Cookies and Cream Recipe

how to make cookies and cream ice cream


1 1/2 cups Whole Milk

1 1/2 cups Cream

Pinch of Salt

1/2 cup Sugar

1/2 Vanilla Bean, split and scraped

5 Egg Yolks

1 1/2 cups Oreo Cookies, crushed


In a heavy bottom saucepan, combine milk, cream, salt, sugar, and vanilla bean

Beat the egg yolks in a bowl. Whisk 1/3 of the boiling milk mixture into the yolks.

Return the remaining milk mixture to the stove. Bring back to a boil.  When it reaches a boil, slowly whisk in the egg yolk mixture. Simmer until mixtures thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon.

Strain the ice cream base into a bowl set over ice. Discard the vanilla bean. Cool quickly over ice and place in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours. Mixture should be very cold before going into the ice cream maker.  Mix the ice cream, according to your ice cream maker instructions. During the last 5 minutes of churning, add in the crushed Oreo cookies. Freeze overnight or for 4-6 hours.

homemade cookies and cream ice cream

Photographed by Alli Shepherd.