Happiness Project#77: Cookie Dough Milkshake!


It’s time, my friends. Time to take a piece of my heart and run with it. I’m a strong advocate of helping those less fortunate than I. Particularly those who face circumstances that no one should ever have to face. Circumstances that become a battle for ones own life. Neuroblastoma. DIPG. Leukemia. Three pediatric cancers that effect the lives of those most precious, those most fragile: our children. Diseases that force the youngest of souls to loose so much, too much, of their own childhoods.

So in following my heart, and my desire to help where I’m most able, I recently created a community outreach project, Cheer Bear Mail, on Facebook. Where, with the help of my immediate community, I create Cheer Bear Mail packages for these children fighting pediatric cancer. Personalized packages including handwritten cards, books and toys, gathered together in one big bundle, to shower these brave young warriors with love, encouragement and a little bit of cheer. Because these children, who’s lives are riddled with pain, needles and hospital rooms, deserve all of this, and so much more.

If you’d like to join my Cheer Bear Mail project, by helping support children and their families effected by pediatric cancer, please visit my official page on Facebook!

So I guess you’re curious as to why this lovely milkshake has anything to do with Cheer Bear Mail? This yummy cookie dough milkshake was created specifically with a child’s spirit in mind. Because milkshakes remind me of summer. And the summer reminds me of children. Joyfully running though wet blades of grass. Gleefully kicking up sandy footprints. Begging for that one last Popsicle. Or THIS milkshake.

Here’s what you start with:

Chilled roll of chocolate chip cookie dough

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

3 cups of your favorite vanilla ice cream

1 cup of whole milk

Firstly, you’ll need to create the chocolate chip dough bits. Using whatever favorite chocolate chip cookie dough recipe that you prefer, create the cookie dough, and then tightly wrap up that cookie dough, to be placed in the freezer for at least one hour.

Once your cookie dough is very chilled, remove from the fridge, and with a small knife (or your fingers), roll up tiny sections of the dough, into quarter inch balls. Now depending on how many milkshakes you’d like to serve, you’ll only be using around a quarter of the whole cookie dough (to create 18-24 mini milkshake balls). With the remainder of that dough, you can easily rewrap it into a log, and freeze for another day.

Place the quarter inch balls on a cookie sheet, and freeze for at least 20 minutes.

Now to the milkshake.

In a blender, add in the sugar, vanilla ice cream and milk. Blend on low speed until fully mixed, and a bit frothy.

In 2 to 3 chilled glasses, pour in the milkshake. Followed by gently stirring in 3 to 4 of the chilled cookie dough balls. And serve, with spoon or straw. Or freeze for an additional 20 minutes for a thicker texture!

It’s a milkshake, after all. It’s supposed to be thick, creamy and wonderfully decadent!

From my heart to yours, may you, too, relive a piece of your own childhood, with this tasty cookie dough milkshake. That’s the beauty of living, right?



  1. Oh wow! This sounds so delicious. I’m addicted to cookie dough so this is right up my alley. Might have to splurge on this shake soon….

  2. brittanyputman15 says:

    That milkshake looks amazing!

  3. I think it’s so sweet what you’re doing. Someone I know recently found out her son has cancer and she’s been blogging about it – it breaks my heart to read. Anything little thing we can do to brighten a child’s day is always much appreciated. Something else to keep in mind too – if there are children in the hospital undiagnosed but suffering, see if you can send a little something to them too. My friend spent over a year in the hospital with her son before they had a diagnosis. And she said it amazed her how much attention they got once they had the “cancer” diagnosis, even though beforehand things were just as bad, it just didn’t have a name. People tend to like to donate and give to “cancer” specifically. Anyhow, I’m going to check out your facebook page for it 🙂

  4. Mariam (The Petite Bijou) says:

    This cookie dough milkshake sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    xo Mariam | The Petite Bijou

  5. RecipestoNourish says:

    Oh my goodness this sounds amazing! I have never had a cookie dough milkshake before but I am all about all-things milkshakes or smoothies. And cookie dough?!! Yum!

  6. Thanks so much for this!! I am going to definitely make this tonight!!!!

  7. That milkshake sounds delicious. I just might have to make one this weekend 🙂

  8. Wow, this milkshake sounds so good, my kids would love it! Thank you for sharing this great recipe!

  9. This sounds absolutely delicious! Will be making it soon, for sure. Thank you for sharing!


  10. This is such a creative milkshake! Pinning for later when my kids are asleep 😉

  11. The milkshake sounds fabulous! But what you are doing for the children is even more fabulous!

  12. What a great cause, pediatric cancer hit close to home with one of our friend’s kids a year or two back. It is amazing to watch such a little person fight such a big battle. Of course I’d love a milkshake too!

  13. Before commenting about the recipe I just wanna say that you are such an amazing person, what you doing for the children is inspiring and wonderful.
    Plus your recipe looks delicious perfect for hot summer days, will definitely try it. 🙂

  14. Love it all!! The milkshake looks delicious. I also love your Cheer Bear Mail program. I will be checking out your Facebook page! 🙂

  15. Cookie dough ice cream is my favorite and now I’ve found the milkshake version! Looks amazing!

  16. I love your idea of the cheer bear mail. My two little girls and I make packets for the local children’s hospital and take them up every month. It’s nice to get them used to the idea of helping others.

  17. Oh my goodness, this is totally something I’d order at a restaurant but wouldn’t know how to recreate at home. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe and what you’ve done with the Cheer Bear Mail project.

  18. Wow — that is such an incredible project and I seriously love the idea! And I am also pretty sure I now need to make that milkshake. This is just the excuse I need to go buy a blender (we just moved to Spain and didn’t take our kitchen appliances with us because of the different voltages).

  19. Amazing charitable work! The milkshake looks delicious, can’t wait to try it with my kids!

  20. What a lovely thing you are doing! It’s so true that these kids have to give up so much. I’m sure they love receiving your packages! Also, the milkshake sounds amazing! Cookie dough is my fav.

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