Homemade Oreo Ice Cream Recipe

This homemade Oreo ice cream recipe makes a cookies and cream ice cream that tastes just like the one you remember from your childhood.  It’s perfect!

This homemade Oreo ice cream recipe makes a cookies and cream ice cream that tastes just like the one you remember from your childhood. It's just perfect!

Homemade Oreo Ice Cream Recipe

This is the cookies and cream ice cream I always dreamed of.

When I was a kid, I loved cookies and cream ice cream.  However, there was only one store that served the good stuff; their cookies and cream ice cream was chock full of cookies.  It teetered on the edge of having as much cookies as ice cream, and that’s exactly how I liked it.

That store closed, and no other cookies and cream ice cream ever measured up to that one.  The ice cream would be insipidly flavored, or the cookies insufficient, or the flavor not quite right.  I spent years searching for a new cookies and cream ice cream to replace that childhood perfection, until I gave up searching and quietly switched to ordering rocky road instead.

Until now.

While working on a Halloween recipe that happened to include a whole lot of Oreos on the side, I decided to take a stab at making cookies and cream ice cream for myself.  I’d made many kinds of ice cream before, including vanilla, strawberry, and even chocolate peanut butter ice cream, but something had held me back from making cookies and cream.  I think I couldn’t take the thought of being disappointed again.

I shouldn’t have worried.  This is my dream cookies and cream ice cream.  It’s got plenty of cookies, and that perfect amount of saltiness from the cookies to make the flavor almost sophisticated, similar to what happens when you add salt to caramel.

This homemade Oreo ice cream recipe makes a cookies and cream ice cream that tastes just like the one you remember from your childhood. It's just perfect!

With only a handful of simple ingredients, you can whip this up in no time.  Enjoy it fresh from the ice cream maker as a soft ice cream, or freeze it to make it firm.  Either way, it’s delicious!

This homemade Oreo ice cream recipe makes a cookies and cream ice cream that tastes just like the one you remember from your childhood. It's just perfect!
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Homemade Oreo Ice Cream Recipe

This homemade Oreo ice cream recipe makes a cookies and cream ice cream that tastes just like the one you remember from your childhood. It's perfect!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Katie Moseman

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup crushed Oreo cookies or more if desired

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, sugar, and salt until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla.
  3. Cover the bowl and place it in the refrigerator for an hour or two, or overnight.
  4. Process the mixture in your ice cream maker. When the ice cream is ready, stir in the crushed Oreo cookies.
  5. Serve immediately as soft ice cream or freeze for firm ice cream.

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