This is not your everyday cookies and cream ice cream. (Although don’t get me wrong, I love a great cookies and cream ice cream!) The base of this ice cream tastes just like Oreo cookies, not like vanilla ice cream with chunks of Oreos.
Oreos are a weakness of mine and I have to admit that they are very rarely allowed into my house, because I admittedly have NO self-control when they are near me. There just isn’t a made-from-scratch option that can compare for certain things.
I had an idea for an Oreo ice cream a while back and I couldn’t get it out of my mind. I picked up the Oreos at the store and as soon as I got home I dumped a dozen of them into the blender and pulsed them into powder.
Combining those fine Oreo crumbs with the cream and milk made for a rich, smooth ice cream base that tasted exactly like our favorite store-bought cookies!
Oreo Ice Cream
- 24-36 Oreos or chocolate sandwich cookies
- 1 cup milk
- 1 1/2 cups cream
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Place 12 cookies in the blender and pulse to turn them into very fine crumbs. Add a cup of milk and puree until well combined. Add the cream, sugar, salt and vanilla. Puree again until the mixture is smooth. Pour into the ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's directions.
- While the ice cream is churning, chop the remaining cookies into bite-sized pieces. (I quartered our cookies.) I've made this with a dozen chopped cookies and with two dozen. My personal preference is for more cookie pieces in the ice cream, although it's pretty darn good both ways.
- When the ice cream has finished churning, transfer it to a freezer safe container and stir in the chopped cookies. Cover with an airtight lid and freeze until ready to serve. Enjoy!
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10 Comments Leave a comment or review
Sue/the view from great island says
I like the way you think girl! I'm with you on the oreo addiction, they are probably the best cookie ever invented. Sharing, pinning, and drooling….
Magnolia Verandah says
Noooooooo this is far too tempting.
I like the idea if the actually ice cream tasting like Oreos! I too love a good cookies and cream ice cream, but your version sounds amazing!
I only know one place with ice cream like this; every other place is just fake vanilla ice cream with maybe a couple chunks of oreo in it, and it upsets me because I always thought oreo ice cream was supposed to have an oreo base!
I haven't made this yet I am positive it will taste like heaven.
Did you remove the white cream from in between the cookies, or did you just throw all the oreos into the blender, as-is?
Mary Younkin says
Toss them in the blender filling and all, Anne.
Jason Bovberg says
This is the best recipe I’ve found for homemade Oreo ice cream, thanks for posting it! I just tried it with my daughter, and it’s excellent. I do think next time I’ll try scraping out the cream of the pulverized Oreos. The texture of this recipe is VERY creamy, almost too much so (as in, vaguely greasy or unctuous), so I’m curious if that would help. But thanks for the great idea!
Mary Younkin says
I’m so glad that you like it, Jason!
Lynne Dunbrack says
I was on the hunt for an Oreo ice cream this summer and tried several different recipes, including chocolate Oreo ice cream from my Ben and Jerry’s ice cream cookbook, in an attempt to replicate the Lee’s Ice Cream Oreo ice cream from my college days. (Lee’s Ice Cream was founded in the late 70s and had stores in Towson and Baltimore, MD, and I think expanded beyond that in the 80s/90s). The ice cream base tasted like Oreos, not vanilla or chocolate, and was on the darker side. This recipe comes very close to Lee’s version.
I made the recipe twice. Like Jason, I found the cookies’ cream mixed in in step 1 to be a bit too much. His description of it tasty slightly greasy or unctuous is spot on. In the second batch, I scraped off most of the cream for the first set of Oreos that get pulsed to make fine crumbs. I did leave the cream in for the second set that are cut up and get mixed in at the end. Success! Easy to make and delicious, so I will definitely make again.
Thank you Mary for posting this recipe!
Mary Younkin says
I’m so happy to hear it, Lynne!