Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Cookies & Cream Ice Cream

I received a very fun "toy" this Christmas - an electric ice cream machine!! An ice cream machine has been on my wish list for the past five years so I was delighted, to say the least. I am already dreaming about future sorbets, daiquiris, and ice cream creations that I will now be able to make. I know not everyone will have an electric ice cream maker on hand. The hand-crank style mixers also work well. My husband has great childhood memories of taking turns mixing a big bucket of ice cream. When I was a kid I was desperate to make homemade ice cream. Without a machine of any kind I had  to improvise. I poured my cream mixture into a quart size ziploc bag and then filled a gallon size ziploc bag with ice and about 1/4 c. rock salt. I placed the sealed quart bag inside the ice bag and shook the contents until a soft-serve mixture evolved. It was fun and can work in a pinch, but it was kind of a mess.  Whatever your process, enjoy the simple pleasure of making a delicious dessert out of a few basic ingredients.
Cookies & Cream Ice cream
2 c. heavy cream
1 c. skim milk
3/4 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
8 Oreo cookies, crushed

In a medium bowl, wisk sugar with skim milk until sugar dissolves, about 2 minutes. Add heavy cream and vanilla. Pour into ice cream machine and let mix about 20 minutes or until thickened. Stir in crushed cookies and transfer ice cream into an air tight container. Let ripen 1-2 hours in the freezer. Enjoy!
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  1. I have officially decided that an electronic ice cream maker is on my list too now! It looks delicious :)

  2. Oh it is definitely on my list now too! I can't wait to make ice cream with you again!

  3. Anonymous2/2/10

    I am assuming that years of dq expertise have made this great! - kristen