Say what? When Kelis was bringing all the boys to her yard I’m not sure it was with a French fry flavoured milkshake. I’m not sure it was with a milkshake at all, to be honest, but that’s another story for another time. 

But if a salty, potato-infused milk drink has your name written all over it, then this weekend you are in for a treat as Londoners can try the world’s first (so we’re told) French fry-flavoured milkshake.

PHOTO BY: Garry MacLennan

If a salty, potato-infused milk drink has your name written all over it, then this weekend you are in for a treat.

Taking inspiration from the food combo of dipping McDonald’s fries into an ice cold milkshake – a culinary delight I spent much of my teenage days doing – the shake will be available to try this Saturday 31st July at the E20 Street Food Market in Hackney’s Olympic Park.  

And the salty-sweet concoction hasn’t cut corners when it comes to packing that authentic chip-meets-milk flavour into a glass, the brains behind the shake have found a way to use real potatoes in the recipe. Sound gross? We have it on good authority that it is in fact delicious. Made with a curious combination of vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup, cream, a dash of salt and potatoes (obvs), the shake comes with a side of chocolate-coated French fries for dipping. The best bit? East Villages will be giving away 250 free milkshakes throughout the day if you fancy trying one for yourself.

PHOTO BY: Garry MacLennan
PHOTO BY: Garry MacLennan

For those not tempted by a chip milkshake, there are plenty more more orthodox food and beverage choices to be had, from Sri Lankan hoppers to Thai curries, Swedish cinnamon buns to NY-style bagels. Plus there will be live music and lawn games to keep you entertained too.

The French Fry-Flavoured Milkshake will be available at the E20 Street Food Market from 12pm – 6pm on Saturday 31 July. 

Entry is free but you can register to secure entry here.

Victory Parade, East Village, London E20 1EX

www.getliving.com


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