A biscoff milkshake for one takes 5 minutes and 4 ingredients, so it's the perfect dessert when you need a quick dessert. Caramel and cinnamon flavors of Biscoff cookies and butter, blend together with creamy vanilla ice cream.
[This recipe was originally posted in March 2022. It has been updated with cooking instructions, expert tips, FAQ, related recipes and ways to repurpose/use up ingredients]
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I like to have an ice cream stash on hand as well as chocolate chips, cookie ingredients, a brownie mix, and now Biscoff cookies so I can throw together a quick biscoff milkshake when I need one.
This milkshake comes together so quickly!
Scroll down to the biscoff milkshake recipe card for the amounts of each ingredient, but here's a quick visual + description of what's in this recipe.
- Vanilla Ice Cream: Plain vanilla ice cream is your best option to make the biscoff flavors really shine. Plain chocolate or even caramel ice cream could work too.
- Biscoff Cookies: Caramel-y, cinnamon-y crunchy cookies are delicious in this easy Lotus biscoff milkshake
- Biscoff Cookie Butter (optional): I found that adding some cookie butter made the milkshake extra creamy, and boosted the cookie flavor. It's not necessary, but if you have any, it's delicious.
- Milk: use your favorite type of milk to blend the milkshake together. You can adjust the amount to make it thick or thin, to your preference.
Scroll down to the biscoff milkshake recipe card for more detailed instructions. Here's a quick overview + photos to see how to make this recipe in general.
1.Add ice cream, cookies, milk, and optional cookie butter to a high powered blender. Blend until smooth.
2. Pour milkshake into a tall glass.
3. For a fancy biscoff milkshake, dip your glass rim into Biscoff cookie butter, and then into crushed Biscoff cookies. Top with fresh whipped cream and crushed cookies. No need to do this, I never did except for photos.
Milkshakes are best enjoyed immediately after making them.
If you want to store for later, pop it in the freezer, but you'll need to let it thaw for 10-30 minutes (depending on kitchen temperature) to soften up enough to scoop or drink.
- For wow factor, you can dip the glass rim in Biscoff spread/cookie butter and then dip in crushed Biscoff biscuits, like you'd rim a cocktail glass. Then add a dollop of whipped cream and more crushed cookies.
- The cookie butter is optional. Use it if you already have some or like it, but don't go buy it for this milkshake. A few extra cookies tastes just as deliciously. Adding cookie butter makes a creamier biscoff milkshake.
- This biscoff milkshake recipe calls for using Biscoff biscuits and optional Biscoff cookie butter, but you can use any other brand, including Trader Joe's Speculoos cookies and Speculoos cookie butter.
- You can substitute the ice cream for a vegan version, and the whole milk for any percent fat, soy milk, almond milk, or another milk substitution. Note that the higher fat content in your milk (or cream) leads to a creamier milkshake.
- Other great biscoff milkshake add-ins: chocolate chips, fresh or frozen strawberries, chocolate syrup, caramel sauce.
Biscoff cookies have cinnamon and caramel-y flavors, and are crunchy. They're served on Delta flights and similar to Speculoos cocokies from Trader Joes, if you've had them.
I'd recommend against it, as it'll just, excuse the pun, water down your milkshake flavor.
Using frozen foods (like ice cream and frozen fruit) will give you the creamy cold consistency while adding delicious flavors to your milkshake.
Other good milkshake recipes
What to do with leftover ingredients
When you're cooking for one, you often have leftover produce, cans of whatever ingredient, etc. Here are a couple ideas on how to use up the leftover ingredients. It'll help you save money by wasting fewer ingredients.
- Biscoff Cookies: Eat the cookies plain or sprinkle over ice cream, dip into coffee or hot chocolate, add crumbled cookies to rice krispie treats, or make them into truffles. You can also make ice cream sandwiches with them.
- Cookie Butter: Spread on toast, soften and drizzle over ice cream, add to coffee/hot cocoa, etc.
- Vanilla Ice Cream: Add it to this Skillet Peach Crumble for One, Peach Cobbler Dump Cake, Single Serving Brownie, or serve this Strawberry Sauce over it.
Did you make this biscoff milkshake? Leave me a comment & rating to share how it turned out!
- High powered blender
- Measuring cups, spoons
- Large Spoon
- 1 ½ cup vanilla ice cream
- 5 Biscoff cookies or 10, if not using cookie butter
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 Tablespoon cookie butter optional
- Add 1 ½ cup vanilla ice cream, 5 Biscoff cookies, ¼ cup milk, and optional: 1 Tablespoon cookie butter. If not adding cookie butter, add 10 cookies instead.
- Blend until smooth. Pour into a glass, and enjoy.
- Optional: top with whipped cream and crushed Biscoff cookies
- Optional: dip glass in cookie butter and then dip into crushed Biscoff cookies, just as you'd dip a cocktail glass in lime juice/salt, etc for garnish.
- Cookie butter is an optional ingredient because it adds just a bit of extra creaminess. Just use it if you really like it/already have it. Double the cookies if not using cookie butter for the same flavor.
- Substitute Biscoff cookies and cookie butter for another brand, including Trader Joe's Speculoos cookies and cookie butter.
- Additional add-in's: chocolate chips, fresh or frozen strawberries, chocolate syrup, caramel sauce.
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