Take a walk down St. George Street. We know that isn’t always typical for locals, and often you’d rather explore the hidden gems situated off these well-worn paths, but this particular walk is definitely worth winding your way through the throngs of tourists. This particular walk is going to take you to an out-of-this-world dessert shop called The Sweet Spot (a perfect subject for the column of the same name, we thought).
Back in 2017, in the sweltering heat of a Florida summer, Don Pinaud opened the doors of the creamery and confectionary to serve ice cream and a whole lot more. Don’s son and daughter-in-law, Matt and Raven, have been running the delicious show ever since. And though there might still be an occasional nip in the spring air, it was a whole lot more than ice cream we were looking for when we tracked down The Strawberry Cheesecake Super Shake. That’s right – no ordinary milkshake and certainly not for the faint of heart. This “super shake” lives up to its name and then some.
The super shake starts with a strawberry cheesecake ice cream, and that’s key to the flavor. The shake isn’t just mixing together flavors; the ice cream itself is already imbued with the strawberry cheesecake goodness. After the ice cream is blended to the perfect thick-but-not-too-thick (you know what we’re talking about) consistency, the real fun begins. The moniker “super shake” comes not from the great flavor but from all the regalia that’s added in afterward. The shake is poured into a glass of a generous size whose rim has been rolled in sugar. It’s then garnished with a healthy dollop of whipped cream, a marshmallow or two, fresh strawberries (you gotta add something healthy in there, right?), a strawberry wafer cookie, and a mini cupcake for good measure. Don’t blame us if you get a serious sugar rush.
If strawberry cheesecake isn’t your thing, you’ll still have plenty of super shakes to choose from. Chocolate lovers, coffee addicts, and cookie monsters are all in good hands. So if you’ve steeled yourself for a super dessert, take a stroll down St. George and prepare yourself for a milkshake that’s an experience like no other.