Because Sometimes YOU Deserve a Treat.. Oreo Milkshake

Because Sometimes YOU Deserve a Treat.. Oreo Milkshake

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Have you ever had one of those days where you feel like YOU deserve a treat? Sure you could tell the kiddos or hubby that you made them something special. Because you love them just that much. But (and don’t be ashamed to admit!) deep down you actually made it for yourself.

Today was just one of those days for me. My mind was fried and my sweet tooth was aching!

Believe it or not I’ve never had an Oreo Milkshake in the US. Never. Not one. I don’t even think I’ve  ever had a sip of one. I usually watch my husband indulge in a milkshake while I eat a sorbet. Not today! No! Today I was in the mood for a milkshake!

Ice cream is becoming more readily available in China so making a milkshake was no problem. I even saw it at the corner market. My favorite vanilla ice cream is from MarkIMG_7941 and Spencer’s. I have a deep love for that store. At a recent trip to Carrefour (compare it to Kroger) they were handing out samples of a new wafer-style Oreo. Think back to the cream filled wafer cookies your grandma used to buy you. Now take it the next level by imagining that wafer as a Oreo! They’re really light and good! Just a side note, but China really has an obsession with Oreo’s. Mango, Green Tea, Birthday Cake (OMG good!!), Raspberry/Strawberry… The shelves are full!! The next time I’m at Carrefour I’ll get a picture to prove this phenomenon to you!

Oreo Milkshake

Ingredients:

  • 4 tsp. chocolate syrup
  • 8 OREO Cookies, divided
  • 1 cups milk
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream, softened

IMG_7943Directions:

  1. SPOON  1 tsp. syrup into each of 4 glasses. Roll each glass to coat bottom and inside of glass. Finely chop 4 cookies; set aside.
  2. QUARTER  remaining cookies; place in blender. Add milk and ice cream; blend until smooth.
  3. POUR  into prepared glasses; top with chopped cookies. Serve immediately.

While the wafer was a bit soggy in the Milkshake the taste was excellent! I’m assuming regular Oreo cookies would get soggy too though.  I also didn’t top them with chopped Oreos since I thought the wafers would be too difficult to slurp up with a straw if they weren’t finally chopped. A tip to make this recipe just a bit better I think would be to first puree the milk and ice cream, then pulse broken pieces of Oreo’s 5-8 times. 
IMG_7945Nevertheless, my #1 gave this recipe a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. On the other hand #3 scored it at a 10 100. She’s still learning her numbers! #2 is lactose intolerant so her loss was #1’s gain!

Don’t have Oreo’s? Try this recipe with Peanut Butter Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies or even Nabisco M&M Cookies.

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