Cookies & Cream Coffee Milkshake

So here’s my beef with summer: it’s too hot to drink coffee!  I know, you coffee purists out there are thinking I’m crazy.  And I’m not saying that I don’t drink coffee in the summer, because I do.  I just can’t enjoy it nearly enough during the heat of the summer months as I do in the dead cold of winter.  Last summer I was training for a half marathon and the LAST thing I wanted after coming inside from a run in 85% humidity was a piping hot cup of coffee.  And this summer I find myself not even drinking a cup until I get to the office.  That is, unless I just happen to have some cold brew in the fridge.

I have drank coffee for as long as I can remember…my kindergarten self learned to drink it on Saturday mornings with my Grammy.  She drank it black, and so does nearly everyone else in my family.  She also drank it liked it best when she was eating a chocolate chip cookie with her coffee…she dunked her cookies into the black coffee and to this day, I would rather dunk my chocolate chip cookies in hot coffee than milk.

Cookies & Cream Coffee Milkshake

We had some bad storms earlier this week and they left us without power one night.  And the next day, even after the power came back on, we were without AC for sometime.  So again, coffee was far from my mind.  Except the coffee I sneaked into this Cookies & Cream Coffee Milkshake.  I know it’s not chocolate chip cookies, but it’s certainly the next best thing.  And these milkshakes couldn’t be simpler – coffee ice cream, Oreo cookies, instant coffee and a splash of milk.  And there you have yourself the perfect summer alternative to a hot cup of coffee.

After all, it is #MilkshakeWeek!  Julie & Lindsay are always thinking up something fun and this time, it was a week dedicated to bloggers posting new milkshake recipes.  They even teamed up with KitchenAid & Florida Dairy Farmers to offer a fun Milkshake-themed giveaway.  Check out their links for details.
Milkshake Week Cookies & Cream Coffee Milkshake

 

Here are today’s other #MilkshakeWeek posts:

Fried Banana Milkshakes from The Little Kitchen
Cherry Lambic Milkshakes from Love & Olive Oil
Heavenly Apple Pie Milkshake from fifteen spatulas
Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake from Cookies and Cups
Grasshopper Pie Milkshake for Adults from Boulder Locavore
Cookies & Cream Coffee Milkshake from Bake Your Day
S’mores Milkshakes from Katie’s Cucina
Healthy Banana Cream Pie Milkshake from Texanerin Baking
Toasted Marshmallow Shake from kokocooks
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo Milkshake from My Baking Addiction
Chocolate Coffee Milkshake from Jelly Toast
Chocolate Coffee Milkshake from Crunchy Creamy Sweet
Strawberry-Rhubarb Milkshake from Dairy Good Life
S’Mores Milkshake {Toasted Marshmallow & Chocolate Milkshake} from Foodie with Family

And don’t miss Julie’s and Lindsay’s Milkshake Week Giveaways.

PrintPrint Recipe

Cookies & Cream Coffee Milkshake

Yield: 2 (8-ounce) milkshakes

Total Time: 5 min

A sweet summer milkshake with Milk's favorite cookie - Oreo's - and a double-shot of coffee flavor from instant coffee granules & coffee ice cream.

Ingredients:

14 ounces Coffee ice cream
1/4 cup milk (I used 2%)
8 Oreo Cookies
3 Tbs. instant coffee granules

Directions:

Combine all ingredients into a blender and turn on the blender; blend until combined – about 30 seconds. Serve immediately with a little crushed Oreo cookies on top, if desired.

Cookies & Cream Coffee Milkshake