This delicious made-to-order milkshake was one of several items cut from the menu in 2020 when the pandemic brought the dine-in restaurant business to a crawl. But in June 2021 when the song “Fancy Like” from country singer Walker Hayes, which mentions the milkshake by name, went viral on TikTok, Applebee’s brought back the shake to satisfy the increased demand.
Now you can satisfy your own demand without leaving home with this simple hack that requires just a few ingredients and a blender. Start by getting the ice cream smooth in the blender with the milk before adding in the Oreo pieces so that you don’t make the Oreo cookie crumbs too small. You want a few little bits in there for crunch, but they shouldn’t be big enough to clog the straw. Add some whipped cream on top with some Oreo crumbs and you’ve just made enough for two 12-ounce shakes.
As the song goes, “We fancy like Applebee’s on a date night, got that Bourbon Street steak with the Oreo shake.” Now that you’ve got your Oreo shake, how about a Bourbon Street steak?
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- 4 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup whole milk
- 5 crumbled or chopped Oreo cookies
- Canned whipped cream
- 1 crumbled or chopped Oreo cookie
- Do This
Instructions1. Combine the ice cream and ½ cup milk in a blender and mix on medium speed until smooth. You may need to pulse the blender to break down the ice cream, and you may also need to add another 1/4 cup of milk to get things moving, depending on how cold your ice cream is.
2. Once the shake is smooth, add the Oreo pieces and pulse or run your blender on low speed just until there are no large chunks of cookie visible. You don’t want to completely pulverize the cookie. Leave some small bits in there, but only if they can fit through a straw.
3. Pour the shake into 2 (12-ounce) glasses. Top each with a pile of canned whipped cream, then sprinkle half of a chopped Oreo cookie over the whipped cream on each shake, add straws, and serve.
Makes 2 (12-ounce) shakes.
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