Cookies and Coffee Ice Cream

Creamy homemade coffee ice cream with chunks of chocolate Oreo cookies throughout.

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This weekend I finally embarked on my first major painting project. I’m not talking walls, but a whole piece of furniture. And not just a step stool or rocking chair because… been there done that (not so awesome but whatever). Maybe I’ll redo those one of these days. I mean they’re only white so they’d be easy enough to play with. I got a dresser for free from my mom that used to be my aunts, one of those passed around pieces of furniture that just needed a fun makeover. I figured, it was free so even if I messed it up, not a huge deal. The girls need a dresser because living out of their closet is getting kind of old, especially with the amount of clothes they seem to have at times. Drawers will make my life so much easier. Even if it means they’re just shoving their stuff in there and not just throwing it in the closet, which they totally do, it’ll be worth it.

I made a deal with the Mr that I’d paint it if he sanded it. He did his part and I was finally able to do my part. Now it sits and waits because apparently you can’t actually used painted furniture right away and it’s also not recommended to use a sealer on light colored paints because it could turn yellowish. Even the lady at the store suggested I just use a satin paint and avoid a top coat. Less work anyway so I’m game. BUT 30 days for it to cure completely? I’m not sure I can manage to wait that long. I know I should though to ensure that I don’t screw it up.

Do you have any words of wisdom? Have you ever painted furniture before? Did you wait a few weeks before using it, without sealing it, or did you use it within a few days? Honestly, I know I should wait at least a few weeks because the girls can’t be trusted to not ruin it if the paint isn’t completely hardened.

Home projects and the impatient don’t go so well together. Just saying.

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Also… neither does homemade ice cream but coming from the most impatient person next to a child, it’s 110% totally worth it. I know, in addition to being impatient like a child, I’m crazy awesome at math. ;) Basically, just trust me on this one k? I am seriously obsessed with homemade ice cream, specifically custard based ice creams and they’re worth ever single ounce of effort and hours of waiting. Yes, hours. Sigh. Just trust me. Seriously.

Did you try the coffee and chocolate chip ice cream I made? If you did, you’ll know right away that you need to make this. But even if you didn’t make that one, you still need to make this one because it’s heavenly. It’s such a smooth and creamy coffee ice cream that I almost never want to buy store bought again, only I probably will because it’s just easy and pretty cheap. But I’ve never in my life seen a cookies and coffee ice cream, so obviously I’ll be making this again and again for myself and only myself to eat. Not even joking there. The first time I made this, the Mr didn’t even get a spoonful before it was gone. Oops. I made it again this past weekend but I told him I couldn’t promise there’d be any to share again. I love it that much. So super creamy and look at all of the cookie chunks! It’s loaded with chocolate Oreo cookie pieces.

Be prepared to hoard this ice cream all to yourself.

Cookies and Coffee Ice Cream Recipe from

Cookies and Coffee Ice Cream

Homemade custard based coffee ice cream with chunks of Oreo cookies throughout.
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time1 day
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ice cream
Servings: 4 plus


  • 1 C whole milk
  • 2 C heavy cream divided
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1/4 C light brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 C coffee syrup
  • 1-1 1/2 C Oreo cookie pieces


  • Combine whole milk, 1 cup heavy cream, sugars and salt in a medium saucepan, cooking over medium heat until sugars have dissolved. Add vanilla and coffee syrup, stir gently to combine. Continue to cook until heated through and steaming.
  • In a small bowl, whisk egg yolks. Slowly drizzle 1 cup hot liquid into egg yolks, whisking continuously. Return egg mixture to saucepan. Cook until mixture coats the back of a spatula or wooden spoon.
  • Add remaining 1 cup heavy cream to a medium bowl. Pour warm cream mixture through a mesh strainer into remaining heavy cream. Place bowl in an ice bath, stirring until cooled. Cover and chill thoroughly, 4-6 hours or overnight.
  • Churn ice cream according to manufacturer's directions. In last 5 minutes, begin adding cookie pieces a little at a time. Transfer to a freezer safe container, cover and freeze until firm, at least 4-6 hours or more.


