Wednesday, January 19, 2011

When I was a teenager I was a total sucker for cookies-n-cream shakes (if they were from DQ or Froststop... all the better). I don't have them nearly as much these days but still love that Oreo and vanilla combo so much! This ice cream is the result of a few tries/fails and playing around with ideas to make it creamy and cookie-ey. I like that it's made without egg yolks. I enjoy a custard type ice cream as much as the next girl but don't always want to wait for the mixture to cool... especially when I have two of the most darling faces just smiling and waiting for a dish of ice cream after school!


1 Cup 1/2 and 1/2
1/2 Cup sugar
2 Cups whipping cream
1 vanilla bean (split and scraped)
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 Cup crushed Oreo cookies

In a stand mixer, combine the half and half with the sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Add the whipping cream, scraped vanilla bean and vanilla. Combine well. Pour into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturers instructions. Scrape the frozen cream into a freezer safe bowl and gently fold in the crushed cookies. Serve right away for a soft bowl of frozen goodness, freeze the rest for a more
set up bowl later!


  1. wow this ice cream looks divine lovely winter treat

  2. What a special treat to come home to homemade ice cream. I don't know who's luckier, you or the girls.

  3. My girls would still love this. They'd eat ice cream summer or winter...especially oreo.

  4. this makes me want to own an ice cream maker. or does stand mixer just mean the normative kind? would a food processor work? ha
    thanks for posting :)