Milkshakes are such an easy, quick way to cure a craving for something sweet. Plus, they're great for crowds because they're super customizable. One of my favorite things to do with this Samoa Cookies and Cream Milkshake is to add in a shot of rum to make it adult-friendly.
This milkshake has a vanilla ice cream base, and is full of crumbled cookies, chocolate chips, coconut, and caramel!
Ingredients You'll Need
- Vanilla Ice Cream: This is the base for your milkshake, so get one you like! I usually end up with a store brand with actual vanilla bean for stronger flavor.
- Girl Scout's Samoa Cookies: A crisp cookie covered in coconut, caramel, and chocolate. Fantastic on its own, but even better in a milkshake.
- Shredded Coconut, Chocolate Chips, and Caramel:By adding the flavors of the cookies into the milkshake, it amplifies the flavor!
- Rum: This is completely optional, but you only want to add about 1.5 oz per serving.
How to Make Samoa Cookies and Cream Milkshake
Luckily, milkshakes are super easy to make. My biggest piece of advice is to prep all your ingredients before you take the ice cream out of the freezer. This will help prevent it from melting too much before blending.
- Gather your ingredients, breaking the cookies in half.
- To a blender, add your ice cream and the other ingredients. Press the pulse button in 2 second intervals 3-4 times. As it pulses, rock the blender to ensure the mixture is homogenous. Once it looks fully blended, hold the button for an additional 5 seconds to ensure the cookies pieces are small enough.
- Pour into your desired glass. Top with whip cream and a cookie. Serve immediately
Tips and Trips for Cookies and Cream Milkshake
It's not Girl Scout season, where can I get Samoa cookies?
Luckily, Girl Scout cookies freeze really well. But, if you have the same level of control around them that I do, then you have no cookies left. If that's the case, Keebler Coconut Dreams are almost identical. Cannot recommend them enough!
But where's the milk in this milkshake?
I don't add milk to my milkshakes. I find that it isn't necessary. If you have a really hard ice cream, you might want to add it at a tablespoon at a time. I would recommend using heavy cream, though. It will helps keep your mixture thick!
How can I make a milkshake without a blender?
While a blender is the ideal choice, you can also use an immersion blender if you have one. If you don't have that, you can use your food processor!
How do I make a thick milkshake?
Don't add milk! That's the first step. Then, try and keep your ice cream as cold as possible for as long as possible. If begins to melt, it will result in a thinner milkshake.
Can I make this with different cookies?
Yes! You can forget all the add ins and replace the Samoa cookies with Oreos for a classic cookies and cream shake! You could also add any cookie or flavor profile that you want!
- 1 pint vanilla ice cream
- 8 Samoa Cookies
- ¼ cup mini-chocolate chips
- ⅓ cup shredded coconut
- ¼ cup caramel sauce
- Combine your ingredients in a blender. Blend in 4-5 pulses, until fully blended.
- Pour into glass. Top with whipped cream, caramel sauce, and a cookie. Serve immediately.