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

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

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

Mint Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

Creamy homemade mint ice cream with chocolate cookie chunks 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
  • 3/4 C granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp mint extract
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • Green food coloring optional *See note
  • 1 1/2 C chocolate cookie pieces


  • 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.


Recipe serves roughly 4-6, yields 1 quart.
Add desired amount of liquid or gel food coloring until desired shade is reached.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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37 Responses to “Mint Cookies and Cream Ice Cream”

  1. #
    Librarian Lavender — April 25, 2014 at 7:01 am

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

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      Rachel — April 25, 2014 at 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!

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      Rachel — April 25, 2014 at 9:09 pm

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

  3. #
    Chloe @ foodlikecake — April 25, 2014 at 7:24 am

    that looks amazing! pinned!

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      Rachel — April 25, 2014 at 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!

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      Rachel — April 25, 2014 at 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!!!!

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      Rachel — April 25, 2014 at 9:08 pm

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

  6. #
    Rebecca — April 25, 2014 at 12:47 pm

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

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      Rachel — April 25, 2014 at 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.

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      Rachel — April 25, 2014 at 9:06 pm

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

  8. #
    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!

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      Rachel — April 27, 2014 at 3:08 pm

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

  9. #
    meenakshi pathak — April 27, 2014 at 5:48 am

    Yummy Ice-cream

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      Rachel — April 27, 2014 at 3:08 pm

      Thank you :)

  10. #
    sue/the view from great island — April 27, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Oreos make everything better :)

  11. #
    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.

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      Rachel — May 2, 2014 at 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

  12. #
    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!

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      Rachel — June 6, 2014 at 7:32 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed it! :)

  13. #
    Lee — April 24, 2015 at 2:12 am

    I made this today for the weekend. Great ice cream recipe. It tastes way better than anything store bought. I will be making it again for sure!

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      Rachel — April 24, 2015 at 7:33 am

      So glad you enjoyed it!

  14. #
    Cammy — July 31, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    This ice cream turned out very well.
    For a non-mint ice cream fan, I think the taste is great. The texture is great too. My friend’s birthday celebration is coming up soon, so I’m using the ice cream to make him an ice cream cake. I can’t wait for him to try it!! After it froze the first time though, I used an electric mixer to “churn” and add the mint Oreos because I didn’t have an ice cream churn in the house…glad it still turned out well. Thanks for posting.:)

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      Rachel — August 1, 2015 at 9:03 am

      So glad you enjoyed it, Cammy! I hope your friend enjoys it just as much! Thanks for sharing :)

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    Stephanie — November 24, 2015 at 12:25 am

    I love mint cookie ice cream. Had a question as I’ve never made ice cream. It says to stir and cool mixture in an ice bath. Do I put the covered mixture with the ice bath in the fridge or just the covered mixture? Thanks

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      Rachel — November 24, 2015 at 7:42 am

      Place the bowl with the ice cream mixture into a larger bowl filled with ice, stirring and cooling to room temperature. Then, cover the smaller bowl and place only that in the fridge. Enjoy! :)

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    Deb — August 7, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    Gonna give this a go and was wondering if you would say this recipe makes about a half gallon referring to the 4 to 6 servings? Cause seriously my idea of a serving is probably a little skewed when it comes to ice cream! :) I was curious if I could double it and still have it fit in my ice cream maker or if it would overflow?

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      Rachel — August 8, 2016 at 2:37 pm

      The ice cream maker used for this recipe holds 1 1/2 quarts.

  17. #
    David — September 4, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    I made this recipe and doubled the ingredients. I was making the ice cream in a White Mountain 6 quart Ice Cream mixer. The mixture turned out a great batch of ice cream. I left like 10 egg yolks seem like too much. Any thoughts on the ratios to maybe triple this recipe for a 6 quart mixer?

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      Rachel — September 10, 2018 at 7:25 am

      So glad you enjoyed it, David! As far as increasing it goes, I would simply increase based on the ingredient amounts already specified.

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    Jenna — July 24, 2020 at 8:30 am

    Okay but this is amazing! I live in upstate New York where we have Stewart’s who’s number one flavor is mint cookie crumble. My boyfriend loves it and I live it as well however I have a wheat allergy so I can never have it! I made this for his birthday with gluten free Oreo cookies and I only did a half cup sugar, I also added 2 teaspoons of vodka to make it soft when frozen. It came out perfect!

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      Rachel — July 28, 2020 at 8:22 am

      So glad you both enjoyed it!

  19. #
    Sandra — August 15, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    Do you know if coconut milk could be used instead of milk and cream?

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      Rachel — August 29, 2020 at 8:56 pm

      Absolutely! Substitute with the same quantities of coconut milk as there are of dairy. :)

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