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:
Easy Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches
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!
Oops. i apologize Regina I thought your name was Leela.
Yummers!!!! i was following this recipe to a T until i realized i didnt have enough Greek yogurt. so i substituted cottage cheese! i only had cold strong coffee no espresso. End Result..... A-MAZ-ing!!! This was definitely LeeLaLicious. Thanks LeeLa i Will be enjoying this Smooithie Recipe again and again!
Jennifer @ Leelalicious
Hi Lyris! Cottage cheese sounds like a great alternative along with the strongly brewed coffee. We are so glad you enjoyed this recipe!
Glad i found this. I definitely want to try this recipe! Although i dont like banana milkshakes so im not sure if to just give it ago, or to skip putting banana with it. Yummmmmmy.
I'd say give it a go Adele. I am not a huge banana fan either but love this shake. The banana flavor is only subtle (if at all noticeable) but it adds sweetness and a nice creamy texture to this beverage.
Erin @ Texanerin Baking
This looks soooo good. I'm not a coffee drinker so I'd leave that out, though. 😉 Oreos and bananas. Yum!
It would be just like a cookies and cream shake without the coffee which should be super delicious too!
Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner
Oh my gosh this is an awesome idea! I love every ingredient you used so I'm curious how they all taste together. Definitly making!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing.
Hope you try it Tina and would love to hear what you think 🙂
Oohhh, will try this! YUM!
Hope you do! Let me know what you think
I'm making the Oreo coffee banana milkshake tomorrow. I'm sure it's delish! Would love more smoothie recipes
So glad you are going to try it Phyllis. Let me know what you think.
I have one other smoothie recipe on my blog: https://leelalicious.com/mango-banana-avocado-smoothie-with-chia-seeds/
Have you seen it? But you are right, I should post more. Another is already in the works and waiting to be posted
sally @ sallys baking addiction
So glad you made this! Loving the addition of coffee! It looks so creamy. Delicious!
Thanks for sparking this idea Sally. This shake surely has brought me over a number of afternoon slumps 🙂