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Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

With only 5 ingredients, this Cookies and Cream Ice Cream is not only extremely easy, but incredibly delicious. Even with no eggs, this ice cream has a creamy and rich texture. 

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Cookies and Cream Ice Cream with Just 5 Ingredients

Homemade Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

When I got my ice cream maker years ago, I felt like a kid with a new toy.  Except with this cool toy, everyone gets to play and all players win. 

This trusty Cuisinart ice cream maker has been reliably churning out ice cream flavors like creamy mint chip  and gorgeous very berry ice cream. Nearly all flavors, including creamy chocolate, have only 5 or less ingredients. Only real, natural ingredients – nothing you can’t pronounce. 

The possibilities are endless with this little machine. The kids are fascinated by the occasionally  overflowing ice cream that cascades over the sides when we’ve been overly enthusiastic with our add-ins (tip: follow the machine’s instructions and you’ll be fine.)

Everyone clamors for a spoonful of taste-testing with each new ice cream creation before it even gets transferred into a container. Can’t say I blame ’em, especially when it comes to my personal favorite flavor: cookies and cream.

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No eggs needed in this creamy ice cream recipe

Creamy Ice Cream, Without Eggs

This version of Cookies and Cream Ice Cream is a serious contender for World’s Best Ice Cream, with its creamy smooth sweetness and crunchy chocolate cookies strewn throughout. 

You’ll be amazed at how rich and creamy this ice cream tastes, despite the fact that there are no eggs nor egg yolks here. You’ll appreciate not having to fuss with tempering eggs vigilantly over the stove. 

This ice cream gets its creaminess simply from milk and cream. Whole milk is highly recommended for the creamiest texture possible. When the mixture is allowed to churn in a freezing-cold ice cream maker, cold air is worked into the mixture with every churn. The end result is a decadently rich ice cream that will set up beautifully.

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Creamy, Delicious Homemade Ice Cream

Smart Strategies for Success

  • Next time you have Oreo-type cookies in the pantry, set a few aside for this ice cream recipe. The cookies can even be frozen in an airtight zipper baggie until you’re ready to use them. 
  • The key to successful churning is starting with freezing-cold items. Be sure your ice cream maker’s churning bowl has been frozen solid prior to using. Don’t take it out of the freezer until the very last minute, when you’re ready to pour your ice cream mixture into it.
  • 5 minutes ahead of time, place a metal mixing bowl and hand-whisk in the freezer. You’ll typically be using those to stir your ingredients together. This way, your milk and cream will stay very cold. 
  • For those of us who like to do things our own creative way (raising my hand): follow manufacturer’s instructions for add-ins. If you get over-zealous, you may end up with overflow.
  • Have a container ready for transferring finished ice cream into. A rubber spatula will ensure every bit of ice cream gets transferred. Cover the container airtight and let rest in the freezer for an hour or two for ice cream to set firmly.
  • There are 2-quart ice cream makers available now as well, if you’d like to get more ice cream out of each use. 

Try these 3-ingredient butter shortbread cookies, too:


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Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

5 from 18 reviews

This Cookies and Cream Ice Cream is wonderfully rich and creamy, with no eggs. Only uses a handful of simple, real ingredients. 

  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 30 min

Yield: 10 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup whole milk, very cold
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream, very cold
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped Oreos (or any brand chocolate sandwich cookies)

Instructions

  1. In a cold bowl, whisk together milk and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Stir in heavy cream and vanilla.
  2. Pour mixture into ice cream maker’s freezer bowl. Let it churn for about 20 minutes (or according to your machine’s manufacturer instructions.)
  3. Add in the chopped Oreos and keep churning for another 5-10 minutes or until mixture is thick and creamy. If your machine’s instructions vary for add-ins, please follow those instructions instead.
  4. Use rubber spatula to transfer ice cream to a freezable container. Cover airtight and place in freezer about 2 hours to set up firmly. 

Notes

Chopped cookies can be frozen in airtight zipper baggie well ahead of time, until you’re ready to use. 

