Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream is a delicious cinnamon ice cream with the added crunch of oatmeal cookies combining two favorite treats.
Picking a favorite ice cream is like trying to pick a favorite child. O.K., so some days it is easier than others! But if I had to pick three favorites they would be, Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream and Lemon Ice Cream but please don’t ask me to pick!
Given a choice of desserts, if there is ice cream on the list, that is usually my choice. I come from a family of ice cream lovers. In fact, growing up, we had a freezer in the garage just for ice cream. Our family motto is, “There is always room for ice cream, it melts and fills in the cracks.” Making homemade ice cream is a favorite childhood memory and one I have continued with my children.
I get on flavor kicks. A few weeks ago it was Malted Milk Ice Cream, and during the holidays it is usually Peppermint . I use my basic vanilla ice cream recipe and just change up the flavors by what I add in. For Malted Milk Ice Cream it was malt powder and some crushed malted milk balls. For Peppermint, it was some peppermint syrup and crushed up candy canes.
My newest favorite flavor is cinnamon. Cinnamon ice cream just by it self is wonderful but I decided to take it up a notch or two on the flavor ladder and I added in some homemade oatmeal cookies! And you have Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream!!!
Not only does it add some delicious flavor, I love the texture that the cookies add to the ice cream.
How to Make Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream
- Mix together sugar, whole milk, half and half, whipping cream, cinnamon, vanilla and salt together.
- Process in ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s directions.
- When the ice cream is almost done churning, add in about 8 broken up oatmeal cookies. I used homemade oatmeal cookies using this recipe but you could also use store bought. Adding them at the end prevents them from getting soft and mushy.
- After ice cream is done processing put into a container and place in freezer to harden up.
How to Store Ice Cream
I like my ice cream nice and hard so I always put it into a airtight container and then let it harden up in the freezer for several hours or overnight. It will have more of a soft serve texture when it is first done processing which is delicious too if you can’t wait for it to harden up!
I sprinkled a couple of crushed cookie on the top before putting it in the freezer for good measure! I loved this flavor combination with the cinnamon and the crunchy oatmeal cookie. So good!
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Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream Recipe
Cinnamon and Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cup half and half
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- 2 cups whipping cream
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 8 oatmeal cookies crushed
- Mix together all the ingredients except for the cookies and put into ice cream freezer.
- Process according to manufacturers directions. Once it has thickened stir in the crushed cookies.
- Put into an airtight container and place in freezer to harden.
Originally Shared June 4, 2012