Word on the street was that Crazy Bomb Cups is one of the top-notch destinations for dessert.

Don’t worry Rio Rancho, I heard y’all loud and clear! So, I jumped in my 2005 Honda Civic and headed over there.

First impression: Everything they serve is a work of art. Unfortunately, I have to eat that art, but it’s art nonetheless.

“It’s very exciting to hear that people enjoy our stuff; we would love to continue to serve the people of Rio Rancho,” owner Cindy Lopez said.

I saw churro shakes, mini pancakes with fruit and whipped cream, banana splits, snow cones, mango cups. Whatever dessert you can fit in a cup, they probably had it. You even have the liberty to create your own bowl or cup. The possibilities are endless.

The most intriguing option on the menu was the Sushi Pickle, which is a pickle wrapped in fruit roll-up with chamoy and tajin. Unfortunately, pickles are not my thing, so I did not know what to order.

Luckily, the owner was there to give me some advice, and she told me that one of their most popular items is the Magnum milkshake.

“Our best seller will be the Magnum milkshake which is a sweet Nutella milkshake topped with a Magnum Ice Cream Bar,” Lopez said.

Magnum ice cream and nutella in one milkshake? I’m in!

To no surprise, it was a work of art. The Magnum milkshake came in a boujee mason jar, and was topped off with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, almonds pieces, a Magnum ice cream bar and cookie straw.

That’s right, I said a cookie straw! I was immediately taken back to my childhood, and just very happy. Oh, middle school Danny, there is so much I want to tell you …

It was time to get to work.

I ate the Magnum ice cream bar, and immediately ate the cookie straw. My heart wanted me to drink the milkshake through the cookie straw, but my stomach had other ideas.

The milkshake was creamy, sweet, thick and delicious.

When I finished my milkshake, I had whipped cream on my nose. I am not embarrassed by this because whipped cream on the nose is a natural act of drinking a great milkshake

Like the Jedi in Star Wars, I will return. Next on my list is to try the mango smoothie, the strawberry shortcake milkshake and the churro milkshake.

Crazy Bomb Cups has two locations: one Rio Rancho and another one in Albuquerque. The Rio Rancho location is closed Sundays and Mondays and open the rest of the week from 11:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. at 1690 Rio Rancho Blvd. SE. The Albuquerque location is at 2130 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Suite G.

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Editor’s note: The Observer has received word that the Rio Rancho location closed Monday, March 20.