The sweet new flavour taking over Rocky
FOR the past three weeks, Brenden Motley's creation, the Missy Elliott, has been the taste on everyone's lips.
It's become Rockhampton's newest flavour and it comes in a jar, covered in chocolate sauce with a donut on top.
The local Two Professors' head chef never thought his creative idea for a new milk-based drink would become the most popular drink on the weekend menu.
The Missy Elliott has sold out every day since its inception last month, with the cafe selling about 100 every fortnight.
Brenden, 34, said he got the inspiration for the Missy Elliott from a cafe in Melbourne.
"A few months ago, I went to Melbourne and a cafe down there was serving what they called freak shakes, which is like a really out-there milkshake," he said.
"I was humming the song, Get Your Freak On, by Missy Elliott and when I came back to work I wanted to bring some of that creativity here.
"I made up my own recipe for a donut and Nutella chocolate sauce; I thought Missy Elliott would be a perfect name for the combination.
"It's definitely caught on and been really popular, I think it's because no one else does this sort of thing here.
"I didn't think it would take off as much as it has but we were really keen to try something new here and hopefully we can roll out a few more in the near future."
Brenden said he wanted to put his own spin on the original chocolate milkshake.
"Nutella lends itself to chocolate and milk and I was pretty set on making my own chocolate sauce to get the balance right," he said.
"The donut I use isn't your normal donut; it's a yeast donut that's been proofed overnight and it has a slightly sour flavour to cut through the sweetness of the Nutella. There's also a bit of salt in the chocolate sauce as well to balance out the sweetness.
"We've started to think up some other flavours and creations that we could try so we're hoping they become just as popular as the Missy Elliott."
The Missy Elliott can be purchased from The Two Professors on weekends for $8.50.
WHO IS MISSY ELLIOTT:
Melissa Arnette "Missy" Elliott is an American singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer.
Missy is a five Grammy Award winner and has sold over 30 million records in the USA. She is the only female rapper to have six albums certified platinum by the RIAA.