If you’re going to indulge with ice cream, it had better be a good one and nothing beats this No Churn Peppermint Cookie Ice Cream!
No Churn Peppermint Cookie Ice Cream is the fourth no churn ice cream recipe posted here at Lord Byron’s Kitchen. And, yet, Dear Reader, I still don’t like ice cream as much as I probably should. Now, in all fairness to the other ice creams that I’ve posted, those were very tasty, but this one is fantastic!
I’ve never been a huge fan of ice cream. I’ve never spoken to my doctor about it, but I think I might be slightly lactose intolerant. I seem to have no problem at all with a splash of milk or cream in my coffee, but larger amounts, like in an ice cream, really seem to bother my stomach.
I couldn’t help myself with this particular ice cream though. I think it had something to do with the crushed candy canes and those big chunks or Oreo Thin Mint cookies!
My first encounter with the Oreo Thin Mint cookies was this past October. John.e and I spent a weekend at the cottage, while McKenna stayed at home in the city and took care of the fur babies. Well, a week or so previous to that, I went shopping across the border with Lesli and Margaret. I found the Oreo Thin Mint cookies there.
I bought them and brought them home. We didn’t end up eating them, so when packing some groceries for the cottage, I thought I would take them along just in case the mood to snack hit either of us. It turns out, we didn’t eat them, but on the drive back, we were starved.
I was able to reach into the back of the car and grab the Oreo’s, so John.e and I munched on them on the way home until we had nearly finished off the entire pack! They were delicious and I was hooked!
When I thought about making a peppermint flavoured ice cream as a Christmas dessert recipe, I thought about things that I could add to the ice cream. I thought about caramel drizzle, chocolate chips, marshmallows, etc. Finally, I remembered the Oreo’s and made it a mission to source them out. I found them and couldn’t help but include the entire pack into this No Churn Peppermint Cookie Ice Cream recipe.
Despite what you might be thinking, a no churn ice cream really can be quite delicious and has an ice cream-like consistency. This particular ice cream is not overly sweet, but it’s thicker than a regular milk-based ice cream. The one thing that attracted me most to no churn ice creams was that the ingredients were mostly whole and recognizable.
Of all the ice cream flavours available, I think that Mint Chocolate Chip is a flavour that is favoured equally with both John.e and McKenna; they seem to crave that flavour the most. So, it makes perfect sense that I take a few minutes to make a batch of Peppermint Cookie Ice Cream for the two people I love the most. And, who could deny eating ice cream with big chunks of Oreo cookies anyway?
Even if you’re not a fan of ice cream, like me, you’re not going to be able to resist this one. It’s got everything a Christmas-themed ice cream should have – peppermint, chocolate, candy canes, cookies, and indulgence. Go grab a spoon before it’s all gone!
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No Churn Peppermint Cookie Ice Cream
- 2 cups heavy cream, 35%
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup candy canes, crushed
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 10 ounces Oreo Thins, mint flavour, roughly broken into bits
- Use a hand-held mixer to beat the heavy cream until stiff peaks form - about 4-5 minutes.
- On medium speed, continue to beat while slowly adding the sweetened condensed milk and peppermint extract.
- Use a rubber spatula to stir in all of the crushed candy canes, but keep one tablespoon of the candy canes aside.
- Keeping a small handful of the crushed Oreo Thins aside, stir the rest into the cream mixture.
- Transfer the cream to a freezer-friendly container with a tight fitting lid.
- Smooth out the top and sprinkle over the remaining crushed candy canes and the remaining Oreo Thins.
- Cover and freeze for 6 hours before serving.
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