Mint Oreo Ice Cream

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Mint Oreo Ice Cream
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After the Cookies and Cream Cupcakes I made a few weeks back, I have had extra Oreo cookies lying around in the pantry. I tried to think about what else I could make to use those cookies up, and while cookies and cream ice cream was the easy and natural choice- I tried to think of any little variation on the classic that would be fun. I thought of the old Ben and Jerry’s flavor Mint Oreo (do they still make it?!)

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I made pretty basic Ice Cream base and just added Oreo cookies and a bit of peppermint extract. The result is a delicious and nostalgic ice cream treat that is absolutely loaded with the creamy and crunchy chocolate cookies.

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Great for kids and kids at heart!!

2 cups heavy cream
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
2 whole eggs
1 egg yolk
1 tsp peppermint extract
8 Oreo cookies

Roughly chop the Oreo cookies. Place them in a small bowl and place them in the freezer. (This will keep the base from getting too warm while the ice cream is churning).

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In a small pot, combine the cream and the milk and bring to a simmer. Add the peppermint extract and remove from the heat.

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While the milk and cream are coming to a simmer, beat the eggs until pale and fluffy.

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While continuing to beat the eggs, slowly add the sugar to the eggs.

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Temper the eggs by very slowly adding the hot milk/cream to the egg/sugar mixture.

Add the mixture back to the pot and cook the custard until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.

Pour the mixture into a bowl and let cool before refrigerating.
When the custard base has cooled completely (2-4 hours or up to overnight).

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When it is really cold then churn according to your ice cream makers directions.

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When the ice cream is half way through its cycle, add the frozen Oreo cookies to the ice cream.

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Put the ice cream base (which will be semi-soft) into containers and freeze.

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When the ice cream is hard, scoop and enjoy!

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4 Comments

  1. Again, another delight I must take part in. Wow. Looks wonderful.

  2. Vicki B says:

    “had extra Oreo cookies lying around in the pantry”…Heather, you must have massive willpower to let these languish! This will be amazing if summer ever comes back to California.

    • lol!! there are so many sweets “lying around” this house Vicki that the last thing I am trying to slap hand myself away from is Oreo’s! I know I keep saying it, but I think I need a sugar intervention.

  3. Jen says:

    Delish! I love oreos and ice cream! At Coldstone creamery, they have oreo cream filling ice cream (so addicting!)