Applebee’s Oreo Milkshake Copycat

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My Oreo Milkshake copycat recipe is creamy, rich, and so tasty!! Learning how to make an Oreo milkshake at home is a lot easier than you may think — simply combine the ingredients, blend, and serve. Top this indulgent beauty with some whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and more Oreo cookies!

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Oreo Milkshake

I used to obsess over Applebee’s Oreo Cookie Shake. Seriously… sometimes I would order one to-go to take along with me on errands.

It was so creamy and tasty and downright addictive. I’ve never met a cookies and cream anything I didn’t like.

Now that they don’t have it anymore (cry) I’ve started experimenting in the kitchen in the hopes of creating my own. 

Well, I’ve found the perfect proportions and am finally ready to present my Oreo milkshake recipe to you!

It’s thick, creamy, and absolutely bursting with Oreo flavor!! It’s certainly indulgent tasting, but what I love most about it is how simple the ingredients list is.

All you need is ice cream, cookies, milk, and some garnishes — and you’re in business!

That means that you can make this milkshake recipe with Oreo cookies whenever the craving hits. Fellow cookies and cream lovers, rejoice!!

Can’t get enough Oreos? Try my no bake Oreo cheesecake, Oreo dump cake, Oreo fudge, and Oreo cupcakes too!

ingredients for oreo milkshake recipe

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions

  • Vanilla Ice Cream – The base of any good milkshake recipe — ice cream! I like vanilla (and it’s what they use at Applebee’s), but you could really get creative here.

I love the idea of turning this into a mint Oreo milkshake with some peppermint ice cream, or you could use chocolate ice cream for double the chocolate flavor! 

  • Whole Milk – With its higher fat content, whole milk will give you a thick and creamy texture plus an overall more indulgent flavor. 

You can use your favorite, but keep in mind that the consistency may vary!

  • Oreo Cookies – Grab a pack! You’ll need at least 8 cookies — some for the milkshake itself and a few more as a garnish.

    You can use the rest in one of my other Oreo recipes!
  • Whipped Cream – Add a big dollop of whipped cream on top! Make your own from scratch or pick up some from the grocery store.
  • Chocolate Sauce – Also a topping! Choose your favorite: hot fudge, chocolate syrup, or store-bought chocolate sauce would all taste great. 
vanilla ice cream in a blender

How to Make an Oreo Milkshake: Tips and Tricks

  • Play around with the consistency.

One of the best parts about making copycat recipes is that you have full control over what you put into them and how they come out! 

If you like yours on the thicker side, feel free to add some more ice cream or decrease the amount of milk. Do the opposite if you want yours to be looser.

Say goodbye to watery or too-thick milkshakes, and hello to perfectly blended-to-your-liking results!

  • Use a milkshake machine if you have one.

I created this recipe with my blender, but I know some of you lucky ducks have a milkshake machine at home! 

If you do, simply add the ice cream, milk, and cookies to the machine and blend until it reaches your desired thickness.

Something to note here: milkshake machines will often yield a much creamier texture, which will give your Oreo milkshake recipe that classic, diner-style look and feel. Yum!

  • Customization is encouraged!

Remember this is why we like making things from scratch! 

Feel free to add more Oreo cookies for a richer and bolder cookie flavor, or add a splash of vanilla extract to pick up on the vanilla notes in the ice cream. 

You could even add some chocolate sauce directly into your blender for a stronger chocolate flavor too.

oreo milkshake ingredients in a blender

Prep Ahead

  • Place milkshake glasses in the fridge to chill
  • Crush the Oreos

Kitchen Tools You Will Need

blended oreo milkshake

Serving Suggestions 

Serve your Oreo milkshake fresh from the blender with whipped cream and chocolate sauce on top.

Add some crushed cookies as well as one whole Oreo on top of the whole thing. 

You could make these really decadent and add some extra chocolate chips or chocolate shavings on top too. Don’t be afraid to be indulgent!

If you’re hosting a party, or your kids are having friends over for a sleepover, you can create a fun make-your-own milkshake bar. 

I’ve also got recipes for creamsicle milkshakes and sugar cookie milkshakes… or this Chocolate Caramel Milkshake Cocktail for your 21+ guests!

Storing Leftover Milkshakes

I recommend making only the number of shakes that you plan to serve.

This milkshake recipe with Oreo cookies yields 2 servings — you can easily double or triple it to fit your needs.

That said, if you do have some left in the blender, don’t throw it away. Pour it into an airtight, freezer-safe container, then use it in your next batch of milkshakes! 

Let it thaw a bit and then give it a good stir before using. Leftover Oreo milkshake will keep in the freezer for about 1-2 weeks. 

Oreo Milkshake Recipe FAQ

Does Applebee’s have an Oreo milkshake?

Applebee’s used to have an Oreo Cookie Shake, but it’s unfortunately no longer on the menu. 

They did briefly bring it back in 2021, but it’s since been discontinued. Just one more reason to make my Oreo milkshake recipe at home!

Do I need to remove the cream filling from the Oreos first?

Nope! Not only is that a lot of extra work, but the cream filling in the cookies adds a lot to the overall taste and texture! 

Simply crumble and crush the whole cookies in a Ziploc bag with a rolling pin — no need to scrape off the filling.

How to make an Oreo milkshake without a blender?

A blender (or a milkshake machine) will give you the best consistency, but you could also use a food processor or immersion blender in a crunch. 

I do have to say that I use my high-power blender at least weekly if not daily, so it’s a great investment to make. Make sure to check out my specific recommendation above!

drizzled chocolate syrup on oreo milkshake

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Applebee’s Oreo Milkshake Copycat

Donna Elick
Make an Oreo Milkshake at home with my copycat recipe! Cold, creamy, and chocolaty, it’s so easy… and even better than an Oreo Cookie Shake!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Method Mixed
Servings 2




  • In a blender, combine the vanilla ice cream, whole milk, and crumbled Oreo cookies. Blend on high speed until smooth and creamy.
  • Pour the milkshake into two large glasses.
  • Generously top each milkshake with whipped cream.
  • Drizzle chocolate sauce over the whipped cream for an extra touch of sweetness.
  • Garnish each milkshake with a whole Oreo cookie on the side of the glass or on top of the whipped cream.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy your delicious Oreo Milkshake!

Donna’s Notes

For a thicker milkshake, you can add more ice cream or decrease the amount of milk. Adjust according to your preferred consistency.
If using a milkshake machine instead of a blender, follow the same steps for adding the ingredients. Start the machine and blend until the mixture reaches your desired thickness. Milkshake machines often yield a creamier texture, perfect for achieving that classic diner-style milkshake.
Feel free to customize your milkshake by adding more Oreo cookies for a richer cookie flavor or a splash of vanilla extract for enhanced vanilla notes.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 513cal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 292mg | Sugar: 49g | Fiber: 2g | Calcium: 327mg | Iron: 4mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally published June 2024

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