Cookie Monster Ice Cream

Learn how to make the ultimate party ice cream!

Who can say no to cookie monster ice cream? It’s fun, blue and full of Oreo cookie pieces. Follow this recipe to make a divine vanilla ice cream that calls out to be eaten. Cookie monster ice cream is perfect for Halloween, kids parties or any time you just want some colour in your life!

How to make it without an ice cream maker

If you don’t have an ice cream machine simply whisk together all the ingredients except the cookies and add straight to the freezer. As it begins to harden, remove and beat until smooth. Then return to the freezer until hard. You can remove and whip the ice cream twice or even three times if you have the time. This will help incorporate more air into the ice cream.

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Ingredients

  • Cream
  • Milk
  • Vanilla
  • Sugar
  • Blue colour
  • Oreo cookies or something similar
Ingredients to make cookie monster ice cream

Ingredients to make cookie monster ice cream

Once you have all you ingredients you’ll toss everything into the bowl except the cookies. Whisk until the sugar is mixed in.

Ingredients in a large white bowl being whisked.

Whisk all ingredients except the cookies.

Next I pour the ice cream base into a jug to make it easier to pour into your ice cream machine.

Cookie monster ce cream base ready to churn.

The mixture is ready to churn into ice cream.

As your ice cream gets close to the end of churning, toss in the cookies. If you add them too early they’ll crumble and break up resulting in an ice cream that doesn’t look to crash hot. So add them in the final minute of churning.

Expert tip: Freeze your cookies before adding to the ice cream. Room temperature add-ins will slightly melt the ice cream resulting in larger ice crystals in the end product.

An ice cream maker with churned cookie monster ice cream.

The base is churned and ready for the cookies.

Cookie monster would be proud of this dessert!

Cookie monster ice cream in a bowl with garnishes.

The finished product. Yum!

This ice cream will be a winning dessert at your next kids party. Tone down the serving size unless you want over-active kids starting a mutiny. If you really hate food colouring you can use blueberries instead for a healthier, less colourful frozen dessert.

Top view of ice cream

Top view of ice cream

A side garnish of cookies? Your friends and family will almost certainly thank you for it.

Close up of ice cream.

Close up of ice cream

Cookie monster ice cream with Oreo garnish.

Cookie monster ice cream with Oreo garnish.

I could happily eat this ice cream straight from the scoop.

Scoop of cookie monster ice cream.

Scoop of cookie monster ice cream.

Making this cookie monster ice cream is very easy and looks so good. If you prefer a more conservative, classic ice cream try this coffee ice cream recipe. It guarantees to please if you enjoy your coffee.

Cookie Monster Ice Cream

Prep Time: 5 mins
Yields: 1L (1Qt)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups thickened cream (heavy cream)
  • 1 cup full cream milk (whole milk)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • A few drops of blue food colour (as required)
  • 137g Oreo cookies (5 oz)

Method

  1. Add cream, milk, sugar and vanilla to a large bowl and whisk until combined.
  2. Add to fridge for 2 hours to chill.
  3. Churn as per manufacturer's instructions.
  4. Add cookies in the last minute of churning.
  5. Freeze for 2 hours in an airtight container until hardened.

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