Cookies ‘n Cream Ice Cream

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Cookies n Cream Ice Cream*Updated 4/22/11 with new picture, title and tightened recipe.

This is the creamiest ice cream I’ve made so far.  It is also my favorite I’ve made and I plan to make it over and over and over again.  But, that might also be because I love Oreos!

I found this recipe at Culinary Cory and was really drawn in from his fantastic photo of the recipe.  However, you will see that my ice cream looks like chocolate ice cream with Oreos instead of vanilla as his portrays.  Mine looked like vanilla up until the moment I added the Oreos, then it took on a whole darker color.  It didn’t matter, though, because it still tasted outstanding! Update 4/22/11: I have since updated the photo and now stir in the cookies after the churning is complete in order to avoid the darker color.

If you like Oreos ice cream, you must try this recipe.  I made quite a few tweaks including using whole milk and heavy cream instead of half and half.  My changes are reflected below.

Cookies ‘n Cream Ice Cream

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Yield:  About 1 quart

1 cup whole milk
2 cups heavy whipping cream
6 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
15 Double Stuffed Oreo Cookies, roughly chopped

Bring the milk and cream to just under a boil in a sauce pan, over medium heat.  (Bubbles will form around the edges.)  Set aside.

Meanwhile, beat the egg yolks and sugar on medium high speed, until it forms yellow ribbons.  Reduce the mixer to low speed.  Slowly add the milk to the egg mixture until well combined.  It is important to pour slowly to prevent the eggs from curdling.

Scrape the combined liquid back into the sauce pan and cook over medium-low heat.  Stir constantly for about 3-4 minutes until thickened and coats the back of the spoon.  Pour the liquid through a fine-meshed sieve into a bowl.  Add the vanilla, cover and chill in the refrigerator until completely cooled.

Pour the cream into the ice-cream machine and freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions.  Spoon into a lidded freezer container then stir in the chopped cookies. Freeze 3-4 hours or overnight.

Adapted from Culinary Cory

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  1. This sounds AWESOME! I am definitely trying Oreo ice cream some time.

  2. Looks good. I made a batch of vegan cookies and cream ice cream and it looked the same. I had pictured white ice cream with specks of cookies and chunks, but mine turned out like chocolate ice cream too.

  3. This looks incredible! I will definitely have to try it!

  4. Oh that looks good. Great for a snack watching TV!!!

  5. ::: drool :::

  6. blndsnbrdr says:

    Oh my. This looks amazing. Now I’m upset that I don’t have an ice cream maker! Yum!

  7. Yum, I like vanilla ice cream with mix-ins and oreos are a good one.

  8. Whew! Found you on tastespotting, that looks fantastic!


  9. Oreos are my hubbys fav!!!!!!!!!

  10. Craig is drooling over this one! Looks like I’ll be buying an ice cream maker soon! Thanks for the recipe, Nikki!

  11. I must say, while Cory’s pic is pretty, yours is the one I want to take a bite of! That looks great!

  12. This looks awesome! I’m completely addicted to making ice cream… there’s always 3 or 4 flavours in my freezer that I’ve whipped up.

  13. Your photo certainly caught my eye! My hubby would love this, I know. Time to get out the ice cream maker!Thank you for the recipe 🙂

  14. Thanks so much for trying my recipe. I found if I crushed the Oreos by beating them with a rolling pin, it caused the ice cream to look really dark like yours. That’s why I opted for a simple gentle chop of the knife. Either way, your photo looks quite pretty!

  15. I liked the picture it makes my mouth water and my stomach growl!

  16. This looks so yummy!!! I prefer the darker color, actually. I will have to make this sometime soon after making more homemade Oreos. YUM!

  17. I tried this and it was really brilliant. It was cheap to make too. One tip, don’t eat all the Oreos while making it, you gotta keep some for the ice cream lol. Thanks for the share, and your pics are amazing.

  18. hi! 🙂 im giving this a go! thanks so much for the recipe and tips!

  19. this is awesome i luv it. it taste good i mean real go i will do this every weekend

  20. Yum, I just made this and it’s sooooo good! You were right, definitely the creamiest ice cream yet!

  21. I love Oreo’s and I love them even more in ice cream, i just had to include this in my ice cream round up. Happy Fourth of July!

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