The Shake That Bested Me

Photo courtesy of Bruxie - Pumpkin ShakeI don’t know about you, but I don’t give up easily. I’ve been called determined, persistent and relentless, just to name a few.

This characteristic, encompasses all areas of my life, including foodie goals.

Thus, it’s not easy for me to admit that a dessert got the best of me.

That’s right, even my special gift, my dessert stomach was no match for a Bruxie shake.

I first encountered my adversary last fall. It was a warm October day in Southern California and I was eager to try Bruxie’s Pumpkin Pie Shake, a seasonal item.

It was made with their award-winning frozen custard from Wisconsin. The custard was rich and dense, making it so thick it was served with a straw and spoon.

I was truly unprepared for my first experience. Never had I tasted a shake so luscious. It was so thick that the straw was useless, I needed my spoon!

I was only able to take a few scoops. I chalked it up to the burger I had just consumed and took the remainder to go.

I had to run an errand before going home and was amazed with the shake’s resiliency. It still had its consistency. Impressive, I thought, as I put it in my fridge. Something told me it didn’t need the freezer. Boy, was I right!

I had another scoop or two later that night, but that’s all I could handle. I put it back in the fridge, intending to discard it in the morning.

When I awoke the next day, the shake was the last thing on my mind. I went to work and didn’t give it another thought until I came home.

I opened my fridge and there it was. I swear it was taunting me, asking, “Hey, how was your day?”

I inspected the shake. It had melted some. However, enough consistency remained to sip with a straw.


I enjoyed some more after dinner. I have no doubt this could have continued at least another day. Too much longer and I would have had to name it. Thus, I discarded it.

Photo courtesy of Bruxie - Blueberry ShakeSince my initial encounter, I’ve made other attempts to best a Bruxie shake, Egg Nog and Dulce de Leche, thinking it would be better since I knew what to expect – nope.

Each time, I have failed. My dessert stomach still waves the white flag in surrender.

Yet, I’m stubborn and keep trying.

My most recent attempt was the Bruxie Fresh Blueberry Shake. The seasonal shake is made with their real Wisconsin frozen custard, puréed blueberries and topped with whipped cream.

Oh, how I adore blueberries! Maybe that’s the incentive I needed, because I made it further with this shake than ever before!

I was able to set aside the spoon and use the straw to enjoy the rich and creamy texture. I loved the tidbits of real blueberries in each sip.

Before I realized it, I was halfway through. I took the remainder home and put it in the fridge. A few hours later, with its consistency still relatively intact, I resumed and finished. Hooray for me!

My recount shows you can do anything you set your mind to. I hope it inspires you to try a Bruxie shake. Their shakes made America’s Best Milkshakes List in USA Today, so you know it’s worth the effort.

Besides, if at first you don’t succeed, try again… Now that I’ve tasted success, I think I’ll give it another try.


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