I definitely have a sweet tooth for s’mores and s’mores-inspired goodies. The combination of toasted marshmallow, melting chocolate and nutty graham crackers is simply too delicious to resist! While the classic campfire s’more will always be my favorite, I am always on the lookout for new ways to enjoy this treat. Recently, I picked up a package of the limited edition Oreo S’mores. These sandwich cookies feature a graham cracker wafer – rather than the chocolate wafer you typically see on an Oreo – and a filling with both vanilla and chocolate creams inside. They definitely remind me of s’mores, but the best part about them is that they allow me to turn some of my favorite cookies n’ cream desserts into s’mores desserts, simply by substituting a different type of cookie into the recipe!
These S’mores Oreo Mocha Ice Blendeds were inspired both both the seasonal sandwich cookies and by the S’mores Frappuccino that hit Starbucks menus this summer. The milkshake-like coffee drinks start with a mocha base, made with equal parts coffee and milk. I put that base in the blender with ice and added in a few of the s’mores oreos (s’moreos?), then blended everything up until it was smooth. The result was a coffee drink that was loaded with flavor. You could taste the chocolate, the nutty graham crackers and the coffee in every sip. The cookies in particular seemed to add a lot of additional flavor to the mix.
Of course, I topped my ice blended off with whipped cream and garnished it with an extra cookie. Toasted marshmallows would also make a nice topping that would fit the drink well, as would a simple drizzle of chocolate sauce. The drink is a bit of an indulgence and it is worth treating it like one!
S’mores Oreo Mocha Ice Blendeds
6 oz milk
6 oz cold coffee
2 tbsp cocoa powder
3 tbsp sugar*
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 S’mores Oreo cookies
2 – 2 1/2 cups ice
whipped cream, for garnish
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend on low speed until the ice is crushed, then turn up the speed to high and blend until drink is completely smooth.
Divide into two cups. Top with whopped cream. Serve immediately.
*Note: You can substitute 3 tablespoons of your favorite hot chocolate mix for the cocoa powder and sugar listed in this recipe.