Cookies and Cream Milkshake

A super simple recipe for a cookies and cream milkshake that’s just as good as any ice cream shop milkshake. This recipe uses sweet vanilla ice cream, chocolate cookies, and a touch of milk for the perfect cookies and cream milkshake.

Learn to make the best cookies and cream milkshake from scratch.

You can use vanilla ice cream or chocolate ice cream as the base for this cookies and cream milkshake recipe, but we recommend starting with vanilla.

This cookies and cream milkshake can be made gluten free using gluten free cookies, or dairy-free using a dairy-free ice cream.

cookies and cream milkshake with a metal straw

WHY YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE THIS COOKIES AND CREAM MILKSHAKE

There are only three ingredients in this cookies and cream milkshake, it’s smooth, creamy and perfectly in every way.

You can use chocolate or vanilla ice cream as the base. If you do use chocolate, then you’re making a chocolate cookies and cream milkshake – delish!

You can make this cookies and cream milkshake recipe as thick or thin as you like.

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COOKIES AND CREAM MILKSHAKE INGREDIENTS

Whole Milk – If you’re making a thicker milkshake, reduce or omit the milk.

Vanilla Ice Cream – The base of the milkshake that adds sweetness and keeps it thick and creamy.

Cookies – We used Oreos, but you can use any chocolate cookie you like. This recipe calls for a 1/2 cup of crushed cookies, which is about 5 Oreos, chopped.

You could also use 2 cups of Cookies and Cream Ice Cream to make a milkshake.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.

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HOW TO MAKE A COOKIES AND CREAM MILKSHAKE

Add the ingredients to the blender jar in the order listed. If you want a thicker cookies and cream milkshake, omit the milk and allow the ice cream to soften at room temperature for 5-10 minutes before you make it.

WHICH MILK IS BEST FOR MAKING MILKSHAKES

For a creamy, non-icy milkshake like a cookies and cream milkshake, you’ll want to use whole milk. The fat plays a huge roll in keeping the texture smooth.

You can use other milks, including dairy-free milk. If you do use another milk, I recommend using less milk and letting the ice cream soften for a few minutes before you make a milkshake.

This will reduce the chances of the cookies and cream milkshake being too ice.

HOW TO MAKE A THICK COOKIES AND CREAM MILKSHAKE

For a thick milkshake use only slightly softened ice cream and the cookies. You can always add a little milk at a time, to get the desired consistency.

You can also add ice and blend until creamy.

cookies and cream milkshake with a metal straw

HOW TO MAKE A MILKSHAKE WITH A BLENDER

If you’re adding milk to your milkshake, you’ll want to add the milk to the blender jar first. Then add in the ice cream, and finally the add-ins.

Blend until well combined and serve immediately.

HOW TO MAKE A MILKSHAKE WITHOUT A BLENDER

Scoop the ice cream into a quart size mason jar or a deep glass container and microwave it for 15-30 seconds.

Add in the flavors or add-ins, secure the lid and shake. You can also stir the milkshake mixture with a spoon.

Use the spoon to break up any larger sections of ice cream.

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Chocolate Banana Milkshake – Learn to make the best chocolate banana milkshake from scratch.

Banana Milkshake – This milkshake is gluten-free, nut-free, and it can be made dairy-free using dairy-free milk and a dairy-free vanilla ice cream. You can use chocolate ice cream or vanilla ice cream as the base.

Peach Milkshake – A simple recipe for the best peach milkshake. This peach milkshake recipe is smooth and creamy and it can be made with fresh picked peaches or frozen peaches.

Mango Milkshake – A simple recipe for the best mango milkshake. This mango milkshake recipe is smooth and creamy and it can be made with fresh mangos or frozen mangos.

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Things we love for making milkshakes:

Heat Conductive Ice Cream Scoop

Milkshake Glasses

Metal Straws

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Cookies and Cream Milkshake

Yield: 2 milkshakes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A simple recipe for a cookies and cream milkshake that is perfect for anyone who loves cookies and cream ice cream or milkshakes.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup of chopped chocolate cookies (we used Oreos)

Instructions

  1. Add the ingredients to the blender jar in the order listed.
  2. Blend until combined.
  3. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • You can use gluten free Oreos to make this cookies and cream milkshake gluten free.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 440Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 121mgSodium: 404mgCarbohydrates: 73gFiber: 3gSugar: 62gProtein: 10g

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