2008 Sep 6

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream!

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So, the other day I made ice cream for the very first time. My cousin has an ice cream maker and always raves about how he makes really good ice cream, so I said, “Let’s make some!”. I was really excited and we got all got the ingredients to make cookies n’ cream ice cream. My cousin told me about the very easy 3-2-1 recipe he uses…3/4 cup sugar, 2 cups heavy cream, and 1 cup of milk, plus 2 tsp. vanilla and about 6 crushed Oreos. So, step one was to combine the 3-2-1 ingredients and vanilla, but, we made one fatal flaw…we added the crushed Oreos to the liquid mixture as well. My cousin being the so-called ice cream expert that he is, totally forgot about the important fact that you shouldn’t add the cookies until the very end when the ice cream mix is already in it’s last stage of freezing in the ice cream maker. Of course, this was my first time so I had no idea and just went along with it. So, what happens when you add the Oreos in the beginning instead of at the end? Well, you end up with grey cookies n’ cream flavored ice cream, with no oreo pieces to be found anywhere. Sad day. Well we learned our lesson, and we will never ever make that mistake again! For those of you who want to make cookies n’ cream ice cream the right way, here’s the recipe:

Cookies n’ Cream Ice Cream (3-2-1 recipe)

3/4 cup sugar
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup milk
2 tsp. vanilla
6 crushed oreos

1. Combine the sugar, cream, milk, and vanilla in a bowl or pitcher(this makes it easier to pour).
2. Pour the liquid mixture into your ice cream maker and follow your ice cream maker directions
3. Mix in the crushed Oreos during the last stage of freezing
4. Then just follow the rest of your ice cream maker directions

Crushed Oreos

WARNING: DO NOT add the Oreos to the liquid mixture!!!

Pouring the mix into the ice cream maker.

A peek inside the mixer, the Oreos pieces were slowly disintegrating…

Our finished product: Grey ice cream…still tasted good, but its not the same without the Oreo cookie pieces.

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