Date: 
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 15:30

TV chef James Strawbridge has invented a range of new shakes with delicious Cornish produce and some surprise superfoods to tempt the taste-buds of Eden Project visitors next week (May 27 - June 4).  

The Hungry Sailors presenter’s ingenious new freakshakes have been inspired by Cornwall’s great produce and some of the exotic foods grown at Eden.

Freakshakes are a cross between a drink and dessert, often topped with cream, cake or sauce. The lavish milkshake is an Australian invention but has become popular in the UK in recent months and James has been working with Trewithen Dairy on his own unique range. 

His healthier concoctions feature mouth-watering ingredients such as Cornish strawberries and vanilla ice cream as well as some unusual additions including turmeric and beetroot juice.

Made especially for Eden is The Eden, a tropical, frothy mix of banana, pineapple, honey and turmeric topped with whipped cream, coconut flakes and broken meringue.

James said: “Cornwall has a lot in common with Australia – we’ve taken the idea of the freakshake and given it our own fabulous twist. Yes, we’ve had juices and milkshakes before but nothing quite as ‘wow!’ as this.

“The core of The Eden shake is made up of some really healthy ingredients inspired by the great tropical vibe of the Rainforest Biome.”

James visited Eden to give hospitality team members a masterclass in how to create the perfect freakshake. 

Also on the menu at Eden next week are:

The Cream Tea – made with blended strawberries and Cornish clotted cream, topped off with half a scone spread with jam and cream and garnished with granola and fresh strawberry slices.

The Red Velvet – blended with beetroot juice, chocolate powder and raspberries and sprinkled with chocolate chips and blowtorched marshmallows.

The Clint Eastwood  - featuring brewed and chilled coffee sponge and finished with whipped cream, sponge biscuits and burnt candied orange zest.

Trewithen Dairy Managing Director Francis Clarke said: “We love to see Trewithen products being used in new and exciting ways. Our milk, cream and yoghurt are totally natural products, whizzed into tasty concoctions to delight Eden’s visitors – what more could you want?”

Andrew Holden, Eden’s Procurement Director, said: “The team at Trewithen Dairy have been supplying Eden’s dairy needs from the day we opened our doors to the public, so to have James help us whip up something as new and exciting as this with their quality milk and cream is a great way to celebrate our lasting relationship.”

The freakshakes will be available to buy every day during half-term at the Freaky Marquee in front of the Mediterranean Biome. 

See full details of ticket prices on www.edenproject.com

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