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Max Brenner Wants Everyone to Just Chill Out

Eighties Milkshake
Eighties Milkshake Photo: Courtesy Max Brenner

Max Brenner, the bald man behind the chocolate empire that bears his name, has just the remedy for the heat-ravaged city, a new line of decadently frigid ice cream creations. As a native of arid Israel and operator of more than 20 chocolate stores in Australia, where he reminds us that temperatures become intolerable during the dry season, Brenner is no stranger to warm weather. “What we’ve suffered in last two or three days I cannot compare it to Israel,” Brenner told Grub Street. “I think it’s mostly because the humidity is so heavy here. I hope these milkshakes serve as some kind of antidote for the heat.”

Inspiration for the frozen concoctions comes from his desire to recreate old-fashioned milkshakes and sundaes that buck contemporary health conscious trends. “Because I am a serious devotee of decadence and pleasure, I wanted to create milkshakes and that are really rich with ice cream and are super-generous with ingredients,” Brenner said. The new creations include:

Eighties Milkshake - milk chocolate ganache, vanilla bourbon ice cream and a crunchy chocolate shell

Butterscotch Chocolate Cream Milkshake - dulce de leche ice cream, toffee sauce, pure milk chocolate

The Fantastic Popsicle Chocolate Fondue - vanilla ice cream popsicle, pure melted chocolate, crunchy wafer balls and candied hazelnut crunchy bits to create your very own and never ending chocolate coating

The Euphoria Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Sundae - deep chocolate peanut butter ice cream, dulce de leche ice cream, caramelized toffee bananas, pure chocolate chunks, milk chocolate sauce and warm peanut butter sauce. Garnished with whipped cream and crunchy hazelnut bits

The 100% Pure Chocolate Chocolate Experience Ice Cream “Max-Wich” - decadent dark chocolate truffle ice cream and pure chocolate chunks hugged between old fashioned very rich chocolate cookies and drizzled with a boost of pure chocolate
Max Brenner Wants Everyone to Just Chill Out