Cookies and Cream Milkshake

by Lauren
2 servings
5 min

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This Cookies and Cream Milkshake is so easy to blend up. It's a Chick Fil A copycat recipe, so you can always have your sweet treat, even when you can't hit up the drive through.

These shakes are sweet, creamy, and packed full of Oreo cookie bits. I can pretty much guarantee that they will please everyone in your life, kids and adults alike.

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This is a Chick Fil A Copycat Cookies and Cream Milkshake

Chick Fil A milkshakes, am I right? IYKYK.

It's pretty much impossible to stop at Chick Fil A and not grab a milkshake. If (okay, when) I swing through the drive thru, I'm 100% getting a Cookies and Cream Milkshake.

I'm kind of a fiend for Oreo cookies. and Oreos are one of the main ingredients in a Cookies and Cream Milkshake. So it stands to reason that I'm also a fiend for an Oreo Milkshake. The ones from Chick Fil A, in particular.

If you can't make it out to pick up some takeout (or let's be honest, if it's Sunday and Chick Fil A is closed), you should definitely have this recipe in your back pocket. Reach for it any time the craving strikes.


  • Oreo cookies: For me, Oreos are the perfect cookie. Don't @ me about this. I will not be taking any questions at this time.
  • Vanilla ice cream: Use a good quality vanilla ice cream. I'm a big fan of Tillamook (not an ad, just love 'em).
  • Milk: I've used 2% cow's milk and plain oat milk, and both have worked well.
  • Vanilla extract: Store bought or homemade vanilla extract really gives the vanilla flavor in this milkshake some oomph.
  • Whipped cream, cherries, more Oreos: While these aren't technically mandatory, I highly recommend that you top you milkshake with some whipped cream, a maraschino cherry or two, and maybe a whole Oreo cookie. You deserve it.

How do you make this milkshake?

Fortunately for you and for me, making this milkshake is as easy as dumping some ingredients into your blender and pressing a button a few times. You can do this.

Drop the Oreos into your blender, put the lid on, and give the cookies a few pulses. You want to break them up a bit before adding the remaining ingredients.

Add the remaining ingredients (minus the garnishes, of course) and blend until things are nice and smooth.

Pour your newly made milkshake into a tall glass, squirt some whipped cream on top and nestle a maraschino cherry and whole Oreo cookie into the whipped cream. I recommend using a nice wide straw to drink your shake. Maybe enlist the help of a long spoon, if needed.

Recommended tools

  • Blender - I've had a pretty basic model Ninja brand blender for several years and really like it
  • Some milkshake glasses - I just picked up a set of these!
  • Milkshake straws - gotta make sure that you can drink that thick shake!
  • Milkshake spoons - use it to scoop up whatever the straw can't reach!

Food to pair with this milkshake

There's certainly nothing wrong with enjoying a milkshake on its own.

However, if you're looking to make a meal of things and need some ideas for what to eat alongside your Cookies and Cream Milkshake, consider one of these recipes:

  • These incredible looking Paneer Masala Cheesesteaks from Masala and Chai
  • Mouthwatering Bulgogi Burgers with Kimchi Mayo from Nerds with Knives
  • INSANE Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheeses with Gruyere from The Gourmet Bon Vivant
  • Bonkers good Popeye's Copycat Crispy Chicken Sandwich from Sweet Tea and Thyme
Other frozen drinks

  • Cheerwine Ice Cream Float (no alcohol - fun for the whole family!)
  • Dirty Coke Floats (has alcohol)

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use other flavors of ice cream?

Sure! It won't be a classic Cookies and Cream, but it will be tasty.

Can I use flavored Oreos?

Yeah, get creative with it!

Can I make this shake dairy-free?

Yup! Just use your preferred dairy-free ice cream/frozen dessert, milk, and whipped topping of choice. Oreos are vegan to begin with, so you don't have to worry about the cookies.

Can this shake be made vegan?

Yes, see the answer to the question above (the one about making it dairy-free).

Can you make this gluten free?

Sure, just make sure to grab some GF Oreos and to check the labels of your other ingredients.

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Recipe details
  • 2  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 5 min
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  • 8 Oreo cookies, divided
  • 2.5 cups vanilla ice cream
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • whipped cream and maraschino cherries, for garnish

Add 6 of the Oreo cookies to a blender. Pulse a few times until the cookies are broken up into small pieces.
Add the vanilla ice cream, milk, and vanilla extract to the blender and blend until smooth.
Divide the milkshake between two tall glasses.
Garnish with whipped cream, maraschino cherries, and one whole Oreo cookie per glass.
  • This recipe makes two approximately 12 ounces milkshakes (or about 24 ounces total).
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