Saturday, July 3, 2010

Ben and Jerry's Oreo Mint Ice Cream

Last night I pulled out the Ben & Jerry's ice cream recipe book that someone gave us as a wedding present long ago.  We made a few flavors when we first got it but then it somehow got relegated to the back of the cookbook pile and I just found it again recently.

We had a special party for the women at my church and homemade ice cream was on the menu, so this is what I brought.  It was a huge hit--the most popular flavor by far.  It turned out fantastically, and my kids said it was better than store-bought.  You can eat it straight from the ice cream maker (it's a little soft at that point) or you can put it into a flattish tupperware container and put it in the freezer for a few hours and it will be solid like the kind you buy at the store.  Either way it tastes delicious!

Ben & Jerry's Oreo Mint Ice Cream

1 cup coarsely chopped Oreo cookies
2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup milk (I used whole)
2 tsp peppermint extract

Place the Oreos in a bowl and refrigerate until needed.  In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs vigorously until light and foamy, about 2 minutes.  Add the sugar a little at a time, whisking constantly, until all the sugar has been added.  Whisk an additional minute to fully combine.  Add the cream and milk and whisk until blended.  Add the peppermint extract and whisk until all is well combined.

Pour the mixture into the ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer's instructions for freezing the ice cream.  When the ice cream is set (about 2 minutes before it is fully finished) add the Oreos, then finish freezing.

Makes about 7 1-cup servings.

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