Skinny Cookies ‘n Cream Milkshakes.

These thick, lightened-up Cookies n’ Cream Milkshakes are made from only 4 easy, guilt-free ingredients!

Skinny Cookies n' Cream Milkshakes - made from only 4 easy, guilt-free ingredients! Recipe at sallysbakingaddiction.com

My workout recovery drink for the weekend was a healthy Cookies n’ Cream milkshake. A milkshake with only 4 ingredients, taking just 5 minutes, and made from bananas. 

Bananas? Yes, this milkshake is made from bananas.

Skinny Cookies n' Cream Milkshakes - so easy, so creamy, and made from only 4 guilt-free ingredients! Recipe at sallysbakingaddiction.com

If you’re new around these parts, you may not know about my love for banana whip.  Banana whip is made from freezing very ripe bananas and blending them into a creamy whip. Buy bananas, let them get speckled brown, peel them, slice them, freeze them, whip them in your blender, and eat.

Honest to goodness, it tastes like vanilla soft-serve. Vegan, gluten-free, 1 ingredient ice cream.

Skinny Strawberry Banana Milkshake

I make milkshakes from this frozen whipped banana concoction quite often.

And today’s Skinny Cookies n Cream Milkshakes.

Skinny Cookies n' Cream Milkshakes - so easy, so creamy, and made from only 4 guilt-free ingredients! Recipe at sallysbakingaddiction.com

For the cookies n’ cream version, you’ll need 2 frozen bananas, 3 reduced fat Oreos, 1/2 cup fat free Cool Whip, and a splash of skim milk.  The cool whip makes the milkshakes insanely creamy.  They taste like the cookies n’ cream milkshakes you love from the diner!

And no, they do NOT taste like bananas.

Skinny Cookies n' Cream Milkshakes - so easy, so creamy, and made from only 4 guilt-free ingredients! Recipe at sallysbakingaddiction.com

I threw the 4 ingredients into the blender after an hour-long workout and have never felt more refreshed.  You could even add Greek yogurt to the milkshakes for a protein kick!  The milkshake will taste more tart and less sweet, but you’ll get a nice serving of protein in there if you chose to add it.

Or even try adding a scoop of protein powder.  I’m not a fan of protein powder, but I know most people are.

Skinny Cookies n' Cream Milkshakes - so easy, so creamy, and made from only 4 guilt-free ingredients! Recipe at sallysbakingaddiction.com

You guys, this is my new favorite bikini-friendly treat! Dee-lish. ;)

**I got the straws from Sweets & Treats Boutique**

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Skinny Cookies 'n Cream Milkshakes

These thick, lightened-up Cookies n' Cream Milkshakes are made from only 4 easy, guilt-free ingredients!

Yield: Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe large bananas, peeled, cut into chunks, & frozen
  • 1/4 cup skim milk*
  • 1/2 cup fat-free frozen whipped topping, such as Cool Whip*
  • 3 reduced-fat Oreos

Directions:

Blend the frozen banana chunks and milk together until thick, creamy, and smooth - about 4 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the blender as needed.

Add the Cool Whip and Oreos and blend for 1 minute. Pour into glasses and enjoy!

*Use your favorite milk. Skim, 1%, 2%, almond, soy, rice, coconut, etc.

*Greek yogurt is a wonderful protein-packed replacement for Cool Whip.

*Try adding plain or vanilla Greek yogurt or protein powder for a protein kick. 

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Want something a little fruitier?  Try my Skinny Strawberry Banana Milkshakes.

Skinny Strawberry Banana Milkshake

 

One of my favorite afternoon treats is this Skinny Funfetti Milkshake.

Only 4 guilt-free ingredients!

Skinny Funfetti Milkshakes

 

Vegan, gluten-free, all-natural Chocolate Truffle Energy Bites are my typical pre-run fuel.

They, surprisingly enough, taste like brownies. (!!!)

Brownie Truffle Energy Bites by sallysbakingaddiction.com

  

PS: This is what my work day looks like.

My assistant can be found sleeping on the job.

