Sunday, June 26, 2011

Ben and Jerry's Oreo Mint Homemade Ice Cream

Last summer, I found Ben and Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream and Dessert Book, at a thrift store for 50 cents. Of course I bought it! But, for some reason, I hadn't used it until THIS summer. Boy, were we missing out! But, now that we have made two different ice cream recipes from this book, I plan on making every recipe from this book!

First off, I am a huge Ben and Jerry fan! I used to buy pints on a regular basis when I was in college. Love the stuff. I just hated how expensive it was. Oreo Mint happens to be Chris and I's favorite, FAVORITE flavor, so for Father's day that is what I made. It tastes just like the pint I used to buy at the store. It is unreal how tasty it is. Not to mention, how easy it is to make. So, thank you Ben and Jerry for sharing your secrets and now YOU must go make this ice cream for your family!

2/3 cup coarsely chopped Oreo cookies
2 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups heavy or whipping cream (I used heavy whipping cream)
1 cup milk (I used 1% and it was great)
2 Tsp. pure peppermint extract

1. Place the cookies in a bowl, cover, and refrigerate.
2. Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. Whisk in the sugar, a little at a time, then continue whisking until completely blended, about 1 minute more. Pour in the cream and milk and whisk to blend. Add the peppermint extract and blend again.
3. Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze following the manufacturer's instructions.
4. After the ice cream stiffens (about 2 minutes before it is done) add the chopped cookies, then continue freezing until the ice cream is ready.

Makes generous 1 quart (I think it was more like 2 quarts)

1 comment:

  1. I am wondering if you have ever considered incorporating freeze dried foods into your dishes for people looking to cook daily with their food storage..