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Summer Treats: Cookies & Cream, OH MY!

I've found a substitute for almost everything except for the cream in my ice cream recipe. I've tried all the oat milk and Coconut milk ice creams, but none of them come close to the flavor of old fashion ice cream. So I am on a quest to create my perfect alternative.

But first, we are making the OG ice cream. The way our grandmothers used to, with cream. Of course, the family favorite is cookie & cream. Which is one of the three flavors we'll get with our base vanilla ice cream.

Be sure that you've prepped your machine by placing the drum in the freezer the night before. FYI as I work on this post, there is only half a pint left. Haha, we demolished the cookies & cream on day one. We didn't even let it freeze. Safe to save, this is a recipe the whole family will love!

Cookies & Cream

  • 2 Cups of Heavy Cream

  • 1 cup of Whole Milk/Almond Milk

  • ⅔ Cup of Sugar

  • ⅛ tsp of salt

  • 4 egg yolks

  • 2-3 tsp of vanilla

  • 1 cup of crushed sandwich cookies

Grab a small saucepan. Add heavy cream, almond milk, salt, and sugar. Heat on medium-low until sugar dissolves.

Separate the eggs, then whisk yolks together. Add ½ cup of the cream mixture to eggs slowly while whisking. Do this 2-3 times and then add back to the pot. Cook on medium-low heat until the ice cream is thickened and coats the back of the spoon. Watch the video for a visual. Cool the ice cream in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 3hrs. ENJOY!

Our add-ins used to make new flavors are below. Feel free to be creative and use whatever you'd like!


Chocolate Sandwich Cookies (Annie's)

Chocolate Ganache (Homemade)

Cinnamon Crunch (Cascadian Farms)


2/3 cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips

½ cup Heavy cream

Combine chocolate chips in a small bowl or ramekin and melt on the stovetop(double boiler) or the microwave.

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