The craziest of milkshakes in Dubai
1 Black Tap
You know the expression “with a cherry on top”? Black Tap literally does that with its Crazy Shakes, except swaps the word “cherry” with “massive slice of cake” or “firecracker Popsicle”. Each one is a feat to behold, and Black Tap even goes out of its way to make limited edition shakes for national holidays.
Where: Rixos Premium JBR; Jumeirah Al Naseem; Dubai Festival City
It’s like a chocolate brownie mysteriously fell on top of the BroNut Monster and the chefs at Fümé thought “yeah, that works”. It certainly does, and once you get past the rich brownie, the milkshake itself is even better. Just be sure to have a light dinner before digging into this.
Where: Pier 7, Dubai Marina
Contact: +971 4 421 5669
3 Sugar Factory
Who would have guessed a place called Sugar Factory would come up with a shake with a cheeseburger on top? It’s a better than you think, especially if you treat it as your main course before dessert. Talk about a savoury sugar rush. If you’re not so into it, though, there’s other wacky shakes such as The Barbie which is, of course, pretty in pink.
Price: From AED30
Where: Dubai Festival City Mall; City Walk
4 Walnut Grove
It’s sweet, it’s creamy and there’s a vanilla cheesecake that we’re still not sure how is placed on top of its jar. We don’t question it though, as the vanilla and caramel flavours work extremely well together. Even better, you get to choose if you want a lollipop or strawberry on top.
Price: From AED49
Where: City Walk, Al Safa
Contact: +971 4 344 4441
5 Claw BBQ
Be wary, the list of monstrous shakes here is intimidating, but that’s what makes tucking into them all the more thrilling. All inspired by classic films, we took a particular liking to the ‘Stand By Me Hershey’, as its tagline is “just like yo mama used to make it.” Brilliant.
Where: Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai
Contact: +971 4 432 2300