home made cookies & cream ice cream

I have a confession to make.

I eat condensed milk. Like, I mean I eat it straight out of the tin. By the tablespoon full and it is the most undulatingly sinful indulgence I have ever experienced.

But a few years ago, it dawned on me that eating condensed milk tablespoons at a time… in fact whole tins at a time… would probably leave me a fat and toothless hag at the ripe old age of 30, so in an earnest effort to keep at least my molars and incisors intact (becaused dang if I can’t eat steak with my own set of teeth), I stopped buying condensed milk.

Until this week.

Because well it’s not my fault if this ice cream recipe calls for 100mL of condensed milk, right? I mean, 100mL for the ice cream and 400mL for me?


My love of condensed milk aside, I have another obsession and the biggest vice in my no-diet diet: ice cream.

Where many people have said to me that their freezer is too full of frozen meats and sauces to house any ice cream, well *ahem* mine is too full of various tubs of Haagen Dazs ice creams (my favourite is strawberry cheesecake), mochi ice creams and now home made ice cream, that I um…. I have no room for meat.

But that means we just buy our meat fresh, which is like… better, right?


Anyway, check out this ice cream recipe. I guarantee it is the easiest ice cream recipe you’ll ever find, or I’ll totally give you all of your money back.. I mean, how much did you pay to read this blog post? Yeah, I’ll give that back.

It was borrowed from Karen Cheng’s vanilla recipe, and I added the oreos because… why not, right? This easy recipe and making ice cream – successfully making ice cream – has been a serious milestone in my mundane little life and I am *so* excited to try some different flavours 🙂

cookies & cream ice cream
300mL pure fresh cream
100mL condensed milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
4 oreo cookies, crushed
  1. Crush the oreo cookies in a bowl.
  2. Whisk the fresh cream with an electric mixer until soft peaks form.
  3. Stir in the condensed milk, vanilla essence and crushed oreos with a spoon.
  4. Freeze in a container for 12 hours, stirring 3-4 times throughout to ensure the cookie bits don’t sink to the bottom.
  5. Done! Serve! Enjoy!

Massive thanks to Karen Cheng for her easy vanilla recipe, which inspired me to do cookies & cream.

Makes 1 litre.

17 Thoughts on “cookies & cream: the easiest ice cream recipe ever or your money back

  1. OMG – I am so trying this! I, also, am a condensed milk fiend… here you can buy it in tubes… kind of like the flask for an alcoholic… resealable and hideable!! 🙂 lol
    Thanks for a great recipe! 🙂

  2. OOOOh I just love this. I love all that you love, and can’t believe this exciting ice-cream has just 4 easily accessible ingredinets! Finger licking good stuff this…WOW!

  3. Joy: Oh yes I have heard about the tube variety – I guess that was the danger with the tin, once you open it you just gotta eat it all. I mean, god forbid it should go to waste!

    deeba: I told you! Money back guarantee 😉

  4. i have to try this too:)

  5. I have to say, I’m not the biggest fan of condensed milk, but my partner is. I’m sure you two would get along so well =)

  6. Wow, this looks amazing! That’s the what-to-serve-after-sunday-lunch-this-week-dilemma solved!

  7. mc: Try it, it’s seriously easy 🙂

    Mowie: no! NO! gasp! There’s something we don’t BOTH LOVE? *sigh* good thing I’m wearing pink today, makes the pain bearable.

    The Student Gourmet: Definitely and sooooper easy to make, but just make sure you do it the day/night before as it needs 12 hrs!!

  8. aw this is sweeet! oreos are great. and so damn addictive. 😉 send me some ice cream lovin’ x

  9. Hi Catty, I am new to condensed milk and fairly new to ice cream making. I was suprised there were no eggs in this, it does sound a hell of a lot easier without having to make custard. Ha ha, but I present to you the ultimate easiest home made ice cream in the world EVER: 1 tin of Sainsburys basics custard and 1 jar of Sainsburys basics lemon curd. Mix whole lot together in ice cream maker, end of. I got that from Martin Lewis’ Moneysaving Expert Site and everyone who tries it loves it. I love it that Oreos are so much easier to buy now, I definitely want to make some Oreo icecream soon. PS thanks for the lovely stuff you said about my failed macarons! xx

  10. Catty, you had me at “condensed milk”. If I need to add it to ice-cream for the sake of my molars, so be it…

  11. diva: I’m making a list for you ~ ice cream, cinnamon scrolls.. what else is on that list? 🙂

    Sarah: AH but you see, your recipe requires an ice cream maker, one which I do not have! This recipe is brilliant in that all you need is a whisk! And everyone has a whisk, no?

    Greedy Diva: god we bond on so many levels… 😉

  12. Omg, I love this. I LOVE IT!!! I wish there were healthier options besides condensed milk!!! 🙁

  13. Condensed milk with a spoon? I am so, so so SOOOOO down with that. 😀

    xox Sarah

  14. dollydoesdesserts: Haha yeh unfortunately probably not although I wonder what would happen to the texture if you left it out?

    Sarah: Damn yeah! 😀

  15. Sabina on August 3, 2012 at 8:34 pm said:

    Wow it looks really nice! My favorite ice cream is cookies and cream; i need to try this recipe 😀 (Y)

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  17. Oh yum!! I love cookies and cream ice-cream, can’t wait to try this recipe!

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