Can you believe I’m about to do a post not about burgers? I can’t, but here we go!

I think the simple things in life are often underrated. Some people say that when things come too easy, we don’t appreciate them. Well, to those people, I say what the heck do you know? Have you ever tried making my super easy cookies & cream ice cream? So easy and yet time after time, I’m still floored by how delicious it is in a bowl, in a cup, on a cone or even in an ice cream sandwich.

I definitely appreciate the ice cream and I appreciate that it literally takes about five minutes of my time (to whisk the sugar and milk, and crush the cookies) to produce 1.5L of awesomeness. And above all else, I appreciate the joy it brings to my friend’s kids when they come over and smoosh their cute little faces in the ice cream. (I don’t appreciate any ice cream stains on the couch but hey.)

Life is full of things too complicated. Why not indulge in simple pleasures?

ps. Life is also too short to not go to a whole different country just for a weekend. So this weekend, Panu and I are off to Singapore! Woohoo! I am stupendously excited about all the hawker food!

Cookies & cream ice cream (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
  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. Scoop into a freezer proof container and place in freezer.
  10. When ready to serve, let sit at room temperature for about 5 minutes before serving.
Makes 1.5L of ice cream.

15 Thoughts on “recipe | cookies & cream ice cream

  1. that looks yummy.. do you think i can get the same result by just mixing crushed oreos into a really good vanilla icecream?

  2. Oh Im loving this! I have some Peanut Butter Oreos we brough back from Thailand. They’d be AWESOME in this :D

  3. Hehe you know that you need something to eat after the burgers so this is a good choice! :)

  4. Nic: Ooooooh peanut butter oreos!!

    Lorraine: yah haha I tried to detox from burgers last week and ended up eating Domino’s pizza!

  5. yumm! my favourite icecream flavour :) along with macadamia!

  6. OHHH totally making this :) i’ve been saying that i”ll make ice-cream for So long but i haven’t gotten around to it but this weekend definitely gonna do it :D

  7. I am SO with you when it comes to the simple pleasure of ice cream. i made some Alphonso mango frozen yogurt the other day, it had three ingredients (mangoes, yoghurt and sugar) and took all of five minutes to whizz up. Delicious.

    And talking of delicious, this ice cream sounds way WAY bad (in a good way of course). It now has my mind turning to cookies, cream and (thanks to Nic’s suggestion above) peanut butter. Cookies, cream and NUTS. Yum. Triple yum. *fades away into a gentle ice cream reverie*

    Hope you had fun in Singapore!

  8. Xui Xui on June 12, 2012 at 2:46 am said:

    Hope you have a nice trip. Bring back some delicious recipe food from Singapore! ^^

  9. jenny c on June 12, 2012 at 3:34 pm said:

    Yum this looks great and I love your easy recipes!

  10. tastyfoodsnaps: YES! i love nutty flavours too. Must try making that soon :)

    Daisy: Yeah, and don’t let the cold weather stop you hehe

    Grubworm: Hehehe ahhhh cookies, creams and nut AND BUTTER. Seriously, life can’t get much better than that.

    Xui Xui: Haha sadly I didn’t bring any recipes back, I just ate A LOT there! I had a great time though :)

    jenny: Yes well, I can’t actually DO hard recipes so all of my recipes are easy :)

  11. OMG this looks divine .
    I need to get an ice-cream maker.

  12. Since you asked, no I have not tried making it and I can feel I maybe missing out on something truly wonderful. But not for long. I am going to make your super easy cookies & cream ice cream for my wee lassies this weekend. By the by, I can see you are enjoying Singapore…la! Have some more fun.

  13. Gotta love no-custard ice-creams because I’m, uh, inpatient and lazy =p

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