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Cookies Ice Cream

Cookies Ice Cream Here’s one of our favourite flavours that’s delighted people in our shops over the last 7 years. We use Oreos, but honestly, it could work well with any cookies that you like!

If you want to try making it, look at my last post


Stack of cookiesIngredients:

  • 130g Sugar
  • 5 Egg Yolks
  • 220ml Cream
  • 200ml Milk
  • 1/4 Vanilla Bean
  • 4 Cookies

What to do:

  1. Cut the vanilla bean lengthwise and put in a saucepan with the milk.
  2. Bring the milk to a simmer.
  3. Remove from the heat.
  4. Beat the sugar and egg yolks together until thick and pale yellow.
  5. Remove the vanilla bean from the milk.
  6. Beat the milk into the eggs and sugar in a slow stream.
  7. Pour the mixture back into pan, and place over low heat.
  8. Stir until the custard thickens (around 60C).
  9. Allow the custard to cool.
  10. Cookies Ice Cream on a spoonWhip the cream until it has doubled in volume (don’t over-whip!) and fold into the custard.
  11. Freeze using a domestic ice cream machine, adding the cookies when it’s fairly solid.
  12. You can alsoƂ just cover and place in the freezer, stirring every few hours, and again, add the cookies when it’s reasonably solid.


1. The reason not to add the cookies to early, is that they can turn the ice cream an awful grey colour if they are mixed in too early!

2. The vanilla is optional, but we like a base flavour of vanilla for this ice cream…

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5 Responses to “Cookies Ice Cream”

  1. November 7th, 2007 at 8:34 pm

    Eoin Purcell says:

    Oh yummy, yummy, yummy!
    I actually cannot wait to see this in print!

  2. November 8th, 2007 at 1:16 pm

    Kieran says:

    Glad you like it! Progess is being made!

  3. February 29th, 2008 at 10:09 am

    Amy says:

    Oh my goodness, it already sound so yummy.
    Its difficult for me to find vanilla bean here. Can i substitute this with vanilla extract instead? And how much do i use in comparison with 1/4 vanilla bean?

  4. February 29th, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    Kieran says:

    Sure, Amy. It’s hard to give an exact amount for vanilla extract as they vary so much. If you can, find a natural one. Stir a small amount (1/4 teaspoon) into the custard once it’s cooked, then taste it, and keep adding it until you’re happy, keeping in mind that the cookies will also add flavour once you add them in…

  5. June 8th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Ice Cream Ireland » Blog Archive » Kieran’s Cookie Recipe says:

    [...] been tinkering with making our own version of Oreos for some time now, for our cookies ice cream, and I think I have a recipe I can share. They aren’t the same as the original, but what is? [...]

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