These unicorn freakshakes will have you dreaming of fairytale lands where clouds are made of cotton candy and the skies are painted by rainbows. But let’s be real for a minute. With all the hype of unicorns set aside, these milkshakes are regular ole strawberry shakes with a pinch of frozen blueberries, which creates that beautiful purple unicorn-esque color. Did I mention they’re freakshakes (extreme milkshakes)? Those, my friends, are a whole other ballgame in themselves.
You can certainly say these freakshakes are Black Tap-inspired shakes. Black Tap of NYC swooned the internet (especially me) with their outrageously designed milkshakes. And until one magical day where I am able to get to NYC and treat myself to one of their absolutely insane milkshakes, I’ll have to make do and create my own! Just like these Cookie Monster Freakshakes I did not too long ago.
If you haven’t seen the unicorn craze that’s sweeping the internet with glitter and rainbow treats galore, well… you’re missin’ out. But good news either way, if you like all things pretty and delicious, these Unicorn Freakshakes are the perfect drink for you.
Whether you’re hosting a unicorn-themed birthday party or making these freakshakes for the heck of it, they’re sure to be the star of the show & are surprisingly easy to make! You don’t need any fancy kitchen gadgets or even any specific skills to create these unicorn freakshakes (BONUS!).
Be wary that these shakes are indeed loaded with sugar, please remember it’s always an option to not include the additional toppings. If you want to treat yourself, by all means, treat yourself! If it’s too much sugar for you, take out the cotton candy, mini donuts, candy pearls, and marshmallows and you have yourself a tasty strawberry-blueberry milkshake, OR, you can always cut the recipe in half and share with a friend! This recipe is all about fun and enjoying the sweets in life, even if it’s only once in a blue moon!
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Ingredients for Unicorn Freakshakes
Makes 2 shakes
- 10 scoops strawberry ice cream of your choice
- Approx. 16 frozen blueberries
- 1/2-1 cup milk (add 1/2 cup milk first and if you need more add another 1/2 cup)
Optional, but highly recommended toppings
- Wooden skewers
- 1 bag strawberry flavored marshmallows
- Mini powdered donuts
- Cotton candy
- Sixlets multi-colored chocolate candy pearls
- Sugar cones dipped in melted white chocolate
- Frosting for outer rim of glass
Helpful Kitchen Tools
First, apply a generous coat of vanilla frosting over the outer and upper rim of your glass. Stick on your chocolate sixlet candy pearls using the frosting as the base. Once you’ve filled the rims with candies, pop in the freezer to set while you prep everything else.
Next, we will be making the unicorn horns. Take your white chocolate candy melts and melt in a deep glass (we used a stemless wine glass). Fill with enough melted chocolate so you’re able to stick your sugar cone and swirl it around.
Add sprinkles of your choice while the chocolate is still wet.
Wha-la! Now you have beautiful unicorn horns. Get creative and decorate as you please!
After creating your unicorn horns, and adding the donuts and marshmallows to the skewers you’re ready to make the milkshake! Simply add 1/2 cup milk to the blender along with approximately 16 frozen blueberries and 10 scoops of strawberry ice cream. The blueberries will tint the strawberry ice cream making it a pretty purple! If you need more milk, add another 1/2 cup milk to the blender until it’s smooth and creamy. This will make two milkshakes.
I hope you love these Unicorn Freakshakes! They were fun to make and a pleasure to eat ;) Pop on by our Ice Cream and Frozen Treats section to find more delicious shakes and ice cream recipes! For more unicorn inspiration check out our Rainbow Grilled Cheese or our Rainbow Pancakes!
More Fun Unicorn Inspired Drinks
We decided to make this unicorn inspired freakshake as part of a fun little round up with some blogging friends. Here are their concoctions! Be sure to check them all out! (links below photo)
- Delicious Unicorn Drink – The Country Chic Cottage
- Unicorn Rose Sangria – Mad in Crafts
- Cute Sparkle Unicorn Milkshake – Artsy Fartsy Mama
- Rainbow Sprinkle Unicorn Drink – 100 Directions