Indulge in the ultimate homemade ice cream experience with this No-Churn Cookies + Cream Ice Cream. This delightful recipe is a game-changer, as it requires no fancy ice cream machine and is incredibly easy to make, whipped together in less than 10 minutes. With a creamy vanilla base generously studded with chunks of Oreo cookies, it's a dessert dream come true for cookie enthusiasts. Say goodbye to store-bought ice cream and embrace the joy of making your own creamy, cookie-loaded creation at home. Gluten-free + Dairy-free Option.
Calling all Oreo lovers!! If you're an avid Orchids + Sweet Tea follower, y'all know I have a sweet spot for Oreos. Which means I couldn't help but create some mouthwatering Oreo recipes over the years for you. So my fellow Oreo enthusiasts, here's some to try next Peppermint Oreo Cheesecake, and these One-Bowl Fluffy Vegan Oreo Pancakes. And if that isn't enough, wash it down with the creamiest Oreo Milkshake. OK, maybe I'm a little obsessed.
This delectable scoopable treat is a winning combination of pure yumminess and ultimate ease. The creamy vanilla base, perfectly mingled with chunks of Oreo cookies, creates a flavor explosion that will leave you craving more. With just a handful of ingredients and a simple process, you can whip up this Oreo ice cream like a pro. Not only can you customize it with your favorite flavors and mix-ins, but it always tastes creamier, smoother, and just better!
If you haven't made ice cream before, this is a perfect recipe to start with. It's a five-ingredient recipe that takes just 10 minutes to make (plus freezing time). Requires minimal effort + no fancy ice creammaker. This a huge hit with the family and is perfect for a sweet cool-down treat over summer or ideal for a cozy winter movie night. What I'm trying to say is this cookies + cream ice cream recipe is perfect ALL YEAR round and can be adapted to be Gluten-free & Vegan!
The homemade ice cream ingredients for this recipe are simple:
Heavy Whipping Cream - The heavy whipping cream is the key ingredient that gives the ice cream its creamy and rich texture. It adds a luscious and smooth consistency to the dessert, making it truly indulgent.
Sweetened Condensed Milk - The sweetened condensed milk provides the necessary sweetness to the ice cream base. It helps to balance the flavors and gives the ice cream a velvety smoothness.
Vanilla - Vanilla extract enhances the overall flavor profile of the ice cream, adding a warm and comforting taste.
Oreos - Oreos are the star of this ice cream, providing bursts of chocolatey goodness and crunchy texture. They add a playful element to the dessert, creating a delightful contrast with the creamy base.
Sea Salt - A pinch of sea salt enhances the flavors and balance the sweetness.
Combining these ingredients creates a symphony of flavors and textures, resulting in a delectable Oreo ice cream that is smooth, creamy, and packed with the irresistible taste of cookies and cream.
Here, I’ve curated a list of baking essentials that I use to achieve my favorite baked goods, especially with this No-Churn Cookies + Cream Ice Cream. Everything from my fave large scoop, baking sheet, liners, and more. SEE THEM HERE!
Yes, you read that right! This No-Churn Cookie + Cream Ice Cream does not need to be churned or processed in any way for the ice cream to freeze. AKA ice cream without an ice cream maker! It does take a little technique to perfect the consistency, but it is so easy that anyone could do it!
If you take sweetened cream, flavor it, and freeze it, you will be very disappointed. Unfortunately, ice cream needs air whipped into it, which is what most ice cream machines do as they freeze the base. Freezing cream will cause it to solidify, and you will never be able to scoop it out.
Instead, I use heavy whipping cream and whip it to stiff peaks. Then, I fold it into sweetened condensed milk along with my other mix-ins to keep the mixture airy. This way, I get perfectly scoopable ice cream once it has hardened in the freezer.
Although homemade Cookies + Cream Ice Cream is amazing simply served in a cone, here are some ideas to elevate it to the next level -
Classic Sundae: Scoop generous portions of the ice cream into bowls or waffle cones. Top it off with hot fudge sauce, whipped cream, and a cherry for a classic and indulgent sundae.
Make ice cream sandwiches: Take two cookies of your choice (chocolate chip, oatmeal, or even Oero cookies for double the Oreo goodness!), and sandwich a generous scoop of cookies + cream ice cream between them. Roll the edges in crushed waffle cones or mini chocolate chips for an extra crunch.
Ice Cream Pie: Press a cookie crust into a pie dish, fill it with Oreo Ice Cream mix, and freeze until firm. YUM
Pair with a warm brownie: Serve with warm brownies like this Chocolate Oreo Skillet Brownie for a heavenly combination!
Affogato: Pour a shot of hot espresso or strong coffee over a scoop of your cookies + cream icecream. Watch as the creamy ice cream melts into the rich, velvety coffee for a heavenly dessert-drink combination.
While you may find that this creamy cookie-filled ice cream disappears in a few hours out of the freezer, you can keep it for up to two weeks. Store in an airtight container in the freezer to prevent ice crystals.
No-- But it can be! Just use Gluten-free Oreos in place of the original variety. The ice cream itself is already gluten-free. If you want to enjoy this in a cone, you will need to buy GF waffle cones!
Yes! Luckily oreos are already vegan. Just sub the condensed milk with 1 (7oz) can of DF sweetened condensed milk and sub the heavy cream for a vegan heavy cream.
Absolutely! Not only can you make this ice cream without an ice cream maker, you can also get creative and add additional mix-ins like chocolate chips, nuts, or more caramel swirls. Just be sure not to overload the mixture, as it can affect the texture of the ice cream.
The freezing time can vary depending on your freezer temperature and the depth of the ice cream in the container. Generally, it takes around 4-6 hours for the ice cream to become firm. It's best to check its consistency periodically and adjust the freezing time as needed.
I just use classic Oreo cookies, but there are so many types of Oreo flavors now that you can test out!
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