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Mint Cookies and Cream Ice Cream
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Mint Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Recipe

It's hard not to love this mint cookies and cream ice cream! Soft and creamy mint ice cream loaded with Oreo cookies and topped with hot fudge... you know you want some!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Chill & Freeze4 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert, Ice Cream & Frozen Treats
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 454kcal
Author: Life Made Simple Team

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract *
  • 1-2 drops green food coloring optional
  • 16-18 Oreo cookies (regular or mint) chopped

Instructions

  • Warm the milk, salt, sugar and 1 c. of cream in a sauce pan set over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes.
  • Pour the remaining 1 c. of cream into a large mixing bowl and place a mesh sieve on top.
  • In a separate medium mixing bowl, whisk together the egg yolks. Slowly pour the warm milk mixture into the yolks, whisking constantly. After combined, scrape the mixture back into the saucepan and return to medium heat. Using a heatproof spatula, scrape the bottom as you stir, until the mixture coats the bottom of the spatula and/or reaches 170 degrees.
  • Pour the heated mixture through the strainer and into the cream. Add the vanilla extract (or paste) peppermint extract and food coloring, whisk to combine.
  • Place the mixture over an ice bath to cool, then place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or until chilled throughout.
  • Churn according to manufacturer’s instructions. When finished churning, stir in cookies by hand with a spatula. Place in a air-tight freezer safe container and freeze for at least 4 hours before eating.

Notes

-You can steep 2 cups of fresh mint leaves in place of peppermint extract. You will want to do this in the mixture that goes in the saucepan. Heat the mixture until warm, turn off, place the leaves in and then cover for 30 minutes. Pour the mixture through a mesh sieve into a bowl (discard leaves), then return it to the heat and continue with step 1.

Nutrition

Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 223mg | Sodium: 225mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 1108IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 2mg