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Hot temps got you down? You NEED this fast and easy Oreo milkshake! Dress them up with whipped cream and a cherry on top, or keep it simple with a drizzle of chocolate sauce in the glass. However you make them, you’re gonna love this cookies and cream shake.
🥛 Cookies & Cream Milkshake
After making one too many batches of Oreo Fudge recently, I was left with a half-full package of Oreos (and the strong desire to wait at least 3 weeks before tasting another fudge recipe.)
Naturally I ate plenty of cookies on their own, but you know the saying, “When life gives you Oreos, make Oreo-ade”? Of course you do. In this case, life had given me Oreos, so I made Oreo-ade in the form of a super easy, super indulgent Oreo Milkshake.
Look, milkshakes aren’t rocket science. You probably don’t even need a full recipe, although if you’re like me, you appreciate a gentle nudge when figuring out ice cream-to-milk proportions. But sometimes, when it’s the third month of a record-breaking heat wave and your motivation is sapped and you can barely peel yourself off the couch to shuffle to the kitchen–just speaking hypothetically, of course–a thick, lush milkshake is just what the doctor ordered.
So sure, if you have Oreos and enthusiasm out the wazoo, make this gorgeous Cookies and Cream Cake or Oreo Ice Cream Bonbons. But if your motivation is low and love of milkshakes is high, have I got a drink recipe for you!
🧾 What You’ll Need
These cookies and cream milkshakes couldn’t be simpler–just 4 ingredients to make them, plus whatever fun extras you want to use as decorations. (Links are affiliate links and I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases.)
- Oreos: OBVIOUSLY! Regular Oreos will give you that classic cookies & cream flavor, but I’m a big fan of mint Oreos in this shake as well. If you’re looking to switch up Oreo flavors, I do recommend sticking with chocolate cookies — the vanilla cookie varieties don’t make much of an impact when everything is blended together.
- Vanilla ice cream: I use vanilla bean ice cream, and lots of it! To me, the best milkshakes have a lot of ice cream and juuuuust enough milk to get it blend well, and not a drop more. Other mild ice cream flavors also work well.
- Milk: Just a few tablespoons of milk to thin out the ice cream. Whole milk and half-and-half make the shake even creamier, but it’s such a small amount, whatever you have in the fridge will be fine.
- Vanilla extract: To boost the vanilla flavor along with the ice cream.
A blender is all you need to whip up this milkshake. I love my VitaMix–it’s been going strong for over 10 years now!–but any sturdy blender will do. If you want to go for the full soda shop experience, pick up some cute milkshake glasses to serve it in!
Here’s a quick overview of how to make Oreo Milkshakes. You can find printable instructions and a tutorial video in the recipe card down below.
Start by putting 6 Oreos in the blender. Run it briefly on low speed to crumble them up into small pieces.
Heeeeeere’s ice cream! Scoop that vanilla ice cream right on top of the Oreos, and don’t be stingy! Add the milk and vanilla extract, then blend everything together until it’s nice and smooth. Add more milk if you want to thin it out, or a little more ice cream if you’re looking for a spoonable texture.
Drizzle chocolate syrup on the inside of a milkshake glass. You can make a spiral design by holding the glass in one hand, and twirling it around while squeezing out the sauce with the other hand. Pour your shake into the glass and top with whipped cream, an Oreo, a cherry, chocolate shavings, or whatever else you’d like!
🖤 More Delish Oreo Desserts
- Oreo Fudge
- Oreo Peppermint Ice Cream Bonbons
- Mini Oreo Icebox Cakes
- Gourmet Homemade Oreos
- Cookies and Cream Cake
🖤More Fun Drinks
- Unicorn Milkshakes
- Love Potion Valentine’s Day Drink
- Frozen Hot Chocolate
- Witch’s Brew Halloween Punch
- Epic Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshakes
Don’t miss the step-by-step tutorial showing how to make Oreo Milkshakes – check out the web story here!
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- 8 Oreo cookies, divided use
- 12 oz vanilla ice cream, (approx 7 scoops / 2 cups)
- 3 TBSP milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 TBSP chocolate syrup
- 1/2 cup whipped cream
- 2 maraschino cherries
- Add 6 Oreos to a blender, and pulse it briefly on low speed to crumble the cookies.
- Add the ice cream, milk, and vanilla extract to the blender and blend until smooth.
- Drizzle the chocolate syrup on the inside of 2 glasses, and pour the milkshake into the glasses.
- Top each glass with 1/4 cup whipped cream, 1 Oreo, and 1 cherry. Serve immediately.
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These shakes are decadently delicious and a perfect way to cool off. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Colleen, I’m thrilled that you enjoyed them!
Yum! You don’t need to go out to get a yummy milkshake. This looks like what I would get at my favorite burger place. Love the addition of the oreos!
Yessss that is the highest praise, lol! Glad you loved it Vicky!
I love milkshakes, but this Oreo milkshake looks out of this world amazing! I can’t wait to make some with the kids!
My kids beg me to make this for them weekly!
Yes please! This looks ahh-mazing! I can’t wait to do this and the kids are going to love it. I might even share some with them! Deelish!
Haha only if they’re REALLY good! 😀
This was heaven in a glass!
Thanks Michele, I’m glad you enjoyed them!