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The Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar Gatlinburg

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The Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar – Taking Ice Cream Deliciousness to the Next Level
Written by: Brittany Mendez
Staff Score:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

If you’re looking for a whole new way to enjoy your favorite ice cream flavors, a trip to The Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar is definitely in order. At this popular Gatlinburg eatery, they have truly outrageous shakes stacked with sweet treats galore – and you even get to keep the mason jar. Want something different? Try the ice cream sammies or sundae-topped waffles instead.  

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

With a trip to The Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar, you’ll quickly discover the magic that can happen with just a few sweet treats and a ton of imagination. The journey starts with a glimpse at their ultra-incredible signature milkshakes. Piled high with desserts, their shakes look almost too good to taste, although you’ll definitely want to dig into the deliciousness.

Dubbed Crazy Masons, the milkshakes come in a variety of tasty flavors, like Bananas Over You, Cookie Mashup, and Crazy Sour. On top of all their amazing regular items, the team dreams up even more themed milkshakes for each month. In October, it’s all about pumpkin spice, big scares, and witchy concoctions, for example.

No matter what milkshake you order, the team will build it right in front of you. The drinks start with a thick and rich milkshake base filled with mix-ins and flavorings that match the theme. Then, they start piling on the desserts, adding more sweet treats than you can believe will fit into your cup.

As the team works, they put all their effort into not only building their creations but also providing the highest quality of service. Plus, once you’re done with your shake, they’ll happily wash and dry your mason jar, so you can take it home as a souvenir.

If you don’t want the signature milkshake experience, you can still enjoy a memorable dessert by ordering their sundae-topped waffles, ice cream sandwiches, or themed sundaes. The sundaes come in all the same flavors as the shakes, but don’t require quite as much of an appetite to get through.

Their most popular items include:

They Do Exist
A gorgeous unicorn-themed dessert, They Do Exist lets you revel in the possibilities while enjoying all the best sugary flavors. Whether you get it as a milkshake or sundae, this treat begins with a drizzle of marshmallow sauce inside the jar or the cup. After that, they roll the rim in vanilla buttercream plus cotton candy crunch. Cotton candy ice cream goes inside before getting a white chocolate unicorn horn, marshmallow ears, and a cotton candy mane. Whipped topping lands on top, and then more cotton candy crunch sprinkles over it all.

Crazy Bombs
When you want to keep it relatively simple, just get the Crazy Bombs for an ice cream sandwich unlike any other. They make this dessert by putting your ice cream flavor of choice between two huge chocolate chip cookies. As if that’s not enough, they roll the edge of the ice cream in sprinkles or whatever other toppings you like.

Crazy Split Waffle
The Crazy Split Waffle elevates the banana split experience by putting all the key flavors on top of a waffle. To create this dessert, they start with a warm sugar pearl waffle and pile on the chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream. On top of that, they add a scoop each of pineapple and strawberry topping plus marshmallow sauce. Crushed peanuts and chocolate sprinkles go over the top, and then they finish it off with a dollop of whipped cream and a cherry.

In addition to all their ice cream delights, they put all their dessert toppings up for grabs. From banana bread and red velvet cake to pecan pie and brownies, there’s no shortage of sweet treats to enjoy on your terms. Just let them know if you’d like your selection on its own or ala mode and they’ll make it happen.

Insider Tips:
-For the inside scoop on their secret menu plus coupons and more, fill out the e-mail signup form on their website.
-On the busiest days, expect to stand in line for at least an hour before getting your turn to watch the magic happen.
-On rare occasions, they may close down shop early. Unfortunately, they don’t put a notice on social media, so you’ll only find out upon arriving at the door.