I’ll admit that some aspects of Irish cuisine are not for me, but I tend to understand how it can be appealing to others. Hot milkshakes, on the other hand, perplex me. What’s the point of a hot milkshake? Isn’t it just like melted ice cream? Well, I’ll find out at some point now that Cork City is home to Hot Shakes, a new hot milkshake and hot chocolate shop on French Church Street.
Hot Shakes boasts that if you want it, they’ll shake it. The city centre shop offers over 150 options on their menu, which starts at just €1.25 and includes dairy-free options. Want to avoid guilt, you can even have them add protein or some other ‘fuel’ to your custom beverage. Their flavoring options range from chocolate and cake to biscuits and fruit. Toffee popcorn is even listed as something you can have in your drink.
It seems like a fun idea, but we’re wondering why they chose to open on French Church Street… right next-door to O’Conaill’s Chocolates. I can’t imagine opting to drink a Cadbury-based hot chocolate at Hot Shakes if I could have one of O’Conaill’s cool chocolate milkshakes or hot chocolates. Especially since O’Conaill’s has added new Sunday hours. But I’ll still give it a try because there is something so intriguing about a Battenburg Hot Milkshake.
16c French Church Street, Cork City, Ireland