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.
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.
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 use 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.
Still craving more ice cream? Try:
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- Chocolate cocoa nib ice cream,
- Salted caramel ice cream with pistachios from Foodness Gracious
- 5 minute strawberry banana ice cream from The Slow Roasted Italian.
- 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
- 2 cups heavy cream, chilled (36% milk fat)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups crushed Oreo cookies (15-18 cookies)
- Pour heavy cream and vanilla extract into a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Use a hand mixer or stand mixer on medium-high speed to whip the cream until it holds stiff peaks (3 minutes – less if you’re using a stand mixer).
- Add sweetened condensed milk and crushed Oreos to whipped cream. Fold together until just combined and silky and smooth. A few small lumps may remain, it’s important not to over mix as that will deflate the mixture.
- Spread into a 8 or 9-inch loaf pan. Freeze for at least 6 hours or until firm (cover with foil to prevent freezer burn).
- Mini Oreo cookies can be substituted. They can be added whole.
- Instead of Oreo cookies, stir in homemade cookies such as oatmeal cookies, gingersnaps, chocolate chip cookies, Snickerdoodles, etc.
- For longer storage: Line the loaf pan with parchment paper before freezing the ice cream. When it's frozen, lift the ice cream out of the pan with the parchment paper and transfer it to a resealable container. It helps to put a layer of plastic wrap or parchment directly on top of the ice cream so it stays fresh.
- Recipe card updated 5/1/2022.
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Husband’s take: Oh yeah, he’s totally on board with this one.
Changes I would make: NONE!