Cookies and Cream Milkshake Recipe

It’s hard to say no to a good milkshake. Sipping the thick blend of vanilla ice cream, Oreo cookies, and milk, topped with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup is refreshing any time of the day. Make it at home with our easy cookies and cream milkshake recipe. Don’t forget to pair your Oreo shake with fun snacks like pizza chips and mac and cheese.

Tips on Making Cookies and Cream Milkshake

Its most common form is Oreo milkshake made with vanilla ice cream and Oreo sandwich cookies. But you can totally customize your cookies and cream milkshake recipes to your desired cookies and ice cream flavors. We’re giving you these tips on how to make cookies and cream milkshake thick and perfect every time.

  • Soften the ice cream first so it blends faster, and you won’t end up having to add more milk that will thin out your milkshake. You know it’s ready when the ice cream is soft enough to be scooped into a measuring cup.
  • Use whole milk. It makes the creamiest milkshakes. But you can also use almond milk, soy milk, or skim milk if you prefer.
  • For a thick milkshake, use the basic ratio of 1 cup of ice cream and three cookies per person, then add milk only as needed. 
  • Use your favorite ice cream and cookie flavors! Try a combination of banana ice cream and peanut butter cookies, strawberry ice cream and Biscoff, or double dutch ice cream with Grahams. Feel free to top your milkshakes with peanut butter, caramel syrup, crumbled cookies, and loads of whipped cream. You could also add fresh fruits and not need milk anymore as the fruit juices are enough to loosen the milkshake. 
  • If you’re preparing it before the meal and serving it as a dessert, you can keep them in the freezer already in their serving glasses to keep them from melting.

Check out these other deliciously refreshing shake recipes that you can whip up for snack time. Enjoy!

Cookies and Cream Milkshake Recipe

How To Make Cookies and Cream Milkshake

Make a glass or two of deliciously thick and creamy cookies and cream shake in no time. Top it with whipped cream and drizzle chocolate as much as you like.

Prep: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins


  • 28 oz *vanilla ice cream, (4 scoops), (see Recipe Notes for recipe)
  • 8 oz whole milk
  • 6 Oreo cookies, crushed

To serve:

  • 1 tbsp Oreo cookies, crushed
  • 1 Oreo cookie, whole


  1. In a blender, combine milk and ice cream until completely mixed.
  2. Add the Oreo crumbles and briefly blend until mixed.
  3. Pour roughly 1¾ cups of the milkshake into multiple small glasses, or into one large glass. Top with additional Oreos if desired and serve!

Recipe Notes

*Check out our easy vanilla ice cream recipe if you want to make your own homemade ice cream.


  • Sugar: 44g
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  • Calcium: 271mg
  • Calories: 433kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Cholesterol: 89mg
  • Fat: 23g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 421mg
  • Protein: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 14g
  • Sodium: 179mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 858IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
Nutrition Disclaimer

Frequently Asked Questions

What can you use instead of milk in a milkshake?

If you’re on a non-dairy diet and still want a creamy thick shake, you can try using avocado, frozen bananas, cashew puree, and baked sweet potatoes in place of ice cream. Add any non-dairy milk like oat milk, almond milk, and soy milk in place of milk.

How do you make a thick milkshake?

Avoid using stone-cold ice cream that’s difficult to blend because you’ll only end up adding more milk that will thin out the consistency of the shake and make it watery. To thicken your milkshake, use softened ice cream. Add milk only as needed. Lastly, use a powerful blender that will blend your drink fast for a really thick milkshake.

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This thick cookies and cream milkshake comes together in 5 minutes. Customize it with your favorite ice cream flavors and cookies. Have a cold creamy dessert that’s refreshing for summer.
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