What’s your favorite type of milkshake? Is it the classic vanilla or the fudgy chocolate milkshake? For me, that’s the cookies and cream coffee milkshake. I love cookies, cream and coffee, so, this one checks all the right boxes for me. Cookies and cream is a classic flavor combination, but it’s much more than that. It’s also crunchy, and textured milkshakes are so satisfying!
Adding cookies to any drink is as easy as blitzing them with the rest of the ingredients. Although some of the cookie crumbs precipitate to the bottom of the glass, most of them remain suspended to reward your every sip with a grainy texture.
Cookies and cream are three words that can make even the toughest man or woman smile. It’s the creaminess and the crunch that make this flavor irresistible. Cookies and cream ice cream is one of the best-selling worldwide, and now we’ll use it to make one tasty milkshake.
Milkshakes are basically ice cream and milk, but they can be much more than that. In this case, we’re creating a creamy but crunchy milkshake inspired by the famous cookies and cream. How? With Oreos. We’ll add coffee, too!
Make two of these bad boys with two scoops of coffee ice cream and an extra tablespoon of instant coffee. That’s our coffee base. You’ll also need vanilla extract and around four Oreo cookies. You’ll also need some liquid, so have some milk around.
You don’t have to go with Oreos, though; any cookie will do, so use whatever you have in hand. Oreos, of course, add the chocolate and the cream elements to the mix, so they’re hard to beat. Have some whipped cream in hand as well!
To make this milkshake, you need ice cream. Cookies & cream ice cream is ideal, but vanilla ice cream will also work. Even coffee ice cream will work just fine.
You’ll also need whole milk or your favorite milk alternative (the creamier, the better). Chocolate syrup will help us sweeten the bad boy, and instant coffee will give it intensity.
Last but not least, let’s throw in a few Oreo cookies to the mix. And make sure you save a few as a garnish. I decorate my cookies and cream coffee milkshake with crushed and whole Oreos.
To make this recipe for two, blend everything except for a few Oreos we’ll use as a garnish and the whipped cream. The milk helps the blender run smoothly, and you might want to add it a little at a time — you might not need to use it all.
After everything is blitzed thoroughly, pour the cookies and cream coffee milkshakes into two glasses and garnish. Work fast to prevent the cookies from sinking to the bottom of the blender!
This chewy milkshake is without a doubt a party-pleaser, so make a whole bunch of these for your next get-together. For a family-friendly version, substitute the coffee ice cream with chocolate ice cream and the instant coffee with an ounce of chocolate syrup. How cool is that?
If you’re craving a sweet and creamy milkshake and have some Oreos around, there’s nothing better to make than cookies and cream milkshakes.
Still, we’re taking this one to the next level by adding coffee. Why? Why not! This grown-up milkshake will make you feel like a kid, but it will give you a caffeine boost as well. That’s my type of milkshake right there. How about you?
For the pastry:
Add the coffee ice cream, milk, instant coffee, sugar, vanilla extract and Oreo cookies into a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into two serving glasses and garnish with the whipped cream.
Top with crushed and whole Oreo cookies