Here's how to make a rich and creamy Oreo milkshake without ice cream! It's ready in just 5 minutes and uses 4 simple ingredients. This no-ice cream milkshake can be made vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free, so everyone can enjoy it!
These delicious Oreo milkshakes are a treat that the whole family will enjoy, especially on a hot summer day!
Whether you have a sweet tooth or want a sweet drink to go along with your meal, this recipe will hit all the spots!
It's made without any ice cream but is still super thick and creamy, and it tastes very similar to a regular milkshake.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- It's quick and easy to make. This recipe is quicker than ordering takeout! In just 5 minutes, you can have a creamy and decadent milkshake ready to enjoy!
- Allergy-friendly! This recipe is great for people who are allergic to dairy, eggs, or gluten or for those following a vegan diet.
- You get to control the sweetness. This is the best part about making this easy milkshake recipe at home! You can add as few or as many Oreo cookies as you want.
- It's creamy, cold, and refreshing, making it the perfect summer dessert or afternoon treat.
- Inexpensive - you can make it for a fraction of the price you'd pay at a fast-food restaurant, and you'll know exactly what ingredients are inside.
- Milk of choice: For best results use full-fat milk to make this shake extra creamy and rich. If you don't want to use regular milk, you can also use a dairy-free alternative higher in fat such as coconut milk, soy milk, or almond milk.
- Cream of choice. Again, you can use regular heavy cream or a dairy-free substitution like coconut cream or cashew cream. Vanilla ice cream is most commonly used in milkshakes (and sometimes chocolate ice cream), but since we're not using any of those today, we need some type of cream to thicken the milkshake and give it that creamy texture.
- Oreo cookies. Use gluten-free Oreos if you need to make this recipe gluten-free.
- Ice cubes. This is what will make the milkshake cold and thick without needing to add any ice cream.
- Vanilla extract (optional). I like to add a splash of vanilla to enhance the rest of the flavors.
- Salt. You'll need a tiny pinch of salt, again, to enhance the rest of the flavors.
See the recipe card below for exact measurements.
- High-speed blender - you'll need a powerful blender to crush all of the ice and the cookies. I think Vitamix works best.
- Measuring cups OR a digital scale.
- Measuring spoons.
- Reusable straws - I'm using plastic straws for the sake of the pretty photos, but usually at home I use metal reusable straws.
- Milkshake glasses - any glasses will work, but if you want to make this drink feel more special, I suggest you use these Sundae glasses.
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How to Make Oreo Milkshake without Ice Cream
To a high-speed blender, add all of the ingredients for the milkshake - milk, cream, ice cubes, Oreo cookies, vanilla extract (optional), and salt.
Blend on high speed for 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until the mixture is completely smooth and no chunks of cookies or ice remain.
Taste and adjust the flavor and consistency if needed- adding more ice to make it colder, or more Oreo cookies to make it sweeter.
This Oreo milkshake without ice cream is best served right away in a cold glass!
I like to drizzle melted chocolate on the inside of the glass for more flavor.
You can also dip the rim of the glass in the melted chocolate, then cover the edges with cookie crumbs for presentation.
- Use full-fat dairy/non-dairy products. Since we're not using any ice cream, it's important to use full-fat ingredients to make this milkshake rich and creamy. Reduced-fat milk or skim milk can work but will change the texture too much so I don't recommend using them.
- Adjust the sweetness to taste. This recipe relies on Oreo cookies only to sweeten it, but if you like to make it extra sweet, feel free to either add a few extra ones or blend in a few teaspoons of powdered sugar.
- Add more or less ice as desired. Ice makes the milkshake cold, but it also thickens it and helps with the texture. Feel free to add more or less depending on your taste.
- Use chilled ingredients. To keep it cold, make sure to use chilled milk and heavy cream, not room temperature.
- Enjoy right after making it! This Oreo shake tastes best right after you make it, while it's still thick and cold. After a few hours, it melts, and the texture changes.
You can use either a frozen ripe banana, a few tablespoons of Greek yogurt, or ice cubes to make a thick Oreo milkshake without ice cream.
Though the banana will give the milkshake a fruity flavor, so keep that in mind when choosing an alternative.
Use full-fat dairy products, and plenty of ice cubes for the perfect milkshake with no ice cream!
Yes, Oreo cookies are already vegan so you just need to use non-dairy milk.
You can either use a food processor or an immersion blender to blend the ingredients. If using an immersion blender, you'll need to crush the cookies beforehand.
Have neither of those tools? You can still make this recipe by grinding the cookies in a morter and then adding them to a bowl. Add half of the milk while whisking, and leave it to soak for 5 minutes so the cookies soften. Add the rest of the milk, cream, vanilla, and salt, and whisk well. Pour in a glass and serve with ice. This is not exactly like using a blender, but it's still delicious!
- Chocolate milk: To make this Oreo milkshake without ice cream with extra chocolaty flavor, use your favorite chocolate milk.
- Peanut butter: Add a tablespoon or two of natural peanut butter or any other nut butter that you like.
- Strawberry: Use strawberry-flavored Oreos and/or add a few frozen strawberries before blending everything up.
- Mint chocolate: Use mint-flavored Oreo cookies and add a few teaspoons of cocoa powder when blending the milkshake.
- High protein: Add a scoop of your favorite protein powder. Note that if the protein powder contains sweeteners, the milkshake will turn out even sweeter, so you may need to add fewer cookies.
Milkshake Topping Ideas
Here are some fun toppings to jazz things up! 🕺
- Whipped cream or coconut whipped cream
- Shaved chocolate or chocolate sprinkles
- Crumbled cookies
- Maraschino cherries (aka cocktail cherries)
- A drizzle of chocolate syrup or caramel sauce
- Mini marshmallows (use vegan marshmallows if needed)
It's also delicious with a chocolate cookie for some extra ✨dessert vibes✨.
This Oreo milkshake is best enjoyed fresh, right after it's made. It thaws and it thins out after just a few hours.
You can freeze it by pouring the milkshake into an ice cube tray and freezing it for up to 3 months. For serving, thaw it for 10 minutes, then blend in a high-speed blender with a splash of milk, until smooth and creamy again.
Oreo Milkshake without Ice Cream
- Sundae glasses
- 1 ½ cups (375ml) milk of choice either cow's milk or non-dairy milk such as coconut or soy milk
- ½ cup (125ml) cream of choice either heavy cream or coconut or cashew cream
- 12 Oreo cookies
- 4-5 large ice cubes depending on how cold you want it to be
- ½ - 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
- Tiny pinch of salt
- To a high-speed blender, add all of the ingredients for the milkshake - milk, cream, ice cubes, Oreo cookies, vanilla extract (optional), and salt.1 ½ cups (375ml) milk of choice, ½ cup (125ml) cream of choice, 12 Oreo cookies, 4-5 large ice cubes, ½ - 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, Tiny pinch of salt
- Blend on high speed for 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until the mixture is completely smooth and no chunks of cookies or ice remain.
- Taste and adjust the flavor and consistency if needed- adding more ice to make it colder, or more Oreo cookies to make it sweeter.
- Serve right away with any toppings that you like such as whipped cream or crushed cookies. You can also dip the rim of the glass in the melted chocolate, then cover the edges with cookie crumbs for presentation.
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with third-party calculations without including the optional ingredients.
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