Friday, June 15, 2012

Cookies and Cream ice cream

Several years ago, my in laws took us to a restaurant that featured a dessert called "Ice cream soup."  I suspect the creator was having an ice cream night like mine when she came up with the concept.  See, I haven't used my ice cream maker in some time... probably in at least a year... and kinda forgot how exactly to work it.  For whatever reason, the recipe came out like soup, through no fault of the recipe itself.  It's tasty soup, of that I assure you, and it's sitting in the freezer in hopes of freezing up and being more ice cream than soup.

I made this for the recipe swap, the theme of which was again "Secret Recipe Swap."  For such a swap, we are assigned a blog rather than a recipe, and can blog anything we find there.  I chose to make my favorite kind of ice cream, Cookies and Cream, which Jey received in another Swap from Melissa!

Ironically, cookies and cream is my favorite ice cream while I dislike the famous cookie that tends to be part of the cookie side of cookies and cream ice cream.

So, a picture is coming as soon as the soup is less soup-y.  Thanks to Sarah for hosting another swap and Jey for a great recipe and a great blog!

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Source: I Was Born to Cook   via The Jey of Cooking

  • 2 Cups Whole Milk
  • 2 Cups Heavy Cream
  • 1 Cup Sugar, divided
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
  • 5 Egg Yolks
  • 12 Oreos
Whisk together the milk, cream, 1/2 cup sugar, salt and vanilla in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat.  Bring the mixture just to a boil.
While the mixture is heating, add the egg yolk and remaining 1/2 cup sugar to a medium bowl.  Whisk together until the mixture is pale and thick.
Whisking constantly, add about 1/3 of the hot mixture to the yolk/sugar mixture.  Repeat with another 1/3, then returned the combined base to the saucepan.
Stir constantly with a wooden spoon over low heat until it coats the back of the spoon.  Be careful not to boil or the yolks will overcook.  It should only take a few minutes.  Remove from heat and bring to room temperature.  Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours, or overnight.
When you are ready to make the ice cream, pulse the Oreos in a food processor until you achieve your desired crumb size.  Process and freeze the ice cream base according to the manufacturer’s instructions.  Add the cookie crumbs 5 minutes before finishing.
Transfer the ice cream to an airtight container and place in freezer until your desired consistency is reached.


Lishie said...

Hubby would love this!

USA Kiwi (Kylee) said...


Jey said...

I'll take ice cream soup over no ice cream at all! :o)

Eva @ Eva Bakes said...

I'm with Jey on this one - soupy ice cream is better than no ice cream at all!

The Home Cook said...

I love cookies and cream ice cream. Yum! Let me know when you have a picture for the roundup.

Thanks for being part of the recipe swaps!

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