Cookies and Cream Ice Cream – easy to make at home and a favorite of many! This ice cream is PACKED with Oreo cookies. Use mini Oreos for quick and easy preparation.

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So, it’s September. My daughter, E, goes to preschool for the first time today. HOLY COW. I’m writing this the night before and E is crazy excited to start school. Me? I’ll get back to you tomorrow on that one. I have too many feelings to even describe…excited, happy, nervous, sad….etc. etc. etc.

I really think she’s going to do great though. We’ve decided to send her to a private school because we want her to have a God-centered education, so we had the choice to put her in the 3-year-old or the 4-year-old preschool. She’ll turn 4 in the middle of September. We went back and forth on this decision nearly a million times but we ultimately decided to put her with the 3-year-olds. Not so much because of right now but more so because of her future — middle school and high school especially. We would rather her be slightly ahead (and maybe even risk her being bored!) than have her always being the youngest and possibly struggling to keep up academically. We think she’ll do great but if she’s advanced in high school there are always AP classes or extracurricular activities.

What would you have done? Did you have a similar situation when you were young or with your kids? I’d love to hear your experiences.

Homemade Cookies and Cream Ice Cream - You can't beat this classic flavor! - Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com

One thing E loves is ice cream. What kid doesn’t love ice cream? And I know it’s September and I knowwww everyone is posting their pumpkin and apple recipes but I got a little behind with all the house craziness and besides, who doesn’t love ice cream? ALL YEAR LONG.

Oh, and Oreos. Those are pretty dang good any time of the year as well, right? As in…I never ever keep them in the house unless I buy them for a blog recipe. Because I’ll easily eat faaaaar too many of them. I used the mini Oreos in this cookies and cream ice cream. You can just throw them in whole. You’re guaranteed big bites of cookie goodness but you don’t have to bother with the whole plastic bag/rolling pin situation. Way easier. And if they don’t all fit into your ice cream maker, no worries. I’m sure you can think of something else to do with them.

Homemade Cookies and Cream Ice Cream - You can't beat this classic flavor! - Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com

Homemade Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream – easy to make at home and a favorite of many! This ice cream is PACKED with Oreo cookies.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups mini oreos

Directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine milk and sugar. Whisk until sugar is dissolved — this should take 2-3 minutes. Add cream, vanilla extract, and whisk until combined. Follow ice cream machine’s directions and add mini oreos in the last 5 minutes of churning (if you have the same one as I do, I churned for 25 minutes, added the oreos and continued to churn for 5 more minutes).
  2. Pour into a shallow container (I used a loaf pan). Freeze until solid, or 3-4 hours.
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Verdict: You really can’t go wrong with classic cookies and cream ice cream and this version is kicked up a notch because of the amount of Oreos. What’s not to love?

Husband’s take: Oh yeah, he was totally on board with this one.

Changes I would make: NONE!

Difficulty: Easy!

 

Still craving more ice cream? Try coconut & hot fudge ice cream, a Nerds milkshake, chocolate cocoa nib ice cream, salted caramel ice cream with pistachios from Foodness Gracious, or 5 minute strawberry banana ice cream from The Slow Roasted Italian.

 

Homemade Cookies and Cream Ice Cream - You can't beat this classic flavor! - Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com