Unicorn-themed foods have been a trend in New York City for some time now. LES dessert spot New Territories made a splash when it released its Unicorn Parade milkshake earlier this year. Unicorn foods are definitely still a thing, and milkshakes, a timeless, favorite drink of the summer — cold, refreshing, sippable and delicious. But trend-chasing in this city often amounts to competing with crowds and weathering long lines, and that sounds like too much in this kind of heat. What if you could get a unicorn milkshake delivered, for free, to enjoy in the comfort of your apartment?
For those of you who love a free milkshake but can’t get down with lactose (according to WebMD, it’s something like 75 percent of people around the world who are lactose intolerant!), don’t despair.
New Territories wants you to get in on the fun and you know, avoid #DairyEnvy, which is apparently a thing, so they’re partnering with Lactaid to create a free, lactose-free milkshake delivery kit which you can order on the first day of summer.
Beginning at 4 p.m. on June 21, New Yorkers can order the “Unicorn State of Mind” milkshake kit on Postmates for a free delivery, available while supplies last.
The DIY kits come with lactose-free milk and vanilla ice cream made by Lactaid, as well as NYC-inspired toppings such as cotton candy (Coney Island!) sprinkles in the colors of NYC sports teams, and a snack-cart pretzel. Also included: lactose-free chocolate syrup, breadsticks, marshmallows, fruit punch flavored licorice and sweetened rice cereal.
FYI for vegans: the ice cream is lactose-free, but not dairy-free. FYI for milk-lovers: this milkshake is still dairy, but lactose-free. You likely won’t be able to tell the difference.
And if you want to do all of it yourself, you can find the recipes on Lactaid.com. Get your Instagram ready.