If you know me, you know I love a good milkshake. My love of milkshakes dates back to my childhood when my mom would make me her ‘signature’ chocolate-banana shake topped with whipped cream and sprinkles. I thought it was the best thing ever and it had to be healthy because there was a banana in it…right?? Milkshakes are totally my comfort food. Happy? Sad? Meh? MILKSHAKE!
I discovered a fellow adorer of milkshakes through Instagram: @idrinkmilkshakes. Sam, who started this Instagram about a year ago, is based in Perth, Australia and he’s on a mission to try a milkshake in every country. He now has nearly 7,000 followers which he attributes to people of the world having a passion for milkshakes like he does. I reached out to him and he was kind enough to answer a few questions via email.
What is the BEST milkshake that you’ve tried?
S: The best milkshake I’ve had is from Whisk Creamery in Perth. It has really set a benchmark that I haven’t been able to top!
Sam went back to Whisk Creamery a few months later to find this on the wall:
Pretty cool stuff! Excuse me while I plan a trip to Perth immediately…
I then asked Sam what the most UNIQUE milkshake he’s ever had was:
S: The most unique “milkshake” I’ve tried was from Serendipity 3 in New York. Although not technically a milkshake, the frozen hot chocolate was the most interesting flavour, texture and presentation.
I have always loved milkshakes! Milkshakes bring about a feeling of childhood for me and I definitely feel nostalgic when I drink them, depending on the flavour. – Sam
Do you have a milkshake bucket list?
S: Yes, I do have a milkshake bucket list! I got to tick some off the list when I went to America in February – one of them was the Shake Shack in New York (sadly, it disappointed me). I want to try some milkshakes in the UK eventually because I have a lot of followers and recommendations from there. One specific place I can’t wait to try is the Vogue Cafe in Sydney – luckily I’m going there in August.
Did I mention Sam even has a TATTOO of a milkshake on his leg!? He got it while stateside at the Dolorosa Tattoo Company.
That is love my friends. Pure love of the shake that is milk…and ice cream.
Spread kindness and cheer, xo