Make a Shake in South Beach Makes Candy Drinkable
Make a Shake, which opened just a few weeks ago on the corner of Lincoln Road and Alton Road in South Beach, allows you to combine any of the shop's 230 candies (including every single flavor of Jelly Belly jellybeans), chocolates, cereals, and cakes and make a milkshake ($4.95) out of them.
Apparently the expression "like a kid in a candy shop" applies to actual candy shops too. I could not stop smiling while deciding from which candy to make a shake, and looked like an even bigger fool while I drank it.
One of the owners, Mike Reynolds, kept telling me they want customers to realize they're "drinking a candy," but not until I tried my second shake (the first was Toblerone) did I understand.
My jellybean shake tasted like jellybeans. "Well, duh," you might say, but it was kind of a blow-you-away moment. All I wanted was to sit in a corner and drink it while giggling occasionally.
|Co-owner Ben Way blends a shake at Make a Shake.|
Their secret to blending the add-ins: the "Will it blend an iPhone?" blenders, industrial mixers that are 3.3 horsepower. To make these monster machines even cooler, Reynolds programmed them with different settings so that each add-in will blend correctly.
|Candy at Make a Shake|
Right now, you can "pick and mix" candy (79 cents per ounce), and in a week or so, you'll be able to order just the ice cream in cups (or "tubs," as the Brits refer to them).
So really, indulge your inner kid and go make a shake.
Make a Shake
1650 Alton Rd., Miami Beach