Oreo Milkshake

Whether you did the quick dunk for just a little milky goodness to coat the chocolatey and crunchy cream-filled cookie, or a long dunk that meant the milk seeped in to make it soft and sumptuous, it’s a childhood memory worthy of recreating. This Oreo milkshake does just that.

head on two malt glasses of milkshakes with cherries and whipped cream


There’s nothing like the memory of deeply dunking Oreos in a tall glass of creamy milk.

However, this Oreo milkshake doesn’t just dunk those Oreos in milk, it envelopes them in it. Flavorful vanilla ice cream and creamy milk mix together to create a rich, dreamy base for the crunchy chunks of Oreo goodness to swim in.

Oreo Milkshake Recipe

And don’t forget about that white icing coating the cup, speckled with cookie coating. This at-home milkshake is Instagram-worthy.

Taking only minutes to make, an Oreo milkshake will make your Friday night right, but it’s also the perfect ending for a casual dinner party. It’s also a fun drink to make with the kids!

The best part of this super easy Oreo milkshake is that it is just so easy and fast to prepare. There’s no reason to not mix this up before settling down for some solid shows after a long day or a little spring or summer time outside.

close up of oreo milkshake with whipped cream and a cherry

What You’ll Need

  • Oreo cookies– Oreo cookies are iconic, as they should be. For this recipe, these delectable cookies are the star of the show. To make sure that they’re easily crushed to spread throughout the milkshake, divide them before processing.
  • White frosting– this sweet treat is the key to making your Oreo milkshake look like heaven in a glass. Don’t skimp when you spread this before sinking it into, and swirling it around, some Oreo crumbs. Chocolate frosting or cream cheese frostings are also good options!
  • Vanilla ice cream- you can make your own homemade vanilla ice cream, but if time is short just grab your favorite brand. If you’re looking for suggestions, you can check out a ranking.
  • Milk– if you’re making a milkshake, you might as well go full force and head for the full-fat. Flavor comes from fat, and this recipe certainly deserves the fullest of flavor.
  • Whipped cream– you can make your own whipped cream or just grab the store-bought version you prefer. I like the spray can variety for its texture and the ability to make the garnish entertainingly theatrical in my home kitchen, but plopping a spoonful on top will work as well.
  • Maraschino cherries– any brand of these little red cherries will do the trick to top your milkshake with a somewhat retro feel.
pouring milkshake into a rimmed malt glass

How To Make An Oreo Milkshake

  1. Pulse the Oreo cookies in a food processor until uniformly ground. It can be helpful to freeze them for 30 minutes prior to processing so that any remnants of the cream center don’t get gummy and inhibit your crushing. Alternatively, you can place them into an airtight plastic bag and roll with a rolling pin. Take 2 tablespoons of the Oreo crumbs and put them in a shallow dish or plate. Set the rest aside.
  2. Using a butter knife, spread vanilla frosting 1-2 inches down on the outside of two cooled malt glasses. Putting them in the freezer for 5-10 minutes prior will help prepare them and keep them cool for the milkshake. Roll the frosting in the Oreo crumbs. Set aside either on the counter or in the refrigerator or freezer. Bonus points for frosty glasses!
  3. In a blender, pulse together the ice cream and milk until they reach an entirely smooth consistency.
  4. Next, add the Oreo crumbs and pulse the Oreo milkshake to blend, but leave bits and pieces of the cookies for texture. Make sure that the crumbs are small enough to move through a straw if you choose to garnish with one.
  5. Pour the finished milkshake into the prepared malt glasses.
  6. Throw in some fancy straws if you have them, then garnish with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry or two.

What To Serve With An Oreo Milkshake

Really, an oreo milkshake is its own cup of heaven, but if you want to serve it aside another piece of decadent dessert, we won’t tell. Some ideas for sweets to serve:

overhead of milkshake with a cherry and a spoon

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close up of oreo milkshake with whipped cream and a cherry

Oreo Milkshake Recipe

5 from 5 votes
With only 6 ingredients you can have the ultimate summer cool down treat with this EASY Oreo Milkshake recipe!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2



  • Place the Oreo cookies into a food processor and pulse until uniformly ground. Alternatively, you can place them into an airtight plastic bag and roll with a rolling pin. Place 2 tablespoons of the Oreo crumbs in a shallow dish or plate. Set the rest aside.
  • Using a butter knife, spread the frosting 1-2 inches down on two malt glasses. Roll the frosting in the Oreo crumbs. Set aside.
  • In a blender, pulse together the ice cream and milk until smooth. Add the Oreo crumbs and pulse to blend, but leave bits and pieces of the cookies.
  • Pour into the prepared malt glasses.
  • Top with whipped cream and maraschino cherry.
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was in the comments or star ratings!


Try mixing up the flavor by using different flavors of Oreos!


Calories: 522 kcal, Carbohydrates: 72 g, Protein: 8 g, Fat: 23 g, Saturated Fat: 9 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 9 g, Trans Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 33 mg, Sodium: 367 mg, Potassium: 407 mg, Fiber: 2 g, Sugar: 49 g, Vitamin A: 358 IU, Vitamin C: 1 mg, Calcium: 191 mg, Iron: 9 mg
Calories: 522
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: oreo milkshake
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Chef Jessica Anne Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal, Mashed and more!

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  1. 5 stars
    A local restaurant had these when I was a kid and they were my absolute favorite! It’s been shut down a long time, so I’m excited to recreate these!

  2. 5 stars
    What a fantastic recipe – I love oreo shakes and I cant wait to make it at home. I love the way you put the crumbs on the sides!

  3. 5 stars
    I made this with my kids as a treat for March break and we all loved it! Thanks for a great recipe that was so fun to make.