Cookies ‘n Cream Ice Cream

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This is a great, classic recipe for Cookies ‘n Cream Ice Cream.

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This ice cream is so rich and creamy. The vanilla base alone is just to die for!! My son has claimed this is the best ice cream recipe I’ve ever made!

I blame it on the Oreo’s.  Oreos make everything just a little bit better.

Homemade Cookies 'n Cream Ice Cream recipe - by

Cookies 'n Cream Ice Cream

Yield: 10 cups

Prep Time: 20 minutes + chilling and processing time

Cook Time: 8 minutes

  • 2 1/2 cups half and half cream
  • 8 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups whipping cream
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 20 crushed Oreo cookies
  1. Heat the half and half until very hot (not boiling), stirring often. Do this in a saucepan or a glass dish in the microwave, but make sure it doesn't boil.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until well-blended and slightly thickened, very gradually whisk in the hot half and half. You don't want to scramble the eggs with the heat of the half and half, so just add a small amount at a time to gradually bring up the temperature of the eggs.
  3. Add the mixture to a medium saucepan and cook over medium-low heat until it's steamy and bubbles form around the edge, stirring constantly. Do not boil.
  4. Pour the mixture into a large bowl and whisk in the whipping cream, vanilla and salt.
  5. Cover and chill overnight.
  6. Add the chilled mixture to an ice cream maker per your manufacturer's instructions. Stir in the crushed Oreos at the end- just before you turn off the machine.
  • If you are preparing this recipe as gluten-free, be sure to use GF chocolate sandwich cookies.

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  • Ipasha wrote:

    Hmm I worried about my diet program after read this recipe 😀 If I want to change the Oreo with another cookies, what cookies do you suggest ?

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Ipasha, I suppose any sort of chocolate wafer cookie would do. The cream-filled cookies are best though!