So when Miss Destructo mentioned on her Twitter account that this existed, my destiny became clear. After all, it’s no secret that I love ice cream. It’s also no secret that Red Bull is a good friend of mine and has been there for me when many others, including my consciousness and sanity, have fallen by the wayside. So when you put the two together, it seems like a recipe for disaster, stimulation, insanity, palate destruction or all of the above.
Thus, I found myself calling the closest Steak n Shake to see if they had this as an offering and they did. So first chance we had, it was in the car and going there with the sole purpose of trying it. Again: destiny.
I wasn’t sure what to expect. After all, it’s called a “Red Bull Freeze.” People were asking, is it a slushie? A milkshake? Something else? It wasn’t until the waitress brought it out–that’s it, of course, in the pic–that I could see it was indeed a Red Bull milkshake. And it doesn’t look like anything special at all, does it? It looks just like a vanilla milkshake. It’s unassuming. That’s how it draws you in.
[ad#longpost]And when you think about that sort of combo…it might give you pause. But I am here to tell you: hot damn, it was delicious. It shouldn’t work. It really should not. But it does and I can’t for the life of me tell you how. The idea of creamy meeting the distinctive taste of Red Bull has no business entering your mind–but when it hits the tongue the two tastes do a bit of a do-si-do there instead of combining to form some distinctive horror.
I shudder to think about the actual nutritional content of the drink, but I’m sure if you’re interested in such a thing then being healthy is secondary in your mind. I will say that in regards to the buzz it brings on, it is a substantial hit of both caffeine and sugar that really pries your eyelids open.
In short, I wish I had gotten a second one to go, because it was so smooth I could have had another one right afterwards. I do hope this is a permanent fixture at the Steak n Shake, because they’ll have figured out how to make me a regular customer if it is.