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Cookie Monster Ice Cream: Recipe

It is no lie. I am an ice cream fanatic. My whole life revolves around ice cream. Alright, maybe whole life is an overstatement – but I do have a lot of ice cream recipes on my blog. Don’t believe me?  Well, you can go ahead and check out these delicious recipes:

 

1. Chocolate Pistachio Ice Cream

2. Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

3. Black Walnut Ice Cream

 

And today, I will be adding Cookie Monster Ice Cream to that list. Yes, you heard me right. Cookie monster! Which essentially is cookies and cream ice cream on steroids. But what can I say? You either go big or you go home when it comes to ice cream. I take my ice cream very very seriously. I am what you could call an ice cream connoisseur. It’s no big deal – but I just love ice cream that much! 😉

Nevertheless, this cookie monster ice cream recipe is super duper easy. Like the majority of my ice cream, the base tends to be the same. It is your amalgamation of eggs, cream, whole milk, and sugar. From there, I build upon that base. In any case, cookie monster ice cream is bound to be a delight for anyone and everyone, regardless of age! I mean, who doesn’t like copious amounts of cookies in their ice cream?

I ADMIT I AM A COOKIE MONSTER

As I mentioned before, the base for this ice cream is pretty standard. You have your egg yolks, full cream, whole milk, and sugar. And in this case, a lot of vanilla since this is basically cookies n’ cream ice cream on steroids.

From there, I decided that I wanted two kinds of cookies to be on full display for this ice cream. Oreos and chocolate chip cookies. I chose Oreos because that is my poison of choice (I can still eat an entire bag if I wanted to). However, for the chocolate chip cookies, I decided to go with the soft n’ chewy chips ahoy chocolate chip cookies. I wanted to mimic the texture of cookie dough without needed to make any. I also thought that the soft chips ahoy cookies would mix better with the ice cream base. You can, of course, choose any kind of cookies you like. And you certainly do not need to limit yourself to only 2 kinds!

Now the real magic happens with the following two ingredients. Blue food colouring and sprinkles. Because cookie monster ice cream would be nothing without its trademark blue colour. And I am absolutely obsessed with sprinkles and loved how great an addition it made to the ice cream. For my food colouring I use Wilton’s Gel Food Colouring in blue, and for the sprinkles, I use Sweetapolita’s mix (which I grabbed from HomeSense).  You can use whatever you have at home!

Now enough talking! Time to start churning. PS: For more information on the type of ice cream maker I use etc, check out my other ice cream posts.

COOKIE MONSTER ICE CREAM RECIPE

Update: at the time of writing this article, I tragically found out that all my beautiful photos of the ice cream were lost 🙁 . This meant that I had to remake the ice cream and take the photos again. While remaking it wasn’t a problem (except to my waistline), I did add a different ingredient. I used mini rainbow chips ahoy cookies instead. This isn’t a big deal, but you don’t get to see the big chunks of chocolate chip cookies I had in the ice cream like last time. PS: Full disclosure… be careful not to add TOO much food colouring, because if you do add too much, your poop will turn green 🙂 

Cookie Monster Ice Cream

Cookies and cream ice cream, filled with crushed cookies and sprinkles. 

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Heavy Cream 35%
  • 1 Cup Whole Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Cane Sugar (Can add up to 3/4 cups if you like it sweet)
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla (Add an extra tsp vanilla if you are omitting the vanilla bean)
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla bean (Optional)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 4 Egg yolks
  • 1 cup Crushed Oreos
  • 1 cup Crushed Chips Ahoy Cookies
  • 2 tsp Blue Food Colouring (or more)
  • 2 tbsp Sprinkles (optional)

Instructions

Instructions

  1. Combine 1 cup of heavy cream, whole milk, and sugar in a heavy bottom saucepan. Bring mixture to boil. Steam will begin to rise and the sides will bubble up.
  2. Remove mixture from heat and add in salt, vanilla essence, and vanilla bean. You can add the whole bean in as well. Cover with a lid and set aside for 20-30 minutes.
  3. Bring mixture back on the stove over low heat. Whisk the egg yolks and add them to the mixture. Stirring constantly, you want the mixture to coat the back of your spatula (10 - 15 minutes).
  4. In a large bowl, pour remaining 1 cup of cream and place a fine-meshed sieve on top. Add the blue food colouring.
  5. Once the custard mixture is ready, strain it through the sieve into the bowl with the 1 cup of cream. Avoid letting the curdled egg go through. If needed, add more food colouring.
  6. Stir the mixture and place it in your freezer for 3.5 hours or until mixture is thoroughly chilled. Or you can also leave it overnight in your fridge.
  7. Churn the ice cream according to the manufacturers' instructions. Around the last 5 or so minutes, add the crushed Oreos, Chips Ahoy, and Sprinkles. Place ice cream in a freezer-safe container, and let it freeze for 4 more hours before serving.

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Doesn’t my cookie monster ice cream look delectable? Do you think the cookie monster himself would approve this? In any case, I know my family sure did. I guarantee this ice cream won’t last in your freezer for too long. That is because my recipe will turn everyone into little cookie monsters themselves. But what can you expect when it comes to an ice cream this good?

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