Recipe serves 4-6, yields roughly 1 quart.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

Love chocolate and coffee? Check out these other recipes:
Mini coffee cheesecakes with caramel whipped cream
Chocolate chip coffee ice cream
Mini cookies and cream cheesecakes
Mini toasted s’more cheesecakes
S’more ice cream
Milk chocolate pudding
Devil’s food cupcakes with vanilla buttercream
World peace cookies

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48 Responses to “Cookies and Coffee Ice Cream”

  1. #
    Tracey — July 22, 2013 at 7:16 am

    I *have* to make this asap! I did a similar flavor a few months ago, but it wasn’t custard-based. And I seriously love the use of the coffee syrup :)

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      Rachel — July 22, 2013 at 3:20 pm

      Custard base is totally necessary! I actually need to buy a new bottle of coffee syrup now. I can’t manage to be out ;)

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — July 22, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Oh yes please!!

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    Caroline @ chocolate & carrots — July 22, 2013 at 8:50 am

    I had no idea there was such a thing as coffee syrup. I need to get some of that and make this ice cream! Yum! And I hope your painting project went off without a hitch!

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      Rachel — July 22, 2013 at 3:21 pm

      You absolutely need the syrup! Makes making coffee treats a breeze.

  4. #
    Tieghan — July 22, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Oh my gosh, this sounds incredible! Coffee syrup and Oreos all mixed with creamy ice cream. Honestly, the perfect summer treat!
    Gorgeous photos too!

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      Rachel — July 22, 2013 at 3:21 pm

      Thanks Tieghan. I totally agree… think I’ll go have a bowl now ha ;)

  5. #
    steph@stephsbitebybite — July 22, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Cookies and coffee…nothing better than that!

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      Rachel — July 22, 2013 at 3:21 pm

      Thanks Steph!

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    Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig — July 22, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Oh wow, this is a flavor for me! Sounds like the perfect summer treat!

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      Rachel — July 22, 2013 at 3:22 pm

      Yay! And I totally agree. Thanks Cathy! :)

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — July 22, 2013 at 9:55 am

    OK so one, this ice cream combines two of my favorite things in life, ever: Coffee and cookies. And I love ice cream, too, so it’s a trifecta of deliciousness for me!

    And two, my husband and I (well, mostly my husband… I got too tired and lazy to finish sanding and sealing :)) redid our kitchen table and it was WAY more work than we anticipated. And a lot of waiting, too. So kudos to you on painting a whole dresser!

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      Rachel — July 22, 2013 at 3:22 pm

      I’m seriously trying to resist the urge to move the dresser from the garage. It’s not snowing out so I guess I can manage to not have my spot for a bit ;)

  8. #
    Zainab @ Blahnik Baker — July 22, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Just looking at the pictures and ingredient list is making me swoon. Coffee syrup!!!

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      Rachel — July 22, 2013 at 3:23 pm

      Haha! Sounds like you’ll need to make it soon ;)

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — July 22, 2013 at 11:21 am

    I am armed and prepared to hoard this ice cream! I’m seriously loving all of your ice cream treats!

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      Rachel — July 22, 2013 at 3:23 pm

      Thanks so much Lauren!

  10. #
    Carla @ Carlas Confections — July 22, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    This ice cream is DEFINITELY all mine! And I would be using the dresser by now too… only to find it chipped in 4 days ;) So maybe its best to wait… 2 weeks lol

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      Rachel — July 22, 2013 at 3:23 pm

      Haha I’m really trying to forget about the dresser. It’s SO hard. I swear I just heard it calling my name ;)

  11. #
    Jamie @lifelovelemons — July 22, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Cookies, coffee, ice cream…. three of my favorite things all in one!

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      Rachel — July 22, 2013 at 3:24 pm

      I aim to please :)

  12. #
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — July 22, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    I love anything that involves coffee and Oreos. The kids and I actually just made an ice cream very similar :-) Love it!!!

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      Rachel — July 22, 2013 at 3:24 pm

      Great minds… ;)

  13. #
    Rachel @ Bakerita — July 22, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    OMG this is like heavenly!! Looks so good. Perfect for summer :)

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      Rachel — July 22, 2013 at 3:24 pm

      Thanks Rachel!

