The plan was simple enough.
I had heard that Makeda's had ice cream, so I mentioned to Pam that we should stop by after lunch, get a few scoops, and then skedaddle.
But then Tamika Heard, who was working behind the counter enthused, "I love talking about our milkshakes."
So plans changed ...
The long and short of it is, that Makeda's, best known for its impossibly rich butter cookies, offers five designer milkshakes that incorporate its cookies.
I opted for the Obama 44 (pictured at top): a mix of vanilla and chocolate ice creams blended with a chocolate chip cookie with pecans and topped with whipped cream, chocolate chips, and pecans.
Pam went for the Strawberry Shortcake with strawberry and vanilla ice creams mixed with the butter cookie and topped with whip cream.
The other options:
• All Shook Up — an Elvis-inspired shake with vanilla ice cream mixed with banana and a Makeda's peanut-butter cookie.
• Banana Pudding — vanilla ice cream mixed with a banana and a butter cookie.
•Michelle Obama — chocolate ice cream mixed with your choice of either a double chocolate cookie or a chocolate chip cookie.
Oh my! These shakes were over-the-top good.
The pecans in the Obama 44 were a nice counter to the sweetness, and the butter cookie in the Strawberry Shortcake should have this one voted into the Milkshake Hall of Fame.
A 16 oz milkshake is $2.89, while a 20 oz is $3.89. It should be noted that these milkshakes take a while to prepare — perhaps 20 minutes or so. Your patience will be rewarded.
Makeda's, 1329 Madison (726-1515), 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.