Skinny Cookies ‘n Cream Milkshakes

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

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

My workout recovery drink for the weekend was a 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.

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.

Did you know that you can freeze bananas and blend them to make 1 ingredient vanilla soft serve? SO good!

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

For the cookies n’ cream version, you’ll need 2 frozen bananas, 3 reduced fat Oreos (treat yourself!), 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!

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

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.

You will hardly taste the bananas. I know I can’t!

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

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Skinny Cookies ‘n Cream Milkshakes

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: serves 2
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: American


These thick, lightened-up cookies n’ cream milkshakes are made from only 4 easy ingredients!


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


  1. Make sure you have a strong, powerful blender that will blend up the frozen banana. I like this Ninja or this Vitamix.
  2. 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.
  3. Add the Cool Whip and Oreos and blend for 1 minute. Pour into glasses and enjoy!


  1. Milk: Use your favorite milk. Skim, 1%, 2%, almond, soy, rice, coconut, etc.
  2. Yogurt: As suggested, vanilla flavored or plain Greek yogurt is a wonderful protein-packed replacement for Cool Whip.
  3. Protein Powder: Try adding vanilla protein powder for a tasty protein kick.

Keywords: cookies n cream milkshake, skinny cookies n cream milkshake

PS: This is what my work day looks like. My assistant caught sleeping on the job! 😉


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


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

  2. 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. 😉

  3. Julie @ Table for Two says:

    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!

  4. Alexis @ says:

    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.

  5. “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?

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

  6. Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar says:

    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!

  7. Jocelyn @ BruCrew Life says:

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

  8. Nutmeg Nanny says:

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

  9. I love anything cookies and cream! These look amazing!

  10. Erin @ Texanerin Baking says:

    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! 😀 Definitely more doggie pictures, please.

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

  12. 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!!!!!!!!!!

  13. 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 😉

    1. 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!

    2. So late to the party but SERIOUSLY. Everybody’s got a different set of criteria for “healthy”. I don’t see the big deal with cool whip and a couple oreos now and then…. or the heavy cream. It’s all about moderation.

      And pretty sure bananas and almond milk are considered good for you by most circles. 😛

      Sally – I’m scared to try banana whip because I don’t like banana flavour!! Promise you can’t taste it!?

      1. If you add enough other ingredients, you truly can’t taste it! However, I have had readers say that they can detect banana flavor, but that depends on the tastebuds in my opinion.

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

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

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

  15. 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!

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

    1. Hey Marissa! I have the Ninja Master Prep. Only $40. So affordable. Any high speed blender should break up frozen bananas. Try adding some milk to help smooth it out.

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

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

  19. 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!!

  20. omg this is so fanastic!

  21. So I know you said in the notes you could sub greek yogurt for the cool whip but will that give the same creamy consistency? Just wondering. I love the idea of getting an extra kick of protein. Love your blog btw. Stumbled onto it while browsing Pinterest.

    1. With vanilla greek yogurt, I personally think it is just as creamy and tasty.

  22. elaine tiballa says:

    i would like to ask something, is this a standard recipe? 🙂 Anyhow, i love your recipes and this site! Thank you, hope you’ll answer my question. 🙂

    1. Yep, standard cups

  23. Can i use whipping cream instead of cool whip?
    If i can, how much do i use?
    I want to make it, it looks soo good!

    1. I would suggest vanilla greek yogurt or vanilla frozen yogurt/ice cream instead.

      1. Can i use redi whip?
        And is frozen cool whip cool whip that is frozen?

  24. this looks so good.

  25. Aww the recipes are really good and your dog assitant is so cute!!!!

  26. Deborah Shewmaker says:

    Also looking for Skinny Jamocha Shake, Skinny Orange ream Shake, Skinny Chocolate Banana Shake, and any other skinny shakes that tastes good.

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