It’s been 20 years since Kelis first burst on to the scene with debut album ‘Kaleidoscope’ and 16 since she permanently turned everyone’s favourite dairy-based drink from a diner favourite into a saucy euphemism. And now, like a musical Penny Crayon turning song into real life, the iconic singer will be bringing her milkshake to London’s yard IRL.
On March 18, to celebrate the anniversary reissue of her debut (and because she is clearly a full-on legend who can get in on a joke), Kelis will be heading to The Iron Bloom on Shoreditch’s Great Eastern Street to host a pop-up milkshake bar called The Yard, in conjunction with Deliveroo. There’ll be five shakes on offer, all named after songs by the artist, and damn right, they’re, well, if not better than your standard fare, then at least significantly more extra.
The Millionaire shake will feature edible $100 bills and real gold; Good Stuff comes with plantain, jerk seasoning and frozen banana; and Trick Me is an indulgent creamy coconut affair that’s actually vegan (geddit?).
And the most important bit: Kelis will be there from 1pm on the day, getting her shake on. Having released a cookbook back in 2015, she’s no stranger to the kitchen, after all.
So hotfoot it down to The Yard (or nab a shake via Deliveroo): she can teach you, but she might have to charge (probably around a fiver, we suspect).
The Yard by Deliveroo and Kelis can be found at 46 Great Eastern St on Mar 18.
Now you’re in the mood, why not try one of London’s best ice-cream dishes?