I’ve Been Keeping Something From You
No. I am not pregnant. (Matt, you can stop freaking out)
Last Christmas (as in 2011), I received a life changing present from my mother-in-law: ice cream!
Or more accurately, the ability to make homemade ice cream whenever I want. I know, I can’t believe I haven’t told you this until now either.
Over the past year, every time I made ice cream, I was shocked at how easy the process was and how quickly I was able to make it. I was even more shocked/embarrassed about how quickly Matt and I ate it. As a result, I haven’t had any pictures to show of the process. That is, until now.
For the Super Bowl party, not only did I make a cake, but I made ice cream as well! And thankfully, Matt helped document the process this time (and yes, this is why the pictures show my tummy hanging out of my shirt and a desperate need for new nail polish. Thanks for the warning Matt!)
I decided to make my favorite flavor: Ben & Jerry’s Oreo Mint (along with the ice cream maker attachment, I also received the Ben & Jerry’s recipe book)
Ben & Jerry’s Oreo Mint Ice Cream
2/3 cup oreo’s, coarsely chopped (I use at least 2 cups and I prefer double stuffed)
2 large eggs
¾ cup sugar
2 cups heavy or whipping cream
1 cup milk
2 tspn peppermint extract
Place the cookies in a bowl, cover and refrigerate.
After the ice cream stiffens, about 2 minutes before it is done, add the chopped cookies and stir still blended (you may need to use a spatula or wooden spoon for this part).
Transfer to a freezer proof container and continue freezing until the ice cream is ready (minimum of 1 hour).
Makes 1 quart.
Be prepared – this will go quickly. It went so quickly at the party that I didn’t even have time to photograph the ice cream in my super cute paper cups.
Here’s to many more ice cream flavors. The sky is really the limit on this one!
From → Yummy Treats