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This post is dedicated to my younger sister, "Joy."
The girl is addicted to cookies and cream ice cream. Growing up, no matter which ice cream joint we went to she would always get cookies and cream. There were dozens and dozens of flavors, but she always homed in on that one.
It drove me crazy, quite frankly. And I chided her for it often.
Nevermind the fact that I always went for strawberry cheesecake ice cream; that's an addiction I can understand. But you can get Oreos any time, and you can get vanilla ice cream any time. What's so magical about that combination?
Sorry. Okay, where was I?
Just make it. It's good. Really good.
No Frills Cookies and Cream Ice Cream
Yes, you could make a custard ice cream, but frankly, why? This is a "quick" (as quick as homemade ice cream can be) version that gets my husband's two-head-nod-eyes-open-wide-look-down-to-the-right reaction.
- 2 cups heavy cream*
- 1 cup whole milk*
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (the better the vanilla, the better the ice cream)
- 10-12 Oreos, chopped
Mix all ingredients except Oreos. Freeze in your ice cream freezer "according to manufacturer's instructions" (I always love that part of recipes, it sounds so official). When you spoon it out into the freezing container (after you've ceremonially licked the paddle and eaten a whole bowl of it soft-serve), fold in the Oreos. Freeze 4 hours or overnight for best creamy frozen scoopable incredibleness results.
Joy, this bite's for you.