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!