Sometimes, you just need some Oreos. Sometimes, you just need some vanilla ice cream. Sometimes, you need both: enter our Oreo Cookie Ice Cream Recipe.
My niece and nephew were coming over for a play date, so I told them I’d make some homemade ice cream. Naturally, everyone freaked out and the flavor orders started coming in.
I had a bunch of frozen strawberries that I wanted to put to good use, but as I got ready to blend them up, my niece nervously said, “But, Aunt Denine, I’m ALLERGIC to strawberries, remember?!” (She’s not really allergic to them, but she thought she was. It’s a very long story!)
Whoopsie! So, we had a change of plans, and we made Vanilla Oreo Cookie Ice Cream instead. To add a punch of summery color, we used Berry Burst flavored Oreos, and I’m quite pleased with the results.
The best part about homemade ice cream is that you can eat it soft serve as soon as it’s done! It’s a bit messy, but: kids + homemade ice cream + messes = the perfect day!
VANILLA OREO COOKIE ICE CREAM RECIPE
Makes approximately 1 quart.
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoon flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 2/3 cups milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup crushed Oreo cookies (We used Berry Burst Oreos)
Step 1: In a mixer (I heart my KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer), beat the sugar into the eggs until thickened and pale yellow. Beat in the flour and salt. Set aside.
Step 2: Bring the milk to a boil in a heavy medium saucepan. Slowly beat the hot milk into the eggs and sugar. Pour the entire mixture back into the pan and place over low heat. Stir constantly with a whisk or wooden spoon until the custard thickens slightly. Be careful not to let the mixture boil or the eggs will scramble. Remove from the heat and pour the custard through a strainer into a large, clean bowl.
Step 3: Allow the banana custard to cool slightly, then stir in the cream and vanilla.
Step 4: Cover and refrigerate until cold or overnight. (My kids have never let me chill anything overnight, so I speed up the cooling process with an ice bath. Just make sure your mixture is completely chilled before adding to the ice cream machine.)
Step 5: Stir the chilled custard, and then freeze in 1 or 2 batches in your ice cream machine according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Step 6: When the ice cream is semi-frozen, add 1 cup of crushed Oreo cookies to the machine and let the ice cream machine mix in the cookies.
Step 7: When finished, the ice cream will be soft but ready to eat. For firmer ice cream, transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze at least 2 hours.
*This recipe is adapted from The Ultimate Ice Cream Book by Bruce Weinstein by Bruce Weinstein.
Thanks for reading,