cookies and cream ice cream

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just bought an ice cream maker! first ice cream attempt was a success. i used trader joe’s cookie sandwiches, and to be honest, i think oreos would have been tastier. but otherwise, everything turned out pretty great! i’m definitely going to be trying out a lot of new ice cream recipes in the near future.

recipe from here:

yield: 1 quart

prep time: 1 hours

cook time: 20 minutes (churn time)

total time: 3 hours

INGREDIENTS:

  • 5 egg yolks
  • ½ cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1¾ cups half and half
  • ¾ cup 2% milk
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • about 3/4 cup crushed oreo-type cookies (i would say to stick with oreo brand, unless you know you prefer something else)

DIRECTIONS:

1. Set a wire-mesh sieve over a large bowl. Whisk together the egg yolks and ¼ cup of the sugar in a (different) small bowl; set aside.

2. Warm the remaining ¼ cup of sugar, cream, milk and salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat. When the mixture begins to simmer, slowly drizzle it into the egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly, then scrape the warmed egg yolks back into the saucepan.

3. Stir the mixture constantly over medium heat with a heatproof spatula, scraping the bottom as you stir, until the mixture thickens and coats the spatula. Pour the custard through the strainer and stir in the vanilla extract. Place the bowl in an ice bath and stir occasionally, until the mixture reaches room temperature. Cover the bowl and place the mixture in the refrigerator and chill at least 2 hours, or overnight.

4. Churn the ice cream in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Once the ice cream is ready*, layer it into your freezer-safe container with alternating layers of the chopped cookies, beginning and ending with the ice cream.

*note: i did things differently here– rather than following step #4, i just added the cookie crumbles like 5 minutes before the churning was done. that’s just personal preference, though, and i’m sure the original recipe would be delicious as well.

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