Would you like to try homemade ice cream with chopped cookie chunks from scratch? If so, use this Cookie Jar Ice Cream to make a flavorful and cold treat that you and your family will love.
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What Is Cookie Jar Ice Cream?
Cookie Jar Ice Cream is homemade vanilla-flavored ice cream with the addition of cookie chunks that you’ll toss into the mixture. It consists of three different types of cookies to enhance the flavor and texture of the dessert, making it an incredibly delicious treat to eat after dinner with loved ones.
Ingredients Needed to Make Cookie Jar Ice Cream
Prepare homemade Cookie Jar Ice Cream with simple ingredients that you can find at your grocery store, including:
- Heavy Cream. The heavy cream is one of the first and most important ingredients to add to your mixing bowl.
- Sugar. You’ll beat the sugar with the heavy cream after adding it into the bowl.
- Vanilla Extract. The addition of vanilla extract gives this ice cream a delicious vanilla flavor.
- Cookies. Make sure you have Oreo, Chewy Chips Ahoy, and Nutter Butter cookies that you can chop and add to the ice cream.
Who knew that making ice cream was so simple?
How To Make Homemade Ice Cream
Why do I need to use heavy cream?
Heavy cream is an important ingredient used to make ice cream. It gives it the perfect flavor and consistency. While heavy cream is a common ingredient in pasta sauces, it doesn’t have a savory flavor when mixed with sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. Instead, it has a sweet taste!
Can I use the generic version of the cookies?
It’s fine to use the generic version of each type of cookie. However, not all generic versions taste the same as the originals. If you want to make sure the Cookie Jar Ice Cream turns out perfectly, it’s best to go with the brand-name cookies this time.
How can I easily chop the cookies before adding them to the ice cream?
Put your cookies in a plastic food storage bag and seal it shut. Use a can of veggies or a hammer to quickly and carefully chop the cookies into bits and pieces. You can also use your hands to break the cookies into pieces, but it may take a bit longer to get them all chopped down when doing it that way.
You can also easily pulse the cookies in a food processor if you have one.
How long does the ice cream need to sit in the freezer?
If you’d like to have firm ice cream, it’s best to leave it in the freezer for a minimum of four to six hours. It all depends on how soft or firm you like it before eating it.
Can I add other ingredients to the Cookie Jar Ice Cream?
You can add other types of cookies to your Cookie Jar Ice Cream if you’d like to get creative. You might also want to add a few toppings to the ice cream after serving it, such as a hot fudge syrup, strawberry syrup, colorful sprinkles, or a few mini marshmallows.
How Should I Store My Homemade Ice Cream
Homemade Ice Cream can be stored in an air-tight plastic storage container. I use this type. Store frozen ice cream in the back of your freezer so it stays colder.
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Give this Cookie Jar Ice Cream a try and you'll fall in love! This easy homemade ice cream recipe is made with heavy cream, sugar and your favorite crushed cookies - right from the cookie jar. Everyone will love this easy ice cream treat.
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup chopped Oreo sandwich cookies
- ½ cup chopped Chewy Chips Ahoy chocolate chip cookies
- ½ cup chopped Nutter Butter cookies
- Beat the sugar, heavy cream, whole milk, and vanilla extract until the sugar is dissolved.
- Pour the mixture into the ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions.
- When the ice cream is almost completely set, add the mix-ins.
- For firmer ice cream, transfer ice cream to a freezer-safe container and freeze for 4 to 6 hours.
Makes about 1 quart liquid and about 1 ½ quart frozen.
In the Cuisinart Ice Cream 2 quart machine, this takes approximately 30 minutes to freeze into soft serve.
Pictured ice cream maker: https://amzn.to/2wa5M8T