This super easy Strawberry Oreo Milkshake is the perfect creamy sweet treat. Think cookies and cream, chocolate covered strawberry vibes. This combo is seriously so good. The base is strawberry ice cream, and it is loaded with oreos and fresh strawberries. Fresh whipped cream is optional, but really takes this shake to the next level.
I have to have dessert every night. Sometimes it is super decadent and sometimes it might just be a handful of dark chocolate peanut M&Ms. Either way, I have to satisfy my sweet tooth.
One of my husbands favorite flavors is oreo and one of my favorite ice cream flavors is strawberry. So one night after dinner, I decided to combine the two to create this delicious and easy strawberry oreo shake.
The strawberry ice cream brightens up the richness of the ice cream and chocolate. It is the perfect hybrid of a chocolate covered strawberry and a bowl of cookies and cream ice cream.
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- Thick & creamy
- Loaded with fresh strawberries & oreos
- Topped with fresh vanilla whipped cream
- Simple ingredients
- Ready in less 5 minutes
- Crunchy bits of oreo adds yummy texture
- Kid friendly
- Summer dessert idea
- Milk: Use milk with the fat percentage that you like. Nonfat milk is thinner so it will not be as creamy. Whole milk, half and half, or cream will result in a thicker shake. I recommend starting with about a ¼ cup and adding more as needed.
- Whipped Cream: Combine 1 cup heavy cream, 2 Tablespoons confectioners’ sugar or granulated sugar, and ½ teaspoon vanilla in a cold large mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer to whip the cream until stiff peaks form. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Re-whip if the cream deflates.
Complete list of ingredients and amounts is located on the recipe card below.
- Blender. Any blender will do the trick, but I use this Ninja Blender. I really like it and it is not too expensive (compared to a Vitamix).
- Blend the ice cream, milk, oreos, & strawberries.
- Garnish & enjoy!
Step by Step
Step 1: Add about a ¼ cup of milk and the pint of strawberry ice cream to the blender. Blend until smooth. Add more milk if needed.
Step 2: Add the oreos and strawberries. Manually pulse a couple of times, until the cookies and strawberries are just incorporated.
TIP - Add as much milk as needed to reach the desired consistency. I recommend only adding a splash at a time.
TIP - Do not over blend the add-ins so there are still some larger pieces.
Step 3: Pour into a glass.
Step 4: Garnish with whipped cream, crushed oreos, and sliced strawberries.
Make Ahead & Storage
- How do you store leftover milkshake? Store leftovers in glasses or jars (individually portioned) covered in the freezer for up to 1 month. Remove from the freezer and thaw in the refrigerator for a few hours or on the counter for 30 minutes before serving. Do not refreeze thawed milkshakes.
- Note: These milkshakes are best consumed immediately. The texture degrades when frozen and thawed.
- a good one. While you can use a lower fat/sugar/calorie one, I recommend using a traditional full fat ice cream for the best flavor and texture. I like Whole Foods 365 organic, Van Leeuwen, Haagen-Dazs, or Blue Bell.
- Do not use too much milk. You can always add more milk if you need it. Start with less and add as you blend. No one likes a watery milkshake.
- Do not over blend. If you want some texture in your milkshake, only pulse the strawberries and oreos a few times so they do not completely break apart.
- Garnish. The garnish also adds more texture and visual appeal. I highly recommend making homemade whipped cream to go on top as well as the crumbled oreos and sliced strawberries.
- The shake has more strawberry notes than chocolate or oreo. See the variations section below to make this milkshake more chocolatey.
- Use a different flavor of ice cream. You can substitute the strawberry ice cream for vanilla or chocolate. You can even swap it for cookies and cream and just blend in some extra fresh strawberries.
- Swirl in some hot fudge. If you are a chocolate lover, add some more chocolate! Dollop a spoonful of hot fudge or melted chocolate into the cup. Gently swirl it so there are thick streaks of fudge throughout.
- Make it a blizzard. If you have a high powder blender, blend the ice cream alone or with just a tablespoon or two of milk. This results in a thick consistency similar to a blizzard or soft serve. Crush up some oreos and dice up the strawberries. Stir these in after spooning the ice cream mixture into each cup.
- Make it dairy free. Swap the milk for coconut cream or any non-dairy milk (almond, coconut, soy, oat, etc.) you like. Use a dairy free ice cream like Oatly, Nadamoo, or So Delicious.
A simple milkshake consists of milk and ice cream. I recommend using between ¼ and ½ cup of milk per pint (2 cups) of ice cream. This helps create a thinner consistency.
No! This will result in a watery and oddly textured milkshake. It will be icey and too thin. If you need to thicken your shake, add more ice cream.
The ratio is about ¼-1/2 cup of milk per 2 cups of ice cream. This results in a thicker milkshake. You can add more milk if the shake is too thick for the blender.
Typically 2% or whole milk is used. This results in a smooth and creamy shake. Lower fat milks can be used, but result in a thinner shake. Cream or half and half can be used for an even richer and thicker milkshake.
Strawberry Oreo Milkshake
- 1 pint strawberry ice cream
- ¼-1/2 cup milk*
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 10 oreos, plus more for garnish
- 4 strawberries, fresh or frozen, plus more for garnish
- whipped cream, for garnish*
- Review all recipe notes and instructions before beginning.
- Add about a ¼ cup of milk and the pint of strawberry ice cream to the blender. Blend until smooth. Add more milk if needed.
- Add the oreos and strawberries. Manually pulse a couple of times, until the cookies and strawberries are just incorporated.
- Pour into a glass.
- Garnish with whipped cream, crushed oreos, and sliced strawberries.
Super yummy milkshake recipe! Delish!