Prior to starting with this recipe, feel free to place a metal mixing bowl and hand-whisk in the freezer for a few minutes; this ensures that all your ingredients stay very cold. 

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 361
  • Sugar: 18.1 g
  • Sodium: 28.7 mg
  • Fat: 32.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.9 g
  • Protein: 0.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 27.1 mg
  • Author: Chew Out Loud
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Cookies and Cream Ice Cream, Homemade Ice Cream, Ice Cream Recipe

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80 comments

    • Bruce Marquardt

    When using Oreos, do you include the cookie filling in the recipe or just the chocolate cookie part?

      • chewoutloud

      Bruce, I prefer to remove the filling and just use the cookie part. It’s personal preference, so you can choose either way 🙂 Enjoy!

    • kristal sonoda

    how long it would last in the freezer? i love to make lot of flavors from youre recipe and probably sell it online..

    • Sophia

    I love cookies and cream ice cream, but this is the first time making it myself. This recipe is so easy and tastes delicious. Thanks!

      • chewoutloud

      So happy you loved it, Sophia!

    • sapana

    Cooke and cream is one of my girls favorite icecream. Thanks for sharing the recipe, I will try to surprise them by making it at home, Beautiful pictures.

    • Jacqueline Debono

    An ice-cream machine is on my wish list for this Christmas. This cookies and cream ice cream looks amazing! Saving this recipe for hopefully the not to distant future!

    • Gail Montero

    Something I’ve grown up loving and enjoying is cookies and cream ice cream. Glad I found this recipe so know I can make it at home!

    • Ramona

    I would love to make this for my kids, especially my daughter because she loves cookies n cream! It loos so perfect and delicious. I pinned this so i know to make it soon. It loos so professional and i love your presentation. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

    • Kushigalu

    Wow! Drooling over this ice-cream. So creamy and delicious. Love the combo. Making it for my lil one soon.

    • Beth

    Alas, I don’t have an ice cream maker, but I can just imagine how delicious this is.

      • Tobe

      Beth, I also do not have an ice cream maker. What I do is freeze the ice cream base in a freezer safe bowl for one hour, pull out and beat with hand mixer to mix it up, return to freezer for another hour, repeat. The cookies would go in when the ice cream looks thickened. When it all looks like soft serve, it goes in a container to firm up until we eat it. Hope this helps you out!

  • What a great ice cream! The cookies and cream flavor in this turned out perfectly! Love how creamy it is too. Will make again.

    • Diana

    I love cookie and cream ice cream! I’m so excited to make my very own batch of ice cream!

    • Leslie

    I’m really excited to make this cookies and cream ice cream recipe! It looks sooo easy and delicious!!

    • Meesha

    This is by far my favourite ice cream recipe! Love how simple it is to make and I am literally having it for dessert almost everyday since I made it!

    • Marta

    Cookies-n-cream is my ABSOLUTE favorite ice cream flavor and you went and made it egg-free! I can’t believe it’s not a thick custard base as creamy as it looks. I can’t wait to make this!

    • Taleen | Just As Tasty

    I love making homemade ice cream, and I’m so excited that this is eggless since my husband has an egg allergy. Pinning!

    • Chef Dennis

    my wife sent me your post and told me I had to make this ice cream. It came out ah-mazing!! Thanks for sharing it with us.,

      • chewoutloud

      Your recipes look amazing as well, Chef Dennis! 🙂

    • Stine Mari

    Your smart strategies for success list is such a useful addition. The pictures are amazing, the ice cream looks divine! I also love the cookies and cream flavor. Thank you very much!

    • Lesli Schwartz

    Wow! I don’t own an ice cream maker, so was wondering if this could be made no-churn? I might want to turn these into ice cream sandwiches!

    • Maria

    This ice cream looks so creamy and delicious! I love how easy it is to make and doesn’t require eggs. Can’t wait to make this with my son!

    • Juliette

    Love this recipe! Can you leave out the cookies for a just a plain vanilla recipe?

      • chewoutloud

      Absolutely, Juliette 🙂

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