Get Your Freak [Shake] On

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Our sweet tooth has been aching with all of the fun "freak shakes" we've seen popping up lately! Most recently, we enjoyed mimosas with a gigantic piece of birthday cake on top courtesy of the Social House at Peached Tortilla (@peachedsocialhouse) here in Austin. 

We jumped on the bandwagon with our own flowery, springy, elegant twist on the larger-than-life, brightly-colored freak shake trend. 


Lemony Lavender, Coconut & Honey Simple Syrup

2 teaspoons of clean, fresh lavender buds)
2 tablespoons of grated lemon
1 tablespoon of toasted coconut flakes
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup water
3/4  cup honey

 

Lavender Freak Shake

1 cups milk of your choice (almond or coconut milk give a different but equally yummy flavor!)
6-8 scoops of your favorite vanilla ice cream
Lemony Lavender, Coconut & Honey Simple Syrup
1 handful of fresh blueberries  (optional if you want a purple color)
1/2 cup of Malibu (optional if you want to turn up)

 

Freak Shake Toppings

1 cup of white candy melts (melted)
1 tablespoon of toasted coconut flakes
1 teaspoon of grated lemon
1 teaspoon of fresh lavender buds
whip cream
2-3 desserts of your choice
fresh lavender stems
fun straw, toothpick, etc. 

Instructions

  1. Make the simple syrup by combining all ingredients in a sauce pan on medium heat for 5-7 minutes. It'll thicken more once it cools. 
  2. Mix together by hand or in a blender all of the shake ingredients. 
  3. The fun part----decorating!
    1. Cover the rim of your glass (we love the look of a mason jar) with the melted white candy melts.
    2. Mix the toasted coconut flakes, grated lemon and lavender buds in a small cereal bowl. 
    3. Place the top of the cup in cereal bowl and swirl around until the coconut, lemon and lavender cover the white candy melt rim. 
    4. Pour the shake into the cup. 
    5. Top with whip cream (we love the look of whip cream or the shake overflowing).
    6. Use a toothpick to stack your chosen desserts and place on one side of the shake. 
    7. Add your lavender stems. 
    8. Add a straw and any other fun toppings. 

Pair with Missy Elliot turned up to full blast for the ultimate freak shake experience ;)