Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

I went to Ikea this morning and bought a bunch of stuff – a couple of frames, some organizers for the kitchen, a lamp for the spare bedroom… phew! A lot of things to do around here. We wanted to start painting the outdoor furniture today, but it didn’t work out. Oh well, we still have tomorrow, right? I know we want to have them finished by next weekend since we’re having another party. You might think we’re crazy since we just had one on Saturday, but I love having people over! It’s so much fun and we get to enjoy the outdoor area. Besides, why did we buy a house with such a big terrace if we’re not going to use it, right?

Anyway, like I mentioned yesterday, I have cookies and cream ice cream for you today! How this recipe came to be is actually a funny story – when my brother and I were younger, we got home from school one day and my mom, who’d just come from work, had forgotten her keys inside. Since my dad wasn’t coming until later, she took us out to lunch for pizza and ice cream; Haagen Dazs ice cream to be exact. And what flavor you might be wondering… well cookies and cream, obviously. My brother and I both started saying how much we liked it the minute we tried it… and so my mom replied, “This is really easy to make at home!”

That’s how the recipe was invented. You don’t need an ice cream maker, so please try it! I’m sure everyone will love it.

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

Recipe from my mom
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 Tbsp white sugar, separated
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 16-20 Oreos
  1. Separate the whites from the yolks into two different bowls.
  2. Beat the egg whites with 2 tablespoons of white sugar until it’s a meringue.
  3. Beat the yolks thoroughly until foamy and almost white.
  4. Beat the whipping cream in another bowl with the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar until stiff peaks form.
  5. Cut up the Oreos into pieces (with your hands) and add them to the yolks.
  6. Carefully fold in the whipped cream and the meringue.
  7. Pour onto a container and freeze for several hours.

What do you think? Share your opinion in the comments.

12 thoughts on “Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

  1. Eske

    It looks very yummy! But it has raw eggs in it, hasn’t it? I’ve always been told that that’s very unhealthy…

    1. Ainhoa @ ALittleBite Post author

      They do say they can contain bacteria – but I believe that if you’re careful and buy good quality eggs there shouldn’t be a problem. Homemade mayonnaise also contains raw eggs and I’ve never seen anyone (at my home) get sick from it. If you’re still worried and want to be careful, I’d recommend doing a simple syrup (white sugar with just a bit of water in a saucepan) and beating the whites and the yolks with the syrup (the syrup will be at a very high temperature). If you do this I wouldn’t add any more sugar to the ice cream. Ultimately, though, it’s a personal decision and I understand your concern.
      I just wanted to add that apparently (I’m quoting Harold McGee), the risk of salmonella is very low for a few eggs cooked at home and served immediately; the risk is a lot higher for tons of eggs cooked in a professional kitchen and are not served immediately, letting them rest for hours without serving. Also, the biggest risk factors are the egg shell and the lack of hygiene. You can also check this link for more info. Hope that helps!

  2. Cari

    Love this!! Looks delicious and so easy to make. I would love to feature your recipe with full links and credits back to you at my site. Please let me know by email if you are keen.
    Best,
    Cari

    1. Ainhoa @ ALittleBite Post author

      Hi Meli! I use regular Oreos – they’re the only ones we have here in Spain, but I’m sure you could use whatever you have on hand. (The mini ones are just for props, but they’re delicious as well).

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