Welcome back to Ice Cream Sunday!
I like Oreo ice cream. While it isn’t my absolute favorite, I would say it is in my top 5!
I am not alone in liking this flavor, as it is number 3 on a Top-Ten listing!
I kind of got carried away with the amount of crushed Oreo’s I added to the ice cream! I really don’t think this is a bad thing though!!! I think the hardest part of making ice cream is waiting for it to firm up! Though I will admit to eating a spoonful once it comes out of the ice cream machine…quality control, you know!!!
Oreo Ice Cream
Ice cream base adapted from Food Network
Prep time: 8 1/2 hours (30 minutes active, 8 hours inactive)
2 cups half and half
2 cup whipping cream
7 egg yolks
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
30 Oreo’s, crushed
In a medium-sized saucepan, whisk together the heavy cream and half and half. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar, until the mixture is a light yellow (about 3 minutes).
Once the cream mixture comes to a simmer, pour 1/3 into the egg yolk/sugar mixture and whisk quickly to combine. Repeat this step 2 more times, until all the cream has been incorporated into the sugar mixture. Pour this combined mixture back into the saucepan. Over medium-low heat, stirring slowly and continuously, let the mixture come up to 175 degrees (using a candy thermometer). Once the ice cream base has come up to temperature, remove from the heat and strain through a sieve into a heat-safe bowl. Let cool to room temperature, then stir in the vanilla extract, cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
After 4 hours, process the ice cream according to your ice cream machine manufacturers instructions. Once the ice cream is ready, scoop (or pour- the ice cream should be a thick milkshake consistency) into a freezer-safe container stirring in the crushed Oreo’s. Cover and freeze for 4 hours. Serve and enjoy!
*Notes: I don’t fill my ice cream machine’s canister the whole way- I only like to fill it 1/2 to 3/4 of the way, so I did my ice cream in 2 batches (and only added half of the crushed Oreo’s to each batch).
Made with love, not calories!