Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Oreo Mint Ice Cream

My daughter just turned 3 and we had a party with 2 of her cousins that had birthdays a few days before her... We decided to go with a sundae bar instead of a cake and ice cream. They each got to pick their own kind which included vanilla, chocolate and orange dream cream. This was an extra that I threw in just for the heck of it!

Oreo Mint Ice Cream
(recipe found in Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream and Dessert Book)

2/3 cups coarsely chopped oreo cookies
2 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups heavy or whipping cream
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons peppermint extract

Place the cookies in a bowl, cover and refrigerate. Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, 1-2 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. Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze following the manufacturer's instructions. 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.

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