I have a super quick and easy recipe for you here. Part drink – part dessert, it hits all the bases. Given only 6 ingredients and 5 minutes you can have a seriously tasty milkshake on your hands. It’s perfect to bring out in little glasses at the end of dinner when you’re all too stuffed to eat pudding but still crave a hit of something sweet.
Smooth, creamy and rich with a hit of booze; it tastes pretty indulgent and is certainly the actual polar opposite of a green juice. But everything in moderation is the key to balance and as it’s also vegan, how bad can it really be?! (I know, I know, vegan food can be bad too – but you get what I mean.)
I like to have mine served really cold with loads of ice and a shot of spiced rum but you can sub in your own alcohol of choice (amaretto would also work well I suspect..) or leave it out entirely and add a tsp of vanilla extract instead.
Of course squirty cream isn’t essential to the recipe but makes a fun final addition – I get mine from Vx as it’s down the road from me but they also sell it online at The Vegan Kind. If you have the willpower to resist squirting it directly into your mouth then I salute you, friend.
I hope you’ll love it as much as me!
Cookies + Cream Milkshake
Total time: 5 minutes
- 1 tin coconut milk
- 8 oreo cookies
- 1 cup of ice
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 shot spiced rum (optional)
- vegan squirty cream
- Place the coconut milk, 7 oreos, ice, maple syrup and rum (if using) into your blender and process until smooth – about 2 minutes. Have a taste and adjust the sweetness if needed.
- Pour into two glasses and top with squirty cream and sprinkle over the remaining oreo, crushed into crumbs.
- Voila! Drink up and be merry!
The milkshake is best served immediately but it will keep in the fridge for a day or two – just give it a shake before drinking.
If you want to be really fancy you can drizzle chocolate sauce down the sides of the glasses first. I doesn’t add anything to the taste but looks vaguely impressive!