Freakshakes in the Middle East: Beat the heat with these insane milkshake spots

Here's the top six milkshake spots in the region. (Shutterstock)
Updated 11 August 2018
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Freakshakes in the Middle East: Beat the heat with these insane milkshake spots

We all love a classic strawberry or vanilla milkshake, but this summer we want to try out these new, totally over the top, delicious “freakshakes.”
Black Tap

Dubai’s Black Tap serves up what could only be described as a “sweet-tooth mania.” The burger joint offers “Instagramable” milkshakes mounted with cakes, brownies, cookies, candy, and mountains of cream. The imagination is the limit with this place.
Shakes

Although not exactly a “Freakshake”, this Saudi milkshake hotspot is a classic. With over 70 flavours to choose from, you can make your perfect milkshake blend – and YES, you can make it yourself! So, let the milkshake-freak within you go wild.
Millions of Milkshakes

For a quirky shake, Kuwait’s Millions of Milkshakes is the one. Who would have thought to mix Mango and Kitkat, or Strawberry, Banana, and Mango with Ferrero Roche? Well, according to customers – it’s a match made in milkshake heaven.
Shakeaway

This Beirut shake hangout seems to have it all. The British franchise offers a variety of chocolatey milkshakes for those of us who have a sweet tooth and healthy, fruity shakes for those who love natures flavors.
Fume

The MONSTER SHAKE – it’s all in the name! The home-grown Dubai restaurant with its hip vibe is famous for its milkshakes, which range from the “Bro-nut monster shake” to the “Berry freaky wild berries.” If the names are anything to go by, then you are in for a surprise.
The Counter Burger

This Jeddah burger spot is not only known for its “burger customization” but also their larger than life shakes. You can make your own shake, or go for the Birthday Cake Shake (vanilla ice cream, cake mix and rainbow sprinkles) or the Banana Split Shake (vanilla ice cream, fruits, caramel and chocolate syrup).


California students given cookies baked with grandfather’s ashes: media

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California students given cookies baked with grandfather’s ashes: media

LOS ANGELES: A teenage girl in California allegedly baked her grandfather’s ashes into cookies and handed them out to her school friends, local media reported on Wednesday.
The student is said to have given her baked goods to at least nine students, the Los Angeles Times said, citing police in Davis, near the state capital Sacramento.
Some ate the cookies without knowing about the macabre extra ingredient and were horrified, Lt. Paul Doroshov said, according to the Times.
In a bizarre twist, others among the Da Vinci Charter Academy students were fully aware and ate the cookies anyway, Doroshov told the newspaper, adding that he found the claims credible.
Student Andy Knox told local television station KCRA he was on his way into class when the unidentified young baker offered him one of her treats saying they contained a “special ingredient.”
“I thought that she put drugs in it or something. So I asked her if like, ‘Is this a weed cookie or something?’” he was quoted as saying.
“And she said ‘No.’ She said it was her grandpa’s ashes. And then she kind of laughed. And I was really, I was kind of horrified.”
Police are investigating the October 4 incident, according to multiple media reports, but have not made any arrests or taken action against the girl.
The Davis Joint Unified School District said in a statement its students were safe and there was “no health risk” to anyone involved.
“This recent case has been particularly challenging and we have responded appropriately and in the most respectful and dignified way possible,” it went on.
“Those who were involved are remorseful and this is now a personal family matter and we want to respect the privacy of the families involved.”