Jude-2

   

123 Responses to “Skinny Cookies ‘n Cream Milkshakes.”

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    Amyposted June 17, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    I love your skinny milkshake series!! Cookies ‘n cream might be my favorite… Mainly because it’s the one I know my guy will like too, so I won’t be as tempted to drink the entire recipe all by myself! (But… They’re healthy… So I don’t have to feel guilty… Right?)

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    • Sallyreplied on June 17th, 2013 at 7:44 pm

      Definitely no guilt here, Amy! I think you’d love these milkshakes!

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      • Amyreplied on June 17th, 2013 at 8:34 pm

        I don’t doubt that! I already ate my weight in oreos today for a new recipe to post on my blog… ;)

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    Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchenposted June 17, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    I sure could go for a milkshake right now! I’m not doing anything but sitting quietly and am still on the verge of sweating…

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    Liz (Little Bitty Bakes)posted June 17, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Mmm, this sounds incredible Sally! I’ve been on a smoothie kick lately (the heat in FL makes it insanely necessary) and always use frozen bananas as my base ingredient. I’m the same way with protein powder — don’t care for the stuff, or at least, haven’t found one I like yet! I usually just toss in a little greek yogurt or cottage cheese for extra protein.

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    • Sallyreplied on June 17th, 2013 at 7:46 pm

      I do the same – just add greek yogurt. It’s cheaper than protein powder anyway!

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    Regina @ SpecialtyCakeCreationsposted June 17, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    I am super-intrigued by your banana whip. I love frozen bananas in my fruit smoothies but I’ve never tried to make it chocolaty with oreos. When we where in Laos the shake stand ladies had a coffee, oreo, banana concoction. Your milkshake makes we want to try to recreate their version at home :)

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    • Regina @ SpecialtyCakeCreationsreplied on June 24th, 2013 at 1:06 pm

      I just made banana whip as my late night dessert yesterday! And didn’t feel a single ounce of guilt (even with a crumbles cookie on top) ;)
      It worked out awesome and I am sure I’ll be making it many more times. Probably as a base for the oreo/coffee shake as well :D

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      • Sallyreplied on June 24th, 2013 at 6:08 pm

        So glad you tried it Regina! Banana whip is too good to be true. Love the idea of cookie crumbles on top. YUM!

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    Jenny B.posted June 17, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Ahhhh! Sally! You are amazing. Whipped frozen bananas?!?! Never would have tried that expecting anything other than banana-ey tasting stuff. Is it weird that sometimes I pretend like you are my long-lost-sister and we sit around a bowl of cookie dough, talking about our loves of peanut butter? Truth. ;)

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    Julie @ Table for Twoposted June 17, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    ahhh I’m SO intrigued by this!! it’s blowing my mind that it doesn’t taste like bananas!! how can something that’s made with 2 bananas taste nothing like it?? i must make this soon :) this is seriously awesome!

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    • Sallyreplied on June 17th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

      Surprisingly hardly any banana taste at all – that’s why banana whip is so magical! :) Just tastes like vanilla soft serve – and then with Oreos thrown in. So good!

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    Alexis @ deliciousfoodideas.netposted June 18, 2013 at 12:56 am

    YUM! Cookies and Cream (along with cookie dough) is my favourite flavour. That and caramel, and chocolate. Ok I don’t have a favourite, just a dessert issue and future diabetes.

    Thanks for the banana whip trick. Can’t wait to give it a go.

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    Lisa Jonesposted June 18, 2013 at 11:07 am

    “Whoa” is what I said when I saw this. I am a recovering ice cream junkie. My 2 favorite flavors : cookies and cream and peanut butter. I will try this for sure; wondering if bananas with a bit of peanut butter will work as well. Excited to try!

    Thanks Sally!

    P.S How cute are those glasses?

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    • Sallyreplied on June 18th, 2013 at 12:54 pm

      I know – I love the glasses! I think I got them at Home Goods

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    Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugarposted June 18, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Your milkshakes have been looking so yummy! I love the frozen bananas! Just the idea of a skinny milkshake rocks, but the cookies and cream makes it that much better!

