A dessert shop local to me started advertising these Mega Milkshakes, or some people call them Extreme Milkshakes. It’s milkshake, surrounded by some sort of sauce, topped with more sauce, layered with cream, topped with more cream, filled with chocolate, drizzled with chocolate chunks, caramel, nuts, pretzels, you name it.
Watch my video for a very thorough guide on how to make one of these.
Now you know how I am always totally honest about everything. Well I certainly do have a opinion of these.
Whilst they look AMAZING and have the WOW factor, there is a lot of decoration to it that might not enhance the taste but visually makes your eyes pop out and your mouth drool…. I’ll explain as I go along….
Typically, a mason jar is used. A milkshake cup can be used too but a mason jar is more common.
You can make any variation you want. Just note the different elements and substitute them with your favourites. Making a diagram helps (I know, I am silly lol).
The first step: Get all you ingredients ready. It can get messy! Having everything out will make sure your gooey fingers don’t get the entire kitchen sticky.
The second step: Get some melted chocolate and messily coat the inside of the mason jar for that ‘look’.
I’ve seen people melt chocolate but it’s much easier getting some Nutella. Remember, if you are making a milkshake with caramel, you can just spread caramel on the inside walls of the mason jar instead.
The third step: Spread a thick layer of melted chocolate on the rim of the jar.
This is so any decoration sticks well and doesn’t fall off. I’ve added Kinder Buenco pieces all around, nuts… you could try the same with any bar of chocolate, or use sprinkles.
I found the combination of Nutella and chopped hazelnuts was nice to eat with the spoon (and dipped in milkshake). I didn’t really like eating Kinder Bueno pieces from around the rim. I like my chocolate bars to be eaten alone, not touching e.g. a piece of cake and having cake bits or icing on it, or even nutella. I guess other’s don’t mind this though!
The fourth step: Attach your chosen decoration to the rim of the cup where you spread the melted chocolate.
E.g. sprinkles, chocolate pieces, nuts, whatever takes your fancy.
The fifth step: Add your straws to the mason jar.
The stripey paper straws look cool but I dislike drinking from them. They go soft and you can taste the paper. It’s great for decoration but use a wide straw when you actually drink the milkshake.
The sixth step: Add any extra decorations.
You can go wild with this. I’ve seen doghnuts attached by circling the straw and resting on the jar but you can use whatever you want. I skipped this.
The seventh step: Insert a couple of scoops of vanilla ice cream.
You need this ice cream so when the milkshake is poured in, the ice cream floats to the top and the whipped cream can sit on it.
8: Pour in your milkshake.
The ice cream should float to the top.
9: Top up with whipped cream
Make a nice swirl and give it a peak. The taller the better here.
10: Dazzle some more sauce on the cream. Sprinkle it with decorations is you wish:
Such as nuts, sprinkles, cocoa powder. I did try adding a piece of Kinder Bueno once but it flattened my whipped cream and ruined the wow factor look I was going for.
You can serve it with yet some more ice cream and chocolate chunks and what not. Go crazy! It’s all about the wow factor here, unless you’re making it for yourself and want a bit of wow but more practical-ness.