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Shake Shack and Big Gay Ice Cream create a limited-edition layered holiday shake

By Rheanna O'Neil Bellomo

Cancel your weekend plans. Two of New York’s favorite sweets slingers, Shake Shack and Big Gay Ice Cream, have created the ultimate holiday shake and it’s only available this weekend. Their brainchild, the Layer Shake ($6.50), smothers two tiers of the Shack’s pumpkin frozen custard and Big Gay Ice Cream’s egg-nog soft-serve with LaYorkina’s graham-cracker crumble.

The parfait is available from Friday, Nov 21 to Sunday, Nov 23 at the West Village branch of Big Gay Ice Cream and Shake Shack’s DUMBO outpost. You can get two versions at each shop: Big Gay Ice Cream will be offering shakes crowned with pumpkin custard while Shake Shack will serve egg-nog–topped treats. Both versions will separate the frozen layers with a generous scoop of graham-cracker crumbs, caramelized pumpkin seeds and cranberries.

As if the sugar high wasn’t enough, there’ll also be a T-shirt giveaway for the first 10 guests in line at both locations on all three days. If you’re not one of the lucky few to snag free swag, you can pick up a Shack/BGIC shirt for $20. They'll likely include the limited-edition logo: 

Photograph: Donny Tsang, courtesy of Shake Shack


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