Cookies & Creme Cashew Shake

Finally soaked my cashews.

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You soak them.  They get soft.  Then they blend up all creamy and perfect in a shake.  It’s science.  Then you add mini chocolate chips, which brings on intense joy.

Now.  Paper straws.  I have very mixed feelings concerning them.  How can something so cute be so nonfunctional?  They’re absolutely awful to drink with.  AWFUL.  They’re not exactly soggy but they seem soggy and just feel/taste so paper-y.  Probably because they are paper.  I hate it.  But again…so cute.

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Have you done the soaked cashew thing?  You probably have because I’m usually late to the party.  It’s really easy it just.takes.time.  And the part about remembering things.  Like remembering to let the nuts soak before you want to make this shake.

Into the blender goes the cashews, cream cheese, milk, bananas and a cooled fudge bucket.  I would say that Andrew’s favorite thing I’ve ever made is that fudge bucket.  It’s good for our marriage.  He’s happy, I’m happy.

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On Monday, Andrew and I invested in our marriage by buying this.  Lately Andrew has been enforcing a “the air conditioner temp must not go below 74 degrees” rule, which is fine during this day (unless I turn on the oven or my hairdryer or take a lukewarm shower), but it’s worst at night when I feel like I’m gonna melt.  It doesn’t help that I sleep with a baby furnace (aka Maggie) next to me. 

I’m in love with that fan.  IN LOVE.

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But I’m also in love with this shake.

Note: You could just use oreos to replace the fudge bucket and cream cheese.

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Cookies & Creme Cashew Shake

Yield: 3 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes (+ overnight soak time)

Total Time: 15 minutes (+ overnight soak time)


1 cup soaked cashews
1 cup milk
1 1/2 frozen bananas
3 tablespoons cream cheese
3 tablespoon honey
garnish: mini chocolate chips

fudge bucket
3 tablespoons oat flour
1 tablespoon dark cocoa powder, unsweetened
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips pinch salt


Cover your cashews with water and soak on your counter overnight. 

When you want to make your shake, first make your fudge bucket.  In a bowl, combine all fudge bucket ingredients until smooth.  pour into a small ramekin and microwave for 45-60 seconds, or until just set.  Place in the freezer to cool while you make your shake.

Rinse and drain cashews and place in a blender.  Add in milk, bananas, cream cheese and honey.  Blend until smooth and creamy.  Crumble cooled fudge bucket into blender and pulse to incorporate into the shake.  Serve garnished with cute mini chocolate chips.

If you prefer not to use a microwave, bake the fudge cake at 350ºF for 10-12 minutes. 

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like an infinity edged pool in shake form.


  1. If you’re late to the party, then I guess I never even showed up :) I’ve yet to give my cashews the plunge, but cookies & creme sounds like a good reason to give it a go!

  2. I sleep like a furnace without my dog. I understand your dilemma. Why can’t I just sleep with the air conditioner set at 70? What’s an electric bill? Haha!

  3. “Have you done the soaked cashew thing? You probably have because I’m usually late to the party.”<– Nope, not yet! But the juice bar I work at a few days a week makes cashew cheese and does the same thing! This shake sounds SO GOOD. Plus, I love how you refer to the fudge cake as "fudge bucket."

  4. I’m drooling. DROOLING over this!

    Also I’m so with you on paper straws, mostly because I have a weird aversion to wood scraping against teeth. So I guess it applies to paper because while I love the look of paper straws, the thought of them really skeeves me out. Don’t even get me started on nail filing….

    • Have you seen the stainless steel straws they make? They’re washable/reusable. I bought them but the idea of stainless steel against teeth is worse than paper against teeth!

  5. This is ridiculously amazing! It’s winter here so we are drinking to many shakes/smoothies but I think we will make an exception for this one :)

  6. I really like your web site and this recipe sounds delicious. I’ve been following for a while because I love cookie doughey recipes. Unfortunately my daughter is highly allergic to most nuts&peanuts. So I can’t make some of your best recipes because of that :-(
    I’ve been meaning to ask you: Do you think that you could sometimes -if the recipe allows for it- suggest a substitute for peanut butter? Something that is not sunbutter etc.? I would be soooo grateful!!
    I will be making this recipe with walnuts (only nut my daughter can eat) and I am so happy you suggested oreos a substitute!

  7. I couldn’t figure out how to reply to your comment! Haha So, I am posting another comment.. anywhoo, the cashew cheese is great! It is like a spreadable cheese. :)

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