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On those days when you need a classic sweet treat with no frills, plug in the blender and make a Cookies and Cream Milkshake! This tried and true recipe calls for just four ingredients and minimal hassle free steps. It’s creamy, sweet, and perfectly filled with plenty of Oreos!

A large glass cup is filled with cookies and cream milkshake and is topped with whipped cream, oreos, and a cherry.

If it’s not broke, don’t break it, right? Cookies and cream milkshakes have been around since 1979 when students and a dairy plant manager at South Dakota State University decided to blend some Oreos with ice cream. The rest, as they say, is history! While there are plenty of way you can dress up this classic milkshake, I like it just the way it should be.

And the way it should be is creamy, decadent, and loaded with Oreos! You only need vanilla ice cream, milk, Oreos, and a splash of vanilla extract to make this tried and true American classic. While you can go to any diner, drive-thru, or shake spot to grab a Cookies and Cream Milkshake, I like making them right at home.

When you make milkshakes at home, you can control exactly what goes into them. You can make the consistency more or less thick to your liking, add more Oreos without an upcharge, and garnish the top of it however you’d like. Plus, why would you ever want to pay anything over $5 for a milkshake that’s so delightfully simple?!

A full glass of Oreo milkshake is topped with a cherry, cookies, and whipped cream.

What You’ll Need:

  • Ice Cream – Vanilla ice cream is the sweet and basic base that lets the Oreos shine.
  • Milk – I use whole milk for the most creamy consistency.
  • Oreos – If you want a fun pop of color, check out what they have on the shelves! Sometimes, there will be seasonal Oreos (think Christmas and Halloween) that have the signature Oreo flavor, but with a special color cream in the middle.
  • Vanilla Extract – For the best flavor, use pure vanilla extract, not imitation.
The top of a milkshake is topped with a straw, a cherry, a halved Oreo cookie, and whipped cream.

How to Make an Oreo Milkshake

For more detailed instructions, scroll to the bottom of this post.

Blend. Toss all of your ingredients in to a blender and pulse until smooth.

Enjoy! Serve immediately and enjoy your creamy concoction!

A milkshake is placed on a small wooden plate with Oreo cookie pieces surrounding it.

Common Questions

Can I make it vegan? Yep! Just swap out the ice cream and milk for plant based replacements. Oreos are already vegan, so no replacement needed there!

Can I make it boozy? The answer to this question is always YES! You can add a shot or two of Bailey’s and/or Godiva chocolate liqueur to make this milkshake for adults only.

A blended Oreo milkshake is placed on a wooden plate.

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Cookies and Cream Milkshake

A deliciously indulgent classic milkshake!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Julie Chiou
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Ingredients 

  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4-5 Oreo’s
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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Instructions

  • In a blender, throw all your ingredients in and mix it up!
  • If you like it thicker, use less milk. If you like it thinner, use more milk.
  • Serve immediately, I mean, why wouldn’t you?

YOUR NOTES

NUTRITION FACTS

Serving: 1 milkshake | Calories: 466 kcal | Carbohydrates: 54 g | Protein: 10 g | Fat: 23 g | Saturated Fat: 13 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 70 mg | Sodium: 269 mg | Potassium: 478 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 44 g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Keyword: milkshake
Recipe Rating




Toni

Friday 14th of April 2017

Just made these with mint Oreos! DELICIOUS!

Julie

Saturday 15th of April 2017

Oh yum! That flavor sounds good!

Taylor

Tuesday 20th of December 2016

loved it, its reminds me of mcdonalds oreo mcflurry making all the time now

Ashley Madero

Tuesday 14th of June 2016

Is the vanilla extract important for the recipe??!

Taylor

Tuesday 20th of December 2016

no but it taste so much better!!

Julie

Wednesday 15th of June 2016

No, but suggested.

Jenny @ BAKE

Thursday 23rd of August 2012

this milkshake is my secret obsession! they sell it in KFC over here, bringing this recipe into my house might be dangerous!

sally @ sallys baking addiction

Monday 20th of August 2012

Ugh I hate and i love taylor swift at the same time. i want to turn the radio off so badly but i.just.can't!!!! i wish i saw these milkshakes when you posted them b/c i was in dire need of something cold, creamy, and sweet like this after my run this weekend! oooo and i have all the ingredients on hand. helloooo tuesday dessert :)