Marshfield Ice Cream

Pick & Mix Freakshake

We’re sure you’ve seen this crazy trend about – in fact, Freakshakes are so large they’d be pretty hard to miss! Over the years we think we’ve perfected our take-away Freashakes on the farm and we’re excited to share our Parlour Recipe with you below.

Whether you’ve visited us on the farm before or spotted one of these on your favourite dessert menu, there’s some pretty wacky inventions out there. Freakshakes may look complicated, but we can guarantee that as long as you can make a basic milkshake, a little bit of creativity goes a long way …

Did you know …

Freakshakes originated in Australia back in 2015 and were quickly welcomed with open-arms into restaurants and cafes across the world. There’s no rules, by their very name-sake they’re meant to be ‘freaky’ (bold, fun and attention-grabbing).

Looking closely, every Freakshake always starts with the same basic milkshake. After that, it’s all about creating theatre! Cupcakes, waffles, cookies, sweets, pretzels, donuts, plus an abundance of whipped cream, sweet sauces, messy melted chocolate, the list goes on …

Where do I start?

We’d recommend having a theme to help you manage flavours; simple ideas include chocolate, sweets and fresh fruit. We have shared some more ideas below based around the milkshake base, please do tag us in your photos online if you choose to make any of these at home:

  • Toffee Fudge Fiasco: Toffee/Salted Caramel Milkshake base, topped with a chocolate cream eclair, toffee sweets, curly whirley chocolate bar and chocolate buttons
  • Chocoholic Heaven: Chocolate Milkshake base, chocolate sauce, gently warmed chocolate brownie (see our recipe here for the perfectly gooey, home-made chocolate fudge brownies), freddo frog and chocolate covered pretzels
  • Strawberries and Cream: Succulent Strawberry Milkshake base, jam doughnut or cupcake, white chocolate dipped strawberries and a big dollop of clotted cream
  • Birthday Magic: Birthday Cake Milkshake base, an extra large slice of birthday cake, colourful sprinkles, birthday candle and sparkler

Over the years we’ve decided to try our hand at making a few of our own ridiculous recipes; see the recipes here for our Cookie Sandwich Freakshake and Halloween themed Freakshakes! No matter the recipe you take inspiration from, don’t be afraid to stray away from our instructions based on the ingredients you have available. We regularly update our Pinterest page with the best recipes we can find, take a look for yourself and see what you can find.


  • 2 generous Scoops of Ice Cream, pick your favourite flavour (or combine two that compliment one another!) Plus one extra scoop to sit on top of your glass.
  • 175ml of whole milk
  • Whipped cream
  • Flavoured sauce (dependent on your shake: chocolate, toffee or strawberry are fab and go with most flavours)
  • Doughnut of your choice (be prepared to get messy if you choose one filled with jam)
  • BBQ skewer
  • Your favourite sweets, please see the recipe instructions for our simple choices

Recommended Flavours

Birthday Cake

Chocoholic Heaven

Funky Banana

Rhubarb and Custard

Salted Caramel

Succulent Strawberry

Very Cherry


  1. First, create your milkshake by blending 3 scoops of ice cream with 175ml of whole milk. A standard blender should mix up a thick, creamy texture in about 30 seconds. Don’t over-blend your shake, lumps are okay and if you’ve picked a flavour with chunky inclusions (toffee, brownie, strawberries) you want to keep as many of those in one piece as you can!
  2. Add a complimentary sauce inside the glass like chocolate or toffee if you have any to hand.
  3. Pour your milkshake into a glass, leaving a gap to scoop an extra ball of ice cream on top of your shake and/or add your whipped cream.
  4. (Important, please read step 5 before proceeding!) Swizzle more sauce on top of the whipped cream/ice cream ball and decorate with standard toppings like sprinkles, chocolate chunks, toffee pieces and mini marshmallows. There’s no rules here, just make sure your sweets are nice and light so they don’t fall into your shake.
  5. On the farm, we put a lid on our cup and rest a doughnut on top of this. At home, be careful to balance your doughnut on the rim of your glass (depending how messy you’re happy to get with sticky fingers, you might want to do this before step four!)
  6. Grab a BBQ skewer and pierce the stick with as many sweet treats as you can! We love mixing up sweet and sour with fizzy strawberry laces, cola bottles, gummy sweets, large marshmallows and flying saucers!
  7. Poke your BBQ stick through the doughnut, add a paper straw into the finished shake and enjoy!

Other Recipes To Try

Easter Sundae

Black Forest Sundae

Irish Cream Liqueur Hardshake

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