Well team its been a while, almost three months to be exact but your favorite neighborhood milkshake blogger is back at it. Unfortunately I haven't been to Lexington very often since the end of the school year but I did manage to make the drive down south twice and both times I of course visited Cookout.
The first time I had a summer specialty, a milkshake that you can only get for two months out of the year, that milkshake is:
When I got the watermelon milkshake, I didn't know what I expected. I thought it would be like strawberry where the base of the ice cream was actually watermelon flavored, unfortunately I was wrong. The watermelon flavor was achieved through little pieces of watermelon blended in. That is where this milkshake went wrong.
Taste 7/10. Yeah, it was bad. The issue with this milkshake is that watermelon isn't a particularly strong flavor. It doesn't blend in to the ice cream like other fruit flavors. What you are left with is bites that taste strongly of watermelon, with little pieces, some that taste slightly of watermelon, and plain vanilla ice cream. The only thing that could have made it taste worst, if it came with seeds included.
Consistency 8/10. As I said, the flavor just isn't strong enough and honestly having little weird pieces of watermelon in the ice cream makes for a strange eating experience.
Overall 8/10. I rounded up because I always enjoyed when teachers rounded my grade up. Honestly the best thing I can say about this milkshake is at least it's only on the menu for two months. Consider me highly disappointed.
I panicked on this last one. I struggled to make a decision and actually had to pull up the blog to see which ones I had already eaten. Finally I came up with an acceptable choice.
I'm just going to start this out by saying, I'm not a coffee fan but I'm not going to harm this milkshake for being what it's supposed to be. It's like being mad at a cat that it meows instead of barking. I don't really like the coffee flavor in general but this actually made it palpable to me. There is also a mocha flavor so I'm interested to see if there is any difference in flavor. Stay tuned to future Cookout Milkshake Blog updates to find out! If that doesn't keep readers on their toes I don't know what will.
Taste- 9/10 I can't quite give it a 10 because I honestly don't like the taste a whole lot. For a coffee flavor milkshake it was pretty good though. It got better as it went on made for an easy eat.
Consistency- It tasted rich and dark throughout. The consistency was pretty good.
Overall- As I've said before the real challenge is if this is better than mocha or not. I thought all things considered it was pretty good but only time will tell.
I believe this makes 23 Cookout Milkshake flavors so I'm over halfway done with the challenge. It will take a big effort moving forward but it is definitely doable.