Cookies And Cream Ice Cream

I was having tea with a friend the other day and we were having a chat about all sorts of things. Her response to one of my statements was “oh, that is so random”. Used informally, this means unknown. I prefer to use the word to mean out of place. Since that conversation, the word random has become my new catch word. I have found myself using it to describe all sorts of occasions and things. The other night we were having dinner at a friend. We had organized to come over to his place at 6pm with the food and braai for him as he is unable to stand at the BBQ himself due to having had a total knee replacement. He and his wife were not there when we arrived, prompting my first use of the word random that night. Then someone arrived at dinner time, unannounced for a drink – random! And even though he said he was not staying for dinner, our friend’s wife set a place for him at the table and not for Dave – random again! In this cookies and cream ice cream you will find random bits of soft, chewy cookies that are not out of place. I steered away from the traditional addition of cream filled hard cookies for this recipe, and used something that has a fudge like quality. This is one ice cream I will be making more of for sure.

Do you have a catchword?

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream
Cookies and Cream Ice Cream
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5 from 2 votes

Cookies And Cream Ice Cream

I have used soft cookies in this ice cream which adds a fudge like texture.
Recipe Category: Dessert
Makes enough for: 1 batch Ice Cream
All Rights Reserved: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime


for the ice cream

  • 250 mls milk
  • 12.5 mls vanilla paste
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 80 g fructose
  • 250 mls cream
  • Pinch fine salt

for the cookies

  • 25 g cacao nibs
  • 80 g flour
  • 65 g fructose
  • 30 g honey
  • 85 g butter
  • 23 g thick yoghurt
  • 5 mls vanilla extract
  • 2.5 mls fine salt


for the ice cream

  • Place the milk and vanilla into a sauce pan
  • Bring to blood temperature over a medium temperature
  • Place the egg yolks and fructose into a mixing bowl
  • Whisk until at the ribbon stage
  • Pour half the milk over the eggs, and whisk
  • Place the egg mixture into the milk and stir over a medium temperature until it thickens slightly
  • Place the cream into a pouring jug
  • Pour the milk into the cream and whisk to combine
  • Cover and place into the fridge overnight

for the cookies

  • Place all of the ingredients into a stand mixer
  • Mix until combined
  • Turn out onto clingfilm
  • Roll into a sausage shape
  • Place into the fridge for an hour
  • Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  • Cut dough into 1cm slices
  • Place onto a lined baking tray - be careful, they will spread
  • Bake for 10 minutes
  • Leave to cool for 1 minute on the tray
  • Place onto a wire rack until completely cool

to make the cookies and cream ice cream

  • Churn as per your ice cream machine manufacturers' instructions
  • Chop the cookies and add to the ice cream after churning
  • Place into a container and freeze for at least 4 hours

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34 thoughts on “Cookies And Cream Ice Cream

  1. yes! This is my favorite ice cream flavor! I love this recipe so much! I want it so bad! But before preparing one… I need more space in my fridge, it’s full….

  2. Tandy, I am absolutely drooling over your cookies and cream ice cream. It has always been a favorite! I want this over those waffles you made. For breakfast to give me a pick-me-up. I have never made my own ice cream before but would love to think I could!

  3. Looks gorgeous – would love to give this a go. My mum says “at the end of the day” a lot – to which my brother and I often add “it gets dark” …which drives her mad!!!

  4. Yes, it’s a great word – random – I have nieces and nephews who love the word!

  5. Yes, love that word – random – I have a few nieces and nephews who use it!

  6. Tandy, cookies and cream are my weakness. I can’t wait to give this a try.

  7. Oh Tandy, the idea of cookies in the ice cream just make me want to have some now…even with the cold weather…looks delicious!
    Have a wonderful week 🙂

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