shake that can double as a dessert; and that it makes a delicious accompaniment for their seafood delicacies. Strawberry Freakshake is a blend of stunning flavours; strawberry ice cream, fresh milk, whipped cream, strawberry sauce topped by rainbow smarties/sprinkles, ice cream cone, marshmallows and butter cookies. Other shakes in their menu are; Double Chocolate, Cappuccino, Vanilla bean, Chocolate coffee, S’mores, Banana Nutella and Oreo nilla.
DEATH BY CHOCOLATE & SWEET SURPRISE AT ROCO MAMAS
My five stars and a tad more goes to Roco Mamas for their wonderful hospitality, tasty casual ambience and of course their sublime milkshakes. Roco Mamas, located at the Village Market, chose two awesome milkshakes to effortlessly make my day. The first one was ‘Slow Death By Chocolate’. Vitalis, their kitchen manager and the person charged with ensuring top-notch quality, tells me that besides their secret sauce made of assorted Belgian chocolates, this milkshake is created with Vanilla ice cream, Nutella, Oreo grams and pasteurized milk. The vanilla remains completely pure and undiluted, which might be one of the reasons this milkshake is too divine. Shake number two is ‘Surprise Me’; and boy were my taste buds amazed. The Barista, Naomi, had the freedom to make this however she pleased. Another favourite in the menu and great for birthdays. My specific surprise included milk soft serve and assorted syrups (chocolate, strawberry & blueberry). You can also dab into their other shakes; Peanutology and Candilicious.