The internet food trend, Freakshakes arrive in Portland. Check out this DIY video on how to make your own.
This one deserves not one, not two, but three exclamation points. As the latest addition to my ongoing Portland Plates series, I made a Portland themed Freakshake. Normally, I recreate dishes from popular local restaurants, but this time, I’m branching out with a creation of my own.
Freakshakes became social media famous over the last year. I discovered them through Molly Bakes a cafe in London. But after further research, it appears they are an Australian food trend, possible started at Patissez in Canberra. If you want to know more about them Buzzfeed did an explainer article, but basically it’s a milkshake with baked goods piled on top. I’ve heard The Original Dinerant in downtown Portland does their own take on this with a dessert called “Coffee & Donuts” but the photos don’t look quite as outrageous, so I decided to make my own. Without further ado, I present the Portland Freakshake. I put my heart, soul and waistline on the line for this one:
I’m not going to share a specific recipe for this but I will say I used Voodoo Donuts, Tillamook Ice Cream (it’s the best), local berries, bacon, hazelnuts, a caramel sauce made with Jacobson Salts and lots of weird toys on top. For the caramel sauce I used Joy The Baker’s Almost Burnt Caramel Sauce from her first cookbook, it’s similar to this one but without the orange juice. So get creative and make your own freakshake. Metal!!!