I was standing in line at Michael's the other day with a cart filled with craft supplies and a handful of 40% off coupons. I normally don't succumb to impulse purchasing, but when I laid eyes on my ice cream maker (affiliate link) I just knew I had to have it! Just days later, I decided to experiment and make two homemade ice cream flavors of my own. Today, I'm sharing my Vanilla Bean, White Chocolate and Oreo Crumble Ice Cream recipe!
I am so stoked to see how you all like it (and if you want me to continue sharing more ice cream recipes). I decided to share this one because, well, who doesn't like Oreo cookies in their ice cream?
Vanilla Bean, White Chocolate and Oreo Crumble Ice Cream
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- 1 1/8 cups baker's, ultrafine pure cane sugar
- 3 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 1/2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 vanilla bean (sliced with the seeds scraped out)
- 1 tablespoon of white chocolate sauce
- 20 Oreo sandwich cookies completely crushed, and 5 Oreos crumbled on top
- In a large mixing bowl, combine your milk and sugar. I use a standing mixer and have it on medium for 1-2 minutes. If you are doing your mixing by hand, you may want to stir twice as long.
- Continue stirring and then add in your whipping cream. Keep mixing for another minute.
- Add in your pre-sliced and seed-free vanilla bean. Then add in your vanilla extract. Continue to mix for another 1-2 minutes.
- Pour in 20 completely crushed Oreos and your white chocolate sauce (keep 5 Oreos in tact and put them off to the side). Mix until it's well blended.
- Using an ice cream maker, chill and churn your creamy mixture in your pre-chilled bowl for however long your specific maker tells you to. In my mixer, it took 45 minutes until it was ready to serve. Towards the end of the churning cycle, split your remaining 5 Oreos into halves and toss them in--this way, you can have some larger pieces in your ice cream, too.
- When the ice cream is the texture you want, remove it from the ice cream maker and store in a freezer-ready container. I used an aluminum pan with a lid (affiliate link), and the lid definitely helped keep my ice cream from getting freezer burn!
What I really like about making ice cream is that it can be a family activity! Adam helped me crush Oreos while I was mixing, and it was nice for him to be able to help without actually getting in the way in the kitchen. For those of you who have kids, making some ice cream this summer would totally be a fun project for a hot day spent inside.
I think it's safe to say that I am hooked on making my own ice cream! It's so easy!
Have you ever made your own ice cream before?
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