Lightened Up Cookies and Cream Mocha Milkshake

I can and do guzzle iced coffee year-round, but it’s especially refreshing in the summer.

And of course iced coffee is even better when it’s blended with ice cream.

Lightened Up Cookies and Cream Mocha Milkshake - Iced coffee blended with ice cream is so darn good!! And it's lighter, even better!

The milkshakes are sweet, creamy, rich, satisfying, and I used lighter versions of ingredients.

I blended low-fat cookies and cream ice cream with International Delight’s Mocha Light Iced Coffee.

Lightened Up Cookies and Cream Mocha Milkshake - Iced coffee blended with ice cream is so darn good!! And it's lighter, even better!

It’s ready to drink right from the carton and has a smooth mocha flavor. With only 100 calories per 8 ounce serving in the iced coffee I can satisfy my coffee and chocolate cravings in one fell swoop.

It’s great on its own over ice for a refreshing pick-me-up, and it makes awesome milkshakes.

Lightened Up Cookies and Cream Mocha Milkshake - Iced coffee blended with ice cream is so darn good!! And it's lighter, even better!

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Between the little bits of cookies which add texture, the mocha undertones, and the sweet creamy ice cream, my family went nuts for these.

And it’s lighter, even better. Makes me think seconds are in order.

Lightened Up Cookies and Cream Mocha Milkshake - Iced coffee blended with ice cream is so darn good!! And it's lighter, even better!

Beating the heat never tasted so good.

Lightened Up Cookies and Cream Mocha Milkshake - Iced coffee blended with ice cream is so darn good!! And it's lighter, even better!

Print Recipe

Lightened Up Cookies and Cream Mocha Milkshake

I love iced coffee and it's even better when it's blended with ice cream. The milkshakes are sweet, creamy, rich, satisfying, and I used lighter versions of ingredients. Between the little bits of cookies which add texture, the mocha undertones, and the sweet creamy ice cream, my family went nuts for these.

Yield: 1 large milkshake, about 8 ounces

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

2 scoops low-fat cookies and cream ice cream (or your favorite)
1/2 cup+ International Delight Mocha Light Iced Coffee, or as needed
fat-free whipped cream or whipped topping, optional for garnishing
crushed chocolate-sandwich cookies, optional for garnishing

Directions:

  1. To the canister of a blender, add the ice cream, 1/2 cup iced coffee, and blend on high power until smooth. Add additional coffee as necessary or until desired consistency is reached.
  2. Optionally garnish with whipped cream and cookies.
  3. Serve immediately. If desired, extra portion will keep airtight in the freezer for up to 1 month; allow to come up to room temp for about 30 minutes before serving.

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This post was brought to you by International Delight. Recipe, images, and opinions expressed are my own.

48 comments

  1. Great pictures, Averie! You got me wanting to lick that spoon! Hope you’re having a wonderful summer.

  2. Is it wrong that I want this now and it’s early in the morning? My husband loves cookies and cream anything I’ve got to make this for him..What kind of
    oreos did you use that the middles are light brown? Are they Mocha? I just tried Birthday Cake oreos…so good. Thanks for another great recipe to make.

  3. I just poured myself a hot cup of coffee and I am totally wishing that I was drinking this instead. Lightened and and milkshake? Don’t tell me twice! Pinned!

  4. There is something about this that reminds me of a DQ blizzard–and even though they’ve been around forever, I still think they were one of the greatest ice cream ideas ever. Cookies and cream was always my favorite so seeing this takes me back a few years! A little iced coffee sounds like the perfect addition for my “grown up” taste. It looks like you used choc filled oreos… I need to try those.

