A Grown-up Oreo Shake
My kids LOVE going to Red Robin. It is the ultimate treat for them and while I consider the food to be mediocre (on a good night) at best, there is nothing like seeing their little faces light up when they know we are headed there. I know that the main reason they love going there so much is because when my husband and I were "training" my boys proper behavior at a restaurant we bribed them with an oreo shake everytime we went there. Well, a couple of years later the tradition has still stuck and while they are waiting for their chicken tenders to arrive they suck down their shakes with the biggest grins on their faces. Yes, I know this is unhealthy and no, they do not eat like this often. My own guilt is what is making me clarify this because honestly I am of the belief that what works for one parent might not work for the other and whatever it takes to make you and your little ones happy is what you should do. Enough said there....
As I watchthem down their sugar filled treat I was reminded of one of my own favorite concoctions containing Oreo's and just had to make it. This is my version of a Starbucks Frappuccino with Oreo's. This is an awesome treat to make in the summer and I like to lighten my version up a bit with low-fat milk. This helps with the healthy serving of whip cream that I just can't live without...
Frappuccino Oreo Shake
3/4 c. double-strength coffee, cold
3 T. granulated sugar
1 c. low-fat milk
2 c. ice
3 T. Chocolate Syrup
3 Oreo Cookies
Whipped Cream to garnish
Make double-strength coffee by brewing with twice the coffee required by your coffee maker: That should be 2 tablespoons of ground coffee per each cup of coffee. Chill before using.
To make drink, combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until ice is crushed and drink is smooth. Pour into two 16-ounce glasses, and serve with a straw.
Top each glass with whipped cream, if desired.