Friday, April 20, 2012

Homemade Ice Cream: Cookies 'N Cream with Marshmallows

Weather here in Texas is really unpredictable. It can rain cats and dogs for a couple of hours, then it will be sunny and summer-like a few hours later. One day it's hot but very windy...the next day it's cold and raining. When I made this ice cream the other day, the sun was shining so bright, I swear...but now, it's all gloomy and starting to rain.
Oh well, I love ice cream regardless of the weather...so the rain won't stop me from sharing with you this Homemade Cookies 'N Cream with Marshmallows Ice Cream. I'm more of a fruit-flavored ice cream person, and mango, avocado and strawberry are among my favorites. But if there is one non-fruit flavor that I like, it's Cookies 'N Cream. I guess my daughters have influenced me on this one. Whenever we buy ice cream and we let them decide on the flavor, very seldom do they choose other flavors. It's really Cookies 'N Cream most of the time. They love it so much and they enjoy topping it with marshmallows. So since we got our ice cream maker last year, I always make it with marshmallows in it. Now, they don't have to top it with marshmallows...it's already in the ice cream. :)


Ingredients:
  • 10 pcs. Oreo, coarsely chopped
  • ¾ cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup sugar
Procedure:
1. In a blender, whip  ½ cup marshmallows, vanilla extract, milk,  heavy cream, and sugar until sugar is dissolved.

2. Chill the mixture for at least one hour.
3. Pour in your ice cream maker and churn. Mix for about 25-30 minutes or according to manufacturer's instructions. Add oreo and remaining marshmallows during the last 5 minutes of churning. Transfer ice cream in a tightly sealed container and freeze until ready to serve. Store-bought ice cream containers will work well for this.

* If you don't have an ice cream maker, pour the ice cream mixture into a wide, airtight container and put in refrigerator for at least 1 hour then place in the freezer for 30 minutes. Beat ice cream mixture with an electric mixer until smooth. Put it back in the freezer for 40 minutes - then beat with an electric mixer. Repeat "40 minute freeze-then-beat cycle" 3 times. You can choose to either beat your ice cream mixture every 40 minutes until frozen or let your ice cream mixture freeze on its own. Either method works fine but the more you beat it, the softer it will be. Toss chopped oreo and remaining marshmallows into the ice cream after last beating.
My daughters love eating it Filipino-style, i.e., as a sandwich filling. :) They eat it with any bread or rolls but most of the time, they use honey wheat bread.
Note:
Toast the slices of bread for a couple of minutes so it won't be soggy when you fill it with ice cream.
 

30 comments:

  1. I've made ice cream plenty of times, but never included marshmallows in it! This sounds amazing =)

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  2. I'll have to save this recipe for summertime, like late August. The grandkids will love it! Looks amazing.

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  3. I love this. I'm the one that don't have ice maker.Will try to make it without the ice cream maker. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. It's kinda time consuming to do without the ice cream maker...but it's all worth it in the end! :)

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  4. This is so cool - using marshmallows! And to think, I saw an ice-cream maker on sale yesterday and almost bought it...This looks so delish! Beautiful photographs :-)

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  5. This is such a simple and perfect ice cream recipe, love that there is no stovetop required! Thankf for sharing!

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  6. ice cream luks perfectly done...never feels bore 2 eat...yummy.
    Maha

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  7. I was just thinking of home made ice-cream into bread and here you come with like reading my mine. I am wondering whether can I make the ice-cream without the maker because as much as we enjoy ice-cream, investing in a ice-cream maker for a once a while making will be worth it.

    Oreos into a home made ice-cream is so creative and unique, similarly the taste must have been splendid too.

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    1. I just got my ice cream maker last year, and before that, I used to make ice cream using the "40 minute freeze-then-beat cycle". I must say that having an ice cream maker is a lot more convenient.

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  8. I never thought of using marshmallows in cookies and cream, but that sounds amazing! Cookies and cream is one of my all time favorite flavors. Great photos as well!

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  9. We also have ice cream regardless of the weather. My kids love cookies and cream too. Awesome ice cream maker =)

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  10. The add in of the marshmallows does sound good. We all love cookies and cream but you have made it even better. Also, I like the method of preparation as well-easy peasy. Well done Tina, have a great weekend!

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  11. Why wait for the weather with recipes like these? Decadent, perfecct, a bit more decadent and bit more perfect :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  12. Oh, this could become my kids' new favorite ice cream flavor, Tina! It looks wonderful. Have an excellent weekend~

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  13. Same here the weather is unpredictable, by the way the homemade ice cream looks so delis!!

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  14. I'm so with you. I could eat ice cream any time of the year. And I have a serious weakness for cookies 'n cream!

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  15. Yummy concoction , Tina ! Love the marshmallow add in !

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  16. There is nothing better than homemade ice cream. Cookies and cream surely makes it to my top 5. :)

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  17. Avocado ice cream? That's a new one. :) Love the addition of the marshmallows to this classic ice cream! This looks SO SO GOOD!

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    1. Avocado is a favorite ice cream flavor in the Philippines, MJ. :)

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  18. Oh my goodness, this looks so yummy! I just got my very first ice cream machine and this is definitely on the top of my to make list. :)

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  19. Homemade ice cream is the best!! Looks great :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  20. The ice cream looks delicious Tina! neither I nor my son would be able to resist to this!

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  21. Hi Tina, your ice cream look awesome. Love the combo.

    Have a nice week ahead.

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  22. Ice-cream?? Ok, ok, u got me, Tina! I'm easily bribed when it comes to ice-creams :O

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  23. I love all of the desserts you post! I agree with eating it between bread - the bread's texture is an excellent counterpoint to the cool and creamy ice cream.

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  24. My husband LOVES cookies and cream ice cream - and I have that exact ice cream maker...though I haven't used it once since we got it. I'm determined to make some this year and this might be the perfect flavor to christen it with :)

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  25. I'm with you - love me some fruit ice cream, but there's always room for cookies and cream. Man oh man, I love it when I used to find a big chunk of cookie of the bottom of my bowl - that used to be heaven when I was a kid :)

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  26. We made this with our kids and it was sooo yummy! Thanks for sharing!

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