  14. #
    sally @ sallys baking addiction — July 22, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Coffee ice cream is my favorite!! And cookies n cream is my second favorite!! I love you VERY much for this. Well, I already loved you because of your perfect pepperoni pizza but I love ya even more now. ;)

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      Rachel — July 22, 2013 at 3:24 pm

      Haha! Thanks Sally. Now you’ll have to whip up some pizza and ice cream ;)

  15. #
    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — July 22, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Gah! If I had an ice cream maker, I would be running down to the kitchen right now to make this.

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      Rachel — July 22, 2013 at 3:24 pm

      Oh my gosh, you need to splurge and get one! :)

  16. #
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — July 22, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Oh, girl! You are tuggin’ on my heartstrings with this one. This looks so delish and perfect for “chilling” a little during this hot Austin summer…

  17. #
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — July 22, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    I am loving life with an ice cream maker!! And I would totally be using the dresser by now lol

  18. #
    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — July 22, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Would totally be making this right now if I had an ice cream maker! Your pictures make this looks so delicious!

  19. #
    Leah | So, How's It Taste? — July 22, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    This sounds so good right now. I really like cookies and cream ice cream and I’m a coffee lover, so I know I’d enjoy this one!

  20. #
    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — July 22, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    I ate an obscene amount of Oreos yesterday at a kid’s birthday party. I didn’t think it could get better than that, but apparently it can when they’re in ice cream with coffee. Gimme!

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      Rachel — July 23, 2013 at 7:43 am

      You don’t scream Oreo lover to me ;)

  21. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — July 22, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    no freaking way – i LOVE coffee flavored anything and i’m obsessed with oreos..ughhh you are not helping me lose weight whatsoever! i can’t ever do DIY projects that involve painting. i’m way too impatient, too lol

  22. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — July 22, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Mmm, now this is a fun combo! Throw in some pretzel pieces or something else salty and I would be all over it!

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    anuj — July 22, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    I didn’t understand the part about adding the cookies.

    Do you first freeze the mixture & then churn it once or two times after 4-6 hrs of freezing. And then during the final churing add the crumbs so that they do not break?


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      Rachel — July 23, 2013 at 7:45 am

      As directed: chill mixture 4-6+ hours first, it needs to be thoroughly chilled prior to churning. Churn ice cream and in the last 5 minutes of churning add cookie pieces.

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    Courtney @ Neighborfood — July 22, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    I definitely recommend waiting several weeks before using it. We have permanent coasters on both of our bedside tables because we were impatient and just HAD to use them right away. mi-STAKE! On another note, this is perhaps my favorite ice cream combo ever. I ate a mocha oreo ice cream on the night I got engaged. :)

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      Rachel — July 23, 2013 at 7:46 am

      Thanks for the advice! So far I’m trying my best to hold off on using the dresser. I still need to get knobs and pulls so maybe the longer I hold off on that the better ;)

  25. #
    Julia | — July 23, 2013 at 12:37 am

    Absolutely amazing combination of ingredients: coffee flavor + oreos! I am one of the very few people that is not very crazy about ice cream but I will eat this one for sure!

  26. #
    Sandy@ReluctantEntertainer — July 23, 2013 at 10:59 am

    One of my favorite ice cream flavors is coffee! Gorgeous photography, too!

  27. #
    Tracy @ Peanut Butter and Onion — July 23, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    OMG, this is awesome…. one question, does it freeze hard. Meaning will I have to thaw it a bit before I eat it. I find a lot of homemade ice creams are like that. This one would be worth the wait.

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      Rachel — July 23, 2013 at 3:48 pm

      Nope, it isn’t rock hard but it does freeze to a nice solid consistency. Typically, if needed, I’ll heat a metal scooper in hot water which helps scooping substantially easier but that wasn’t truly necessary with this or many other recipes I’ve shared. I believe it also depends on the storage bin you’re using.

  28. #
    What Katie's Baking — July 23, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    i would be happy to hoard all of this ice cream to myself. this looks so awesome!

  29. #
    Nessa — July 23, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    What a fun alternative to cookies n cream ice cream! Yum :)

  30. #
    Nutmeg Nanny — July 29, 2013 at 12:08 am

    YUM! This ice cream is everything that i love :)

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