What better way to start your weekend than with a HUGE breakfast freakshake? It’ll certainly give you that FriYAY feeling! With rich homemade caramel sauce, creamy vanilla ice cream, delicious chilled cappuccino, crisp waffles, indulgent mini-donuts and oodles of chocolate, it’s a belly-busting way to start your day. Sure, it’s not a recipe for every day but if you’re only indulging occasionally, it’s a great way to turn any day into a YAY day. I think it’s especially great for weekends, when you’re chilling out over a long lazy brunch. And if you’ve got guests staying, you can guarantee that a huge smile will spread across their faces when you hand over a giant iced coffee, loaded with naughty breakfast goodies! Here’s how I made my rich caramel sauce and how to #MakeItAYayDay with a step-by-step guide to making the ultimate freakshake:Ingredients for the caramel: 200g granulated sugar, 90g salted butter cut into cubes, 120ml double cream.
Ingredients for the freakshake: vanilla ice cream, Emmi CAFFÈ LATTE Cappuccino iced coffee, whipped cream, breakfast waffle, mini doughnuts, chocolate flakes, chocolate sauce, caramel-filled chocolate buttons or other chocolate treats.
To make the caramel:1. Having never made caramel before, I was very excited to try it out for the first time. I carefully weighed out each of the ingredients because the quantities are very precise when making caramel sauce. If you want to make a larger quantity of caramel, don’t double the quantities – make two batches instead. At all stages be very careful not to touch the sauce as it is burning hot.2. Use a medium saucepan over a medium heat and gently melt the granulated sugar. Stir constantly with a heat-resistant spatula or wooden spoon until the sugar has entirely dissolved into a smooth golden syrup.3. Carefully add the pieces of salted butter to the pan. The sugar syrup is likely to spatter and bubble when the cold butter is added so take care! Stir the butter into the sugar until is has completely melted.4. Slowly pour in the double cream, while stirring the sauce. Again take care as it will probably spatter as the cold liquid reacts with the hot sugar syrup. Stir until completely combined.5. Allow the caramel sauce to bubble and rise up in the pan for a minute and then remove from the heat.6. Allow to cool completely before using it to coat doughnuts, pour into a jug to drizzle over ice cream, or even chill it a little so that you can spread it with a knife. If you want to make a chilled sauce more drizzle-able simply zap it in the microwave in 10 second bursts until it becomes runny again.
And now on to the fun part: constructing the freakshake. To be honest, anything goes. The bigger and more OTT, the better! As long as you end up with a drink that looks something like a firework has gone off in a chocolate factory, you’re on to a winner. It could have dollops of ice-cream floating in the milk, the coffee could be blended with ice, the cream could be whipped or poured, and the whole thing could be topped with cookies, fruit, donuts, cupcakes, banana chips, waffles, chocolates, even breakfast cereal. Here’s what I did to construct my personal favourite, a caramel cappuccino breakfast freakshake:
- Add three big scoops of creamy vanilla ice cream into a large mason jar mug.
Drizzle on some of the caramel sauce.
- Pour a cup of Emmi CAFFÈ LATTE Cappuccino iced coffee over the ice cream and top up with a little extra milk if necessary.
Pour plenty of caramel sauce around the rim of the mug, letting it drip down the sides, before sprinkling with chocolate flakes.
- Top with lashings of whipped cream and more chocolate.
- Spread a breakfast waffle with caramel sauce and sprinkle on more chocolate before wedging it into the whipped cream. Top tip: Cut a straight line into the waffle and hang it over the edge of the mason jar, just like a slice of lemon on a cocktail.
- Add caramel-dipped doughnuts, more chocolate treats and drizzle plenty of chocolate sauce on top.
- Grab a spoon and enjoy!
What do you think of my giant breakfast freakshake? I can promise you, it’s one of the most delicious things I’ve ever tasted. The cappuccino ensures that the sweetness of the caramel isn’t overpowering, the vanilla ice cream lightens up the heavy doughnuts and the waffle gives a crisp texture against the smooth cream. Do you think you’ll have a go at making your own freakshake? Whether you’ve got that FriYAY feeling, want to chill out with a lazy brunch on the weekend or need that hump-day treat to get you through the week, a freakshake will certainly help to #MakeItAYayDay! Let me know if you indulge by tagging me in your OTT freakshake photos on Instagram @Cassiefairy and including the #MakeItAYayDay hashtag so I can see your pics. And please do leave me a comment if you try the caramel sauce recipe, I’d love to know if it works as well for you as it did for me. Have an amazing FriYAY guys!