Welcome to my article on how to make homemade peppermint Oreo ice cream! As an avid lover of ice cream, I am always on the lookout for new and exciting recipes to try out. This recipe, in particular, caught my eye because it combines two of my favorite flavors – mint and Oreo cookies. I hope you find this recipe as delicious and enjoyable as I do!
List of Ingredients
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup whole milk
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp peppermint extract
- 1 cup crushed Oreo cookies
List of Instructions
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the heavy cream, whole milk, sugar, salt, and peppermint extract until well combined.
- Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Once the ice cream is almost done churning, add in the crushed Oreo cookies and continue to churn until fully combined.
- Transfer the ice cream to a freezer-safe container and freeze for at least 4 hours or until firm.
- Serve and enjoy!
- Can I use low-fat milk instead of whole milk? Yes, you can use low-fat milk, but the texture and flavor may be slightly different.
- Can I use a different type of cookie instead of Oreo cookies? Yes, you can use any type of cookie you prefer, but the flavor may be different.
- How long can I store the ice cream in the freezer? You can store the ice cream in the freezer for up to 2 weeks.
- Can I double the recipe? Yes, you can double or even triple the recipe to make more ice cream.
- Do I need to let the ice cream mixture chill before churning? No, you do not need to let the mixture chill before churning, but it may help to improve the texture.
- Can I add in other mix-ins besides Oreo cookies? Yes, you can add in any mix-ins you prefer, such as chocolate chips, nuts, or candy pieces.
- Do I need an ice cream maker to make this recipe? Yes, an ice cream maker is required to make this recipe.
- Can I make this recipe vegan? Yes, you can substitute the heavy cream and whole milk with coconut cream and almond milk to make a vegan version.
- What type of peppermint extract should I use? You can use either pure peppermint extract or imitation peppermint extract.
- Can I use a different type of extract besides peppermint? Yes, you can use any type of extract you prefer, such as vanilla or almond extract.
If you want to make this recipe even more festive, you can add in some red or green food coloring to give the ice cream a more vibrant color. Just be sure to add the food coloring slowly and mix well to achieve your desired shade.
To prevent freezer burn, be sure to cover the ice cream tightly with plastic wrap or a lid before storing it in the freezer.
If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can still make this recipe by freezing the mixture in a shallow dish and stirring every 30 minutes until it reaches the desired consistency.