Mint Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

The perfect blend of two favorite ice cream flavors. Creamy homemade mint ice cream with chocolate cookie chunks throughout.

Creamy homemade mint ice cream with chocolate cookie chunks throughout. Recipe at bakedbyrachel.com

Moving furniture is for the birds. Okay, not literally because they only move twigs and random tiny options like worms and seeds, not actual furniture. Where did that saying even come from because it doesn’t make sense, but you know what I mean. Moving furniture is a pain in the you know what.

Here, we have a bulk pickup day multiple times throughout the year, where you can place additional larger items to the curb to be collected by the trash company. It always amazes me to watch people driving around picking through others trash. In most cases, it’s not trash. And in many cases it’s very obviously someone else’s treasure. But seriously, trucks drive around the entire week leading up to pickup day, hunting for goodies.

We bought a new living room set – yay! We’ve had our old one for twelve years so it was just time. You know how that is. Anyway… we planned it so we could put it out to the street before bulk pickup, full well knowing someone would likely take it. But the rough part was carrying it. Not once but twice. Because we took a break due to pending rain. Seriously, I know I’m whining here but jeez… furniture is heavy! I’m done carrying furniture for… ever. ;)

Creamy homemade mint ice cream with chocolate cookie chunks throughout. Recipe at bakedbyrachel.com

And while I’m busy complaining, I sure wish I still had a bowl of this crazy good ice cream lying around.

I’m a HUGE fan of mint ice cream. And of course cookie pieces. I love chocolate but I’d rather cookie pieces in my ice cream. They’re a little bit crunchy and kind of melt in your mouth at the same time, so obviously chocolate cookie pieces is the perfect compromise. And just for fun, it has to be green. I know it doesn’t have to for real, but when I think of mint ice cream, I picture green. So green it is! You can certainly omit that if you prefer, but I’d rather you didn’t.

And if you haven’t jumped on the homemade ice cream band wagon yet, what are you waiting for?! It’s the creamiest, most amazing stuff ever. Enjoy a bowl full of creamy homemade mint ice cream with chocolate cookie chunks throughout… it’s dreamy! Definitely add this to your recipe plans!

Creamy homemade mint ice cream with chocolate cookie chunks throughout. Recipe at bakedbyrachel.com


Yield: Serves 4-6

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 24 hours

Mint Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

Creamy homemade mint ice cream with chocolate cookie chunks throughout.

Ingredients:

1C whole milk
2C heavy cream, divided
3/4C granulated sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 1/2 tsp mint extract
5 egg yolks
Green food coloring, optional *See note
1 1/2C chocolate cookie pieces

Directions:

To a clean medium bowl, add 1 cup heavy cream with a mesh strainer placed on top. Set aside.

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine remaining 1 cup heavy cream, whole milk, salt, sugar and mint extract. Stir to dissolve sugar. Meanwhile, whisk eggs in a small bowl until smooth. When contents of saucepan begin to steam, slowly pour 1 cup warm liquid into egg yolks while continuously whisking. Add egg mixture to saucepan. Stir and continue cooking over medium heat until mixture coats the back of a wooden spoon or spatula. Pour mixture through mesh strainer into reserved heavy cream. Stir and cool over an ice bath.

If desired, tint custard base with green food coloring. *See note

Cover and chill mixture 4-6 hours or overnight. Custard must be thoroughly chilled before churning.

Churn according to manufacturer's directions. In the last 5-10 minutes of churning, slowly add cookie pieces.

Transfer ice cream to a freezer safe container. Freeze until solid, an additional 4-6 hours or until firm.

14 drops green McCormick food coloring was used for this recipe.

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23 Responses to “Mint Cookies and Cream Ice Cream”

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    Librarian Lavender — April 25, 2014 at 7:01 am

    This looks so delicious! Mint ice cream is my favorite!

    • Rachel — April 25th, 2014 @ 9:10 pm

      Thanks so much! :)

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — April 25, 2014 at 7:15 am

    Mint chocolate chip ice cream is my favorite! But, I’ve never had it with cookie pieces…that just sounds fan-freaking-tastic! Pinned!

    • Rachel — April 25th, 2014 @ 9:09 pm

      Thanks so much Taylor! You’d definitely love it!

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    Chloe @ foodlikecake — April 25, 2014 at 7:24 am

    that looks amazing! pinned!

    • Rachel — April 25th, 2014 @ 9:09 pm

      Thanks Chloe! :)

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — April 25, 2014 at 7:26 am

    YUM! This is my two childhood favorite flavors combined!

    • Rachel — April 25th, 2014 @ 9:09 pm

      Then clearly you HAVE to make it soon ;)

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    Kristen — April 25, 2014 at 8:59 am

    My husband and oldest son would love this. Mint Chocolate Chip is their favorite ice cream. Confession, I’ve had the KitchenAid ice cream attachment since last April and have never used it. GAH!!!!

    • Rachel — April 25th, 2014 @ 9:08 pm

      Oh my gosh!!! You better put that ice cream maker to work soon!

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    Rebecca — April 25, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Oh, this is dangerous! Love mint. Love cookies. Love ice cream. This looks delicious!

    • Rachel — April 25th, 2014 @ 9:07 pm

      Thanks Rebecca!

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    Danae @ reciperunner — April 25, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Furniture moving or any heavy item lifting really does suck! We have bulk pick up days too and there is some leftover carpet from our basement remodel that needs to come up to the street….I am not looking forward to that at all! However if I made this yummy ice cream or any of the delicious ice creams you have been posting I might be more inclined to help my husband move it.

    • Rachel — April 25th, 2014 @ 9:06 pm

      Hahaha yes, you need to make some ice cream as a treat for moving furniture ;)

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    Emily @ Life on Food — April 26, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    I have seen a lot of cookies and cream flavors lately but never mint. It sounds delicious. I am a huge fan of cookies and cream!

    • Rachel — April 27th, 2014 @ 3:08 pm

      It’s SO good! You have to try it :)

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    meenakshi pathak — April 27, 2014 at 5:48 am

    Yummy Ice-cream

    • Rachel — April 27th, 2014 @ 3:08 pm

      Thank you :)

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    sue/the view from great island — April 27, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Oreos make everything better :)

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    Renee @ Awesome on $20 — May 2, 2014 at 3:43 am

    We got a new sofa recently and had to take the old one completely apart to get it out to the curb. It was an ordeal, to say the least.

    • Rachel — May 2nd, 2014 @ 8:04 am

      That sounds like maybe less of a strain on your back. I’d have taken that. I actually suggested taking a saw to the darn thing lol

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    Mariana — June 5, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Thank you very much for sharing. I made this last weekend and it lasted between my boyfriend and I only a few nights. It was creamy and the oreos that I added were perfect! I have now been requested to make only this ice cream from now on.

    I did however change the sugar content. I have a fructose intolerance so I add glucose to my ice creams to balance the amount of fructose and glucose. I added 1/2 cup table sugar and 1 Tbs Glucose, this was perfect sweetness without the “issues” later.

    I also read glucose is a great additive to ice cream to help it not freeze so hard. To help with this I also added 3 lids of vodka, however next time I’ll change it to 2 lids to make the ice cream a little harder.

    Thank you again we both loved it!

    • Rachel — June 6th, 2014 @ 7:32 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed it! :)

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