The Perfect Milkshake

Jen decided that we needed pizza and milkshakes for dinner tonight. Since I’d recently scored a sweet blender from Woot! and we had lots of ice cream in the house… we were all set. They turned out so well, I thought I’d share the process (since milkshakes are kind of hard to get “right” at home… and I’ve tried).\
Makes three awesome servings.\
h4. Ingredients

* 1 ~~gallon~~ half gallon (or whatever their round regular container holds) of Edy’s (or Dreyer’s, or any other creamy ice cream – Breyer’s probably wouldn’t work because it’s too icey) Cookies and Cream ice cream.

* 3 cups of milk

* 3 small bags of Mini Oreos

* Some chocolate syrup.

* 3 straws

* Whipped Cream\
h4. Directions

  1. Pour the three bags of oreos in the blender and pulse on the chop setting until they’re broken up.
  2. Add about half of the ice cream into the blender.
  3. Pour in one cup of the milk.
  4. Liberally apply chocolate syrup (if you like that sort of thing).
  5. Pulse in 3 second bursts on the highest setting, about 10-12 bursts.
  6. This should give you a really think mess of wonderful, and it should have brought the ice cream down to a level where you can add the rest of the ice cream (whatever will fit and still give you enough room to add the rest of the milk).
  7. Pulse again in 3 second bursts until the rest of the ice cream and milk are incorporated – should take about 10-12 hits.
  8. Split it up among three cups, stick a straw in it, and douse it liberally with whipped cream.
  9. Enjoy\
    I have never heard such happy noises from my family. We even let Brian have a little bit and he cried when it was all gone. It was awesome. It is the only milkshake that has made me want to cry. I think I might have actually shed a tear when it was all gone.\
    Oh, and the measurements are all approximate. I don’t measure stuff… sorry if I guessed wrong, but you’ll still get a milkshake out it, so how bad can it be?\
    Tomorrow night, mint chocolate chip.
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By Kevin Lawver

Web developer, Software Engineer @ Gusto, Co-founder @ TechSAV, husband, father, aspiring social capitalist and troublemaker.


  1. Okay, I have to say something as an almost doctor. Anything with a gallon of ice cream and a three bags of cookies should yield WAY more than three servings. That is to say, three of you should not eat that much ice cream in one setting, especially since I know for a fact that one of those three people is under the age of 10.

  2. Oops. It’s not really a gallon (it’s a half-gallon). But still, point taken. I had no idea how much air was in ice cream before. Putting it into a milkshake takes it right out. And Max couldn’t finish his. So, we’re not _that_ bad (I think).

  3. Just FYI – Edy’s and Dreyer’s are apparently the same brand. I think it’s like the whole “Hellman’s Mayo east of the Rockies/Best Mayo west of the Rockies” thing.

  4. Yes indeedy. Edy’s is east coast, Dreyer’s is west (I think). It’s probably the best ice cream you can get other than Ben & Jerry’s.

  5. Leaving a non-milkshake comment… is cool! I am reading the FAQ and I’m laughing. I wanna buy something, now!!!

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