This is the boozy milkshake that will up your Instagram game right now. Public House (400 N State St.) recently unveiled its decadent Vanilla Cake Shake—an unusual mix of ice cream, craft beer, sprinkles, icing and, well, a giant slab of cake. I mean, what are diets?
When we first read “comprised of ice cream, mixed in with craft beer,” we admit, we were hesitant. I mean, we love craft beer, and we even paired Girl Scout cookies with beer not too long ago, but sometimes the beer-and-sweets combo can be a bit much. But hell, why not?
Pastry Chef Amy Arnold and the beer-centric Public House had been looking for a way to collaborate, and the Cake Shake result is definitely over the top. Choose from the Chocolate Cake Stout or the Vanilla Cake Stout, the former made with Boulder Shake Chocolate Porter, a robust beer with flavors of dark chocolate, coffee and caramel. Then comes the chocolate ice cream, chocolate sprinkles and slice of rich chocolate cake on top. Did we mention this has chocolate? The Vanilla Cake Stout uses JP’s Casper White Stout, a beer that looks like an IPA but tastes like a stout. The creamy beer uses Pilsen malt and has notes of sweet white chocolate and caramel. Mix that with vanilla ice cream and top it with a large slice of confetti buttercream cake, and we’re hooked.
These indulgent, gorgeous shakes are available for $12, so the next time you're out at Public House, you might want to save room for dessert.