For the uninitiated: a freakshake is a milkshake topped with cream, topped with cake, topped with sauce, and with a handful of sweets thrown in for good measure.
You can enjoy this over-the-top mashup of drink and dessert at the following 5 recommended places in Ostend.
Have a sweet tooth? Your craving for sweetness will certainly be satisfied in this hip hotspot. Enjoy their 'unicorn milk': a pink hot chocolate topped with white chocolate and a large dollop of whipped cream with colourful toppings such as macarons and delicious candies. And don't forget to try their granola bowls or delicious American pancakes.
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How nice it is to warm your numb hands around a hot mug after a brisk walk on the beach! Histoires d'O serves you great hot drinks while you enjoy a magnificent sea view. Try their "Choco OMG", a real winner to warm up with, and you'll automatically say "Oh My God" It's a delicious hot chocolate with chocolate galettes and whipped cream. Maltesers, marshmallows and honey are added for that special finishing touch.
Albert 1 Promenade - Zeedijk 53More information
For three generations, Georges has been spoiling his customers with delicious home-made waffles, pancakes, ice cream, sorbets and snacks. But now they also serve giant freakshakes that consist of a milkshake of your choice with a scoop of ice cream in it. This milkshake becomes a real freakshake by adding a lot of delicious toppings: melted chocolate with an M&M crumble, a Liège waffle topped with ice cream and whipped cream, rainbow candy, waffle fries topped with salted caramel and gingerbread crumble.
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In the playful interior of this tearoom you can enjoy tasty snacks, but also sweet treats such as waffles, pancakes, ice creams and various freakshakes. Choose a milkshake as the basis for the freakshake and complete it to your heart's content with sweets, cookies, chocolate and fruit. A must try: the vanilla milkshake with a donut, lots of whipped cream with candy and lollipops.
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