Sep 25, 2015

Dunkin' Donuts Testing "Blended Shakes"

Dunkin' Donuts is currently testing what looks to be their answer to Starbucks Creme Frappuccino: the "Dunkin' BlenDDed Shake."

While Starbucks' Creme Frappuccino is made with a blend of milk, ice, and syrup, the Dunkin' BlenDDed Shake goes a bit richer with an ice cream base that is blended with ice and topped off with whipped cream and rainbow sprinkles.

Basically, they're substituting churning the ice cream with blending it with ice (because they already have blenders in their stores but not ice cream makers).

The blended shake comes in three classic flavors: Chocolate, Vanilla, and Strawberry. It's currently being testing out in Providence, RI.

I was on hand to sample the vanilla flavor of the icy concoction on a recent trip to the Dunkin' mothership (disclosure: travel and accommodations provided by Dunkin' Donuts) and it pretty much tastes like you'd expect: like a thick and creamy shake but interspersed with little bits of crunchy ice rather than sporting the smooth consistency of a regular shake.

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