I’m such a geek for easy menu mods. Like, strawberry-chocolate shakes? Yes! But it’s one thing to ask for that at a chain, and another to go for something at a one person shop. Worry no longer! Here are a few I’ve tried locally that are not only awesome, but shouldn’t cause trouble for the staff. Read on for the scoop!
One thing to note: if you do try any of these, please tip well. You’re asking for something that’s not standard, and it may take extra time. (And you’re more likely to get to try cool things the next time.) Be polite, ask questions, and rock your custom creations. I can’t wait to see them.
Hotcakes: two flavor milkshakes
This is again with the two flavor milkshakes, but I feel like with small shops you forget you can ask for this kind of thing. So, yes, you can totally do this!
I get caramel-chocolate milkshakes all the time. I wouldn’t ask for three flavors, since they could get muddled easily under all that ice cream, but expand your dessert horizons!
Molly Moon’s: Sundae in a cone
Molly’s Favorite Sundae in a waffle cone? Delicious. They coat the inside of the cone in hot fudge, and you end up with this fudgy, melty core at the end.
(Though it is a bit challenging to eat the whipped cream. I’d get a spoon.)
That being said, I know for a fact that not every staff member is up for making it. (Even when I was there on an empty day we had to ask around the staff first.) And it’s something that really only should be ordered on days where the line isn’t out the door. It’s definitely not a quick process, but it is so freaking neat.
Also, I suspect this is possible at most ice cream shops that carry cones, whipped cream, and hot fudge. However, I have only tested it at Molly Moon’s so far. If you try elsewhere I’d follow the same rules: ask (and don’t expect a yes), and only try on slow days.
Bubble waffle sundae mashup of awesome: Wann Yen + Sweet Alchemy
Because one scoop is nice, but a sundae with two waffle types? Way more awesome.
I mean, look at that.
First: Wann Yen already makes bubble waffle sundaes. However, if pandan or mango ice cream aren’t what you want, just walk across the street. They’ll fix you up.
That being said, they cannot legally combine the two for you, so don’t ask. But that’s where planning comes in: bring your own bowl and DIY it outside. (Sweet Alchemy sells pints!) Or you can do what I did: ask for your ice cream in a waffle cone, and use the bubble waffle like a wrap around it. Two waffle types, one epic snack.