|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 32g||42%|
|Saturated Fat 16g||80%|
|Total Carbohydrate 74g||27%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||8%|
|Total Sugars 54g|
|Vitamin C 1mg||5%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
If you have too many holiday cookies lying around the house getting stale or went nuts buying Girl Scout cookies, make a milkshake.
Milkshakes as we know them, appeared about 100 years ago when the electric blender was invented in 1922. Before that, milkshakes were a variety of thick, sometimes alcoholic beverages mixed by hand with crushed ice. When the blender arrived, many new concoctions appeared, and the combination of ice cream with milk, fruit, chocolate, and flavored syrups took center stage. Since then, milkshakes have taken endless twists, but our recipe is one for the books. Simple, filling, and plain delicious.
You just need any cookie that you have on hand, the ice cream of your choice, and some milk. Blend to combine, then sit down and enjoy the "cookies" of your labor.
"The cookie milkshake makes a fantastic summer drink or dessert. My vanilla cookie milkshake tasted just like the chocolate chip cookies I put in it. The milkshake is ready in less than 10 minutes, and it's a treat the whole family will love." —Diana Rattray
16 ounces (1 pint) ice cream, any flavor
8 ounces (1 cup) whole milk
4 to 8 small cookies
Chocolate, or caramel fudge, optional
Banana slices, optional
Strawberry slices, optional
Whipped cream, optional
Maraschino cherries, optional
Gather the ingredients.
In a blender, blend the ice cream and milk. Be careful not to overmix because it can become too liquidy.
Add the cookies to the blender and blend on medium speed until it reaches your desired consistency.
If using some of the optional ingredients, cover the inside of a tall glass with chocolate fudge, pour the milkshake in, and add some sliced bananas and strawberries.
Top with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry. You can crush some extra cookies on top for texture, if desired.
Cookie Milkshake Party
Customized cookie milkshakes are a great idea for a children's party, but remember that many kids have peanut and dairy allergies. Have at hand dairy-free ice cream, oat or rice milk, and nut-free cookies (like Oreos or animal crackers).
For an out-of-this-world milkshake party, you need:
- As many blenders as adult helpers.
- Several types of cookies (gingerbread, chocolate, vanilla, sugar, lemon).
- Many different toppings in small bowls (sprinkles, chocolate chips, nuts, pretzels, fruit).
- Decorations like little umbrellas, cardboard animals, and colorful straws.
- Tall plastic glasses.
Here are some of our favorite combinations:
- The Cookie Monster: Oreo cookies and vanilla or chocolate ice cream.
- Peanut Butter Surprise: peanut butter ice cream and chocolate chip cookies.
- Caramel Frappé: snickerdoodles and salted caramel ice cream. For a more adult version, offer coffee ice cream.
- The Animal: animal crackers and vanilla ice cream.
- Cookie Dough Milkshake: chocolate chip cookies and vanilla or chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream.
- Gumby Shake: Thin Mints and chocolate or chocolate chip mint ice cream, a version of a Shamrock Shake.
Cookie Lids and Frozen Shakes
- Another way to create a cute presentation with your cookie milkshakes is to place a large cookie on top of the milkshake. Poke a hole through it before you put the cookie on top and then stick a straw through the cookie.
- Premake the cookie milkshakes and freeze them in zip-close bags to save time on preparation when you need them, or pour them into Popsicle molds for an emergency dessert.
How to Store
- You probably won't have leftover milkshake, but if you do, store it in a covered container in the refrigerator. It's best enjoyed within 4 to 5 hours.
- To freeze a milkshake, transfer it to a freezer container. Defrost it in the refrigerator for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, until softened, then stir and enjoy.