Vanilla Bean Cookies and Cream Shake

Memorial Day weekend would not be complete without the Indianapolis 500.  Kind of like the Indianapolis 500 would not be complete without ice cold milk in Victory Lane.  It is quite an interesting tradition, but in 1936 Louis Meyer requested buttermilk after winning his third Indianapolis 500. Ever since, The Milk Foundation made sure the winners would always have ice cold milk in Victory Lane. They no longer drink buttermilk, but the tradition continues!

We wanted to play on this tradition and create a celebration cocktail involving milk.  We had some fun with this, and decided to create two milkshake cocktails.  A Vanilla Bean and Cookies and Cream Shake and a Dark Cherry Chocolate Shake.  Your race day fans will love these treats on a hot summer day!

DSC_0883Vanilla bean ice cream…yum!


Cookies and Cream is usually chocolate cookies and vanilla ice cream.  We wanted to make something for the vanilla fans out there!  We used Joe Joe’s for the cookies in this shake.  For those of you who know Joe Joe’s, you probably have a huge smile on your face, and are pulling out the blender because you know it doesn’t get any better than this!!


Garnish with a cookie cut in half, and serve with a straw.


Vanilla Bean Cookies and Cream Shake

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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    • 4 cups vanilla bean ice cream
    • 1 cup whole milk
    • 4 oz. vanilla vodka
    • 4 oz. Bailey’s Irish cream liqueur
    • 6 vanilla cream sandwich cookies


    1. In a blender mix all ingredients until smooth. Serve with a straw and cookie as a garnish.

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