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 sallysbakingaddiction.com

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 sallysbakingaddiction.com

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 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.

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 sallysbakingaddiction.com

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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

Description

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


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

Instructions

  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!

Notes

  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!

112 Comments

  1. Megan @ For the Love of Cookies says:

    It looks exactly like a full fat, full sugar, cookies n creme milkshake! I can almost taste it! Ripe bananas are amazing for so many things! I love this idea and that it’s bikini friendly. 😉

  2. Sad face. So many milkshakes and smoothies are based on bananas and I can’t eat them. Le sigh…lol

  3. I make a version of this with cookies and cream flavored protein powder and frozen banana! It is delicious and creamy! I like your addition of cool whip though! Ill try that next time!

    1. Cookies and cream protein powder? Now that is something I should try!

  4. Yum, these are perfect for the summer! Love the new straws as well…so fun and colourful! 🙂

  5. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

    Mmm love how easy these are!! Yum!

  6. Yum! Looks awesome. I may have to make these for my new roommate and I! 🙂 I’m also thinking it would be delicious with some irish cream to make them boozy shakes. Woo!

    1. Boozy cookies n cream milkshakes – genius. 🙂

  7. This looks so great! And I bet it taste great too! Love the healthy spin on this!

  8. Meghan @ The Tasty Fork says:

    I LOVE the frozen banana whip! I’ve made the same thing with frozen berries and protein powder, it’s amazing. (I’m sure it would work without the powder since you don’t like it!) I love any kind of milkshake — have to give this one a try since it’s skinny!

  9. Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life says:

    Yes! New ideas for banana whip always makes my day! Cool whip – smart. And Oreos – I will never turn those down. Never. Your pics are adorable and a milkshake sounds perfect right now! Summer is here, the humidity proves it:)

  10. Ally @ The Cheery Baker says:

    I am a sucker for anything Cookies & Cream.. these look SO good! And if it is possible for a cute straw to make something more delicious.. these would be the ones. Love the polka dots!

    Ally

    1. Thanks Ally – and I love love love these straws! I got them from here: http://shopsweetsandtreats.com

  11. Karissa K. @ Sweet As A Cookie says:

    You have me craving a milkshake now…
    this looks so good!

  12. Katy @ Katy's Kitchen says:

    I love this recipe, that milkshake looks super thick! Goodness!

  13. Lookin’ good! Love the dog sleeping! What a good pup.

  14. Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health says:

    Oh, this looks so good! Cookies n cream is the best. I love that texture frozen bananas and Greek yogurt gives you too, I actually posted a smoothie with both of those today! Probably not as tasty as your though. 😉

  15. ashley - baker by nature says:

    This is totally my kind of milkshake!!! I’ll definitely be trying the banana whip trick VERY soon! xo

  16. What a good idea!! And with four ingredients….there’s no excuse not to make it!
    That is such a simple recipe….but gosh it must be good. I think I’ll have to pick up a package of cool whip and oreo cookies at the store!

    And oh my gosh THOSE STRAWS!!! They really make the photos pop….beautiful!

    1. Thanks Kelly – I hope you love these. And the straws? From my favorite place ever Sweets + Treats Boutique: http://shopsweetsandtreats.com

  17. Averie @ Averie Cooks says:

    Easy and so good! Can’t go wrong with bananas, Cool Whip, and Oreos! I actually am hard-pressed to even make a smoothie and not use bananas! They add so much creaminess and thickness and richness! Your smoothie looks incredibly thick! Like a DQ Blizzard! But healthy 🙂

  18. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says:

    Love your pictures, makes me want to throw a milkshake party!

    1. Can I be invited to that? Love milkshakes !!

  19. Jamie @lifelovelemons says:

    I would run miles for this!

  20. Gosh, I would be all over these recipes if it wasn’t for the fact that I don’t have a blender! I wonder if I could use a mixer. 😉 Or I’ll just commandeer my mom’s blender the next time I visit her! I’m just dying to try this soft-serve banana thing. Have you ever tried red bananas? I hear they have a bit of berry flavor to them, and I bet they would be fantastic for recipes like this (especially the strawberry-banana one!). I just got a couple red bananas at the store and I’m waiting for them to ripen…definitely curious! Cute picture of Jude. 😀

    1. Caley – go buy a blender! I have the Ninja and it was on sale for only $40. I use it everyday! I’ve never tried a red banana before; I’m intrigued!

  21. Looks so good!! I am NEED to make a drink/ smoothie/ milkshake like this!! The bananas are already in the freezer!! You have inspired me!

  22. I LOVE whipped frozen bananas. By the way, frozen mango with a splash of milk and a tiny bit of sugar also blends to a soft serve-like texture. It’s my favorite healthy treat :). But these milkshakes look heavenly (and you would never know they are healthy!). Also, I love your photos for these- the milkshakes look so frosty and inviting.

    1. I have to try the frozen mango! Leah, mangoes are my favorite fruit!! Thanks for the suggestion. 🙂

  23. Faith @ Pixie Dust Kitchen says:

    Sally, you’ve convinced me to try milkshakes made from bananas. They look heavenly and so healthy!

  24. Maggie @ Sunnyside Up Smile says:

    Ahh Sally I just baked some of your cookies 🙂 but now I want this too! I’ve been so into juicing recently that my blender is feeling a little left out! This is going on my list of smoothies to try. And I’m getting bored of just eating Greek yogurt after I workout. This will be a nice change.

  25. Oh goodness, Sally, you know the way to my heart! These are absolutely perfect, I love banana whip, but I love cookies & creme even more!!

  26. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel says:

    Even if Jude isn’t impressed, I am! I tried the banana whip last summer and LOVED it. Problem is, we always seem to scarf through the bananas before they have a chance to get spotty — even the “backup” ones I try to hide exclusively for banana bread or the whip! Haha, guess I need better hiding places 🙂 I so need to make this to squish my milkshake cravings and my muffin top!

  27. Mimi @ Culinary Couture says:

    YES! I was waiting for another milkshake recipe that uses banana whip! I am so on this asap!

  28. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen says:

    Oh, Sally…this looks soooo wicked! I think bananas and Oreos were meant to be together. (Next, I can see you concocting a frozen layered treat with them!) Love this! Pinning!

  29. Anne ~ Uni Homemaker says:

    Anything with Oreos gets my attention! This shake looks delicious and perfect on a hot summer day. Great post Sally.

  30. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says:

    Amazing! And how wrong is it that I want to use banana whip in everything?!

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