Oh summer in Washington, we’ve been waiting for you! ?☀️
Here in Washington we go through several months of moody weather, grey skies and the lower temps that come along with, but when summer hits….. oh my. There really is no better place to live ?
Time to bring on the shorts, sundresses, flip flops and of course… ICE CREAM!
I love mint. I love Oreos. I love mint Oreos even more, and I especially love the Mint Chocolate Cookie ice cream from Ben And Jerry’s.
Here’s my, “I’m too lazy to go to the store… let’s make it at home” take on that goodness.
?Mint Chocolate Cookie No Churn Ice Cream
(No churn, meaning no ice cream maker needed)
?One 16oz container of heavy whipping cream (or 2 cups)
?One 14oz can of sweetened condensed milk
?1/4 or 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract (to taste)
?15-20 Oreos (or chocolate sandwich cookies.. Trader Joe’s Joe Joe’s are amazeballs)
?Optional: Green food coloring : 3 drops
Whip it. Whip your whipping cream until it looks like whipped cream ( stands up by itself .. aka soft peak stage) Soapbox Note: I use Dairygold Brand simply because it supports our local dairy farmers, and anything that supports our farmers or our veterans is a-ok with me.
Mix it. In a small separate bowl, mix your sweetened condensed milk, 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint (use a 1/4 if you like just a tiny hint of mint… but know that 1/2 teaspoon will not be overpowering), and food coloring. The mixture will look a little “too green” but don’t worry, that will change when you add it to the whipping cream.
Crush it. In a ziploc bag (or a bowl if you’d rather not) crush your cookies into small chunks (not crumbs) with a rolling pin. Remember, you want rose pieces floating in your ice cream… but hey… it’s your ice cream, so do you homie! There are no wrong answers to mix ins.
Fold it. Start folding your milk mixture into your whipping cream with a spatula… be gentle. Just get it combined. Now fold in those crushed up bits of love.
Fill it. Fill up a loaf pan lined with parchment and cover (gently press to touch the top of your mixture) with plastic wrap. Or, use these cute little 1 Quart ice cream containers that I found at HomeGoods and Amazon. 2 Pack Here
Freeze it. Toss it in the freezer for about 6 hours, or even better …overnight.
Now go make your neighbors jealous and embarrass your kids… sit in the kiddie pool eating your ice cream on your front lawn like a good parent does ?.
☀️if you happen to find yourself around the Portland, OR area make a special stop for Ice Cream in Montvilla at the Cold As Ice Creamery.. you won’t be sorry! And you’ll be supporting a small, veteran owned business, gives me allll the feels ?☀️