Chocolate mint lovers rejoice! This creamy mint oreo milkshake recipe is the cookies and cream milkshake for you. Leave it without color or add a little green for a festive occasion!
A thick, creamy milkshake has to be one of the top 5 dessert comfort foods ever. As far as instant gratification goes, it really doesn’t get much easier than a milkshake! All you have to do is combine a few ingredients in a blender and voila, chilled goodness in a glass.
The only trick to making a really amazing milkshake? Getting the ice cream to milk and mix ins ratio right.
You can’t have too much milk or the milkshake is too thin. Too much ice cream and you’re going to need a spoon. The sweet spot, is right in between. The best milkshakes are thin enough to easily use a straw, but thick enough for ice cream-style satisfaction.
How can I make a creamy mint Oreo milkshake?
There is, surprisingly, a trick to getting the best milkshake texture, and it’s not entirely in the ingredient ratio. But it is key to getting that ratio correct.
You actually need to soften your ice cream slightly before making your milkshake.
You see, where most people trip up in their quest for milkshake perfection is that they scoop the ice cream too soon. Dropping bricks of super cold ice cream into the blender means you have to add more milk so the ice cream can blend. Then you have too much liquid in your milkshake for creamy perfection.
So, let your ice cream sit about 5 minutes until it’s easy to scoop and then make your milkshake.
Why isn’t this green?
Darlings, had it been up to me, this would have been a green milkshake. The brand of mint chip ice cream I bought doesn’t use artificial colors, but I’m not above it.
My original plan was to make the milkshake green, and sprinkle it with loads of rainbow sprinkles for a Saint Patrick’s Day milkshake post extravaganza!!! Think something along the lines of my sprinkle-coated rainbow cake in milkshake form.
My husband, who does not have the same fervent love of sparkles and sprinkles, pragmatically informed me that mint chocolate cookies and cream milkshakes have no season and not everything mint chocolate must be green.
So… the milkshake isn’t green because my ice cream isn’t green. The Godfather may no longer be allowed in the kitchen for future mint milkshake prep sessions.
You’ll have a green milkshake if your mint ice cream is green. Please add sprinkles and tag me in the picture. It’s an easy way to send happiness into the universe. <3
I hope you love this recipe, darlings!
- 3 scoops of mint chip ice cream
- 5 Oreo cookies, broken into pieces
- 1/4 cup milk
- For maximum milkshake frostiness, freeze your serving glass for 15 minutes before making your milkshake.
- Soften the ice cream for 5 minutes at room temperature or until it is still frozen, but easier to scoop.
- Place the ice cream in the blender with the cookie pieces and add 1/4 cup of milk.
- Blend on low speed until the milk and ice cream are combined.
- If your mixture is too thick to pour, you may add additional milk by the tablespoon until it's just right.
- Pour the milkshake into your serving glass, then top with whipped cream additional cookie pieces, sprinkles, and a sprig of mint, if desired.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
- If you'd like this milkshake to have a green color, use a green mint chip ice cream, or add a drop or two of food coloring.
- If you would like to add even more mint flavor, feel free to throw a few mint leaves into the milkshake mixture! This works best when using a high-speed blender.
- I use classic Oreo cookies as that's what we keep in the house. Another way to increase the mint flavor is to use mint chocolate sandwich cookies.
- The recipe makes one large milkshake or two smaller milkshakes (about 5 ounces each). Double or triple the recipe to make more servings.
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