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Oreo Milkshake Without Ice Cream

You can make delicious milkshakes even when you don’t have ice cream. The thick and creamy Oreo milkshake without ice cream combines simple ingredients, and takes less than 5 minutes to make.  

A close up of a milkshake without ice cream with whopped cream and an oreo on top with oreos in the background.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

If you find yourself without a stash of ice cream or prefer not to use it – try this easy alternative to preparing a milkshake. Combine ice cubes, milk, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and Oreo cookies until frothy and smooth to create a delightfully easy Oreo milkshake, no ice cream required!

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Oreo Cookies: Make Oreo Milkshakes No Ice cream with half a dozen Oreo cookies; the cookies are vegan and offer gluten-free options, so they’re perfect for everyone.
  • Oat Milk: I prefer the taste of oat milk because, unlike other non-dairy alternatives, it doesn’t alter the flavor. That’s why I use it to make our oat milk pancakes too! However, you can use water or other alternatives like coconut, soy, or almond milk.
  • Vanilla Extract: Enhance the overall flavor of the dessert using vanilla extract.
  • Powdered Sugar: Sweet the milkshake with powdered sugar.
  • Ice: Thicken the mixture with ice.

What Can You Use Instead of Ice Cream in a Milkshake?

  • Milk and Cream: Use non-dairy or dairy milk as the base and blend it with other mix-ins, extracts, or sweeteners. Some recipes call for a combination of milk and heavy cream if you prefer a thicker milkshake. I love that combining cinnamon rolls with heavy cream makes them taste homemade, so using heavy cream could be a great option.
  • Frozen Bananas: Frozen bananas provide a creamy texture and natural sweetness to your milkshake; peel and slice ripe bananas, freeze them, and blend them with the other ingredients.
  • Yogurt: Greek yogurt is thick and creamy, making it a suitable substitute for making ice cream. You can use plain or flavored Greek yogurt.
  • Avocado: Adding ripe avocado to your milkshake can give it a rich and smooth consistency.
  • Silken Tofu: Silken tofu has a smooth texture and is a suitable substitute for ice cream.

How to Make an Oreo Milkshake Without Ice Cream

The full recipe with measurements is in the recipe card below.

Step 1: Add the Oreos, milk, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, and ice to a blender.

The ingredients for the milkshake in the blender.

Step 2: Process on lower setting until smooth, and pour into the serving glasses to serve.

The ingredients blended in the blender.

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Best Toppings for Ice Cream

Of course, you can top the milkshakes with more Oreo cookies or try one of these tasty toppings.

  • Fruit: Strawberries, Blueberries, Cherries, Mango, Bananas
  • Nuts: Peanuts, Almonds, Walnuts, Pecans
  • Chocolate: Chocolate Nibs, Shaved Chocolate
  • Coconut: Coconut Flakes, Toasted Coconut
  • Cream: Whipped Cream, Whipped Coconut Cream
  • Drizzle: Caramel Sauce, Chocolate Sauce
  • Crumbles: Granola Crumbs, Graham Crackers Crumbs

What to do with the Leftovers

  • Freeze: Store the leftover Oreo milkshake in an airtight container. Cover the container with plastic before sealing the lid to prevent crystals from forming. The homemade milkshake will keep for two weeks.
  • Thaw: Take the milkshake out of the freezer and let it sit at room temperature for up to 30 minutes; this will soften the ice cream just enough to stir and enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you thicken milk for a milkshake without ice cream?

To thicken milkshakes without using ice cream, you have several options. One of the easiest methods is to add frozen fruit, particularly bananas, which have a creamy texture once frozen. Freeze sliced bananas and blend them with milk to create a thicker consistency.

If you’re not dairy-free, another option is to incorporate powdered milk into your milkshake by adding a few tablespoons to the blender along with regular milk. Instant pudding can also be used by following the instructions on the package, using less milk than recommended for a thicker result. Alternatively, you can include cottage cheese, like I do to make our cottage cheese ice cream.

Are Oreos dairy free?

Believe it or not, Oreos are dairy-free, which is lucky for people like me who avoid dairy. And the good news doesn’t stop there! They have a gluten-free version of the cookie, making them a perfect snack for people with food allergies and a great addition to my recipe for making an Oreo milkshake without ice cream!

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A close up of a milkshake without ice cream with whopped cream and an oreo on top with oreos in the background.

Oreo Milkshake Without Ice Cream

Tressa Jamil
Enjoy a creamy Oreo milkshake without ice cream! Ours combines simple ingredients, and it takes less than 5 minutes to satisfy your sweet tooth.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Milkshakes
Calories 410 kcal
  • 6 Oreo cookies
  • 2 cups oat milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • cups ice
  • Add the Oreos, milk, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, and ice to a blender.
  • Process the mixture on a lower setting until smooth, and pour into the serving glasses to serve.
Nutrition Disclosure:
  • The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for professional advice.
Serving: 1 Milkshake | Calories: 410 kcal | Carbohydrates: 73 g | Protein: 4 g | Fat: 12 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3 g | Sodium: 241 mg | Potassium: 447 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 53 g | Calcium: 37 mg | Iron: 8 mg
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