Many folks have a serious problem with any sign of Christmas that shows itself before the day after Thanksgiving. (That includes half of us: Sue decries the early arrival of mistletoe and Ho-Ho-Ho!, while Bruce thinks she’s displaying too Grinchly an attitude. He’s content with the thought that Thanksgiving is a great, mid-Christmas-season feast.) We doubt, however, that anyone will complain about the appearance yesterday of three new holiday shakes at Shake Shacks across the country. (Holiday shakes, not Christmas shakes? Quitcher bellyakin – we don’t want to hear it!)
The gingerbread shake is based on frozen custard flavored with gingerbread spices, and is crowned with whipped cream and crumbled cinnamon cookies. Chocolate peppermint shakes start with chocolate custard spiked with peppermint. Pieces of chocolate-covered candy canes rest atop the whipped cream. Want a Christmas cookie shake? They begin with sugar cookie frozen custard and the Shack decorates the whipped cream with red and green sprinkles. All three will be available through January 3rd.