Loaded with your favorite cookie this Cookies and Cream Ice Cream is rich, creamy and delicious. We love using Oreos but add in your favorite cookie!
We have an old family saying, “there is always room for ice cream, it melts and fills in the cracks!” Some of our favorite ways to fill in those cracks include Homemade Salted Caramel Ice Cream, Nutella Ice Cream and Apple Pie Ice Cream. You can find all my ice cream recipes here.
Homemade Cookies and Cream Ice Cream
We make ice cream year round at our house but our ice cream making does kick into overdrive in the summer! The ice cream maker takes up permanent residence on my kitchen counter. I have confessed this before but I love plain old vanilla ice cream and my vanilla ice cream recipe is the best!
One of the best things about my vanilla ice cream recipe is that it eggless, no need to worry about raw eggs!
Sometimes a girl just needs a little chocolate to go with her vanilla ice cream and what better than some Oreo cookies. This ice cream is full of lots of Oreo cookie goodness. Because I am more of a vanilla fan than a chocolate fan I use about half a package of cookies but if you are more team chocolate, feel free to add in as many cookies as you want!
How to Make Cookies and Cream Ice Cream
Starting with a good vanilla base is crucial to this ice cream. I use a combination of whole milk, whipping cream and half and half. A good quality vanilla is also essential.
Cookies – I like to use Oreos but you could really use any cookie and it would still be Cookies and Cream. I am a big fan of Circus Animal cookies and they are amazing in ice cream. I have also added oatmeal cookies into ice cream and I think chocolate chip cookies would be great too! Need to try that one!!
After I have processed the ice cream, about 5 minutes before it is done I will add in the cookies. I like to put the cookies in a plastic bag and use a rolling pin to break them up into smaller pieces. Add in the cookies and let it process to incorporate them into the ice cream mixture.
Once the ice cream is done processing I put it into an insulated ice cream container to let it harden up in the freezer for several hours. Then it is ready to eat. I love my ice cream on a cone. How about you?
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Cookies and Cream Ice Cream
Cookies and Cream Ice Cream
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups half and half half cream, half milk
- 1 1/2 Tbsp pure vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups whipping cream
- 12 cookies crushed, can use more if desired
- Combine all ingredients except for cookies and pour into ice cream maker.
- Process according to manufacturer's directions.
- The last five minutes of processing, add in cookies and let them incorporate throughout the ice cream.
- Place ice cream in an insulated container and freeze until firm and set up.
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