Limber de Oreo is a refreshing Puerto Rican icy treat made with a family favorite, Oreo cookies! A treat the whole family will love! Enjoy it any time of the year.
Love Oreo cookies? Then have I got a treat for you!
This Limber de Oreo recipe is sure to become a family favorite in your home.
There’s not an adult or child in my family who doesn’t love Oreo cookies or Limbers. Combine these two in a frozen delightful treat and you’ve got a winner for sure!
What is Limber de Oreo?
It all begins with the original Limber recipe. In other words, you use the same basic ingredients that you use in a Limber de Leche, minus the cinnamon to make this recipe.
With the bonus of Oreos of course!
So what exactly is Limber?
Limber is a Puerto Rican frozen treat made of evaporated milk, condensed milk, regular milk, and sugar.
You place all the ingredients into a blender, blend until smooth and pour the mix into plastic cups, and freeze.
Alternatively, you add the ingredients to a large mixing bowl and whisk the ingredients and then add the mixture to plastic cups and freeze.
It is one of the easiest and most delicious treats you can make.
Can You Eat Limbers Anytime of the Year?
Absolutely! Whether you live in an area where the weather is starting to get cold or you are in full-blown summer weather, limbers are enjoyed at any point in the year.
Of course, because of its refreshing qualities, Limber is most welcomed in the hot summer months but in my home, it is a treat we make throughout the year.
This is a frozen delight the kiddos won’t mind having any time!
How Many Flavors of Limber Exist?
Countless! In the same way, there are countless ways to make different flavors of other frozen treats, there are also countless Limber recipes!
These are just a few of the most popular flavors…
- Limber de Leche (Milk Limber)
- Limber de Mantecado (Ice Cream Limber)
- Limber de Fresa (Strawberry Limber)
- Limber de Coco (Coconut Limber)
- Limber de Tamarindo (Tamarind Limber)
- Limber de Cherry (Cherry Limber)
- Limber de Uva (Grape Limber)
- Limber de Cheesecake (Cheesecake Limber)
- Limber de Pistachio (Pistachio Limber)
- Limber de Bizcocho (Cake Limber)
- Limber de Mango (Mango Limber)
- Limber de Flan (Flan Limber)
How to Make Limber de Oreo
Tools: A blender for mixing the cans of milk or use a large bowl and whisk to mix plus plastic cups.
Cans: Open all the cans of milk and have them ready.
Milk: Pour the carnation milk, followed by the condensed milk, milk (whole, 2% or 1%), and water.
Sugar and Vanilla Extract: Add the sugar followed by the vanilla extract and blend for a few seconds.
Note: If you would like the limber to be less sweet or reduce the sugar content, exclude the sugar from the recipe as the condensed milk is already sweet and of course so are the Oreo cookies.
Oreo Cookies: Add the Oreo cookies to a food processor and coarsely chop them.
Alternatively, you can add the cookies to a plastic bag and smash them with a mallet.
Mixing: Add the mixture to a bowl and add the Oreo crumbles.
Whisk everything together.
Plastic Cups: Add the limber mixture to plastic cups.
Top limbers with Oreo crumble or use whole Oreo cookies.
Freeze for 6-8 hours or overnight.
Note: You will notice some of the Oreo crumble that was mixed into the mixture settles on the bottom of the cup, forming a delicious layer!
What If I’m Trying to Avoid Sugar?
Unfortunately, this recipe uses one can of condensed milk; condensed milk is made with sugar. Plus this recipe also uses ⅓ cup of granulated sugar.
If you would like to reduce the sugar content, simply exclude either the can of condensed milk or the granulated sugar to lower the sugar content.
The Best Way to Enjoy Eating a Limber
Since Limbers are frozen in a plastic cup, there are two common ways to eat and enjoy them.
My preferred method is to squeeze the cup from the bottom, lifting the icy so that you can suck on the top of it and eat it that way as you go.
Others prefer to squeeze it from the bottom, flip it over and then reinsert the limber into the cup so that it is easier to get around the treat.
Can I Use Other Containers for Freezing?
Traditionally, Limbers are poured into 5oz, 7oz, or 9oz plastic cups. However, the mixture can also be poured and frozen in ice cube trays.
This is another favorite in my home.
Crack a few of the cubes into a cup or bowl and enjoy.
Other creative ways are to add the mixture to plastic tumblers, plastic dessert cups, or silicone muffin cups.
The best method is to use any container that can be squeezed or cracked into another container to be enjoyed.
Looking for More Delicious Puerto Rican Treats?
Here are a few other easy recipes you will love.
Flan de Coco (Coconut Flan)
Mantecaditos (Sugar Thumbprints)
Coconut Kisses (Besitos de Coco) by The Spuce Eats
Limber de Oreo
- Blender could also use a large mixing bowl and a whisk
- 5 plastic cups 5, 7 or 9 ounce cups
- 1 12oz can evaporated milk
- 1 14oz can condensed milk
- 1 cup whole milk, 2% or 1%
- 1 cup water
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Oreo cookies 10 large Oreo cookies or 20 mini Oreos plus more for topping
- Pour the carnation milk, followed by the condensed milk, milk (whole, 2% or 1%), and water.
- Add the sugar followed by the vanilla extract and blend for a few seconds.
- Add the Oreo cookies to a food processor and coarsely chop them.*Alternatively, you can add the cookies to a plastic bag and smash them with a mallet.
- Add the mixture to a bowl and add the Oreo crumbles.Whisk everything together.
- Add the limber mixture to plastic cups.
- Top limbers with Oreo crumble or use whole Oreo cookies.
- Freeze for 6-8 hours or overnight.Once frozen, enjoy!Note: You will notice some of the Oreo crumble that was mixed into the mixture settles on the bottom of the cup, forming a delicious layer!