(Last Updated On: October 5, 2022)
Do you love milkshakes? Do you love Oreo® blizzards? Are you one of the many Oreo lovers? Well, with this easy-to-make Oreo milkshake recipe with vanilla extract in it, you can have an Oreo milkshake that tastes like an Oreo blizzard, but better! This Oreo milkshake is one of the easiest recipes, fastest, and most fantastic-tasting milkshake you will ever make, and it uses only simple ingredients. It is a real treat during a hot summer day that the whole family will love! Making delicious Oreo milkshakes like this one is a great way to try and beat the summer heat.
🥛 What’s in this Oreo Milkshake Recipe?
There are only 4 very simple but important ingredients in this Oreo milkshake recipe because every ingredient plays a big part in why this milkshake tastes so amazing. I’m not 100% sure, but I truly believe it’s the vanilla extract. I’ve had many a milkshake in my day, and none of them tastes as good as this Oreo milkshake does.
🥤 Key Ingredients for this Easy Oreo Milkshake Recipe
- 5 cups of vanilla bean ice cream (or your favorite flavor of vanilla ice cream)
- 3/4 cups of 2% milk (any kind is okay – 1%, 2%, or whole milk or almond milk)
- 16 double stuf Oreo® cookies (or any brand of cream-filled chocolate cookies)
- 2 and 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- Whipped topping – optional
👩🍳 How to Make this Oreo Shake (Step-By-Step Instructions with Detailed Photos)
Step 1. Fill the Blender with Ice Cream
To begin with, put 5 cups of vanilla bean ice cream into a blender at the 5-cup line. You can certainly use whichever ice cream is your favorite that you think will go well with Oreo cookies. You can change of the amount of ice cream you use in this recipe, but 5 cups are a good amount to start with.
Step 2. Add the Oreo Cookies, Milk, and Vanilla Extract
Add 16 double-stuffed Oreo cookies, 3/4 cups of 2% milk (use less milk for a thicker milkshake), and 2 and 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract into the blender together with the vanilla bean ice cream. We broke up the Oreos into chunks of cookies before adding them to the blender, but if your blender is powerful enough you don’t need to do this. You could also use a rolling pin to crush up the cookies into little bits.
Note: Any chocolate sandwich cookies will work for this recipe, it doesn’t have to be Oreo brand.
Quick Tip: If you want a thick milkshake, use less milk. The amount of milk you use directly affects the creamy texture of the final milkshake. Start out with 1/4 cup of milk, then keep adding milk until you get the consistency and thickness you desire. Also, ice cream melts pretty fast, so if the ice cream melted too much while you were busy gathering the milkshake ingredients, you can always put the blender in the freezer for half an hour or so to freeze the milkshake ingredients up a bit more.
Step 3. Hit the Pulse Button
Put the lid on the blender, then hit the pulse button. Keep pushing the pulse button until the Oreo cookies looked chopped up and the ice cream is blended with the cookies. It doesn’t take very long at all for it to mix up.
Note: Take the lid off and check to see if the cookies are chopped up enough. If not, push the cookies down with a spoon to get them closer to the blade. Put the lid back on the blender and hit the pulse button a couple more times, and then that’s it. The Oreo milkshake is ready to serve.
Also, if you want bigger chunks of Oreo cookies and a thicker milkshake, as mentioned before, use less milk, and hit the pulse button on the blender fewer times for chunkier cookies. You can also add the cookies at the end after mixing the ice cream with the milk and vanilla extract, then hit the pulse button a few times.
Just remember, the longer the ice cream is in the blender, the more it will melt. And also, the longer you hit the pulse button, the thinner and runnier the milkshake will be.
Step 4. Fill Glasses with Oreo Milkshake
Pour the Oreo milkshake into glasses and then top it off with some whipped cream.
📌 Edible Garnishes for Oreo Milkshake Recipe
If you want to get fancy, you can garnish the top of the whipped cream with some sparkly sprinkles or one maraschino cherry. Sprinkles are sold in the baking goods aisle of the grocery store. Maraschino cherries are sold in the ice cream toppings aisle of the grocery store.
For more garnish ideas:
- Crush up a few extra cookies and sprinkle the remaining cookie chunks on top of the whipped topping.
- Add some Golden Oreos.
- Drizzle a fine line of hot fudge, caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, or chocolate syrup topping across the top of the whipped cream.
- Some folks like finely crushed nuts such as walnuts or peanuts to sprinkle on top of their milkshake.
🎉 Alternative Ideas
- Try using chocolate ice cream instead of vanilla.
- If you have an allergy to dairy, try substituting it with dairy-free ice cream.
- Add some peanut butter to give it a little but if a nutty taste.
You may have added too much milk with not enough ice cream. If that’s the case, for a thicker consistency just add more ice cream. Also, if you end up with extra milkshakes because you had to add more ice cream, you can freeze the leftovers and have another milkshake on a different day. It will be frozen, so you can take it out of the freezer and let it set on the cupboard for a few minutes, or just dive into it with a spoon. 🙂 Frozen milkshakes are the yummiest of yums!
📝 Final Thoughts for this Creamy Oreo Shake
You won’t believe how quick and simple this recipe is to make, yet so good. You will never want to buy another expensive milkshake at the ice cream parlor when you’re out and about when you can make this delicious Oreo milkshake as soon as you get home for triple or more savings. This easy Oreo milkshake is perfect for any hot day during the summer months, and for chocolate lovers, and will soon become your favorite recipe. It will satisfy your sweet tooth for sure, and the best part is your kids will surely love you if you make them this sweet treat.
💖 More Easy Recipes You’ll Love
Try these quick, easy, and delicious drink recipes!
- Chocolate Oreo Milk Shake – It has the perfect number of Oreos and chocolate combined so that you will keep wanting more and more!
- Homemade Chocolate Milk Shake – With lots of ice cream and rainbow sprinkles, this homemade chocolate milkshake recipe is an easy way to satisfy your sweet tooth.
- Orange Julius – this drink recipe is an easy copycat drink to make at home. It is a healthy and refreshing drink that’s so simple to make using ingredients already found in your kitchen!
- Jamba Juice Citrus Squeeze Smoothie – with bananas, frozen strawberries, orange juice, Greek yogurt, vanilla flavor, and ice cubes in it.
- Hot chocolate – a sweet and creamy hot chocolate with sweetened condensed milk, unsweetened cocoa, and vanilla extract. It is all blended together with hot water for a delicious treat topped with mini marshmallows and whipped cream.
Oreo Milkshake Recipe (Cookies and Cream)
- 5 cups vanilla bean ice cream
- 3/4 cups 2% milk (any kind is okay – 1%, 2%, or whole)
- 16 double stuf Oreo® cookies ( or any brand of cream-filled chocolate cookies)
- 2½ tsp vanilla extract
- whipped topping (optional)
- Put the vanilla ice cream into the blender.
- Add the milk. Use less milk for a thicker milkshake.
- Add the cookies.
- Add the vanilla extract.
- Hit the pulse button on and off until the cookies are chopped.
- In between hitting the pulse button, take the lid off and push the cookies down closer to the blade.
A wife, a mother to a son and a daughter, and a grandmother to three granddaughters. Flo loves sharing recipes passed down from her own mother, her mother-in-law, and her grandmother as well as new recipes created with her daughter, Tamara Ray.
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