A freelance writer living in Perth, WA. Not the droid you're looking for.
Published January 13th 2012
A milkshake is made with cold milk, flavouring, ice cream and cream. It's a yummy combination that really hits the spot on a hot day. It sounds simple enough but making a milkshake is not as easy as you might think. The consistency has to be just right, and the balance of ingredients has to be spot on or the milkshake is either too thick, too thin or too sweet. There are many variations of the milkshake, such as the thick shake and of course many different flavours, strawberry, chocolate and banana seem to be the most popular. Milkshakes are sold in most cafés and food outlets around town and everyone has their own personal favourite but where can you get the best milkshake in Perth?
Wendy's has about 10 differently flavoured regular milkshakes, all made with soft serve ice cream, so you are sure to get a delicious milkshake in your favourite flavour. They also sell Supashakes; Crunchie which is honeycomb flavoured and topped with chunks of Cadbury Crunchie or Choc Mint, which is a choc mint flavoured milkshake topped with mint chocolate pieces. Also available at Wendy's is the Mega Shake which is a creamy milkshake, topped with a scoop of ice cream and chopped chocolate or cookie pieces, all in the flavour of your choice. Wendy's sell lots of different types of milk based drinks as well as the popular milkshakes, one of my favourites is the Coffee Chilla; a blend of coffee, milk, ice cream and ice, its yummy and its 97% fat fee.
McDonalds sells very nice, thick and creamy, milkshakes in either strawberry, chocolate or vanilla flavour. They also have a new range of milk based drinks available. Coffee Kick Frappe or Choc Whirl Frappe are both icy cold and creamy served with whipped cream and a drizzle of either coffee sauce or choc sauce depending of which one you buy.
Donut King makes a variety of milkshakes, thick shakes and iced milk drinks in all your favourite flavours but they also have what they call a Quakeshake. The Quakeshake is a thick milkshake topped with chunks of Cadbury Chocolate; Crunchie, Flake, Cherry Ripe or Peppermint Chocolate. As yummy as these sound they are very sweet and can be a bit sickly and they are probably not something you should have every day.
Muffin Break offers a great tasting, traditional milkshake in a variety of your favourite flavours. Made with fresh icy cold milk and ice cream they are just like the ones you used to get from your local deli.
The Shake Shack, located in Fremantle, hasn't been open very long and it is already hugely popular. They make milkshakes, with fresh milk and ice cream, then add a crazy combo of ingredients like lamingtons, muffins, chocolate bars and cereal. You choose your favourite milkshake, pick the ingredients you want to add, then they mix it all up for you and it costs around the $7.00 mark.
Milkshakes have been a family favourite since the early 1900s and are still very popular today. The flavours are still pretty much the same but now there are so many more of them. You can make your own flavour mix or add just about anything to it or on top of it. A milkshake is a delicious drink to have any time, but where can you get the best milkshake in Perth?