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Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

Make the most amazing mouth watering homemade Cookies and Cream Ice Cream from scratch with basic ingredients found in the refrigerator and pantry!
Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

Ice cream season has arrived. Nothing better in my book then churning fresh homemade ice cream from scratch. It makes you truly appreciate the fruits of your labor. If you have kids it also teaches them about having patience. Because let’s face it–making fresh homemade ice cream takes a lot of time. Typically it takes 2 days from start to finish. So if you have impatient children do not mention your going to make ice cream. If you do–be prepared to be pestered for a good 48 hours. Although, I’m not a huge fan of oreo’s (sigh I know), but I do love a good bowl of cookies and cream ice cream.

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream DIY Recipe

What ingredients do you need to make cookies and cream ice cream?

Here are the ingredients you will need to make cookies and cream ice cream:

  • half-and-half
  • eggs (egg yolks only)
  • sugar
  • heavy whipping cream
  • vanilla extract
  • fresh vanilla bean pod
  • salt
  • Oreo’s

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

What kitchen tools do you need to make homemade ice cream?

Here is a list of all the kitchen tools you’ll need to make homemade ice cream.

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

Tips for making homemade ice cream

Cookies & Cream is super easy to make, and the base of it is the French Vanilla mix. I like to make the french vanilla batter and then save half (1 quart) of the batter as french vanilla. In the other quart, I add the cookies into the batter. That way we get the best of two worlds and only have 2 quarts of ice cream versus 4 quarts!

Making homemade ice cream with a custard basis means you need to be patient. This process takes 36-48 hours depending on when you start making the batter.

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

How do you make cookies and cream ice cream?

The night before you plan to churn ice cream:
  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, heat half-and-half until very hot but not boiling, stirring often. Remove from heat; set aside.
  2. Place egg yolks and sugar in mixer bowl. Attach bowl and wire whip to mixer. Turn to speed 2, and mix about 30 seconds, or until well blended and slightly thickened. Continuing on speed 2, very gradually add half-and-half; mix until blended.
  3. Return half-and-half mixture to medium saucepan; cook over medium heat until small bubbles form around edge and mixture is steamy, stirring constantly. Do not boil. Transfer half-and-half mixture into large bowl; stir in whipping cream, vanilla, and salt.
  4. Cover and chill thoroughly, at least 8 hours.
Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Scoop Photo
The next day:
  1. Assemble and engage freeze bowl, dasher, and drive assembly according to the manufacturers instructions. Turn to Stir (speed 1). Using a container with a spout, pour ice cream mixture into freeze bowl. Continue on Stir (speed 1) for 15 to 20 minutes or until desired consistency.
  2. During the last 5 minutes of churning add 3/4 of the crushed oreo’s to the mix. Immediately transfer  half the ice cream to freezer dish followed by some of the remaining crushed oreos. Then, pour the remaining ice cream mix into the dish followed by the remaining crushed oreos. Close the lid and freeze for 6-8 hours.

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

Here are a few of my favorite homemade ice cream recipes.

Print Recipe

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

Yield: 2 quarts

Prep Time: 45 minutes + 16 hours to chill

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 17 hours

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 vanilla bean pod, * vanilla bean scrapped
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 20 crushed Oreo's

Directions:

 
The night before you plan to churn ice cream:
  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, heat half-and-half until very hot but not boiling, stirring often. Remove from heat; set aside.
  2. Place egg yolks and sugar in mixer bowl. Attach bowl and wire whip to mixer. Turn to speed 2, and mix about 30 seconds, or until well blended and slightly thickened. Continuing on speed 2, very gradually add half-and-half; mix until blended.
  3. Return half-and-half mixture to medium saucepan; cook over medium heat until small bubbles form around edge and mixture is steamy, stirring constantly. Do not boil. Transfer half-and-half mixture into large bowl; stir in whipping cream, vanilla, and salt.
  4. Cover and chill thoroughly, at least 8 hours.
The next day:
  1. Assemble and engage freeze bowl, dasher, and drive assembly according to the manufacturers instructions. Turn to Stir (speed 1). Using a container with a spout, pour ice cream mixture into freeze bowl. Continue on Stir (speed 1) for 15 to 20 minutes or until desired consistency.
  2. During the last 5 minutes of churning add 3/4 of the crushed oreo's to the mix. Immediately transfer  half the ice cream to freezer dish followed by some of the remaining crushed oreos. Then, pour the remaining ice cream mix into the dish followed by the remaining crushed oreos. Close the lid and freeze for 6-8 hours.

Note: *Vanilla Bean: Scrape the vanilla bean from the pod, leave the pod in each of the containers while batter cools in the refrigerator. Remove the pod before churning.

Katie Original Recipe

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3 Responses to “Cookies and Cream Ice Cream”

  1. Christine posted on July 20, 2010 at 9:22 pm (#)

    I have Cookies and Cream ice cream on my list to make soon too!
    Is there a way to recover photos on a memory card? I lost a bunch too – and I don't know how or why – although three just reappeared on my card – but not the ones I was sad I lost. I think it happened when I changed my battery one time. sucks!

  2. Katie posted on July 20, 2010 at 11:28 pm (#)

    Yes, cookies & cream is super easy to make! Just make sure you have enough oreos… I only had about 10, but it was still good!

    Yes–there is a recovery system disk (my FIL lent me his, but I just haven't had the chance to read all the directions). Try your local camera stores–they should be able to recover the pictures for you for around $25. I've never had it happen to me before and was devastated; and hopeful that I will get the pictures back!

  3. Bean posted on July 21, 2010 at 7:02 pm (#)

    nice!

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