Shake Shack Teams Up with Big Gay Ice Cream for Limited-Edition Holiday Treat

Shake Shack and Big Gay Ice Cream have created a limited-edition, Thanksgiving and Christmas-flavored “frozen feast”

The Layer Cake from Shake Shack and Big Gay Ice Cream is only available November 21 through 23. 

Between November 21 and 23 and available exclusively at Shake Shack DUMBO and Big Gay Ice Cream West Village, a special collaborative frozen holiday treat called the Layer Shake ($6.50) will be available to lucky New York City dwellers.

The “multi-layered frozen feast” consists of three tiers: Shake Shack’s rich and creamy pumpkin frozen custard, La Newyorkina graham cracker crumble mixed with caramelized pumpkin seeds and cranberries, and Big Gay Ice Cream’s egg nog soft-serve (developed in collaboration with Ronnybrook Farm Dairy).

The limited-edition Layer Shake will be served up in an exclusive Shake Shack and Big Gay Ice Cream branded 16 ounce cup, but each store will provide their own tier arrangement: Big Gay Ice Cream will serve the Layer Shake with their egg nog soft-serve in the bottom of the cup as a frozen base, with Shake Shack’s frozen custard spun into a thick and creamy shake on top, sandwiching a middle layer of the festive cookie crumble. Shake Shack will serve the reverse, using the egg nog flavor as a shake atop the graham cracker blend and a foundational layer of delicious pumpkin frozen custard. Both versions are topped off with more of the irresistible graham mixture.

"We’ve been eating at Shake Shack since we were mere infants, so we’re giddy to be partnering with them on the Layer Shake,” said Big Gay Ice Cream co-founder Doug Quint. “Pumpkin pie and egg nog, BGIC and Shake Shack—I mean, DUH. OBVIOUSLY.”

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Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy.