Cookies and Cream Ice Cream


Cookies and Cream Ice Cream |

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream |

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream |

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream |

Summer is dwindling down but that doesn’t mean ice cream has to be taken out of the equation! Ice cream is a year-round thing here. Plus, that’s what fireplaces, sweatshirts, and blankets are for, right? :)

I personally could eat Oreo’s all day long, which is probably why I never buy them at work because well, that’d just be dangerous to have an entire pack next to me! Self control doesn’t come easy to this chick. I mean, after all, it is one of my favorite ingredients in desserts considering I have a ton of recipes involving Oreo’s. Oreo Cheesecake Cookies, Oreo Cheesecake Bars, Cookies and Creme Milkshakes, Cookies and Creme Rice Krispy Treats, and now this cookies and cream ice cream recipe! When we were at the beach this past weekend, our little two year old niece kept asking for an Oreo (can you blame her?) and it was so cute how she said it. She can’t fully say “Oreo” yet so she says “yoyo.” Haha, so it’d come out, “I want yoyo.” I love how when little kids are first learning to talk, only their parents can understand them. I think it’s one of those parent-child languages ;)

When you eat an Oreo, do you ever think about the way you eat it? I mean, I know it’s probably weird to think of cause you’re so used to doing it but I feel like everyone eats an Oreo differently. Some people just shove the whole thing in their mouth, some people bite half of it, some twist it and then eat each circle by itself, some dunk it with milk, etc. I twist mine then I eat the cream side first, like actually eating the cream part with my two front teeth (scraping it off the cookie, omg I’m so weird, huh?) and then I eat the cookie parts separately. It’s like one of those must do things otherwise it feels weird. I have tried just eating the whole thing before and crumbs just get everywhere.

How do you eat your Oreo’s?

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Big chunks of chocolate sandwich creams dispersed throughout the creamy base makes this cookies and cream ice cream irresistible! 

Servings: 1
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 22 chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed
  1. Heat the half and half and 1 cup of sugar in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Meanwhile, whisk the egg yolks in a bowl until pale yellow and thick, about 5 minutes. Temper the egg yolks by splashing in a very small amount of the warm half and half mixture while whisking constantly. Slowly pour the tempered egg yolks into the saucepan with the half and half and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the heavy cream into a large bowl then pour in the egg mixture and stir to combine. Cover the bowl and let chill for at least 6 hours in the refrigerator.
  3. Once chilled, pour the mixture into the bowl of the ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  4. In a large Ziploc bag, crush chocolate sandwich cookies with a rolling pin. You don't want to completely pulverize them, you want a variety of pieces. Put into ice cream right before the ice cream is done churning. Transfer ice cream to a freezer-safe container and freeze overnight before serving.



Posted on September 04, 2013

dinner for two by julie wampler



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  1. 09/04/2013 at 7:23 am

    Fellow Oreo-lover here! Cookies and Cream Ice Cream was always one of my favorite flavors to order at the ice cream parlor, but I rarely make it at home. I’ll have to give this recipe a try.

    As for eating Oreos, I twist them apart, eat the cream first, and then eat the cookies. Sounds like we’re really similar in our Oreo-eating habits!

    • 09/04/2013 at 8:00 am

      Haha, yay! Glad I’m not the only one that eats Oreo’s that way! :)

  2. 09/04/2013 at 8:18 am

    Your are going to die, but I rarely ever eat Oreos because they are honestly not my favorite on their own (unless they are homemade and then I seem to love them). When I was younger though I did use to LOVE dipping Oreos in peanut butter. It is so, so, so good! You have to try it!
    I do love cookies and cream dessert though and this ice cream looks killer! All those chunks? YUM!

  3. 09/04/2013 at 8:33 am

    Cookies and Cream ice cream is my favorite! Your version sounds delicious!! :)

  4. 09/04/2013 at 8:45 am

    Love cookies and cream ice cream! And I love homemade ice cream. This recipe was made for me :)

  5. 09/04/2013 at 8:58 am

    I loooooove cookies and cream!! This sounds lovely!

  6. 09/04/2013 at 9:03 am

    Dunk in milk, bite, repeat :-)
    Ice cream is most def year-round food, and cookies ‘n’ cream is a classic!

  7. 09/04/2013 at 9:04 am

    I think the appropriate scoopage amount for preggos is 27. So, if I must . . .

  8. 09/04/2013 at 9:20 am

    That ice cream looks so good!

  9. 09/04/2013 at 9:23 am

    Cookies & cream ice cream is one of my total faves – I’m definitely keen on having it all year round!

  10. 09/04/2013 at 9:48 am

    I am weirdly not the biggest ice cream eater, but when I do- cookies and cream is a major weakness- this looks amazinG!

  11. 09/04/2013 at 10:57 am

    I love cookies and cream ice cream, or really anything with Oreos. I just pop that sucker into my mouth all at once. I actually like the cookie part better than the cream, so no thank you to double stuffed! I wish I had a scoop of this ice cream right now!

  12. 09/04/2013 at 11:41 am

    My name is Pamela and I’m a Oreo addict *waves shyly*. This ice cream looks amazing!

  13. 09/04/2013 at 11:49 am

    I love Oreos dipped in milk until they are nice a soggy, so yummy! I also love Oreos in my ice cream, this recipe looks fantastic!

  14. 09/04/2013 at 12:12 pm

    I have just started making ice cream once I got an ice cream maker for my bridal shower… and I can’t wait to try cookies ‘n cream! This looks amazing! I personally eat mine whole… but you’re right, everyone has their own way :)

  15. 09/04/2013 at 12:16 pm

    Girl, I can’t even tell you how this ice cream has made my day!! I’ll take 4,567 gallons please!

  16. 09/04/2013 at 12:49 pm

    It’s still PLENTY hot here, so I could go for 4 or 5 scoops of this right now! LOVE me some Oreos!

  17. 09/04/2013 at 2:23 pm

    Shame on me, I haven’t been here in awhile and I just picked up 3 new recipes,,, including this one… yay for ice cream!

  18. 09/04/2013 at 2:29 pm

    your ice cream recipes are all so very delicious

  19. 09/04/2013 at 3:04 pm

    girl!! this is my fav ice cream of all times!!!!

  20. 09/04/2013 at 3:44 pm

    I adore this ice cream, love cookies and cream!

  21. 09/04/2013 at 9:06 pm

    Ahhh, I now need an ice cream fix! This looks AHHH. MAZING.

  22. 09/04/2013 at 9:33 pm

    I will take two scoops!

  23. 09/04/2013 at 9:58 pm

    So tempting! My second favorite ice cream flavour (well, maybe tied with pralines n’cream). Yum!

  24. 09/04/2013 at 10:57 pm

    I twist my oreos apart, and smash the two stuffing sides together to make a Quadruple Stuff!! And I just bought a fresh package of Mint Oreos today!! Holla!

  25. YUM. This looks so creamy and delicious! I have been wanting to make a s’more flavored ice cream!

  26. 09/05/2013 at 10:14 am

    I could eat a big bowl of this–sort of reminds me of own my all-time favorite B &J ‘s flavors–the mint chocolate cookie one, because of those huge cookie chunks.

    I’m definitely a pull it apart, eat the filling first kinda gal :)

  27. 09/05/2013 at 10:18 am

    We eat oreos the same. It’s really weird lol. I especially like when I just need the cookie part for a recipe and can make the filling even thicker.

  28. 09/05/2013 at 1:02 pm

    This ice-cream looks soooo yummy! Great post :) x

  29. 09/05/2013 at 8:22 pm

    It’s never too late for ice cream. ;)

  30. 09/06/2013 at 1:49 pm

    Love Oreo’s but usually prefer just the chocolate part so for most people who love the cream filling, it’s a great match. Love the ice cream!

  31. 09/06/2013 at 10:35 pm

    One of my favorite flavors!!

  32. 09/06/2013 at 10:51 pm

    Loooooove Cookies and Cream Ice Cream, Julie! Glad you’re posting an ice cream recipe in September. By the way, I’m lusting after the bowl you used for your prop…just perfect with all the little flecks! Pinning!

  33. 09/08/2013 at 11:13 am

    Oh how wonderful :) cookies & cream is one of my favorite flavors, this recipe sounds perfect!

  34. Sandra
    01/07/2016 at 12:08 am

    Hi, please tell me what is half and half?
    Kind Regards

  35. Anna
    07/06/2017 at 5:09 am

    I made a Cookies N Cream ice cream and it was kept in the freezer for about a week. Yup I had lots of small batches, most of them was devoured right away but I dug up one after a week. Surprise surprise, my Oreos kinda turned a bit soggy, Still super yum, but is there any way to retain the crunch after a bit too ??

    • Julie
      07/06/2017 at 7:58 am

      Unfortunately, I haven’t found a way to retain the crunch on cookies in ice cream.

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