Why is it when it gets that humid I lose my appetite?
Do you? And then hours later when it cools down a bit, I get hungry?
I wonder why that is?
Coffee-oreo ice cream is one of my weaknesses.
But what troubles me is some ice cream joints 'barely' put any oreo's in there?
What's up with that?
I like my crushed oreo cookie to ice cream ration to be at least 40/60, with minimal chunks and the occasional giant chunk (or 5 in the mix).
I mean who doesn't look for the giant chunk of frozen oreo cookie when eating their ice cream?
Oh yeah me! Some days I scoop out the whole Ben & Jerry's mint oreo ice cream pint JUST to find a the giant chunk of cookie! Sad right?
So let's make our own, it's just as tasty, and far cheaper, plus you control the amount of cookie chunks you want in there.
You don't need an ice cream maker for this recipe!
Just a good bowl that stands up to freezing well.
I prefer thick glass for freezing ice cream.
I just don't like using metal when freezing ice cream--that metallic taste.
Just mix everything right in the bowl, stir, add in chopped oreo's, and freeze!
To jimmy or not to jimmy?
coffee-oreo ice cream (no cook/no churn)
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1 pint + ½ pint of heavy cream, cold
1 pint whipping cream, cold
1 Starbuck Via* (or 1-2 TB of high quality espresso powder)
giant pinch of sea salt
3/4 - 1 cup of rough chop oreo's (any vanilla or chocolate)
*the Starbuck Via's are pretty strong, so you really only need one, unless you're using a low/blonde roast one. For this recipe I used the Pike Place Via--just the right amount of bold.
when you've mixed all the ingredients, do a quick taste-test and see if it needs more espresso.
If you're using an espresso powder start off adding a little then work your way up.
If you can get a hold of the Via's please use them for this recipe. Does this work in an ice cream machine? Yes. Just add in the chopped cookies at the last 3-4 minutes of churning. I added in a lot of chopped oreo's, if you don't like a lot, then add in less.
In a medium bowl, mix all the ingredients until all is dissolved.
Make sure the condensed milk is well mixed in and doesn't just sink to the bottom.
Do a taste-test and see how you like it.
Pour into a freeze-safe glass or other bowl that has a tight fitting cover. Place the chopped oreo's on top, don't push down, just let them stay on top; some will sink to bottom, some won't.
I used a large glass bowl that has a tight fitting lid.
Let freeze for 2-3 hours.
Makes about 1 & ½ pints, roughly?