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:
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?
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.
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 🙂
Cookies and cream ice cream, filled with crushed cookies and sprinkles.