Over-the-top milkshakes have been sweeping the internet lately, popularized by Black Tap Burgers & Beer in New York City. From mounds of whipped cream to whole pieces of cake and pie, dessert enthusiasts will stick just about anything on top of a milkshake these days, and hungry diners are lining up to drink — and eat — them.
Want to tackle one? A trip to New York isn't necessary. A few months ago, Boston Burger Co. began serving "freak frappes" at its Boylston Street and Harvard Square locations (and some of the Harvard Square ones have booze, thanks to a full liquor license). The intense frappes will debut at Boston Burger Co.'s original Davis Square location on April 1, too.
The frappes are priced at $7-$12, and there are generally 10 to 12 flavors available at any given time, including some limited-edition specials. Many of the specials appear on Instagram; just explore the hashtag #freakfrappe for a virtual sugar high. Past flavors have included:
- Nutella with coconut, cookies, and toasted marshmallows, topped with a brownie "for the hell of it"
- One that's topped with gummy worms, sprinkles, M+M's, and a cupcake
- And this one, topped with an entire slice of red velvet cake
Boston Burger Co. has always gone all-out with its burgers as well, offering up options like the 420 burger (topped with mozzarella sticks, fried mac & cheese, onion rings, fries, bacon, golden barbecue sauce, and American cheese) and the killer bee burger (topped with bacon, a tall stack of onion rings, honey barbecue sauce, and American cheese).
While you ponder the caloric impact of one of these Boston Burger Co. burgers and a freak frappe, here's a peek at some of the milkshakes you'll find at Black Tap if you make the trip into New York:
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