    • DQ Blizzards are and were the greatest. I grew up eating Doritos, drinking Coke, and having Blizzards and riding my bike around everywhere to collect my treats (local groc store, local convenience store, and local DQ, circa 1980s small town MN, you could do that back then!). Those were the days :)

      The Oreos are a smorgasbord of chocolate, PB, and Cookie Dough. I had recently made things using all 3 and used up my odds and ends and just started crumbling :)

  5. I can never resist a cookies and cream shake. Especially a lighter one! But adding mocha is just way too awesome!

  6. Why don’t I ever make milkshakes? WHYYYYYY? I guess if I’m gunna start, I should start with something epic like a cookie-topped dealio! Go big or go home…

  7. Beating the heat never looked like so much fun, either! These look to die for, Averie!

  8. Wow! Best milkshake EVER! I am seriously craving this right now, Averie! How delicious does this look?! I could definitely trade out my morning coffee for this. Pinned!

  9. WHAT?! This looks out of this world? I cannot sing this milkshake’s praises enough. Coffee, Oreos, and milkshake combined with lightened up? Breakfast material right here. LOVE. Pinning!

  10. I love love this! Iced coffee is the best – and with OREOS? Pink puffy heart. Pinned!

  11. Wow, that looks truly amazing. I’m staring at my mug of plain ol’ regular hot coffee with almond milk and it’s feeling more lackluster by the second as I drool over the photos of this milkshake. Good grief that looks delish.

  12. This milkshake looks amazing!!! love that you used ready made iced coffee. . brilliant. . and fast!

  13. Cookies and Cream ANYTHING is my favorite. So happy this is a lighter version :)

  14. I always look at that iced coffee when I’m grocery shopping but wasn’t sure if I’d like it. Definitely buying it next time I shop! This looks awesome!

  15. I’ve taken a new liking to cookies and cream ice cream and I tried to make a milkshake the other day but since I haven’t made a non-vegan milkshake in years it was an absolute fail (greek yogurt totally doesn’t pair!) this looks delicious and I’m so glad I have a recipe now!

  16. I love cookies and creme ice cream so milkshake that flavor is on my hit list!! Bring it on!!

  17. Are those the pb oreos? I tried one that someone offered me last week because I couldn’t say no, and WOW. I’m almost glad I can’t eat them all the time because I’d be a whale. :)

    You know I love my coffee! I haven’t had any desire for iced coffee yet this year though. Too cool this summer. Which is too bad because I love it!

    • I think hell would freeze over before you’d ever be a whale :) They’re a combo of Cookie Dough Oreos and PB Oreos and Choc-Filled Oreos. I had made recipes recently with all and had like 10 leftover of each type and just started grabbing and crumbling so honestly, it’s an Oreo smorgasbord.

  18. Making it with the iced coffee was so brilliant. I want that right now!
    Funny, my mom always reminded me that cookies n cream milkshakes were not “date food” because your teeth always look terrible afterwards (same with blueberry smoothies). I always remember that every time I see a cookies n cream shake (note to self: drink in private…even though I’m married and he’s stuck with me now!)

  19. What a wonderful light/indulgent treat! These are definitely better than milkshakes in my eyes!

  20. The forecast is 104 today and 108 tomorrow.. I need about 10 of these, stat. Pinned!

  21. mmmmm, yum! I love a good milkshake!

  22. Wow, this look so good! It is HOT here right now, and could totally use one of these…maybe two, since it’s light ;)

  23. Oh, drool. This looks amazing!

  24. I think I’m going to start sipping on shakes non-stop. You know, to beat the heat. It’s lightened up, so that means more shake for me.

  25. Wow this is seriously gorgeous Averie! I love that its lightened up!!

  26. Totally fun summer drink!

  27. Where has this been my whole summer? I’d say my whole life, but… I only started drinking coffee last fall. My mom nearly threatened to throw me out of the house if I did (my dad suffers through the worst caffeine headaches if he doesn’t start his day with 2-4 cups), so I was terrified to try it! But now, iced coffee has been getting me through most of this summer. With almost no time for sleep, it’s practically a necessity, and adding cookies ‘n cream ice cream?? Totally awesome — and since it’s coffee, I can still call it breakfast! Right? ;)

  28. Move over iced coffee, I have a new summer favorite. 

  29. Yummy pictures all are. After see those pictures i am very much thirsty.

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