A perfect summer afternoon pick-me-up: bananas, Oreo cookies and espresso whipped up into a light and creamy, energizing smoothie. Enjoy this Oreo Milkshake recipe!
Today's creation is inspired by the 'shake ladies' in Luang Prabang, Laos.
What I mean are the ladies operating the many fruit shake and sandwich stands. In no other place in SE Asia have we seen so many shake stands lined up next to each other than when we traveled in Laos last fall.
Look at all the variety!
Usually I had one of these refreshing passion fruit shakes as an afternoon pick-me-up when it was way too hot to eat an actual meal.
Since we don't have any passion fruit available back here in Canada, I had to recreate another energizing drink for summer afternoons here.
When I saw Sally's cookies & cream milkshake, it immediately reminded me of another concoction by the Laotian fruit stand ladies - a banana shake with Lao coffee and Oreo cookies!
It might seem like a strange combination on first thought but all the flavors blend together to a wonderfully smooth, creamy and energizing drink.
Adapting Sally's recipe I am using frozen banana chunks (the same stuff that makes awesome natural banana soft-serve) and whipped topping to up the creaminess-factor. Since I don't have Lao coffee, a couple espresso shots take its place but strong brewed coffee will work too.
Add Some Protein, Impress Your Relatives
Finally, to add a little more protein there is Greek yogurt in the mix as well. The slight tartness of the yogurt also helps to balance the sweetness of the Oreo cookies.
My brother-in-law was watching as I was whipping up another of these smoothies the other day. He works at Booster Juice, so he knows his smoothie facts, and he was quite surprised and skeptical once I added the coffee. However, being an avid coffee-lover, he just had to try it - and he LOVED it!
The final result is a creamy Oreo smoothie with a boosting caffeine kick. The frozen banana just lends creaminess and sweetness to drink but doesn't add a pronounced flavor.
Oreo Coffee Banana Smoothie
- 2 ripe bananas cut into chunks and freeze
- 2 shots espresso or strong coffee, cold
- ¼ cup greek yogurt
- ½ cup frozen whipped topping I use fat-reduced
- 4 Oreo cookies
- In a food processor blend frozen banana chunks, cold espresso/coffee and the Greek yogurt until smooth and creamy - scraping down sides as needed.
- Add frozen whipped topping and cookies and blend until combined (1 minute). Serve and enjoy immediately.
If you are looking for the best blender for smoothies, check out my guide where I reviewed my 6 favorite blenders and show you what to look for in a smoothie blender.
Update September 2013:
Turns out freezing the milkshake mixture in a mold makes AMAZING Oreo Coffee Popsicles! I recommend them in both forms!
Frozen banana chunks whip up into amazing natural soft-serve:
Another way to cool down this summer with Oreos:
Strawberries and Oreos make a wonderful combo as well:
So do Peanut Butter and Oreos:
Enjoy! Thanks for visiting! I love sharing recipes with you!
Oreo milkshakes typically consist of a combination of Oreo cookies, ice cream, and milk, blended together to form a thick and creamy beverage. Some variations may include additional ingredients such as whipped cream, chocolate sauce, or flavored syrups for added richness and flavor.
The secret to achieving a rich and creamy milkshake lies in using high-quality ice cream. The use of premium, full-fat ice cream with a rich and smooth texture helps create a luxurious and indulgent milkshake. Additionally, adding a splash of vanilla extract can enhance the overall flavor profile.
If you want to make a milkshake without using ice cream or ice, you can substitute frozen bananas for the creaminess and thickness. Simply blend frozen bananas with milk or a milk alternative, along with your desired flavors or mix-ins, to create a smooth and satisfying milkshake-like beverage.
Yes, Oreo milkshakes are widely regarded as a delicious and indulgent treat. The combination of the chocolatey Oreo cookies, creamy ice cream, and milk creates a rich and satisfying flavor profile that appeals to many taste preferences. The blend of textures, with the crunchy cookie crumbs and the smooth milkshake base, provides a delightful sensory experience.
The calorie count of an Oreo milkshake can vary depending on the specific ingredients used and the portion size. Typically, an Oreo milkshake may contain anywhere from 300 to 600 calories per serving, depending on the amount of ice cream, milk, and Oreo cookies used. To reduce the calorie content, you can opt for lower-fat or dairy-free alternatives and moderate the portion size.