Cookie Monster Ice Cream
When you think of Cookie Monster, you think of a muppet who is obsessed with cookies, right? This means when you think of this recipe, you think of an ice cream that has a ton of cookies in it. You're exactly right.
- 12 Oreo cookies, crushed
- 12 chocolate chip cookies, crushed
- 1 and ½ cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces)
- 1 and ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2-3 drops blue food coloring
Add your Oreos and chocolate chip cookies to a zip lock bag and crush them using a rolling pin.
In your stand mixer, whip up your heavy whipping cream until barely soft peaks form, or until it doubles in size.
Add in the vanilla extract and food coloring and and whisk until stiff peaks form.
Add in the sweetened condensed milk and whisk until fully combined.
Gently fold in the cookies. Add the ice cream into an airtight container and freeze for at least 6 hours. Best over night.
If you don't feel comfortable using food coloring in your desserts, no worries. Freeze-dried blueberries will be able to create that bright blue color you're looking for.
If you notice in step 2 of the directions, I said to whip until stiff peaks form, but I prefer to whip it a little more than stiff peaks because once you add in the sweetened condensed milk, the peaks will deflate a little bit. This way you can get nice stiff peaks towards the end. Another option is to fold in the condensed milk without using the mixer, but using a mixer is always easier.
I use store-bought chocolate chip cookies and Oreos. You can use any type of cookies you want. I don't recommend using homemade cookies because the soft texture of the homemade cookie won't hold up well in ice cream.