Cookies n’ Cream Ice Cream

Any time is a great time to make some homemade cookies n’ cream ice cream! Grab an ice cream maker and a few simple ingredients, and get ready to EAT!
Any time is a great time to make some homemade cookies n' cream ice cream! Grab an ice cream maker and a few simple ingredients, and get ready to EAT!

It’s summer time in good old Oregon. It is HOT! What better way to enjoy these warm summer days than with a big old scoop of homemade cookies n’ cream ice cream!

We love to make our own ice cream in our little indoor Cuisinart ice cream maker, and this simple recipe is a real winner!

How To Make Cookies n’ Cream Ice Cream

Begin by placing 10 Oreo cookies into a food processor. Pulse them about 10 times until they are fairly small crumbles. When done, set aside. They will not be added until the last 5 minutes of freezing time!

NOTE: If you do not have access to a food processor, place the cookies in a sealable plastic bag, and give them quite a few good “whacks” with a rolling pin or meat mallet. You can also crumble them in the bag, using your fingers.

Pulverizing Oreo cookies in a food processor for the ice cream.Crumbled cookies ready to add to the cookies n' cream ice cream.

In a medium sized bowl or container, whisk together heavy whipping cream, half and half, milk, sugar and vanilla extract. Whisk these ingredients only until the sugar has pretty much dissolved.

Once this is done, turn on the ice cream maker. Pour the cookies n’ cream ice cream base into the freezer canister!

Whisking up the ice cream base is easy!Pouring the ice cream base into the ice cream maker to begin freezing.

Freezing The Cookies n’ Cream Ice Cream

Freeze the ice cream according to your machines manufacturer’s instructions. I use an older electric Cuisinart ice cream machine, and it takes about 20 minutes to freeze.

Five minutes before the end of the freezing time, pour the Oreo cookie crumbles into the canister of ice cream. The paddle in the machine will continue to mix the cookie crumbles into the ice cream!

Oreo cookie crumbles are added to ice cream during the last 5 minutes of freezing time.

When done (approx. 20 minutes), remove the paddle (and any cookies n’ cream ice cream attached to it). Transfer ice cream to a covered container. The ice cream is the consistency of soft serve at this point and can be eaten right away, or it can be frozen more in your kitchen freezer, in order to make firmer scoops.

To Firm Up the Cookies n’ Cream Ice Cream

We almost always freeze it in our kitchen freezer for a couple more hours for a more “scoop-able” consistency! It’s hard to wait, but we do! Transfer the ice cream to a freezer-safe container with a lid. Place it in your freezer for a couple more hours to really firm up.

Ice cream is finished freezing, and is removed from machine.Cookies n' cream ice cream is transferred to a container, and put in kitchen freezer to firm up.

Once the cookies n’ cream ice cream has firmed up, grab an ice cream scoop and go for it! If desired, you can top the scoops of this delicious ice cream with more crumbled Oreos.

Why not serve it with a whole Oreo cookie garnishing the dish? After all, can there ever be too many Oreos? *grins*

Now the ice cream is ready to EAT!Two scoops of cookies n' cream ice cream in dish, with a cookie for garnish!

Hope you enjoy this easy to make, absolutely delicious cookies n’ cream ice cream! Have a GREAT day!

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Cookies n' Cream Ice Cream

Any time is a great time to make some homemade cookies n' cream ice cream! Grab an ice cream maker and a few simple ingredients, and get ready to EAT!

  • 10 Oreo cookies (, crushed)
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • ½ cup half and half
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  1. Place 10 Oreo cookies into a food processor. Pulse them about 10 times until they are fairly small crumbles. When done, set aside. They will not be added until the last 5 minutes of freezing time! NOTE: If you do not have access to a food processor, place the cookies in a sealable plastic bag, and give them quite a few good "whacks" with a rolling pin or meat mallet. You can also crumble them in the bag, using your fingers.

  2. In a medium sized bowl or container, whisk together heavy whipping cream, half and half, milk, sugar and vanilla extract. Whisk only until sugar has pretty much dissolved. Turn on ice cream maker. Pour the ice cream base into the freezer canister! Freeze ice cream according to your machines manufacturer's instructions. Five minutes before the end of the freezing time, pour the Oreo cookie crumbles into the canister of ice cream.

  3. When done (approx. 20 minutes), remove the paddle (and any cookies n' cream ice cream attached to it). Transfer ice cream to a covered container. The ice cream is the consistency of soft serve at this point and can be eaten right away, or it can be frozen more in your kitchen freezer for a couple hours, in order to make firmer scoops. Garnish with additional cookie crumbles, if desired. Enjoy!

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