Well, I must be feeling better if I’m making ice cream sandwiches. And I am. Thanks for all the well wishes from the previous post. In a nutshell, I’m much much better, still a little sore but I can now talk, and most importantly, I can eat. Huzzah!

Now, because I am supremely organised (what, you didn’t know that about me? Haven’t read my About page? I need to update that actually…), I made a bunch of recuperative food before I went into surgery, namely the pork & daikon soup and on doctors orders (no joke), some ice cream. Cookies & cream, to be precise.

For a bit of fun, I’ve also made a few little ice cream sandwiches.

Ice cream is one of those pleasures in life that never ceases to give joy, no matter how you have it. I used to only ever order ice cream in a cup, slowly scraping thin layers of deliciousness off the top with my always-too-small spoon, savouring the experience.

Last year, while we were in Venice, I started ordering my ice cream in cones. Just for kicks. It’s hard to explain, but I was amazed at how different the experience was – something about the cone, and having to lick the ice cream… brought a whole new level of enjoyment to the process.

And now, here’s yet another way to indulge. Get some ice cream and smack it between two biscuits, much like a Maxibon 🙂 I thought it was just a novelty, but Panu loves this.

How do you enjoy your ice cream?

Cookies & cream ice cream sandwich (using an ice cream maker)
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 1/2 cups thickened cream
2/3 cup castor sugar (add more or less to taste)
8 Oreo cookies (original) – crushed
12-16 McVitie’s Disgestive biscuits (original)
  1. Pre-freeze your ice cream maker bowl for at least 24 hours.
  2. In a bowl, combine milk and sugar and beat with an electric mixer until properly combined and sugar is dissolved. Stir in the cream.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  4. Crush the Oreo cookies with a pestle and mortar until finely crumbled. Set aside.
  5. When you’re ready to churn the ice cream, place the frozen bowl on the ice cream machine, turn on.
  6. Slowly pour in the cream mixture and let churn.
  7. Let churn for about 15-20 minutes. Then slowly add the crushed Oreo cookies.
  8. Churn for another 10 minutes to ensure it is properly mixed through.
  9. To make ice cream sandwiches, once the ice cream has finished churning, use a spoon and carefully scoop ice cream onto one Digestive biscuit. Place another biscuit on top and squeeze gently. Use a silicone spatula to smooth around the edge.
  10. Wrap in aluminium foil and place in freezer.
  11. Repeat for as many ice cream sandwiches as you would like.
  12. When ready to serve, let sit at room temperature for about 5 minutes before serving.
Makes 1.5L of ice cream or about 6-8 ice cream sandwiches.

15 Thoughts on “recipe | cookies & cream ice cream sandwich

  1. Good to hear you’re on the mend dear. Love ice cream sandwiches, the best part of Maxibons was the biscuit part 🙂

  2. Yay so glad you’re feeling much better now 😉 Ice-cream always cheers me up hehe ~ I love these ice-cream sandwiches! Mcvities Digestive biscuits are my all type favourite cookies and Oreos! It was their 100th year birthday yesterday 😀
    Gotta give this recipe a try soon!

    Take good care of yourself Cat!

  3. These sound so delicious!

  4. Phuoc: I agree! LOVE maxibons 🙂 now I can sorta make my own hehe. There’s a matcha one in the freezer as we speak 😉

    Daisy: I love Disgestives too. I dont know why but I’ve tricked myself into thinking they are vaguely healthy so I eat too many of them hehe.

    Katarina: thanks 🙂

  5. Glad to hear your feeling better. Next time Im unwell im totally going to your doctor lol

  6. oh gasp! i’m reading this during my lunch break. i think i need a cookies and cream ice-cream too!

  7. jenny c on March 8, 2012 at 1:32 pm said:

    Oh this sounds good and you’re right, eating it like this would be totally different than a bowl! I love the idea!

  8. Nic: Hahaha I know. When I was in hospital they gave me ice cubes to suck on and said when i go home, I should have ice cream!

    Melissa: Yes you do!

    jenny: Try it, it’s easy to make (once you have the ice cream) and fun!

  9. You made ice cream digestives! What a great idea – have you done with matcha ice cream? Glad to hear you on the mend, one of the few benefits of this must be having ice cream on doctor’s orders ;D

  10. oh my, that looks excellent! i wouldnt mind some of that right now!

  11. Glad you are feeling better. I haven’t had an ice cream sandwich in years, oh how I am now craving one.

  12. I have a tub of coffee ice-cream with choc-coated coffee beans right at the moment! The novelty of a shiny machine has yet to wear off haha.

  13. I love how you specify ORIGINAL digestives. None of that low fat nonsense (I’ve tried both and can happily say the original ones taste infinitely better). 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Post Navigation