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    Jocelyn @ BruCrew Lifeposted June 18, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    I need one of these…like yesterday!! I love me some banana milkshakes!!

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    Nutmeg Nannyposted June 19, 2013 at 9:38 am

    I need this baby right now. Oh, how I love milkshakes :)

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    Jaclynposted June 19, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    I love anything cookies and cream! These look amazing!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Bakingposted June 28, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    I came on over to finally leave my review on the butterscotch cookies and I have a ton to catch up on over here but holy cow. I just had to see this recipe! It looks SO good. Love, love, love your skinny recipes!

    And DOG! :D Definitely more doggie pictures, please.

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    • Sallyreplied on June 28th, 2013 at 7:06 pm

      That’s Jude! And he loves to be featured haha :D Thanks Erin!

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    Alishaposted June 29, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Made this with peanut butter oreos (I saw them at the store and could not pass them up.) Yum!

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    Andrea Bposted July 3, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    It may just be because I have very sensitive tastebuds, but it totally tasted like banana to me. Any suggestions to hide the banana flavor for this non-banana-lover?

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    • Sallyreplied on July 5th, 2013 at 1:26 pm

      Hi Andrea! You could just use low fat vanilla ice cream instead. Or half frozen banana, half vanilla ice cream/frozen yogurt?

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      • Jenniferreplied on June 9th, 2014 at 1:05 pm

        I make this quite often and I use a little bit of vanilla extract and some cocoa powder to mask the banana flavor for those who aren’t a fan. It works pretty well. :) Also, if you like cherries you can put frozen cherries in and it is divine!!

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    Erinposted July 5, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    I am OBSESSED with the cookies and cream recipe! I am going to rejoin weight watchers because of this recipe. I have made it every other day!
    I substitute almond milk for 30 calorie (light) VANILLA flavoured almond milk. Per recipe there is only 7.5 calories of almond milk! I also add a dash of vanilla flavoring when blending the bananas and almond milk together.
    This feels like such a great but it is only 6 WW points for a full 16oz cup full.
    THABK YOU!!!!!!!!!!

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    Erinposted July 12, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Love the idea but certainly not guilt-free if including oreos and cool whip. I’m sure there is some way to make it a bit better using gluten/grain-free homemade oreos (there are tons of recipes on pinterest), real whipped cream and maybe coconut milk? Thanks for the idea, though! I will attempt a “healthified” version ;)

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    • Sallyreplied on July 12th, 2013 at 1:21 pm

      Hi Erin! Thanks for your opinion! Not everyone follows a GF/grain free diet. “Healthy” is an all relative term. Real whipped cream or coconut milk would be great additions. Enjoy!

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    Jamesposted August 28, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    I want to try this! So does it taste like bananas at all?

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    • Sallyreplied on August 29th, 2013 at 7:21 am

      I personally don’t think so, as well as many other readers. However, some have mentioned they believe it does.

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    • Erinreplied on August 29th, 2013 at 7:33 am

      My kids and I eat this a few times a week. It doesn’t taste like bananas at all.

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    Jesseposted October 22, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Hi Sally – I just made this, but instead of adding cookies I added cookie butter. Around a tablespoon (ok, maybe more) :). You’ve probably already tried, but it’s really yummy. Love all your recipes and can’t wait to get your book!

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    • Sallyreplied on October 22nd, 2013 at 8:50 pm

      Yes! That’s delicious. I’ve tried it before. I love cookie butter and banana. Thanks so much, I’m happy you’re excited about my cookbook Jesse!

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    Marissaposted February 3, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Totally curious..what kind of blender you have? I’ve tried the banana whip in mine and it just won’t blend down…

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    Frankyposted February 20, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Nomming on this right now….in heaven! I added a little bit of vanilla extract just to give it a little extra umph!

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    Britniposted March 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    So this just changed my life!!! I used almond milk and thin mints (yay girl scout season!!) came out AMAZING!!!!

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    Celinposted November 11, 2014 at 9:25 am

    omg this is so fanastic!

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