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Oreo Ice Cream | Dreamy vanilla ice cream with chunks of Oreo cookies!

Oreo Ice Cream

The whole darn family loves Oreos, so when summer hit this year, it was no surprise that I made Oreo Ice Cream! Guess what? They inhaled it!

Oreo Ice Cream - Dreamy vanilla ice cream with chunks of Oreo cookies!

Oreo Ice Cream Made with Mega-Stuf Oreos

A couple weeks ago, Bill, Katie, and Nick headed to Illinois to visit his mom. I’d been in Orlando and then Denver, so I relished the chance to stay home alone for a couple nights. Well, there is always a sweet treat waiting at my mother-in-law’s house. Whether it’s freshly baked brownies or cookies or store bought Chips Ahoy, Oreos or ice cream, we all indulge in a  little nibble after dinner. This time, Jane had Mega-Stuf Oreos for her visitors. When I heard about them, I knew they’d perfect for my cookies and cream ice cream which ultimately became this Oreo Ice Cream. Welcome to Day 4 of Ice Cream Week 2014! This year the event is hosted by Kim of

Welcome to Day 4 of Ice Cream Week 2014! This year the event is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of  The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. We have teamed up with 25 amazing bloggers to satisfy all your Ice Cream Cravings.

Oreo Ice Cream - Dreamy vanilla ice cream with chunks of Oreo cookies!

Stock Up on Oreos!

Oreos have always been a stock item in our pantry. But, frankly, I have never been a fan. As a child, we’d make our own Double-Stuf Oreos by pressing together two twisted apart halves with filling still attached. And I only ate the cookie part to be polite. I definitely preferred the filling.

Later I did discover I enjoyed a chocolate cookie pie crust, so that became my excuse to have these filled sandwich cookies in the house. But our three children took after their father, and will always gravitate towards our tin of Oreo cookies when there’s no homemade treat to be found. When I heard about the new breed with even more filling, I thought they’d be wonderful in ice cream. And when Bill did a taste test, he confirmed my prediction.

Oreo Ice Cream - Dreamy vanilla ice cream with chunks of Oreo cookies!

Aren’t the mini ice-cream cones adorable? More on them later…

Oreo Ice Cream | Dreamy vanilla ice cream with chunks of Oreo cookies!

Oreo Ice Cream

Luscious vanilla ice cream with chunks of Oreo cookies

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Yield 1 quart

Ingredients

  • 5 egg yolks
  • ½ cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1¾ cups heavy cream
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1¼ cups chopped Oreo cookies (I used 10 Mega-Stuf, you will need more regular Oreos)

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the egg yolks and ¼ cup of the sugar in a large Pyrex measuring cup or heatproof bowl; set aside.
  2. Heat the remaining ¼ cup of sugar, cream, milk and salt in a saucepan over medium heat. When the mixture begins to simmer, slowly drizzle 1/2 cup into the egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly. Repeat with another 1/2 cup of hot cream, still whisking constantly, then add the egg mixture back to the saucepan, whisking continuously.
  3. Continue to stir the mixture over medium heat until the mixture thickens, about 1-2 minutes.Pour the custard through the strainer into a clean bowl and stir in the vanilla extract. Place the bowl in an ice bath (I fill the sink with ice and water), stirring occasionally, until the mixture reaches room temperature. Cover the bowl and place the mixture in the refrigerator and chill at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  4. Freeze the ice cream in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Once the ice cream is ready, scoop a third of it into a freezer safe container, top with half the chopped cookies and repeat. Top cookies with last 1/3 of ice cream. You may eat immediately or freeze 4 more hours for firmer ice cream.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1 scoop

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 294Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 118mgSodium: 155mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 4g

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